Associate Director - The Gerri Ripp Center for Career Development

Job Summary:
Assists and supports the Director with overall management of the department and design and implementation of career development programs. Provides overall direction to staff in the director’s absence and manages key projects and initiatives under the director’s supervision. Interfaces with key constituents within the college in order to promote career development programming and increase partnerships with faculty and administrative groups in order to better service students.  Leads Career Development programming as it relates to the four year plan. Provides a full range of individual career advisement services to undergraduate, graduate and recent alumni including career assessment and guidance on all aspects of the job search process. Assists with the development of relationships with select employers and alumni in order to generate new internship and full time opportunities for students. Serves as a liaison to both the School of Arts & Science and the Hagan School of Business Deans and faculty in order to communicate and implement career programming.  Must be available to work evening and weekend special events as needed.

Education   Master’s degree in Counseling, Business or related field preferred. Bachelor’s degree in psychology, Business or related field.  
Experience   3-5 years working in a college career center and/or human resource recruitment function. Supervisory experience desired. Experience with relationship building, marketing of programs, conducting presentations, managing projects, interviewing candidates, and critiquing resumes.
Experience with self-assessment instruments including the Strong Interest Inventory (SII) and Self Directed Search (SDS).  Experience with career management systems and Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint a plus.
Specialized Skills   Excellent leadership, interpersonal and presentation skills. Self-motivated individual with the ability to manage projects independently, take initiative, multi-task and problem-solve. Knowledge of Career Development Centers, Human Resources functions and organizational hiring practices desired. Knowledge of various counseling techniques and ethical issues in counseling. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Support the Director in program implementation as well as promotion and marketing of The Four Year Plan and other key career programs to deans, faculty, administrators and students.
  • Manage the department in the absence of the Director and assist in providing staff with direction and the necessary tools to implement initiatives and programs.
  • Assist the Director with presentations, preparation for staff and other administrative meetings and reporting.
  • Lead on Career Development programming as it relates to the four year plan.
  • Plan and implement effective and innovative marketing initiatives and outreach to students including designing and developing new materials and products.
  • Act as liaison to both, the School of Arts & Science and the Hagan School of Business deans, faculty and administration in order to foster collaborative relationships and promote career development programs with students through the classroom and other communication methods.
  • Support the Director and Employer Relations staff in developing new employer relationships to increase job and internship opportunities available for students.
  • Assist with the coordination of the annual Career & Internship Expo including promoting the event to employers, students/alumni, faculty and administration.
  • Conduct Career Advising sessions for undergraduate and graduate students and inform them of appropriate resources, programs and contacts.
  • Administer appropriate self-assessment inventories such as the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Strong Interest Explorer, Strong Interest Inventory and Self-Directed Search.
  • Provide leadership on the enhancement and utilization of existing technology for both marketing initiatives and the creation of state of the art online career resources including social networking.
  • Monitor Career Development website and enhance features as necessary.
  • Perform other job duties and responsibilities as requested by Director.
If you are interested in this position, please forward your resume, cover letter and the names of three references to:
Phyllis Blake
Director of Career Development
Iona College
715 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801

Committed to enriching our academic community through a spirit of inclusiveness, Iona actively encourages applications from diverse candidates.  Iona College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.