State University of New York at Oswego — Assistant Director, Career Services

The Department of Career Services in the Compass at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a 12 month full time position.

Posting Date: October 1, 2019

Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package.  For more information on benefits for full-time United University Professions (UUP) professional staff, visit: or

Date of Appointment: On/around January 2020

Description of Responsibilities:
Working with the Director of Career Services and other campus partners, the Assistant Director will:

  • Design and execute major career development plans, programs, and career fairs in collaboration with a variety of on/off campus partners
  • Identify, articulate to, and assist students in developing the high demand core competencies and skills needed to prepare for internships, co-ops, and the job search process
  • In collaboration with other staff, coordinate the collection and dissemination of first destination data
  • Develop and conduct presentations on a variety of career development related topics
  • Within the STEM/Healthcare industries, advise students and alumni through the career development process with a priority of helping them identify and articulate high demand competencies
  • Utilize innovative on/offline technology to assist students and alumni in their career development process
  • Incorporating major technological tools, including web and social media, into the career development process

SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan ( As such, the Assistant Director, Career Services will be expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree by time of appointment
  • Two years of experience in college career services or related field
  • Experience in planning and implementing career development programs and events such as career fairs, networking events, career-related conferences, or career exploration activities
  • Experience in coaching students and/or others in topics related to internship/job search strategies and documents and interviewing skills
  • Strong interpersonal, written, verbal communication and presentation skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in student affairs, higher education, counseling, or fields related to science or engineering
  • Experience supervising student staff/interns
  • Experience working in/with science and/or engineering industries
  • Experience delivering programming to underrepresented minoritized students, LGBTQ+  students, and other marginalized populations.

To Apply:  Submit a cover letter addressing qualifications, resume, copies of unofficial transcript(s) for required degree showing degree awarded and date conferred, and contact information for three professional references with at least one reference being a current or prior manager/supervisor (only the three referees listed in your Interview Exchange application can be considered and contacted) electronically to:

If you have any questions about the position, please call or e-mail:

Karen Archibee, Search Committee Chair

Files must be complete (all documents in the application instructions submitted) to be considered.  Official transcripts are required at time of appointment. 

Visa sponsorship not available for this position.

Description of Department: Career Services operates within an award-winning “Industry-Centric” model of program and service delivery.  They have full-time professionals who have developed high-level expertise in various industries and work hard to create and evolve customized resources, programs, services, and networking relationships in order to offer students and alumni a much more impactful level of personalized career coaching.  Regardless of where students and alumni are in their career development and the variety of paths they will consider, the Career Services office can help them to be successful for life.

Description of SUNY Oswego: Founded in 1861, SUNY Oswego is a public comprehensive university located in Central New York on the beautiful shores of Lake Ontario, 45 minutes from Syracuse.  One of 13 comprehensive colleges in the 64-campus State University of New York (SUNY) system, SUNY Oswego is recognized nationally for its academic quality, focus on student success outcomes, and the growing diversity of its student body. Ranked 11th among public master’s-level universities in the 2019 “Top Regional Universities in the North” by U.S. News and World Report, SUNY Oswego is also recognized among Princeton Review’s Best Regional Colleges in the Northeast – an honor bestowed on the college every year since 2003. 

Inspired by a shared commitment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher education boundaries, SUNY Oswego provides a transformative experience to 8,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  The college offers preeminent academic programs in the arts and sciences, business, communications, and teacher education, and its success is built on providing students outstanding educational experiences with attention to a liberal arts and sciences foundation, practical applications, interdisciplinary approaches, independent scholarly and creative work, and skills for living in multicultural and global communities.

Oswego is committed to enhancing its diversity across the entire campus community. SUNY Oswego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively engaged in recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students.  We encourage applications from qualified applicants regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim SUNY status, or criminal conviction. Please see our full non-discrimination policy,

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to work in the United States per the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. 

Requests for reasonable accommodations of a disability during the application and/or interview process should be made to the Human Resources Office by calling 315-312-2230 or emailing   

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