The Heller School at Brandeis University seeks an exceptional and energetic career development leader to serve as Assistant Dean, Career Development at the Heller School. This position will lead all career development programs, processes, and resources of the career center as well as have input in the development and execution of career development programs and initiatives across the Heller School. The Assistant Dean, Career Development is expected to be a strategic thinker, with a strong coaching and advising background, comfortable and successful at developing and managing relationships, and creative in their approach to developing and delivering programs that serve the career development needs of the Heller School diverse and multicultural students and community. Specifically, this individual will develop the strategy for the center, manage the delivery of career education and advising/coaching to Masters and PhD level students, establish and maintain relationships with employers, foster cross-collaborative efforts within the University as a whole, and measure outcomes of career development activities. Through developing and leveraging professional, personal, and University contacts, the Assistant Dean will cultivate and maintain relationships with public, private, non-profit, multi-national, non-governmental, and humanitarian organizations around the world to advance the career development of Heller students and alumni.
Collaborate with faculty and academic departments on discipline-specific professional and graduate-school career development efforts with a focus on internships, undergraduate research, and engagement with working professionals in the academic areas.
Provide individual career counseling to students and alumni on professional goals, industry exploration, job development strategies, networking and relationship management, career development tools, job search strategies, and career development materials (resumes, cover letters, web presence, and networking).Â
Develop assessments for measuring career center activities and successes related to program use by students and alumni and career destinations and advancement.Â
Lead employer relations efforts, including coordinating with alumni, faculty, and other partnership, build and organize career fairs, industry programs, alumni events, company presentations or visits and other events to expand recruiting opportunities.Â
Market the Center's programs and resources to students, alumni, employers and faculty, so that they are aware of and may effectively use the services.Â
Manage career center budget and consult with the Dean of the Heller School and the Chief Administrative officer to develop a budget which allows for the effective delivery of career center program and resources.
Hire, develop, evaluate, and supervise staff, ensuring that work performed is of high quality, is done in the most effective way, and contributes to the goals of the Center.
Attend Heller School and University-wide committee and planning meetings to represent the career development center and add strategic input on all matters related to the career development of Heller students.Â
Evaluate and assess the effectiveness and use of current web and paper-based career development tools and systems. Review other systems and make plans to implement new systems when appropriate.Â
Skills & Qualifications:
Bachelorâ™s degree required, Masterâ™s degree preferred, plus 8+ related work experience
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong professional/business writing and editing abilities.
Ability to plan, organize and lead programming. Experience working with budget development and management is a plus. Experience working with corporate and nonprofit executives and recruiters is expected.
Understanding of Handshake, Qualtrics and Excel a plus.
As a medium-sized private research university with global reach, we are dedicated to first-rate undergraduate education while making groundbreaking discoveries. Four major academic units with 3,600 undergraduates and 2,050 graduate students comprise the University: the College of Arts and Sciences, the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the International Business School, and the Rabb School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, Brandeis was elected to membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which represents the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada. Brandeis has been ranked among the top 35 national universities by U.S. News & World Report every year since the rankings’ inception. Our 235-acre campus is located in the suburbs of Boston, a global hub for higher education and innovation. Our faculty are leaders in their fields, as passionate about teaching and mentorship as they are about pushing the boundaries of knowledge. Our students are motivated, compassionate, curious and open to exploring new and challenging experiences. Brandeis was founded in 1948 as a nonsectarian university under the sponsorship of th...e American Jewish community to embody its highest ethical and cultural values and to express its gratitude to the United States through the traditional Jewish commitment to education. By being a nonsectarian university that welcomes students, teachers and staff of every nationality, religion and orientation, Brandeis renews the American heritage of cultural diversity, equal access to opportunity and freedom of expression.