William James College, an independent graduate college of psychology, educates culturally sensitive professionals to improve the mental health of individuals and organizations. Emphasizing experiential education, we attract developing professionals eager to become leaders and to advance mental health. We offer graduate programs attentive to the needs of vulnerable populations including children of adversity and the needs of specific populations such as Latinos and veterans, as well as organizations and leaders on the forefront of creating social change.
The Assistant Director for Student Affairs works in concert with the Dean of Students to maintain the overall quality of student professional development and student life. A key component of this position is to offer a portfolio of career services for our students. Responsibilities will include creating opportunities for professional career development for students, student programming, providing support for student life, and assisting students in need or distress. This position will work with colleagues and students to develop, implement, evaluate, and support comprehensive and proactive programming related to career and professional development, and student life.
- Develop and oversee in-person workshops and webinars on various professional development topics including C.V. and cover letter writing, interviewing, job search skills, professional etiquette, social media, etc.
- Build close working relationships with academic administrators and faculty to ensure students' professional development related needs are met. Collaborate with the departments for field-specific information related to C.V.’s, licensure, fellowships, etc.
- Provides support for student life, special events programming, student activities, and recreational activities;
- Works with the Dean of Students in managing the student government and student organizations to set and accomplish goals in keeping with the mission and vision of the institution;
- Assist with the coordination and execution of William James College events e.g. orientation, career fairs, speaker events, etc.
- Counsels students through crisis management, triage and referrals;
- Assist with programming and services that support and maintain an environment that promotes inclusion, celebrates diversity and raises cultural awareness;
- A Master's in counseling, career services, higher education administration, student development, or related field and a minimum of three (3) years’ experience working in education and/or career services;
- Minimum of 2-3 years of relevant professional experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Leadership experience in career advising or career services within a
- college or university along with excellent familiarity with career development-related technology and social media tools highly preferred
- Excellent written and oral communications skills are required;
- Ability to utilize technology in the delivery of student programs is strongly preferred;
- Strong, positive interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively;
- Exhibited knowledge of the career planning/counseling process; resume writing techniques; interview process, and job search strategies;
- Proficient in using social media i.e. LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.
send cover letter and CV to:
Director, Human Resources
William James College
One Wells Avenue
Newton, MA, 02459
Applications will be reviewed when submitted, and considered until the position is filled.
William James College is an equal opportunity employer and is a community that embraces multiculturalism. As such, persons from historically under-represented minority groups are encouraged to apply.