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Whittier College, Director of Weingart Center for Career and Professional Development

Director of Weingart Center for Career and Professional Development

The Weingart Center for Career and Professional Development at Whittier College seeks a Director.


Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week
Exempt Status: Exempt
Full Time/Part Time status: Full time
Salary Range: $73,000-$77,000; Salary will commensurate with experience, skills, and knowledge.

Reports To: Assistant Dean, Weingart Center for Career and Professional Development
Location/Department: Whittier College (Main Campus)/Career Services


Reporting to the Assistant Dean of the Weingart Center for Career and Professional (CCPD), the director will act to advance the career and professional mission of the Career Center. S/he will participate with the Assistant Dean in implementing a vision and strategic plan that insures the effective career development of over 1600 undergraduates and graduate students and alumni. S/he must be a creative and visionary career development professional who enjoys working with an unusually diverse student population and relishes the opportunity to inspire faculty and staff from across the campus to join in preparing graduates for successful entry into professional life.

The role fosters a cooperative teamwork environment to insure continuous development of all career and professional development including the Poet Internship Program and the Peer Career Advising Program. The director oversees and manages the CCPD internship programs including the Poet Internship Program. The role advises the Marketing and Social Media Coordinator to insure the promotion of CCPD programs and mission. The director is responsible for building relationships with external and internal constituents to promote career development and expand post-graduate opportunities. In addition to the Assistant Dean, s/he acts as a spokesperson for the CCPD at external and internal functions. The director will assume the supervisory responsibilities for the CCPD team when the Assistant Dean is absent.

The Director shares the general responsibility of supporting the educational aims of the College and the particular responsibility of providing career counseling and coaching to assist students with personal career development growth through specific opportunities including internships and post-graduation employment.

The director must foster an agile career development outcomes environment and be effective in developing an innovative, data-driven assessment program in concert with CCPD team members which results in tangible graduate outcomes.  S/he will be involved in all CCPD operations and advise CCPD team members on individual portfolios when required to drive graduate outcomes. The director reviews the CCPD budgets for completeness and accuracy to determine causes of unusual budget occurrences. S/he communicates with the Assistant Dean, and external and internal stakeholders regularly to handle budget questions and concerns.

Non-essential Functions of the Job:

1.    None identified at this time.

Position Specifications and Requirements:

Previous Experience:  At least seven to ten years of related student services professional experience that involves job search and career development issues. Experience developing and implementing comprehensive career services operations.
Knowledge and Education: Masters’ degree in Career Counseling, Student Affairs, Education or related field required. Strong understanding of and commitment to career services and career development approaches in a liberal arts setting. Proven ability to assess the career development needs of a diverse student population and to provide effective services with limited resources.   Proven leadership and organization skills.  Knowledge of and ability to use computer databases and web sources to assist students with internet job searches, and commonly used databases and web sources to assist students with job seeking or graduate school exploration. Facilitate with information gathering, organization and maintenance of career office data. Ability to collaborate with others in an intimate setting and work effectively as a team member. Experience in using marketing skills to promote events. Commitment to continued professional development. Knowledge of workforce and national and international economic and labor trends.

Application Deadline: Until Filled

The position is based in Whittier, California.  To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter and resume to: or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Human Resources Manager, 13406 E Philadelphia Street Whittier, CA  90608. AA/AOE.

Whittier College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against employees or applicants because of race, religion creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal Law

Otis College of Art and Design, Employer and Internship Specialist

Institution Name: Otis College of Art and Design

Contact Name: Jason Barquero

Contact Email:

Position Title: Employer and Internship Specialist

Position Description: The Employer & Internship Specialist is responsible for developing and administering a comprehensive employer relation and internship program. This position establishes and cultivates relationships with current employer contacts, new employer contacts, department chairs, and other potential recruiters to develop full-time and internship opportunities. The specialist advises students and recent alumni seeking full-time employment and internship/apprenticeship opportunities on search methods, resume preparation or other types of required documents. This position reports directly to the Executive Director of Career Services.


