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Associate Director of Career Services
Date Posted 07/15/2021
Hiring Status Accepting Applications
Location Winona Campus
Position Responsibilities

Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is seeking an Associate Director of Career Services to lead the strategy and programming for the Winona campus. This position will develop and maintain employer, alumni, parent and campus recruiting relationships and focus on building new models for connecting Saint Mary’s students with sought-after employers, influential alumni and parents, and distinctive career enhancing experiences. In addition, this role is responsible for managing Saint Mary’s participation in national and regional career-affiliated organizations, and serves as a career development expert.

  • Work with employers to arrange and showcase their opportunities effectively.
  • Develop a marketing and promotional strategy to communicate regularly with academic departments and students.
  • Enhance relationships with organizations through outreach and visits.
  • Strengthen, enhance, encourage and initiate alumni connections and involvement with recruiting and programming. 
  • Maintain an active role in professional associations to remain current with employer/college trends and establish/maintain relationships with recruiters. 
  • Collaborate with colleagues in advancement, alumni, faculty, student success, and other appropriate departments to develop career education programs.
  • Provide coaching support during peak periods, advising students on career-related issues including self-assessment, major choice, career exploration, internships, full-time employment, graduate school opportunities, and other post-baccalaureate positions. 
  • Leverage benchmarking and knowledge of best practices to contribute to the career service efforts to create excellent career decision-making programming, job and internship search events, fairs and materials for undergraduates.  
  • Prepare usage and engagement reports on the career service events and programs on an end-of-semester and end-of-year basis.
  • Lead the internship initiatives of the college.  
  • Represent the Saint Mary’s career services office to visiting employers, alumni, and prospective students and families during recruiting visits, company information sessions, alumni events, admissions programs, and orientation functions.  
  • Serve on and/or lead college-wide, state or national professional association committees that sponsor professional development activity and career programs for students  
Essential Skills and Abilities

The selected candidate will have the following skills and abilities:

  • Ability to work both independently and within a team
  • Be creative and possess ingenuity
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize, managing a heavy workload in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability and willingness to support, respect and commit to embracing diverse backgrounds, values and points of view to build a strong and inclusive community including faculty, staff, students and constituents
  • Ability to work evening and weekend hours to support programs and events
  • Self-motivated, professional, and highly disciplined
  • Must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3+ years of experience in career development in a higher education setting or background in HR/recruiting
  • Experience in career coaching 
  • Maintain a valid driver’s license and meet Saint Mary’s driver authorization criteria with a satisfactory driving record

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

Additional Required Materials Cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references
Application Review Date
Starting Date
Contact Timothy Gossen, Ed.D., Vice President for Student Affairs
Contact Email
Position Full-time
Contract Length 12 Month
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.