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Assistant Director of Career Education

Categories: Northeast Region 1


Career Education Center


Simmons University

Date Posted:

Jun 12 2019 10:00PM

Close Date:

Open until filled

Position Description

Simmons University is looking for an Assistant Director, Career Education Services to join the Career Education Center (“CEC”). Reporting to the Director, the Assistant Director will provide personalized career coaching for undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumnae/i. From assessment and skill building exercises to counseling on career planning and job search strategies, the Assistant Director will play a critical role in creating synergy between career readiness and preparation with course curriculum and student academic success, as well as serving as liaison with faculty to deliver these services. As a University committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, we seek candidates with a commitment to these values and an ability to work with individuals from a broad range of identities and perspectives. The Career Education Center supports the mission, academic programs, and advancement of Simmons University. It does so by helping students and alumnae/I develop the skills and knowledge, both of themselves and the workplace, so that they can make informed decisions for effective lifelong career management. Serving as a vital link between academic preparation and career readiness, the CEC works collaboratively with Simmons Colleges, Schools, departments and other offices, area colleges, and employers.


Career Coaching:

  • Provide career coaching to undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumnae/i on an individual and group basis regarding career planning, job search strategies, professional skills development, and related topics
  • Administer assessment, skill building and evaluation tools, identifying talents, interests and personality characteristics to inform career decisions
  • Engage with selected Colleges, Schools, and academic programs as part of career communities initiative 
  • Mentor Peer Career Assistant (s) in career development process.

Program Management:

  • Liaise with faculty, staff and departments to identify career preparation and development needs and integrate career learning outcomes into course curriculum
  • Develop, facilitate and teach career courses and workshops in the classroom and across multiple modalities
  • Assess the relevancy and success of programming and events, leveraging trends, best practices and participant feedback to improve and enhance content and delivery
  • Serve as a subject matter expert on NACE Career Readiness competencies and the Five Step Career Development Model.


  • Represent the CEC at various internal campus events, committees, and meetings as well as external conferences and meetings
  • Maintain current knowledge of professional trends, resources, issues and best practices in the career education field, attending professional meetings and/or conferences as applicable
  • Serve as product manager for selected third party online tools such as TruTalent, CareerSpots, etc.
  • Assist with website and resource content development and updates as needed.

Application Process

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Institution Information

Located in Boston’s historic Fenway area, Simmons has a strong tradition of empowering women and challenging traditional gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to prepare women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women’s undergraduate program and graduate programs open to all. You’re joining our community at an especially exciting time as one of our strategic goals is to become the most inclusive campus in New England. You’ll find that people who work here are truly committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace.

Additional Information

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Contact Information



Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Human Development, Counseling, Higher Education, Student Affairs or related field
  • 5+ years of relevant professional experience, preferably in higher education
  • Previous training and experience with career assessment tools such as MBTI, Clifton StrengthsFinder, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills, written, verbal, and interpersonal
  • Prior experience developing and facilitating workshops, trainings and/or presentations
  • Ability to work with individuals across a broad range of identities and perspectives while fostering an inclusive and equitable environment.