How to apply: Apply online at

Pomona College, Associate Director - Employer Relations and Experiential Programs

Institution Name: Pomona College
Contact Name: Kerry Martin
Contact Email:
Position Title: Associate Director, Employer Relations and Experiential Programs
Position Description: Claremont
Job Posting Location: Claremont, CA
Job Posting Title: Associate Director, Employer Relations and Experiential Programs
Job Description:
Associate Director, Employer Relations and Experiential Programs
Regular, Full-Time, Exempt
Starting Pay Rate: $ 5,389.94 per month


ABOUT POMONA COLLEGE:  Located near Los Angeles, California, Pomona College is widely regarded as one of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges. Established in 1887, Pomona College is known for small classes, a challenging curriculum, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of student research and leadership opportunities. Pomona is a member of The Claremont Colleges.

POSITION SUMMARY:  As a direct report of the Associate Dean and Director of the Career Development Office, the Associate Director of Employer Relations and Experiential Programs oversees the College’s comprehensive on and off-campus recruiting and experiential learning programs. The Associate Director collaborates with other Claremont Colleges regarding the joint usage of the web-based recruiting system powered by Handshake. This position provides strategic vision and leadership for a comprehensive recruiting and external relations program for the Career Development Office (CDO), primarily driven by the goal of cultivating exceptional internship and job opportunities for Pomona students and young alumni. This role advises employers on a wide range of marketing strategies, the recruiting process, and job descriptions.  The Associate Director is also a part of the leadership that provides the vision for the Office.  This position supervises two full-time staff.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree in the areas of marketing, business, human resources, or related field is required.  Master’s degree in the areas of higher education, human resources, business, or a related field is preferred.  Must have at least four years of experience in college career services, human resources, recruiting, or a closely related field.  A valid driver’s license required or equivalent means of reliable transportation to off-site meetings and events.  Must be able to travel.

REQUIRED HOURS: The regular hours for this full time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Weekend and evening work hours will be required.  Travel will be required for out-of-town conferences and events 2-3 times a year.  Regular hours may vary due to needs of the College or division.

POMONA COLLEGE REWARDS:  Pomona College offers a wide variety of benefits and perks including health, dental, and vision plan options; paid time off; flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits; tuition assistance; fitness and wellness programs; rideshare incentives; and so much more!


How to apply: APPLICATION PROCESS:  Please submit a Cover Letter and Resume.

Pomona College, Assistant Director of Fellowships and Career Advising

Institution Name: Pomona College
Contact Name: Kerry Martin
Contact Email:
Position Title: Assistant Director of Fellowships and Career Advising

Position Description: ABOUT POMONA COLLEGE:  Located near Los Angeles, California, Pomona College is widely regarded as one of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges. Established in 1887, Pomona College is known for small classes, a challenging curriculum, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of student research and leadership opportunities. Pomona is a member of The Claremont Colleges.

POSITION SUMMARY:  As a direct report to the Associate Dean and Director of the Career Development Office, the Assistant Director of Fellowships and Career Advisement works closely with faculty members of Pomona College and provides advisement for students seeking guidance on appropriate fellowships and application processes. The Assistant Director sits on and/or convenes fellowship committees (faculty interviewers and screening committees). This position oversees support programs that encourage, guide, and assist students in applying for competitive fellowships.  The Assistant Director designs and produces informational materials, manages the Fellowships’ website, develops relationships with national fellowship offices and with fellowship professionals at peer institutions.  Additionally, the person in this position provides general career advising to all students and conducts outreach including participating in regular Career Development Office programming such as drop-in hours.  The Assistant Director coordinates special programming/projects as designated by the Career Development Office that support student success.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Reporting directly to the Associate Dean and Director, Career Development Office, the Assistant Director of Fellowships and Career Advisement works independently and collaboratively to perform the following essential duties and responsibilities:

