College of Wooster — Assistant or Associate Director of Career Exploration

Assistant or Associate Director of Career Exploration

Job Description:

The Career Planning Team prepares students for their professional lives after Wooster.  Housed within APEX, (Advising, Planning, Experiential Learning), Career Planning staff members offer a range of career exploration & development programming to guide students to integrate their academic, professional, and personal goals.

This position provides key support for all students in connection with their career journeys, focusing on diverse populations including but not limited to First Gen, International, LGBTQ+, and BIPOC students.  With a team of student peer advisors, this staff member will design, customize, and manage career exploration programming relevant to the specific needs of a diverse and inclusive community.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Career Advising: 

  • Conduct one-on-one appointments with students and provide guidance around workplace identity and other career-related questions unique to diverse individuals.
  • Advise students about the variety of experiences they can engage in to make explicit connections between college and careers, including participation in Pathways, Life by Design class, and other experiential learning opportunities.

Inclusive & Equity Program Management:  

  • Create customized identity-based career programming relevant to the specific needs of a diverse student body.
  • Build strong relationships with identity-based student organizations.
  • Serve as key contributor to the office's anti-racist work, actively working to increase access and dismantle barriers.
  • Serve as office's key point of contact with the Center for Diversity & Inclusion to build strong partnerships and collaborative programming.
  • Collaborate with career planning team to build and deliver career programming to support diverse student needs.
  • Work with the Alumni & Parent Engagement Office to engage diverse alumni in the career development of First Generation, International, LGBTQ+, and BIPOC students.
  • Stay abreast of emerging promising practices in career planning, particularly as they relate to serving students from diverse backgrounds and preparing for the intercultural skills needed for success in careers.
  • Partner with other staff in APEX to share these practices.

Law Professions Advising:

  • Provide advising for students on law school selection, testing, application, and overall admission process.
  • Work closely with the Law Professions Committee.
  • Investigate the possibility of developing a Law Professions Pathway.

Alumni & Employer Outreach:  

  • Engage with alumni and employers interested in recruiting Wooster talent.
  • Foster new connections, especially focusing on employers with strong DEI hiring initiatives.
  • Career Peer Advisors:
  • Hire, train, and manage Career Peer Advisors who provide workshops, information sessions, and individual peer advising appointments.
  • Oversee outreach to students from historically marginalized groups to encourage their interest in serving as Career Peer Advisors.

Off-Campus Partnerships:  

  • Represent Wooster in the Liberal Arts Career Network (LACN).
  • Create partnerships with other institutions leading in the field of career development and diversity support.
  • Join the Diversity Group in NACE.



Master's Degree preferred, with experience in Education, Human Resources, Business Operations, or a

related field; at least four years of experience in advising & counseling students, recruiting, or a closely

related field.  Knowledge of and/or experience with independent higher education and an understanding

of employment and higher education laws.

Application Instructions:

For highest consideration please submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of 3 professional references which includes name, telephone number and email address.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The College of Wooster does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex/gender, gender identity, gender expression, medical condition, political affiliation, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin (including ancestry), citizenship status, disability, age, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, predisposing genetic characteristics, domestic violence victim status, or any other characteristic protected by institutional policy, or by state, local, or federal law. All offers of employment are subject to verification of the legal right to work in the United States as required by federal law. The College of Wooster is committed by policy and practice to diversity, equity and inclusion. Read our nondiscrimination policy.

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