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Assistant Director of Career Development

Franklin & Marshall College
Job Location:
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Career Development and Services

Franklin & Marshall College is recruiting for a full-time Assistant Director of Career Development.

Franklin & Marshall College is a residential college dedicated to excellence in undergraduate liberal education. Its aims are to inspire in young people of high promise and diverse backgrounds a genuine and enduring love for learning, to teach them to read, write, and think critically, to instill in them the capacity for both independent and collaborative action, and to educate them to explore and understand the natural, social and cultural worlds in which they live. In so doing, the College seeks to foster in its students qualities of intellect, creativity, and character, that they may live fulfilling lives and contribute meaningfully to their occupations, their communities, and their world. 

Lancaster: A Great Place to Live!

The campus is located in a residential neighborhood in Lancaster, PA, a vital, historic city in a county of over 500,000 residents, with easy access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, and Washington, D.C. Lancaster offers both a diverse, urban environment and lush, rolling farmland. Residents enjoy charming historic districts and historical landmarks, a vibrant arts and cultural scene, and dining and shopping to suit every taste. 

Job Description:

Reporting to the Director of Career Development, the Assistant Director provides holistic and developmental career advisement and programmatic opportunities to a designated portfolio of 850+ F&M students and graduates with the goal of fostering confidence, competence and success in their career pursuits during and beyond college. 

Essential Functions:

  • Deliver career advisement to a robust portfolio of students from across majors and class years which helps them explore and identify potential career paths consistent with their talents, values and interests, while coaching them on the experiences, knowledge and skills they need to secure opportunities relevant to those paths. In coaching, facilitate student confidence and clarity through assessments, reflection and discernment tools while helping them network and compete for summer and post-graduate opportunities.
  • Design and deliver programming and resources responsive to the needs of first year through senior students at all levels of preparation and readiness in collaboration with academic and administrative departments, student organizations, and other community partners, while also helping facilitate OSPGD's hallmark career development seminars like the popular Life After College Success and ASPIRE programs.
  • Pursue ongoing education with regard to employment trends, industry standards, hiring practices and career coaching skills via relevant and regarded professional associations (e.g. NACE, EACE, NCDA).
  • Maintain records of advisement and programmatic engagement while also collaborating on metrics reflecting the impact and outcomes of the Assistant Director's efforts. 
  • Assist with alumni advisement and programs as capacity allows.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with internal partners (e.g. faculty, coaches, College House Deans and professional staff) and external constituents (e.g. F&M alumni, parents and career advising colleagues) in support and enhance the Assistant Director's efforts in educating and empowering each student's career development and life design.

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  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in career counseling, human resources, student development, higher education or a related field. Master's preferred. 
  • 2+ years of experience advising, coaching, recruiting, and/or fostering career development, preferably in an education setting.
  • Experience in career development assessment and discernment tools, preferably Life Design, Career Coaching, MBTI and/or CliftonStrengths preferred.
  • Experience with Handshake or a related content management system strongly preferred.
  • Intermediate knowledge of labor market trends and career paths in public, private and non-profit sectors.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion within the workplace and in all interactions with all constituents and stakeholders
  • Keen understanding of, and appreciation for, the liberal arts as well as the ability to communicate its value and relevance to success beyond college
  • Willingness to deliver and participate in evening and occasional weekend programs

The ability and willingness to provide excellent service and to work in a collegial manner with students, faculty and staff, and other constituencies is essential.

Additional Information:

Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of reference checks, a criminal background verification, and verification of credentials. The College will coordinate these verifications.

Franklin & Marshall College requires all employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination by sending a scanned copy of their completed vaccination card to Human Resources. Employees may request a religious or medical vaccination exemption by contacting Human Resources.

Full-time members of the Franklin & Marshall College professional staff receive competitive starting pay and a comprehensive benefits package that includes health coverage, dental, vision, generous retirement savings plan contributions, education benefits for employees, spouses and dependent children, and enjoy access to all College facilities including dining venues to suit all tastes, recreation and fitness facilities, and libraries, plus access to College performances, lectures, and events.

To learn more about our Benefits, please visit our Benefits Page.

Franklin & Marshall College is committed to having an inclusive campus community where all members are treated with dignity and respect. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the College does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender/gender-identity, sex, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, veteran's status, genetic information, family or marital status, sexual orientation, or any other protected class.

Individuals who need an accommodation due to a disability in order to submit an application or attend an employment interview should contact Human Resources at (717) 358-3995.

Franklin & Marshall is proud to offer a smoke-free work environment.

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