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Senior Assistant Director for Career Readiness & Inclusive Excellence

Oberlin College & Conservatory
Job Location:
Oberlin, Ohio
Career Development and Services
Oberlin College’s Career Development Center helps students and recent alumni identify and achieve meaningful career objectives that build upon their Oberlin education and experiences. We offer group and individual advising, as well as experiential opportunities that complement all students’ learning and experiences during their time at Oberlin.

The Career Development Center seeks an individual to serve as a Senior Assistant Director for Career Readiness and Inclusive Excellence. This position will positively contribute to the Center’s efforts of helping students acquire skills and learn critical strategies for career readiness and professional development. The ideal candidate has demonstrated experience and skills in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion and is an experienced advisor who can creatively empower students and recent alumni to navigate the job search process, build professional networks, make a successful transition to the workplace, and manage their early careers. Additionally, we seek a candidate with knowledge and experience to lead the Arts and Creative Expression Career Community ( This is a full-time 12-month professional contract position. Position title and scope will be determined based on experience and skills.

Essential Job Functions:Capacity to create a diverse and inclusive environment and provide equitable and inclusive services to the Oberlin College community.Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team to proactively identify opportunities and challenges and propose solutions.Ability to respond to common inquiries or concerns from students, college stakeholders, or regulatory agencies.Ability to work in a multiethnic and multicultural environment with students, faculty, and staffSome extended hours including evenings and weekends, will be required.

Required qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree required; a Master’s degree in counseling, student personnel, or related discipline preferred.
    • At least one year of professional experience providing advising or counseling in a college or university setting required; three to five years of experience advising diverse groups of college students and alumni preferred.
    • Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and experience with topics directly related to diversity, equity, and inclusion
    • Demonstrated skills in engaging a diverse student population utilizing a student development models and methods
    • Excellent written and interpersonal communication with the ability to communicate effectively with all components of the College and external constituents, especially with students
    • Comfortable working with computer technology and online web-based services
    • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently when necessary; well-organized and detail-oriented
    • Demonstrated ability to personally engage with multiple constituencies in a variety of situations and contexts
    • Well-developed skills of team collaboration, coalition building, and operation in interdisciplinary working groups required
    • Strong leadership and relationship-building skills; experience in developing relationships with people from different cultural backgrounds, including those associated with race, ethnicity, international origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, and/or other aspects of human diversity
A completed application will consist of a cover letter, resume and list a professional references.
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