Assistant Director of the Career Development Center

Susquehanna University 
Sellinsgrove, PA

Posted: February 6, 2018 


Job Description

About the University

As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,200 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna’s unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University’s 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit 

Position Summary

The Assistant Director of Career Development educates and supports students and recent alumni in achieving success with their professional goals. Areas of responsibility include career advising, teaching the Professional Development course, developing and delivering educational programming, and collaborating with campus partners to educate and support students’ career planning. The Assistant Director reports to the Assistant Provost for Post Graduate Outcomes/ Director of Career Development.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Assist students with career and major decision making; educate students on resume and cover letter writing, interviewing and internship/job search skills; administer and interpret career assessment instruments, such as Myers-Briggs, DISC, etc.
  • Design and deliver programs on career planning, the job/internship search, applying to graduate school, etc.
  • Teach up to two sections of the Professional Development course each semester.
  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate the Career Ambassadors and when necessary, the front desk student assistants.
  • Maintain and update MySU pages and career planning resources such as resume guides, etc.
  • Coordinate outreach to faculty for Perspectives, Capstone, and other classroom visits.
  • Assist with the planning and execution of Break Through and other related events.
  • Coordinate outreach and programming for student organizations and athletic teams.
  • Assist with campus wide recruitment and retention programs including Preview Days.
  • Maintain ongoing professional development via active participation with relevant professional organizations such as MACCA, EACE, PennACE, and NACE.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the Career Development Center and the university by performing other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • Education: Master’s degree in higher education, student personnel administration, or related field required.
  • Experience: Experience in career development with traditional age college students is required. Experience in workshop and program development required.
  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: Knowledge of career development theory and practice, career assessment resources, and career software systems. Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with diverse populations and organizations including students, faculty, alumni, staff, and parents. Evidence of a commitment to diversity. Excellent written and verbal communication, including formal presentations to groups. Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team. Skilled at managing multiple tasks simultaneously. Able to work occasional nights and weekends.
  • Physical Demands: Typical office environment. Position requires the ability to stand or sit for extended periods and the ability to move about the campus. Position requires the ability to talk and to hear instruction. Position requires manual dexterity and the ability to occasionally lift up to 10 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience Teaching experience is highly desirable.

How to Apply

Please apply via the posting on Susquehanna University's website: Posting number: AH00476

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Additional Information

This is a full-time, benefits eligible, 12-month position. Posting closes on 3/1/2018.

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