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Requisition Number 17-0049
Post Date 8/18/2017
Title Assistant Director of Career Development and Experiential Education
City Frederick
State MD

Under the general direction of the Director of Center for Career Development and Experiential Education, the full-time Assistant Director of Career Development and Experiential Education, oversees the general management of the Career Center, internship programs for students, faculty, and employer groups. The Assistant Director provides individual counsel to clients, administers and interprets career assessments, provides résumé critiques, and general career guidance; is responsible for developing and maintaining effective relationships with local, regional, and national internship sites to increase recruitment of internship opportunities. This role also oversees and coordinates, in conjunction with the Director, advisors to specific professions, study abroad advisor, and the student worker program, assists in administrative and support activity within the Center, assists in maintaining the Career Center web site and publications, and maintains Career Center databases. This position provides direct support to students, alums, employers, and other visitors to the Career Center.


Internship Counseling (40%)

  • Serves as the primary Hood contact for host internship sites, student interns and faculty supervisors and ensures that all parties have the requisite forms (e.g. memorandum of understanding, evaluations) and are familiar with the policies regarding internships;
  • Markets to and counsels students interested in internship opportunities providing them the appropriate information and paperwork to obtain an internship;
  • Promotes internship programs with employers at potential internship sites;
  • Assists with the development of policies and procedures related to the internship program;
  • Develops and updates related internship forms, paperwork and web-based information;
  • Develops a formal line of communication with the academic departments to promote internship opportunities and career guidance for the students;
  • Develops internship opportunities for graduate students for programs that require and those that do not require an internship experience;

Internship and Experiential Learning Development (25%)

  • Establish new internship contacts and strengthen current internship relationships through outreach activities such as cold calls, mass mailings, and individual internship site visits;
  • Engage in appropriate activities (board and committee memberships, civic organizations) to establish professional opportunities for students;
  • Expand the focus of areas that enrich classroom learning to include both academic credit, non-academic credit internships, and additional experiential learning programs;
  • Schedule and conduct internship site visits to determine internship needs and promote the college's students as a potential candidates;
  • Oversees the maintaining, updating and expansion of the electronic internship site data base;
  • Assists the Director and collaborates with the Manager of Employer Relations in coordinating programs to connect students to the internship opportunities in the community as well as alumnae and alumni internship relationships;
  • Develops stronger and more visible ties with the local and state business community to promote more internship opportunities for the students and better opportunities for the College to promote itself;
  • Participate in the design and delivery of internship/career-related workshops, programs and panels;
  • Programming for Students: Develops and Implements the annual Social Visionary Speaker Series, educating the student body on relevant topics to social justice and current issues.

Student Worker Development and Career Center Support (20%)

  • Recruit and train student workers to provide administrative and office support to the Career Center;
  • Supervise seven student workers, providing daily oversight and midterm and end of year evaluation;
  • Support the Career Center as needed for programming, counseling and/or general office duties;
  • Represent the Career Center by supporting College events, programming and membership on campus wide committees.

Career Center Administrative Support and Staff Coordination (15%)

  • In conjunction with the Director, provide supervision of Study Abroad, Heath Professions, and Pre-Law advisors;
  • Coordinates all web based information for the Career Center in conjunction with on campus departments as well as outside vendors;
  • Specifically oversees the NACELink (Blazer Career Connection) data base system;
  • Oversees and maintains all statistical data for Career Center;
  • Supports the Career Counselors in advising and assisting students in clarifying their academic and career goals through individual career counseling;
  • Provide overview of career assessment resources (MBTI and Focus II);
  • Helps students develop and refine résumé writing, interviewing, mock interviewing and job-search skills;
  • Develops and delivers workshops on the internship process, résumé writing and job search process, promoting the services of the Career Center;
  • Assists with the planning and promotion of career services office to students, alumni, faculty and employers through wide-array of marketing efforts;
  • Assists with the updating of existing marketing materials and/or development of new materials.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding, disciplining, and separating employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

  • Supervises administrative employees and subject specific advisors in document student use of career center resources, service usage, and outcomes. Maintain database and hardcopy records detailing site information and student placement; ensures all parties have appropriate documents;
  • Supervises of administrative staff in coordinating with the registrar’s office to ensure that both offices have accurate information on current internships;


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Analytical skills;
  • Organizational and time management skills;
  • Ability to accept responsibility and work independently with little supervision using initiative and sound judgment;
  • Ability to function effectively in team settings;
  • Thorough knowledge and mastery of Microsoft Office, website, and database development software.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years’ experience in career counseling or related field required. Master’s degree in career counseling or related field preferred. 3-5 years’ experience in business or higher education realm, working with employer groups in a Career Center environment or related field required.

Strong public speaking skills and experience; Supervisory experience required. Experience in an office setting utilizing PC technology required. Proven customer service skills, ability to create databases and manage information using MS Access preferred. Web page development experience preferred. Work experience at a college/or university or employment center preferred.

Technology Skills

Thorough knowledge and mastery of Microsoft Office Suite Productivity products (such as Microsoft Word, Access, Excel & PowerPoint), email and Internet required, website and database development software and ability to learn new applications quickly including organization-wide information systems and department-specific software applications.

Language Skills

Ability to effectively present information and positively respond to questions from groups of faculty, staff, students and the general public both in person and over the phone. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

Mathematical Skills

Strong statistical and analytical skills required. Ability to work with and apply statistical and mathematical concepts timely and accurately, either manually, by using a calculator and apply practical situations.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to interpret a variety of complex policies and procedures to resolve problems and make decisions. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to hypothesize, draw conclusions, and support conclusions. Ability to work in theoretical arena and apply logic as appropriate.

To Apply

Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a cover letter, résumé, and three professional references. When saving documents, the file name must include the job requisition number (i.e. 17-0049).

The electronic application is found at the end of the job description on the lower right hand side, "Apply On-line". If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email or call (301) 696-3592.

Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. An Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disability

Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit

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