Director of Career and Professional Development, The Center for Student Success
Eastern Nazarene College (ENC), a four-year Christian liberal arts college on Boston’s south shore, is seeking a Director of Career and Professional Development to provide career development services and activities to increase the career preparedness of students and to develop job and internship prospects for students and alumni. Reporting to the V.P. of Student Development and Student Services, you will be an active member of the Student Success team with an opportunity to engage in the envisioning of a student success center at ENC. The ideal candidate will have a Master’s Degree in Counseling, Student Development, Higher Education Administration or related degree with 1-2 years of experience in career development/career services. Must have a strong desire to work in a collaborative environment that serves a diverse population, and must support the traditions and values of Christian higher education in a busy educational institution.
- Develop, publicize and market career events and services to better educate and involve campus community in career development issues and services
- Conduct systematic need assessments to guide the career services programming.
- Conduct yearly first destination and alumni career surveys and writing annual reports and summaries of job, internship, and graduate school attainment
- Coordinate career programming by collaborating with academic departments and student groups
- Develop and implement plans for enhanced employer relations, cultivating job and internship possibilities with area employers and with alumni
- Coordinate recruiting days, company visits, and job fairs
- Oversee the internship program by assisting students in finding internships, developing internship resources, and working with faculty to administer the program.
- Counsel students and alumni in the areas of career development (decision making, resumes, interviewing, job search, graduate school)
- Keep abreast of career trends and job market information, disseminating information to the campus community
- Write/edit career newsletters and class emails
- Represent the college at professional organizations and conferences
- Teach courses in career/vocation development and decision-making.
- Review, update, and develop career services website.
- Interpret interest, personality, and temperament type inventories and relate the results to career decision making and team dynamics.
- Provide academic advising to students who are undecided in their college major choice.
- Participate in regular supervisory meetings with the Brickley Center Director.
- Attend professional workshops and meetings and read journals to stay current in field.
- Master’s Degree in Counseling, Student Development, Higher Education Administration or related degree with 1-2 years of experience in career development/career services.
- Candidates must possess high value and appreciation for the Church of the Nazarene and a thoughtful understanding of the Wesleyan Holiness tradition. A committed Christian faith evident in daily life, and support for the mission and educational philosophy of the College is required (see statement of faith requirement in application instructions).
- Strong counseling, oral presentation, and written communication skills required.
- Must be a strong self-motivator.
- Relational so as to assist with the establishment of internal and external networks (ENC, companies, alumni, industry specific)
- Mature; able to handle crisis situations, strong and difficult emotions and fears with tact and skill; sound judgment
- Ability to understand and communicate with college-age adults and older student and alumni populations
- Strong decision-making and problem-solving ability
- Organizational skills and leadership ability
- Flexibility and ability to adapt to different situations
Please submit your (1) resume, (2) cover letter, and (3) statement of faith for consideration.
Human Resources Director
Eastern Nazarene College, 23 E. Elm Avenue, Quincy, MA 02170
Eastern Nazarene College (ENC) is a four-year Christian liberal arts college on Boston’s south shore. ENC offers a breadth of academic programs that prepare students to lead and serve in a diverse world by integrating the “best in education and the best in Christian faith.” Applicants should be committed Christians and active in a local church. Preference in hiring is given to those with Wesleyan convictions and background, though qualified applicants from other Christian traditions will be considered as well. www.enc.edu
Our benefits include health, dental, tuition benefits for employee and dependents, competitive retirement matching, generous paid time off, life and disability insurance, and more. In addition, as a staff or faculty member in our multi-cultural and close-knit community, you’ll enjoy a variety of unique benefits as you play an active role in achieving our mission and supporting our community.
The mission of Eastern Nazarene College is to serve God, the Church, and the World by providing a quality liberal arts education to students of all ages. Consistent with its Wesleyan heritage, ENC seeks to create and maintain an environment which awakens and fosters truth, righteousness, justice and holiness as made possible by God’s transforming grace through Jesus Christ.
Embracing its multicultural and urban environment, ENC prepares students to lead and serve in a diverse world by integrating “the best in education and the best in Christian faith”.
Our lifestyle guidelines reflect the “Articles of Faith and “Agreed Statement of Belief” of the Church of the Nazarene and the Mission Statement of Eastern Nazarene College. The premise of our lifestyle guidelines is to exemplify such personal, moral, and religious conduct as shall be above reproach. This lifestyle premise is for everyone working and living on campus: students, faculty, staff, and administration. This lifestyle premise is a rationale for desirable behavior and attitudes. To be in accord with the purposes and spirit of the College and with the doctrines and standards of the Church of the Nazarene, our lifestyle practices exclude: drinking alcoholic beverages, engaging in sexual acts with anyone other than your spouse, viewing pornographic and violent videos/movies, using illegal drugs or misuse of prescription drugs, participating in gambling, or using tobacco in any form. The College also asks employees to follow dress code guidelines. The College expects all employees to live by this lifestyle premise. We ask for an understanding of the need for lifestyle standards, a good spirit in keeping them, and cooperative efforts in improving them. As ENC employees, we ask that you consider the larger picture that what we do and how we do it reflects on ENC and affects other people as well as ourselves. Our desire is to glorify God in all our efforts.