Harvard University Assistant Director of Career Services and Summer Funding in Cambridge, Massachusetts
Auto req ID 42879BR
Business Title Assistant Director of Career Services and Summer Funding
School/Unit Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Location USA - MA - Cambridge
Job Function Faculty & Student Services
Time Status Full-time
Department Office of Career Services
Salary Grade 057
Union 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Duties & Responsibilities Educate Harvard College students about the process of career exploration, job and internship search techniques, summer planning and funding, and graduate and professional school applications in drop-in and one-on-one advising sessions. Advise and connect students to opportunities in assigned “cluster areas,” such as life and physical sciences. Develop programs and workshops to educate students about career cluster areas and summer opportunities and help create and maintain web and print communications. Keep current on new developments and employment trends in assigned cluster areas and in areas where there is summer funding such as credit and non-credit bearing international experiences, research assistantships, internships, and domestic public service. Stay current about programming and activities conducted by other Harvard offices that advise students in similar areas such as the Life Sciences Education & Research Office, The Harvard Innovation Labs, and the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships; keep up-to-date on information about other offices offering summer funding. Help with funding awardee luncheons and other large events. Assist with assessment and data collection and help to track and follow-up on all students funded for domestic and international activities.
Participate in full range of office-wide events including employer visits, career fairs, open houses, professional development workshops, and College-wide meetings. Conduct outreach to employers in select career fields to encourage participation in OCS programs or events, and collaborate with student groups in assigned cluster areas. Seek out new information regarding changes in industry, technology, economic trends, funding for summer experiences and the role of higher education in educating students for future contributions to society.
Basic Qualifications Bachelor’s degree required. 5 years of career or other advising experience.
Additional Qualifications Graduate degree preferred. Ability to develop and maintain relationships with potential employers and organizations across a broad array of career fields. Excellent career advising skills, 2-5 plus years of career advising experience preferred. Strong public speaking skills and demonstrated ability to develop & deliver career education programs and materials. Experience advising students interested in a variety of career areas. Demonstrated ability to work in collaboration with students, faculty, administrators, staff, alumni, & external partners. Ability to manage complex and confidential materials under deadline pressure. Comfort working with Microsoft Office (particularly Excel) and complex databases, career related software, social media, and general web based systems. Ability to be flexible in a fast-paced, high volume environment.
Additional Information In order for your application to be considered, please make sure to include a cover letter and resume.
All formal written offers will be made by FAS-HR.
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EEO Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.