Associate Director of Career Services

Position Summary

Menlo College is seeking an entrepreneurial, student-centered Associate Director of Career Services to lead in developing and delivering a comprehensive suite of career services that is tailored to meet the diverse and specific needs of the college’s student body. This position reports to the Director of Internships and Career Services.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement a dynamic strategy to deliver career services and resources to all students.
  • Manage a caseload of primarily freshmen, sophomores, and graduating seniors.
  • Provide individualized career advising through scheduled appointments and drop-in times.
  • Develop and deliver workshops and other programming (g., company tours, guest speakers, diversity events); maintain a robust online library of trusted career resources.
  • Respond to incoming employer requests regarding job openings and campus visits.
  • Plan and execute flagship events such as Psych Night, the Career Fair, and Career Connect Day.
  • Partner with Alumni Engagement and Development to conduct the First Destination Survey and to deliver a custom suite of services, resources, and volunteer opportunities for alumni.
  • Benchmark, measure, report, and deliver recommendations based on KPIs to the Director.
  • Leverage social media platforms to communicate with students.
  • Represent and advocate for the interests of the office in meetings with campus partners, faculty, SGA, students clubs, and third parties; serve on key committees and taskforces as needed.
  • Continuously grow and strengthen ICS’s reputation on- and off-campus.
  • Model career readiness competencies in demeanor, dress, attitude, and work ethic.
  • Nurture an environment where commonalities and differences among people are recognized.
  • Addresses the characteristics and needs of a diverse population when establishing and implementing policies and procedures.
  • Ensure that privacy and confidentiality are maintained with respect to all communications and records (to the extent such records are protected under the law and appropriate ethical practice).
  • If qualified, teaching INT 120: Career Management in the Workplace and/or STS 100: Transition to College.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in education, career or vocational counseling, human resources, student services, or related fields; or equivalent experience
  • Experience working cross-departmentally and/or with outside partners
  • Demonstrated expertise in program development, marketing, and assessment
  • Knowledge of experiential learning and career development theories and best practices
  • Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills in areas of collaboration, creative problem solving, and decision making

Preferred Qualifications

  • Campus recruiting and/or university relations experience
  • Professional experience in resume writing, interviewing coaching, career counseling, career coaching, life coaching, or similar
  • Administrator-level experience with career management platforms (e.g., Handshake) or CRMs (e.g., Salesforce)
  • Professional experience in teaching or training
  • Member of National Association of Colleges and Employers, or similar professional association
  • Knowledge of best practices for social media engagement


Atherton, CA 94027
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