The Assistant/Associate Director of Advising and Recruitment assists the Dean of Career and Professional Development in advising students, recruiting employers and executing the Office’s strategic plan. The primary industry areas of focus are: Finance, Consulting, Commercial Real Estate, and Accounting. In addition to advising, the Assistant/Associate Director will be responsible for employer relations around those industries. Works closely with internal partners (e.g., alumni affairs, development, faculty and staff) and external partners (e.g., recruiters, alumni) to create a culture of collaboration among a variety of stakeholders across the University. He/she will advise students in the areas of professional development, help develop and execute career- related programs designed to enhance students’ knowledge of career fields, and establish links between students and employers, alumni and professionals.
The Career and Professional Development Office is committed to the development of an inclusive environment and we strive to advance diverse perspectives and approaches in carrying out the mission of Washington and Lee University.
STATUS: Full-time, 12 Month, With Benefits WORK HOURS: 8:30-4:30 Monday-Friday with seasonal weekend and evening hours FLSA: Exempt MINIMUM PAY: $51,577 / year
Essential and Related Functions:
Serves as personal, academic and professional advisor to first-year through senior year students.
Counsels and provides career advice to assist students in developing and applying personal, academic and job-search competencies and decision-making skills.
Designs, develops and oversees the marketing and implementation of recruitment. Develops relationships with faculty, staff, recruiters and alumni to ensure available experts/resources in desirable career fields.
Designs, develops and oversees the marketing and implementation of career events/programming.
Develops relationships with faculty, staff, recruiters and alumni to ensure available experts/resources in desirable career fields. Collaborates with a variety of individuals to develop innovative programmatic opportunities.
Collaborates with the Dean on matters of strategic importance.
Utilizes data and provides research on areas of interest.
Promotes and Practices NACE Principles of Professional Conduct.
Performs additional related duties as assigned.
Strategic Thinking - Keeps the University's strategic objectives in mind when developing and contributing to plans and initiatives for own work group. Is able to explain the link between team goals and the University's strategic direction to work group. Makes informed decisions based on a clear understanding of the impact and consequences involved. Considers key financial factors (e.g., budget, revenue, resources) when making decisions.
Change Adaptability - Stays focused on own work and responsibilities in a changing work environment. Is able to quickly reprioritize to ensure resources (e.g., work group members, systems, tools, etc.) are in place to achieve change objectives. Responds positively and is supportive of change initiatives.
Communication and Networking - Articulates thoughts clearly and is able to offer logical arguments to gain acceptance of an idea in a positive manner. Consistently communicates to work group and/or supervisor ensuring that everybody is well informed. Proactively builds informal networks at own level and uses them to drive results within own work group.
Drive for Results - Seeks to identify specific improvements or opportunities to combine duplicate efforts to increase efficiency. Takes personal responsibility for seeing tasks and assignments through to completion. Sets high standards for work/deadlines and demonstrates a drive to deliver quality work within the allotted time.
Self Development and Motivating Others - Establishes productive working relationships by actively participating in meetings and activities. Listens carefully, encourages and accepts other points of view. Seeks work group input and encourages their participation and involvement. Stays informed on events, trends and other developments in own field of work (e.g., regulations, policies, standards and practices).
1-3 years of progressively strategic full-time experience in college/university career services with experience and expertise including: working with students throughout career process from indecision/exploration through job acquisition, knowledge of career fields relevant to liberal arts graduates and alumni. In the absence of higher education experience, a combination of education and relevant experience providing a similar background and capabilities will be considered. This position requires the incumbent to portray a high energy level and be an active and successful team member. Must possess strong oral and written communication skills having a demonstrated ability to follow through. The independent nature of this role requires the incumbent to take initiative and possess a strong attention to detail.
Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (as in typical office or administrative work).
Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, list of three professional references with contact information, and the online application form. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all?inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Statement of Commitment to Diversity
Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue.
About Washington and Lee University
Washington and Lee University is an independent liberal arts university founded in 1749, named for an early benefactor (George Washington) and an innovative president (Robert E. Lee). The campus is a national historical landmark, the city offers small-town charm, and the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountains provide unparalleled surroundings. Students govern themselves in a community based on trust and honor. The faculty of teacher-scholars pursues a student-oriented approach to scholarship and nurtures lifelong relationships with the pupils. The curriculum blends traditional liberal arts and sciences with pre-professional programs in business, journalism and law. W&L prepares graduates for a life of learning, achievement, leadership, service and engaged citizenship in a global society.