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PROSPECTUS

Assistant Director/Advisor (2)

 

Careers in Consulting, Finance, Business and Marketing

 

Careers in Science, Technology and Engineering 

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Assistant Director/Advisor Positions

Careers in Consulting, Finance, Business and Marketing


Job Title: Assistant Director/Advisor, Careers in Consulting, Finance, Business and Marketing Reports to: Associate Director, Career Exploration and Advising Position Summary Wellesley Career Education seeks an experienced career advisor with a background in consulting, finance and/or business to join our career advising team. Career Education prides itself on the individualized support, expertise, network and experiential learning it offers to students as they explore and embark on their career journeys. This role is responsible for educating our students and alumnae about the required training, evolving trends and range of opportunities most prevalent in these fields, offering them professional guidance, connections to alumnae mentors and industry knowledge that will strengthen their internship and career searches. This individual will partner with colleagues within Career Education who support students and alumnae at all stages of their career journey and with colleagues across the college, including faculty across departments and peers in the Division of Student Life. A successful candidate for this position will build strong rapport with students, have a track record of building relationships and collaborative partnerships with various stakeholders (including faculty, staff, employers, and alumnae), strong organizational skills in support of event planning and resource management, and the ability to adapt to changing student interests and job markets. An ideal candidate will also demonstrate a longstanding commitment to elevating underrepresented voices in consulting, finance, business and marketing. Primary Position Responsibility: Student and Alum Advising

  • Serve as advisor and connector within assigned career fields, maintaining current information on recruiting practices, timelines, fellowships, research opportunities and industry trends
  • Provide one-on-one advising appointments, group advising sessions, and weekly drop-in hours
  • Adjust and adapt advising to the unique backgrounds and identities of Wellesley students, particularly those who are underrepresented in these fields
  • Educate and prepare students and graduates on the specifics of a successful internship or job search strategy, including document review, resources for research, networking techniques, interview preparation, including case interviews, and salary negotiation
  • Educate and prepare students and graduates on graduate school application processes - particular for MBAs in traditional and 2+2 programs - including application timelines and planning, academic planning, test taking, document review, school choice, and scholarship negotiation.
  • Assist students in leveraging the use of Handshake, LinkedIn, the Wellesley Hive (Wellesley’s mentorship platform), social media, and other technology in their internship, job or graduate school search strategy
  • Emphasize the importance of self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and reflection as part of one’s career development, complementing and building upon the guidance offered by Career Education’s Assistant Directors for Career Exploration
  • Advise students participating in relevant Wellesley-sponsored summer internships, engaging them in preparatory, mid-experience and/or debrief conversations that reflect on their experiences in the context of their larger career planning and goals
  • Collaborate with Associate Director of Marketing & Operations to ensure strong and targeted content for newsletters, emails and notices to those interested in these fields
  • Conduct ongoing research and adapt advising, programs and resources in the assigned fields to ensure that each remains current and relevant
Programming and Events
  • Create, oversee and manage all logistical components for events and programs, including alumnae panels, workshops and other events, that reflect a variety of opportunities and career journeys in the assigned fields
  • Collaborate closely with the Employer Engagement team in the organization and execution of at least one career fair per year and other spotlight/boutique recruiting events focused on the assigned career fields, and support the promotion / marketing of employer-led recruiting sessions
  • Collaborate with Career Education colleagues in the organization and execution of events that review basic career search skills, including resume and cover letter basics, the job and internship search, salary negotiation, networking and informational interviews
  • Collaborate with faculty, departments, programs, student organizations (particularly the Consulting Club, the Investment Society, Wellesley in Asset Management and Finance and Wellesley in Business) and other campus partners to offer targeted career-related programing for various student populations
Internal Career Education Collaboration
  • Partner closely with the Associate Director of Employer Engagement by sharing advising insights to ensure that the industries and employers of greatest interest to our students are well-represented in our employer engagement outreach and as campus recruiters
  • Partner closely with the Employer Engagement team in identifying and promoting diversity pipeline opportunities for students in the assigned fields
  • Promote Wellesley-sponsored internships to students, participate in relevant application review and feedback events and engage in the application assessment process twice annually
  • Collaborate with the Program Director for Fellowships in the promotion of fellowships that support students and alumnae in the assigned fields
  • Serve on office-wide committees as needed and support “all hands on deck” events including orientation, career retreats, career fairs and internship events
  • Partner with the Director of Exploration and Experiential Learning in the strategic design and management of a distinct Career Education program or project (examples include student employment professional development resources, the Life After Wellesley program and a curriculum for our student internships program)
Campus Partnerships, Cross-Functional Teams and College Initiatives
  • Serve as a liaison to College departments and advisory boards as appropriate, ensuring seamless and constant communication and two-way information sharing, including at least one campus partner supporting a specific student population
  • Serve on various cross-functional teams and campus-wide committees to promote the vision and direction of Career Education and the College as a whole.
  • Represent Wellesley and Career Education in local and national professional associations and conferences in order to stay current with career services and industry standards and changes
Supervises: None Education Required:
  • 3-5 years relevant experience in education, career services, recruiting, or respective industry areas and Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree in area relevant to assigned fields, Higher Education, or other relevant advanced degree preferred
Experience Required
  • Previous experience advising students
  • Broad knowledge of career development or career coaching theory and strategies
  • Broad knowledge of recruiting practices, industry trends, and best practices in career services, especially as related to the assigned fields
  • Previous experience in working closely with employers, students, alumnae, faculty, and/or campus partners
  • Experience creating and implementing programs, events, and/or webinars
Skills and Abilities Required
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written)
  • High level of strategic and critical thinking
  • Ability to identify patterns, cultural nuances, and navigate a complex network of constituents
  • Ability to write clear, concise material targeted to various student, employer, and alumni populations
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise sound judgment and act with discretion
  • Ability to assess and shift priorities and adapt to a rapidly changing environment
Full Time, 12 Months.