Serve as the Pomona College point person for many national/international fellowships.
Collaborate with faculty who are also advisors to students for fellowships.
Support faculty who may be point of contact for certain fellowships (e.g. Goldwater, Truman, Udall).
Advise students/alumni through application process.
Draft endorsement letters as necessary in support of student/alumni applications.
Host advisors who interview fellowships candidates on campus.
Provide general career advising to all students and participate in regular office programming.
Coordinate special projects/tasks/duties and provide assistance as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS:  Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism, business administration, a liberal arts field, or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. An advanced degree in an academic discipline is preferred.  A minimum of 3 years of experience with increasing responsibility in undergraduate advising (fellowships, academic, or career development) is required.  In-depth experience of the liberal arts college environment is preferred.  Some undergraduate teaching or fellowships advising experience or sufficient practical experience in order to provide comparable understanding of the demands of national fellowship competitions is desired.

REQUIRED HOURS:  The regular hours for this full time position are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.  Holiday, weekend and evening work hours may be required.  Travel may be required.  Regular hours may vary due to needs of the College or division.

POMONA COLLEGE REWARDS: Pomona College offers a wide variety of benefits and perks including health, dental, and vision plan options; paid time off; flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits; tuition assistance; fitness and wellness programs; rideshare incentives; and so much more!

Pomona College prides itself in being an open, competitive, and equal opportunity employer.


How to apply: APPLICATION PROCESS:  Please submit both a resume and cover letter.

Chapman University, Career Educator

Institution Name: Chapman University

Contact Name: Susan Chang

Contact Email:

Position Title: Career Educator

How to apply:

Position Description:Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Career Education, this position serves as part of the Career and Professional Development Team and shares in the overall responsibility for the creation of a comprehensive career education area.  The Career Educator position deals specifically with services that aid students with self assessment/exploration, major clarification, skills development, and practical experiences, preparing them for the next phase of the career journey, ultimately employment / internship / graduate school solidification.  This position collaborates to design and implement the educational vision, delivery systems, marketing, strategic planning, establish goals, area objectives, and area assessment (organize and analyze data to evaluate programs and services).  Ultimately, utilizing career coaching, advisements, and short-term counseling techniques to implement a career education process.  The development of viral educational initiatives, post graduate seminars, and innovative opportunities that prepare students for a successful life of career search and exploration are among the primary focus for this position.  Additionally, this position will make certain that outreach and education is made available to as many students as possible and the practices are innovative and creative.  Represent the department when ever appropriate and other duties as assigned.


 Collaborate to identify and prioritize viral educational initiatives,
post graduate seminars and innovative opportunities for career
education outreach (events, and programs) that will prepare
students and alumni for a successful life of career search and
exploration journeys.
 Create and implement strategic plans for outreach campaigns and
individualized contact to assist student with their self-assessment,
exploration, major clarification, skills development, and practical
 Develop a career education process that utilizes career coaching,
advisements, and short-term career counseling to aid students in
the career journey. This approach has a large outreach
 Meet one-on-one, limitedly, with students and alumni to provide
career education, including resume/cover letter writing, interview
preparation, networking, job searching, workshops, seminars,
presentations (large and small group) etc.
 Develop programs that meet the need of our growing changing
population, through innovative ideas, vital media/tools, and a
personalized approach.
 Plan and conduct/facilitate career development workshops and
information sessions for students as requested by clubs and
organizations, faculty, and administrative departments.

 Participate in the efforts of strengthening department’s image and
reputation and in connecting students and alumni to Chapman
University. Establish and nurture on-going and productive
relationships with students, organization, and recent graduates
through meetings, events, socials, correspondence, and extensive
phone conversations to strategize recruiting efforts and promote
department services.
 Coordinate the development of informational and promotional
materials; both print and web, to support and market outreach
 Keep abreast of market trends and knowledge of current job
search techniques in a variety of industries and fields in order to
advise students appropriately.
 Create, develop and implement innovative events/programs that
offer opportunities for our network contacts to connect and interact
with each other and students within the area of career education.
 Consistently, increase the number of student contacts which will
directly increase the potential for students to connect early in their
college career to meaningful mentors or practitioners.
 Plan and conduct/facilitate career development workshops and
information sessions for students as requested by clubs and
organizations, faculty, and administrative departments.
 Initiate contracts and agreements with campus constituents and
outside vendors to secure space, equipment, food, materials,
maintenance, and services for all outreach activities.

