Assistant Director, Career Ctr Student Outreach
Case Western Reserve University - Cleveland, OH

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Provide individualized career-related services to students and alumni, assisting them in 1) integrating academic and career plans; 2) developing lifelong career management skills; and 3) obtaining work experience. Develop educational programs and events related to the mission of the office and in support of office functions. Strengthen and reinforce the mission of the Career Center and the Division of Student Affairs through participation in weekly staff meetings and retreats, involvement on committees, and fostering partnerships between the Career Center and other CWRU departments.


  • Provide career counseling through individualized appointments (15 hours/week) and group activities to students and alumni of the university, including focused outreach with students of color, women in science, and those students who identify as LGBT. Engage students and alumni in myriad career development issues ranging from major/career exploration to mid-career transitions.
  • Develop and facilitate programs for students and alumni on career-related topics, such as resume writing, networking, job search skills.
  • Provide assistance and/or support to office activities, such as resume critiques, Consulting Hours, and major programs (e.g., career fairs).
  • Lead the Career Center’s Student Outreach Committee with a particular focus on increasing student and alumni awareness of and engagement with the Career Center; particular outreach strategies to highlight CWRU Link and promote services that enhance resume quality.
  • Support On-Campus Interviewing, career fairs, and other programs by providing direct service to students, alumni, employers and faculty.
  • Facilitate mock interviews for students, alumni, and others as needed.
  • Serve as a liaison from the Career Center to one of four CWRU undergraduate colleges, initiating and maintaining student/faculty outreach, program development, and the integration of academic and career planning.
  • Identify appropriate web-based and print resources for and manage the Accenture Library, emphasizing a broad-based approach to career education including career exploration, job search strategies, mid-career transitions, and graduate & professional school planning; coordinate efforts with the Career Information Assistant. Oversee annual inventory of current resources.
  • Assist the Associate Director for Employer Relations with the partnership development of regional, national, and international industry members for the purpose of increasing experiential education and full-time employment opportunities for students and alumni.
  • Assist with the development of strategies to increase job/internship opportunities available to students and alumni.
  • Identify and visit potential program partners (corporate, government, non-profit agencies) to educate them on Career Center programs and recruit them as participants of programs
  • Communicate office programs’ goals, requirements, and procedures to employers interested in participating in Career Center programs and services.
  • Hire, orient, supervise, and evaluate 3-5 student career peers in support of the three departmental functional priorities of career education, experiential learning, and recruitment services.


  • Participate in weekly staff meetings and retreats; serve on various committees.
  • Foster partnerships between the Career Center and other CWRU departments.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


    Department: Regular contact with co-workers promoting joint action/ cooperation to achieve immediate operating results.

    University: Regular contact with Office of Student Affairs, those departments under its supervision; periodic contact with faculty in CAS, CSE, and WSOM, and staff of the University, including the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Women in Science & Engineering Roundtable (WISER), and the LGBT Center to coordinate actions and communication required to meet university objectives.

    External: Regular contact with employers and alumni; frequent contact with members of business and industry organizations.

    Students: Regular contact with students in all disciplines, including undergraduate, graduate, and alumni status.


    Directly supervise 3 to 5 student career peers.


    Experience: 4 to 5 years of relevant work experience required in higher education, educational programming, career counseling, job search advising, human resources, or related area.

    Education: Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel Administration, Counseling, or equivalent field required.


  • Ability to work with students and alumni across the career development spectrum, from exploration to mid-career transitions.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, self-motivation and leadership skills needed.
  • Knowledge of counseling and student development theory and the ability to counsel students required.
  • The ability to work in teams, multi-task, create and facilitate programs, understand corporate and academic environments, and managing programming events also required.
  • Qualified interpreter of self-assessment instruments including the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and Strong Interest Inventory.
  • Familiar with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to learn new software programs quickly required.


    General office environment.


    Diversity Statement

    In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


    Reasonable Accommodations

    Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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