Careers in Science, Technology and Engineering


Job Title: Assistant Director/Advisor, Careers in Science, Technology and Engineering Reports to: Associate Director, Career Exploration and Advising Position Summary Wellesley Career Education seeks an experienced career advisor with a background in STEM to join our career advising team. Career Education prides itself on the individualized support, expertise, network and experiential learning it offers to students as they explore and embark on their career journeys. This role is responsible for educating our students and alumnae about the required training, evolving trends and range of opportunities most prevalent in these fields, offering them professional guidance, connections to alumnae mentors and industry knowledge that will strengthen their internship and career searches. This individual will partner with colleagues within Career Education who support students and alumnae at all stages of their career journey and with colleagues across the college, including faculty and staff in our newly transformed, state-of-the-art Science Center, campus leaders in the McNair Scholars and Posse-STEM Scholars programs and peers in the Division of Student Life. A successful candidate for this position will build strong rapport with students, have a track record of building relationships and collaborative partnerships with various stakeholders (including faculty, staff, employers, and alumnae), strong organizational skills in support of event planning and resource management, and the ability to adapt to changing student interests and job markets. An ideal candidate will also demonstrate a longstanding commitment to elevating underrepresented voices in STEM fields. Primary Position Responsibility: Student and Graduate Advising (50%)

  • Serve as advisor and connector within assigned career fields, maintaining current information on recruiting practices, timelines, fellowships, research opportunities and industry trends
  • Provide one-on-one advising appointments, group advising sessions, and weekly drop-in hours
  • Adjust and adapt advising to the unique backgrounds and identities of Wellesley students, particularly those who are underrepresented in these fields
  • Educate and prepare students and graduates on the specifics of a successful internship or job search strategy, including document review, resources for research, networking techniques, interview preparation, and salary negotiation
  • Educate and prepare students and graduates on graduate school application processes, including application timelines and planning, academic planning, test taking, document review, school choice, and scholarship negotiation.
  • Assist students in leveraging the use of Handshake, LinkedIn, the Wellesley Hive (Wellesley’s mentorship platform), social media, and other technology in their internship, job or graduate school search strategy
  • Emphasize the importance of self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and reflection as part of one’s career development, complementing and building upon the guidance offered by Career Education’s Assistant Directors for Career Exploration
  • Advise students participating in relevant Wellesley-sponsored summer internships, engaging them in preparatory, mid-experience and/or debrief conversations that reflect on their experiences in the context of their larger career planning and goals
  • Collaborate with Associate Director of Marketing & Operations to ensure strong and targeted content for newsletters, emails and notices to those interested in these fields
  • Conduct ongoing research and adapt advising, programs and resources in the assigned fields to ensure that each remains current and relevant
Programming and Events (25%)
  • Create, oversee and manage all logistical components for events and programs, including alumnae panels, workshops and other events, that reflect a variety of opportunities and career journeys in the assigned fields
  • Collaborate closely with the Employer Engagement team in the organization and execution of at least one career fair and other spotlight/boutique recruiting events per year focused on the assigned career fields
  • Collaborate with Career Education colleagues in the organization and execution of events that review basic career search skills, including resume and cover letter basics, the job and internship search, salary negotiation, networking and informational interviews
  • Collaborate with faculty, departments, programs, student organizations and other campus partners to offer targeted career-related programing for various student populations
Internal Career Education Collaboration (15%)
  • Partner closely with the Associate Director of Employer Engagement by sharing advising insights to ensure that the industries and employers of greatest interest to our students are well-represented in our employer engagement outreach and as campus recruiters
  • Promote Wellesley-sponsored internships to students, participate in relevant application review and feedback events and engage in the application assessment process twice annually
  • Collaborate with the Program Director for Fellowships in the promotion of fellowships that support students and alumnae in the assigned fields
  • Serve on office-wide committees as needed and support “all hands on deck” events including orientation, career retreats, career fairs and internship events
  • Partner with the Director of Exploration and Experiential Learning in the strategic design and management of a distinct Career Education program or project (examples include student employment professional development resources, the Life After Wellesley program and a curriculum for our student internships program)
Campus Partnerships, Cross-Functional Teams and College Initiatives (10%)
  • Serve as the liaison to the faculty and staff of the newly renovated and transformed Science Center - a $200 million project to strengthen and further Wellesley’s reputation for excellence in STEM education
  • Serve as the liaison to campus programs that promote inclusive excellence in the sciences, including the McNair Scholars program and the Posse-STEM Scholars program, providing targeted career guidance and mentorship for students whose are underrepresented in the STEM fields
  • Serve as a liaison to College departments and advisory boards as appropriate, ensuring seamless and constant communication and two-way information sharing, including at least one campus partner supporting a specific student population
  • Serve on various cross-functional teams and campus-wide committees to promote the vision and direction of Career Education and the College as a whole.
  • Represent Wellesley and Career Education in local and national professional associations and conferences in order to stay current with career services and industry standards and changes
Supervises: None Education Required:
  • 3-5 years relevant experience in education, career services, recruiting, or respective industry areas and Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree in area relevant to assigned fields, Higher Education, or other relevant advanced degree preferred
Experience Required
  • Previous experience advising students
  • Broad knowledge of career development or career coaching theory and strategies
  • Broad knowledge of recruiting practices, industry trends, and best practices in career services, especially as related to the assigned fields
  • Previous experience in working closely with employers, students, alumnae, faculty, and/or campus partners
  • Experience creating and implementing programs, events, and/or webinars
Skills and Abilities Required
  • Excellent interpersonal communication (oral and written)
  • High level of strategic and critical thinking
  • Ability to identify patterns, cultural nuances, and navigate a complex network of constituents
  • Ability to write clear, concise material targeted to various student, employer, and alumni populations
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise sound judgment and act with discretion
  • Ability to assess and shift priorities and adapt to a rapidly changing environment
Full Time, 12 Months.