 Establish on-going relationships with faculty and administrators to
collaborate on career education outreach activities for students.
 Develop and maintain relationships with student club and
organization leaders to promote department services and
 Work collaboratively with the Alumni Office, Dean of Students
Office, Student & Campus Life, Residence Life, Calendaring,
Catering, and other departments as needed.
 Represent and promote the department during campus events.
 Collect, organize and analyze data to evaluate Center's programs
and services. Write reports presenting this information.
 Create, send, follow-up, and analyze data from surveys of
students and employers participating in outreach programs.
 Provide reports and data as needed to support academic
departments in program development, accreditation or
assessment efforts.

ArtCenter College of Design, Career Advisor

Career Advisor

ArtCenter College of Design, Pasadena, CA

The Career Advisor provides guidance to a diverse student body with insight on employment trends, resume critiques, coaching, interview preparation and job strategizing. This position will lead collaborative efforts to support student success by utilizing institutional data, professional best practices and innovative strategies to provide effective advising. The incumbent will deliver services in both one-on-one and group settings utilizing dynamic, engaging and interactive formats.


  • Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, business, or related field from an accredited college or institution
  • Minimum 2 years prior experience in higher education setting such as career services, advising preferably in art and design or related field.
  • Understanding of potential career opportunities for artists and designers highly desirable, in addition to sensitivity to their career aspirations
  • Demonstrated skill in understanding student needs and connecting them with resources and/or opportunities
  • Proven ability to design and implement programs/workshops
  • Demonstrated experience developing and presenting information in a compelling way to individuals, large and small groups
  • Computer proficiency and demonstrated experience in use of computer applications, database maintenance and other web-based technology
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills, with attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, and public speaking skills
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, employing an entrepreneurial and creative mindset
  • A commitment to diversity, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within ArtCenter’s diverse communities
  • Ability to handle confidential information with tact and discretion and recognizes the confidential nature of ArtCenter business

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in education, counseling, business, or related field from an accredited college or institution
  • Working knowledge of the career aspirations of artists and designers
  • Experience advising a diverse student population including international student support

Essential Functions

Career Counseling and Educational Programming — 95%

  • Provide career development and job search counseling to art and design students and alumni in both individual and group settings.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the related professions represented by ArtCenter programs and maintain familiarity with the education, training and career opportunities and expectations
  • Build and manage a comprehensive internship program; interact with alumni and employer partners
  • Ensure students expressing interest in specific industries know how to best enhance their candidacy
  • Develop strong relationships with department chairs, department leaders and faculty in the college
  • Be accountable for establishing effective connections with diverse populations and groups of students
  • Manage for-credit internships in collaboration with faculty and enrollment management
  • Manage international career development programs
  • Attend and assist as needed with various Career Development recruiting programs
  • Conduct regular outreach efforts including workshops and presentations to classes, student clubs and organizations

Non-Essential Duties — 5%

  • Maintain memberships and active involvement in applicable professional organizations
  • Represent the College and the Office of Career Development at professional organizations and meetings as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Scripps College, Interim Career Counselor

Job Posting Title:

Interim Career Counselor—LC32007/Interim-Career-Counselor_REQ-1186

Job Description:


Reporting to the Director of Career Planning & Resources, the Interim Career Counselor provides career counseling, facilitates programs, and supports career services at Scripps College as needed.



