Assistant Director for Career and Personal Development

FLSA EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY: Salaried; Exempt; Administrative; 12 months

DEPARTMENT: Student Affairs


The Assistant Director for Career and Personal Development creates and oversees programs that support the career and vocational exploration of students at Alma College. The assistant director is responsible for programming that will provide meaningful opportunities for students to engage in individual reflection and with faculty, mentors, employers, and alumni to encourage their career exploration. Specific responsibilities include supervising a team of Career Peers, planning events to support career exploration, and supporting on-campus employment.


This position reports to the Director of Career and Personal Development.


• Supervise and train a team of student Career Peers to conduct resume and cover letter review, interview preparation and other professional development, as needed.
• Provide direct support to students through individual career coaching sessions.
• Coordinate on-campus student employment postings and collaborate on the implementation of the First Year Work to Earn Program.
• Provide oversight for the First Destination Survey, an annual survey of graduating students.
• Organize and host events that support student’s career exploration and professional development, including events with a focus on support students in individual majors or with identified social identities.
• Serve as the campus administrator for Handshake and PathwayU.
• Liaison with the First Year Seminar Faculty to develop resources that support vocational exploration in the First Year Seminar course.
• Serve on divisional and college committees as needed.
• Other duties as assigned.


• Bachelor’s degree.
• Previous higher education experience preferably with career development.
• Demonstrated experience in program/event planning.
• Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills.
• Extraordinary ability to organize, prioritize, and multitask.
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to follow through and meet deadlines and budgets.
• Ability to work weekends and evenings as needed.
• Ability to handle confidential information.
• Commitment to the mission, vision, and goals of Alma College.


• Walking.
• Sitting at a desk for up to 8 hours.
• Lifting up to 20 pounds.


Interested candidates must submit an Alma College application, a cover letter, current resume, and the names of three professional references via email to Position is open until filled.

Alma College is classified as a selective Baccalaureate College: Diverse Fields by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders, Alma’s students thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction. Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body.

Alma College recognizes that we are all transformed when we celebrate and value the varied identities backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives in our campus community. We are committed to recognizing and removing barriers to success and providing equitable access to opportunities through education and advocacy. In our increasingly diverse campus and world, we pledge to create a climate where everyone is safe and free to grow intellectually, spiritually, and emotionally. For more information about the College, visit

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