Assistant Director, Career Center – Science Professions
Department: Career Center
Institution: Lawrence University
Close Date Open Until Filled
The Assistant Director of the Career Center for Science Professions is responsible for designing, implementing, and supporting programs and advising for Lawrence students and alumni interested in potentially breaking into health and science-related fields. Responsibilities of this position include managing a growing advising load, collaborating with faculty, administrators, and student groups in coordinating relevant programming, and leading campus-wide efforts to support the Career needs of students interested in careers relating to healthcare, medicine, biotech, life sciences, earth science, conservation, and research positions within the sciences.
1. Manage an advising load of 500-600+ appointments annually, helping advise Lawrentians in all aspects of their career development: resume and cover letter creation, strategic networking, interviewing, career-selection, and more.
2. Work with faculty, administrators, alumni, student groups, and employers to develop programs, resources, partnerships, and networking opportunities for students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare and the sciences.
3. Create and implement four-year engagement plan for relevant students with specific and strategic focus on touch-points in the first and second-year.
4. Provide targeted advising sessions and programs to help students explore career options, prepare for, and begin careers in target fields.
5. Lead signature programming and maintain relationships for target career communities
6. Create program materials, maintain web pages, and promote services/programs for incoming students and parents.
7. Benchmark efforts against other institutions in building a program/service model both incorporates best-practices while highlighting institutional strengths of Lawrence.
8. Serve as an active member of the Career Center and student life staffs.
9. Serve as a collaborative colleague by leading and participating in various department-wide projects and/or events as prioritized and assigned.
10. Contribute to the development, implementation and assessment of learning outcomes, specifically, but not limited to advising to ensure services are aligned with office mission, campus strategic plans and successfully achieving benchmarks set by NACE or other national trends for career advising.
• Knowledge of careers options pertaining to the Liberal Arts, with a specific focus on those relating to Healthcare, Medicine, Physical Science, and Scientific Research.
• Background in educational programming and assessment.
• Strong organization skills, attention to detail, and ability to work both independently and within a dynamic team.
• Proficiency and aptitude for technology, and ability to keep website up to date.
• Familiarity with FERPA and ethical principles pertaining to working with college students.
• Demonstrated ability to work alone or within an evolving team.
• Demonstrated ability to deal with ambiguity.
• Previous experience in an academic setting at the post-secondary level.
• Demonstrated successes working with diverse student populations.
Lawrence University is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff, and the diversity of viewpoints and approaches that they represent. Candidates are encouraged to read more about Lawrence at https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com/lawrenceuniversity/About_Us.html and to address in their letters of application the ways in which they could contribute to Lawrence’s institutional mission and commitment to diversity.
Please visit the Lawrence Careers website at https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com to review the complete job description and learn more about employment at Lawrence University. Interested applicants should apply online and submit a resume and cover letter.
Lawrence University, located in Appleton, Wisconsin, is a highly selective undergraduate liberal arts college and conservatory of music, known for the quality of both its classroom and tutorial education, research opportunities for undergraduates, and faculty of teacher/scholars and teacher/artists. Founded in 1847, Lawrence is a community of 1,500 intellectually curious students that bring a diversity of experience and thought from nearly every state and 50 countries outside the U.S.