This information is intended to be a descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position.  The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position.  Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Provide career counseling to students and alumnae individually and in groups.
  • Conduct videotaped mock interviews.
  • Provide coverage as needed during drop-in hours.
  • Advertise and assist in group workshops on aspects of job, internship and graduate school search.
  • Coordinate and attend special projects and programs including employer information sessions, career fairs, and alumnae presentations.
  • Support in job and internship resources including directories and databases on the Web. Support recruiting efforts by developing employer contacts for internships for students.  Advertise opportunities to students.
  • Active support for the College’s Principles of Community and Principles of Diversity in the performance of job duties.


Individuals must possess knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail
  • Comfort with technology a must; social networking experience a plus
  • Candidate should possess a commitment to women’s education and an interest in working in a collaborative and creative environment



B.A. required. Master’s degree in counseling, higher education or related field preferred or any other combination of education, training or experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and ability to perform the job.





This is a temporary, part-time, 20 hours per week, non-benefits eligible, non-exempt position.

This assignment is expected to end on or before June 30th, 2018.



Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is quiet to moderate.

Physical and Mental Requirements

Ability to maintain good concentration level while dealing with interruptions; attention to details with emphasis on accuracy; capable of giving, receiving, and analyzing information, formulating work plans, and articulating goals and action plans.

Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.  Standing for extended periods of time. Reaching and extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.  Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than the whole hand(s), or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard.  Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters.  Ability to hear within normal parameters.  Ability to bend and stoop, for example, to file.  Ability to move about.  Ability to lift and carry short distances up to 20 lbs., for example to lift or move office supplies, files, books and packages.

At-Will Employment

Regular employment at the College is for no specified period of time; conditions and status of employment (hours, pay, title, duties, etc.) are subject to change at any time.  Scripps College is an At-Will employer.  Employees, and likewise the College, are free to end the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without notice or cause, unless otherwise prohibited by law.—LC32007/Interim-Career-Counselor_REQ-1186

Whittier College, Assistant Director, Career Development Programming and Evaluation/Career Counselor

General Position Description

This position description is a general statement of the essential and non-essential duties and responsibilities of the position.  It contains the functions necessary to describe and clarify the position.  Additionally, management reserves the right to add, delete or modify the duties and responsibilities contained in this position description.

TITLE: Assistant Director, Career Development Programming and Evaluation/Career Counselor, WHITTIER COLLEGE


CLASSIFICATION: Admin                                                    JOB NUMBER:

EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT STATUS:  Exempt                         FTE:  1.0

DEPARTMENT:  Career Services                                          MONTHS:  11-month

POSITION REPORTS TO:  Assistant Dean, Weingart Center for Career and Professional Development

SUPERVISION GIVEN TO:   Work-Study Students

POSITION SUMMARY: Creates, implements, and evaluates career development programming to achieve the mission goals of the Weingart Center for Career and Professional Development and Whittier College. Devise career development and career readiness programming that promotes the development of critical career competences to help students prepare and compete in the global and interconnected workplaces of today economy. This position develops the program structure for the effective execution and evaluation of campus wide career development events, trainings, internships, workshops, and courses. The position instructs a career development undergraduate class. Provides one-on-one counseling to students, and alumni of Whittier College, assisting them with career exploration, as well as internship and job search strategies that best enhance the development critical career competencies. The counselor also helps with the development of appropriate job search tools, interview strategies, and professional development.

The position encompasses five distinct areas of responsibility which include:


Programming and Evaluation

  • Devise, implement, and evaluate career development programming to help engage students in the development of their critical competencies including innovation and creativity, critical thinking and problem solving, oral and written communication, teamwork and collaboration, informational technology application, leadership, professionalism and work ethic, and career management.
  • Collaborate with the Assistant Dean to insure career development programming objectives are met through appropriate evaluation of career development programming of Career Center events, trainings, internships, and courses.
  • Collaborate with Career Center staff to envision, plan, and coordinate other career related programs and services as needed. Participate in development of campus-wide assessment of learning outcomes for the department and related programs via collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research, and other campus entities including but not limited to the President’s Office, Alumni and Development, Faculty Masters, and members of the Faculty.