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ABOUT WELLESLEY

Wellesley is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. But most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years—women who are committed to making a difference. 

 

A Transformative Educational Experience
Every year, some 2,400 of the world’s top undergraduate women are challenged to exceed their own highest personal and intellectual expectations. The mastery Wellesley graduates demonstrate across the professional and vocational spectrum, and the influence they wield—whether in their own communities or on the world stage—is testament to a singularly empowering undergraduate experience. 

Wellesley’s lively academic community places a high value on rigorous, probing inquiry, and creative, cross-discipline thinking. Its collaborative approach to scholarship encourages students to question, debate, and refine their points of view, not only with each other, but with our world-class faculty—often by working directly with them on groundbreaking projects.

A Wellesley education fosters the highest standard of readiness for the “real world” in its graduates, in terms of ability to think, act, and contribute meaningfully and effectively in their chosen areas of interest.

The “Full-Engagement” Advantage
Wellesley’s full-engagement academic philosophy extends to the running of the College itself. The student voice is central to decision-making here; students serve on major committees of the Board of Trustees, participate in faculty search, and contribute to strategic planning. 

Students participate in a wide range of extracurricular projects: The College and its surrounding community and the greater Boston area offer hundreds of internships, advocacy projects, and the rare advantages of being a vital member of the single largest academic “hotspot” in the country.

Expected to be fully engaged while at Wellesley, students carry this sense of purposeful involvement and personal commitment throughout life. It is the signal mark of a Wellesley woman.

 

A Widely Envied Campus Environment
The sheer sense of scale of the breathtaking natural environment, in which buildings are thoughtfully sited, distinguish Wellesley’s physical setting in the classically New England town of Wellesley, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston.

Home to leading institutions such as the Albright Institute, the Knapp Social Science Center, the Davis Museum, The Newhouse Center for the Humanities, and the world-renowned Wellesley Centers for Women, Wellesley’s resources are a magnet not only for the surrounding community and metropolitan area; they attract attention—and scholars—from around the world.

Commitment to Women
Everything about Wellesley College bespeaks its commitment to women, and to providing them with an unequaled educational experience that honors and cultivates not only what is best about each of them, and their own potential, but about what women offer our world.

 

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WELLESLEY CAREER EDUCATION 

 

The Wellesley Career Education model illuminates the strengths of the liberal arts education and encourages active participation of the full College ecosystem in order to support every Wellesley woman from the moment she arrives on-campus through her alumnae years. Connections and communities form the heart of our model. 

Our students proactively engage in the process of exploring the intersection between self and society, engaging and testing their curiosities, and forming meaningful connections within career communities that cover a broad array of industries and career fields. 

Our Vision
To be the leader in cultivating women leaders of the future

Our Mission
To prepare and inspire every Wellesley woman to craft a lifetime of opportunity and realize her full potential

It’s equitable, inclusive, and empowering. It’s home.

Wellesley was founded on the radical idea that women have an equal right to the best education in the country. We still believe—in fact, we know from experience—that the boldest ideas, the brightest solutions, and the healthiest communities draw on a range of voices, perspectives, and experiences.

We’re dedicated to ensuring that all Wellesley students have an equal opportunity to flourish, no matter their race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, physical ability, or any other category that can be used to divide people.

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APPLICATIONS & DEADLINES

Applications for this role will be accepted until July 20, 2021. Please apply here.

This job description and prospectus has been designed to indicate the general nature, working conditions and level of work performed by employees within this job. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, working conditions and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. 

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