Assistant Director of Career Connections
The Assistant Director is a member of the Career Connections team with the responsibility for direct implementation of programs and services designed to assist students in making appropriate educational and professional transitions after Landmark College.
The Assistant Director has responsibilities in the areas of college placement and career development, event planning, on-campus internship and employment programs specifically, the Landmark Works Employment Readiness Experience Program.
- Coordinates major career readiness campus initiatives, such as a campus internship program, and manage any ongoing needs required to run program.
- In collaboration with the Career Connections team, manage the implementation and ongoing needs of the Employment Readiness Program including securing positions, the application process, selection of students, training, and any other additional supports required for student success.
- Advises a caseload of students in career literacy and readiness, graduate school, and transfer college options in alignment with future goals. This includes but is not limited to assisting students in managing the college transfer or graduate school process, selecting a field of study and identifying career interests, and/or attaining an internship or job through the development of cover letters, resumes, and interview skills.
- Builds and maintains collaborative relationships with Landmark College departments and off campus entities.
- Assists in the development and support of new campus wide career readiness programs
- Facilitates, fosters, and maintains relationships with other colleges that are transfer options for Landmark students and act as an advocate for the Landmark education model.
- Collaborates in the coordination of career-related events and workshops as part of Career Connections ‘Success Series’
- Attends on-campus events including Family Weekend, Graduation, Open House, Convocation, etc.; offering presentations on Career Connections when appropriate.
- Assists Career Connections in developing and delivering career literacy curriculum to support academic classes.
- Develops resources for student, faculty, and staff in the areas of career literacy, the transfer process, and graduate school admissions.
- Participates in ongoing professional development in the field of learning disabilities, transfer admission, and career development.
This position also has the capacity to work collaboratively with a team, demonstrated strong organizational and communication skills as well as ability to develop and maintain relationships within a multi-faceted community. Must be willing to work occasional evenings and weekends and be available for occasional travel. A proficiency in using electronic media, various video and presentation software and website platforms is also required. The knowledge and/or the ability to develop experience in fields associated with learning disabilities, ADHD and ASD and experience with career development and/or college admissions, and/or college counseling are essential.
This position requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree is preferred and 3 – 5 years of experience in the field of career development, coaching or advising.