Career Counseling

  • Individually counsel students and alumni regarding the career decision making and planning process, specifically assisting them in applying the liberal arts education to creating a tangible career plan.
  • Use career-related assessment instruments including the MBTI, and Focus 2.
  • Assist students in the job/internship search process including resume writing, interviewing and job search strategies.
  • Specifically create and administer new programs and initiatives that support the career development of the first year students and the undeclared majors in the sophomore class.
  • Provide programming support and advisement to increase the motivation and readiness of all students to apply to graduate school, but specifically target under-represented groups.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of current employment trends.


  • Teach one section of INTD 14 Career Planning for Juniors and Seniors and/or INTD 13 Career Planning for Freshmen and Sophomores per semester.

Peer Career Advising Program

  • Hire, train and supervise the peer career advisors (PCAs) specifically assigned to provide peer coaching, workshops and events to peers.
  • Evaluate all student PCAs
  • Design and facilitate Peer to Peer advising training and consistent, ongoing professional development meetings with each PCA throughout the academic year.
  • Coordinate PCA staff shifts and access/use of handshake.
  • Evaluate all PCA sessions and ensure that additional training and support is provided individually to each PCA based on assessment data.

Campus Engagement and Student Success

  • Participate in Whittier College first-year and transfer Student Orientation.
  • Seeks ways to provide career readiness curriculum integration through faculty partnerships, specifically faculty masters.
  • Collaborate with the Office of Alumni Relations on initiatives for engagement of students and alumni with an emphasis on undeclared majors.
  • Collaborate methods to engage first year students through Residential Life and the Director of First Year Programs.
  • Other duties as assigned

Non-Essential Functions of the Job:

  • Represent the College as appropriate in its relationship with the community, government agencies, professional organizations, and other groups.
  • Attend division wide meetings.
  • Serve on institutional committees as requested.


Must be able to work independently with a high level of initiative. High level of understanding of the liberal arts educational and small school environment. Experience with a diversity of students of traditional college age. Excellent verbal, writing, organizational, and presentation skills are essential. Must be able to assist and advise students in the general job/internship search and graduate/professional school process through counseling, researching, exploring and planning. Must be able to analyze, design, deliver, and evaluate appropriate career development programming including courses, workshops, information sessions, and career-related presentations. Familiarity with web-based and electronic resources used in career services strongly desired. Familiarity with social media tools desired. Require strong interpersonal skills for effectively building rapport with diverse student body.

Previous Experience:  Minimum of three years related work experience in Career Counseling, Student Personnel Administration, Recruiting, or Counseling required. Coursework and/or experience in program design and evaluation and/or career development training and evaluation required. Experience and/or knowledge of career development program design and evaluation. Background in career development training with an emphasis on career development for liberal arts students. Excellent counseling and advising skills required with demonstrated knowledge of career development. Experience in an academic environment, preferably with career development, career planning or internships. Experience administering and interpreting assessment tools such as MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory strongly desired.

Knowledge and Education: Master’s degree in Career Counseling, Counseling, Higher Education Counseling, or Student Personnel Administration required. Demonstrate a deep understanding of diversity and social justice principles, a personal demeanor that inspires collaboration within the division of Student Affairs and throughout the campus and community, and a penchant for continuous learning and improvement.

Machines, Tools, Equipment, Electronic Devices and Software: Normal office equipment and office software programs including Microsoft Office, Handshake, Survey Monkey, Qualtrics, or other survey software.

License(s) and Certificate(s):  MBTI

Physical Activity/Effort:  Position involves normal physical activity, such as sitting for extended periods, operating a computer. Some lifting of items as needed for events.  Must lift 40 to 50 lbs.

