Associate Director of Career Planning for STEM Careers

Bowdoin College
Brunswick, Maine

Posted: March 1, 2019 

Job description

The Associate Director of Career Planning for STEM Careers will advise students and create programming to serve the needs of students exploring and pursuing careers in STEM fields and will work collaboratively with Bowdoin’s Director of Health Professions Advising (within Academic Affairs). The position will build and maintain relationships with alumni and parents available for networking with students, who also often assists in the creation of job and internship opportunities. The position will also liaise with faculty to collaborate on joint programming and support, as needed, general career educational programming and advising. This position reports to the Director of Career Advising. Housed in the Division of Student Affairs, Career Planning is responsible for all aspects of career development, from advising on career and graduate study to fostering employer and alumni connections that lead to internships and jobs. The strength of Career Planning lies in the supportive, individualized advising and programming it provides to students over four years of study; the real-world expertise of staff; deep and broad connections to alumni, parents and employers; and the post-graduate success of students who pursue traditional and non-traditional career paths as varied as arts, communications, consulting, finance, education, law, policy, marketing, medicine, science, engineering, advocacy, research, and technology, among others.

Position Work Hours:

Generally, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm while students are on campus with some night and weekend hours especially during peak periods of the semester (September-October and January-February). This is a .92 FTE with benefits including vacation time. Occasional overnight travel for conferences. This is an exempt position requiring the time commitment necessary to successfully complete job requirements.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Seven or more years of work experience in a relevant field such as research or health care. 
  • Proven program planning and execution skills.
  • Excellent writing, public speaking, networking and interpersonal communication skills including the ability to build rapport with students.
  • Communicate effectively with a wide range of campus constituencies, and leverage relationships with alumni, parents, faculty, and staff.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and career counseling skills.
  • Facility/comfort with technology-based search and networking tools (e.g. LinkedIn, customer relationship management type databases); and vision, creativity, imagination and a great sense of humor.
  • Commitment to equity – has developed or worked with initiatives that serve underrepresented groups.
Preferred qualifications include
  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience working with college students or recent graduates is a plus.

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