Hope College — Executive Director for the Boerigter Center for Calling and Career

Hope College is seeking an executive director for the Boerigter Center for Calling and Career (BCCC), a new entity to help ensure that every Hope student is robustly prepared for career success and professional growth. The Boerigter Center for Calling and Career aims to transform the college’s approach to career preparation with an innovative and integrated model that guides students from their first semester onward in identifying their strengths and interests and engaging them in career planning and experiential learning. The BCCC will integrate programs and staffing from Hope’s career development center, academic advising and alumni and family engagement.

As the leader of a brand-new center, the executive director will strengthen and expand an existing team and cast a vision for the growth and activation of the “Hope Network,” an extensive global community that includes alumni, supporters, families, donors and employers. With a passion for partnerships, s/he will create strong synergies between multiple departments and programs at the college, unifying partners in the goal to serve every student in their career discernment/preparation process. To that end, s/he will organize and direct staff, cultivate on- and off-campus relationships, and manage resources for maximum impact and efficiency. As the leader of the BCCC, s/he will create and support a workplace culture that recognizes excellence and promotes a positive atmosphere of mission-focused achievement.

Visit https://hope.edu/offices/provost/boerigter-center for more information about the BCCC and the position.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be an accomplished professional with the following:

  • A master’s degree or higher
  • 5+ years progressive administrative leadership experience
  • Proven track record in collaboration, effective communication and decision-making
  • Strong commitment to mentoring and developing a team
  • Commitment to building partnerships across multiple segments of stakeholders
  • Ability to foster creativity, innovation and continuous improvement in pursuit of demonstrable results

Additional preferred qualifications include:

  • Experience leading the creation of a new office or team
  • Understanding of the emerging needs of college students and graduates in career discernment and preparation
  • Fundraising experience
  • Experience with career preparation/advising inside or outside higher education
  • Familiarity with StrengthsQuest and other career-related assessments

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