Assistant Director for Internships and Professional Development C

Madison, NJ

Drew University seeks an Assistant Director in our Center for Internships and Professional Development with expertise and/or background in communications, social sciences. The assistant director will serve students and alumni, individually and in groups, on issues related to career planning strategies in these areas. This includes individual professional development, internship support, and job-search advising to students and alumni; advising on post-baccalaureate education opportunities, including application support; and the development and presentation of workshops and events. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain positive relationships with students, alumni, faculty, staff, and employers who are studying and/or working in the arts, communications, languages, law, and social sciences. The position reports to the Director of the Center for Internships and Professional Development.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist Drew’s diverse student and alumni bodies, particularly those with interest in the arts, communications, languages, social sciences, in clarifying academic and professional goals.

  • Provide individual and group advising for students and alumni interested in graduate study in the arts, communications, languages, social sciences related fields. 

  • Support students’ career exploration and planning through their participation in immersive experiences and their interaction with mentors, their e-portfolio, and Launch programs and resources. 

  • Supervise the collection and maintenance of current information on graduate education in arts, communications, languages, social sciences related fields, including admissions requirements and application procedures, and assist students as needed through the application process. 

  • Help students and alumni develop and refine their skills in résumé and cover letter writing, interviewing, professional dress, networking and media, and searching for internship and job opportunities.

  • Promote and market the Center to all constituents and participate in the design and delivery of career-related events, programs, and panels (including in-classroom support of courses that include career development knowledge and skill development).

  • Serve as liaison to student groups, career and identity communities, employers and organizations, particularly those related to  arts, communications, languages, social sciences.

  • Assist with the collection and reporting of data related to important Center metrics.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, education, counseling, social work, or human resources. Master’s degree preferred.

  • Minimum of three years of full-time experience in career services, human resources, coaching, counseling, corporate recruiting/business development, or a related field. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in a career services department in higher education.

  • Experience coaching, serving, or advising students, alumni, or professionals in law, communications, or social sciences related fields. Professional work in a communications, social sciences field may be substituted for this qualification.

  • Demonstrate a cutting-edge approach to empowering students from any background to navigate the path from college to career successfully.

  • Proven success in developing and maintaining internal and external relationships.

  • Strong customer service focus and success when working both independently and in cross-functional teams.

  • Collaborative, self-directed, outcome-oriented, and able and willing to work under pressure with frequent interruptions.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills, and experience facilitating workshops and delivering effective presentations. 

  • Proficient in the use of Google Office Suite, MS Office, and the use of social media as a recruitment/placement tool.

Application

To apply, submit the following materials. 

  • Cover letter 

  • Resume

  • Contact information for three professional references 

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

About Drew University

Drew University, located on a beautiful, wooded,186-acre campus in Madison, New Jersey, includes the College of Liberal Arts, the Theological School, and the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies. It has a total enrollment of more than 2,100 students with 145 full-time faculty members. Over 35% of our undergraduate students are from underrepresented groups, and we were recently ranked 19th among baccalaureate institutions for the number of international students enrolled. The Theological and Caspersen Schools offer master’s and doctoral degrees, and the College confers bachelor’s degrees in 32 disciplines. Drew is dedicated to exceptional faculty mentorship and hands-on learning that successfully prepares students for their futures.

To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, a successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. This position is subject to a background check.