Otis College of Art and Design, Executive Director of Career Services

Job Title

Executive Director of Career Services

Application Link

Job Description

The Executive Director of Career Services (ED) manages the staff and operations of a career services department for both on and off campus student employment opportunities. The ED links various constituencies (i.e., students, faculty, staff, alumni, and employers) in a mutually beneficial career advisement and job/internship program. The Executive Director is charged with developing and sustaining new and critical employer relations that are industry specific and meet the needs of current students and recent graduates. The ED will lead assessment efforts within their area to be able to communicate to the larger campus community and prospective students, parents, and employers. The ED will work in tandem with the Director of Alumni Relations within the Institutional Advancement department to conduct coordinated outreach efforts to Otis College alumni in an effort to increase alumni relationship to the campus. The ED must strategically work with alumni in ways that further engage them through new employer/internship leads. This position reports directly to the Dean of Student Affairs.


Los Angeles, CA (Westchester)

Essential Duties Summary

  • Manages a career services department including on and off campus employment opportunities. Sets goals, objectives, and priorities. Plans and develops new or enhanced programs for the delivery of services such as career planning, job search, internships, and job placement for students. Measures effectiveness and quality of operations through coordinated assessment efforts.
    • Directly supervises the Assistant Director, Internship Coordinator, and Student Employment Coordinator. Recruits, screens, hires, orients, and trains staff. Evaluates employee performance and provides guidance and feedback. Counsels, disciplines, and/or terminates employees, as required.
    • Oversees student employment and ensures compliance with immigration laws for international student workers. Manages and trains staff to provide counseling to international students seeking CPT work authorizations and OPT work permits and ensures that appropriate documentation and guidance is being offered.
    • Plans activities, events, and other programs, which actively promote students and the College to local and national employers. Plans and delivers presentations, schedules site visits with employers, plans direct mail campaigns, and develops publications to support Career Services marketing efforts.
    • Counsels or advises students and alumni regarding career issues and strategies, job search methods, resume preparation, internships, job placement, and related matters. Provides professional guidance to career advisors and assists them in problem resolution as needed. Oversees the development of workshops and seminars covering career topics.
    • Communicates with industry leaders and company representatives to understand and translate industry and professional needs into effective career placement for students. Maintains current knowledge of employment trends and emerging career opportunities.
    • Works with chairs and faculty to increase their involvement in developing services, programs, and other professional growth opportunities to benefit students and strengthen the working relationships between employers and the College.
    • Identifies opportunities to network alumni in order to augment recruitment, enhance alumni participation, and broaden the employer base for the College. Works directly with the Director of Alumni Relations to develop critical leads related to employment and internship opportunities for students.
    • Provides leadership and guidance in collaborative efforts toward the execution of the Annual Exhibition Weekend.
    • Must be a strategic thinker with expectations to engage Senior Team in discussions and decisions related to partnerships and opportunities to enhance student experiences in career placement and internships.
    • Manages a budget. Participates in budget planning by providing historical data and projections. Prioritizes requests for enhancements to existing resources.
    • Ensures that Career Services activities are coordinated with other College offices to enhance the efficiency and quality of services delivered by ensuring integrated efforts.
    • Develops and maintains information systems for managing records and data. Produces reports and analyzes information for use in planning and assessing operations. Integrates technology to increase the quality of services and programs.
    • Stays informed of developments in the field. Reads pertinent literature, attends meetings, and participates in professional associations as appropriate. Establishes and maintains an active network of professional contacts.
    • Travels for employer cultivation and participation in alumni and new student events as a representative of the College and/or the department.
    • Leads and chairs Employer Advisory Board.
    • Must be responsive to work-related phone calls and emails during non-business hours on occasion.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

A Master’s degree in Counseling or related higher education field is required. Doctorate degree in related field preferred. At least 7 to 10 years of progressively responsible experience in counseling, educational administration, student affairs, or related field required. Individual should have a thorough knowledge of theories, models, principles, and best practices of career development and counseling. Individual must be skilled in examining, improving operations and procedures, formulating policy, developing and implementing new strategies, procedures, and programs. Knowledge of marketing strategies, processes, and available resources to identify and attract students and potential employers is required. Individual must be student-centered with a demonstrated commitment to developing networks with business and industry leaders, while also strengthening relationships with faculty and College administrators. Must be available to travel to alumni and new student events.

