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Appointment Type: Admin Full-time
Department: Becker Career Center
Categories: Administration

Associate Director - Becker Career Center

Position Purpose: Supports the Center’s mission to provide distinctive career educational programs and services to assist students and alumni with their professional development. Assists in developing and implementing career readiness programming that is in alignment with the Career Center Strategic Plan. 

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

  1. Career Counseling: Provides career advising to undergraduate students and alumni on aspects of career planning, internship and employment/graduate school preparation. Provides individual and group instruction on the Union Career Alumni Network (UCAN) database to be utilized by students for career exploration. Engages alumni in career advancement advising and programming, and with the alumni mentor database. 
  2. Collaboration: Works closely with employer relations on cultivating employers, alumni engagement, and with consortia event planning and promotions. Assists with career fairs, employer follow-ups and other programming. Leads and sustains relationships with an academic division. Collaborates with the Executive Director in developing metrics and reporting outcomes assessing the effectiveness of career readiness programs, technology, resources and services, and foster continual improvement.
  3. Program Development and Training: Designs, coordinates, and presents  career readiness workshops and programs that address the needs of students across all four years. Partners with faculty on specific programs, mentoring and employer visits. Assists with coordinating off campus career education and recruitment events. Evaluates effectiveness of programs/resources/technology and reports educational outcomes. 
  4. Administration: Manages career readiness program and platform. Hires, trains, and supervises Career Assistants and Peer Career Advisors. Pitches in to assist colleagues as needed. 


  1. Bachelor's degree and five to seven years of experience in a career center or in higher education, preferably in a private liberal arts setting, and/or a combination of relevant education, training, certifications, and/or work experience.
  2. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to interact with varied constituencies (faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents, and employers).
  3. Demonstrated experience to maintain high levels of confidentiality and ability to treat confidential matters/information with discretion.
  4. Ability to pay attention to details, manage multiple projects, and meet deadlines.
  5. Able to exercise exceptional judgment, ensure strict confidentiality, and demonstrate outstanding professionalism in a range of situations.
  6. Able to support, contribute to, and strengthen a vibrant, culturally diverse, and inclusive learning community of students, alumni, faculty, and fellow staff colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in a related discipline. 
  2. Previous supervisory experience. 
  3. Demonstrated familiarity with the internship and employment recruitment process.

We offer exceptional benefits including:

  • Generous Vacation, Sick and Personal Time
  • Winter Recess Break in Addition to Paid Holidays
  • Healthcare, Dental, and Vision Insurance (Flexible Spending and Dependent Care Accounts)
  • Free On-Campus Fitness Facility Access and Discounts for On-Campus Wellness Programs
  • Employee Scholarships toward Certifications, Seminars, Training and Professional Development
  • Pre and Post Tax participation in a 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Salary Continuation Program in the event of Disability
  • Tuition Assistance Program for Employee, Spouse and/or Dependents

Note: All new hires of Union College are subject to a thorough education, work experience, and criminal history background check.

Union College

Officially chartered in 1795, Union College is the fifth oldest liberal arts college in the country. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is a highly selective residential and undergraduate college, home to 2,200 students and 220 faculty, and offering 44 majors. Union was the first liberal arts college to rethink the traditional liberal arts education and adopt an engineering curriculum. That pioneering approach continues today with an education that encourages students to work beyond the limits of disciplinary boundaries, allowing them to think globally and lead innovatively in a world where problem solving requires breadth across humanities, arts, social sciences, science, and engineering.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity. Increasing diversity on campus is a critical priority for Union, one that is integral to our mission of preparing students for a globally interconnected world. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin and veteran status. Union College is committed to providing access and will provide reasonable accommodation in its application process to individuals with disabilities that request such accommodations.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Union College will not discriminate in the recruitment or selection of faculty and employees, or in any other area of employment, on the basis of age, sex, race, national origin, religion, religious belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and veteran status. In this regard, opportunities for advancement will be made available without bias. The College is also subject to state and federal laws, supports efforts to attract and retain fully qualified women and other minority group members for faculty and other positions. Union College will comply with the letter and intent of all State and Federal laws and applicable orders pursuant to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

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