Preferred Qualifications

Individuals experienced in working with diverse populations highly desirable. Working Knowledge of student CPT work authorizations and OPT work permit requirements highly desired.


EEO Statement

Otis College of Art and Design is an Equal Opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical disability, mental disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic which may be specified by law or college policy.


Pitzer College, Graduate Assistant for Career Services

Pitzer College’s Career Services Center seeks a graduate student interested in higher education, student affairs, business, counseling, or a related field to help launch new initiatives to build and foster strong partnerships with employers, alumni, parents and other external community members to provide exciting new career and internship opportunities for our students and graduates. This part-time, staff position will be flexible around your course schedule, while providing you with real-world experiences to apply to your graduate work.
Please note this is a summary of the essential functions and requirements for the position; for a detailed description please visit our applicant site at The individual must possess knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
Essential Functions:
1.    Assist with employer relations activities including supporting the development and maintenance of employer partnerships.
2.    Coordinate campus employer information sessions, interviews, & information tables within a multi-school consortium.
3.    Assist the Career Services staff in the planning and implementation of events.
4.    Provide crucial communications and follow-up with alumni, parents/family members, employers and others who submit job/internship opportunities or other resources
5.    Assist in managing Career Services branded job shadowing and internship fund processes and programs
6.    Present Career Services workshops (resume, cover letter, internship search etc.) to students and student groups
7.    Assist in marketing Career Services events through electronic and social media platforms as well as print materials
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1.    Efficient in time management and exceptional follow-though on a wide variety of tasks related to career services operations.
2.    Demonstrated effectiveness and clarity of verbal and written communication in English. Demonstrate a high level of effectiveness and comfort with interpersonal communication skills with individuals from diverse backgrounds and at different professional levels.
3.    Working knowledge of current versions of Microsoft Office (particularly Word, Excel and Outlook), social media networking and an ability to quickly learn new electronic platforms as needed. Demonstrated understanding of the use of technology to achieve annual goals and maintain confidentiality.
4.    Able to handle multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and work both independently and as a collaborative member of the Career Services team.
5.    Perform all duties with a high standard of integrity, ethics, and professional confidentiality.
6.     Must have exceptional organizational and time management skills to complete work with accuracy and attention to detail.
7.    Demonstrate initiative, ingenuity and creativity. Ability to carry out new initiatives and bring new ideas to the department.
8.    Demonstrate a strong commitment to and appreciation for diversity and inclusion.
9.    Must be able to drive self to local offsite locations.
Rate of Pay: The hourly rate is $15.00 per hour, plus 24.0 California sick time granted after 30 days of employment and available for use beginning the 90th day of employment. Due to the part-time status of this position, it is not eligible for any other employment benefits.
To Apply
PRIORITY DEADLINE: Applications received by September 10, 2018 will receive priority consideration. Review of applications will commence immediately. Please visit our web site at to complete the online application and have the following documents ready to upload:
Application Materials:
1.    Resume: Provide relevant experience with dates.
2.    Letter of Interest: Please briefly describe 1) any relevant qualification not captured in the online application or your resume, and 2) your reason for being interested in this position.
3.    Professional References: Provide a list three professional references, including their names, business titles, phone numbers, email addresses, and an indication of how you are acquainted with them (e.g., former supervisor, coworker, etc.). References will be contacted for top applicants only and advance notice will be provided.
4.    (Optional) Letters of Recommendation: You may provide copies of up to two letters of recommendation.
PITZER COLLEGE is a top-ranked liberal arts institution and member of the prestigious consortium of The Claremont Colleges. With a student body of approximately 1,000 co-educational undergraduates, Pitzer’s core values include social responsibility, intercultural understanding, interdisciplinary learning, student engagement and environmental sustainability.
Pitzer College adheres to both the letter and the spirit of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action. We strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.


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