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Assistant Director Career Services - School of Medicine
Tufts University

Date Posted Feb. 23, 2022
Title Assistant Director Career Services - School of Medicine
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Department School of Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Administration - Academic Unit


The Tufts Public Health and Professional Degree Career Center housed in the School of Medicine provides comprehensive career development assistance to graduate students and alumni in seven programs. We provide individual career advising, guidance in securing capstone and applied learning experience preceptors, drop-in hours, online resources, workshops, graduate school advising, career and internship fairs, networking and presentations with alumni and employers, job and internship search assistance, and online job and internship listings. We strive to transform students' lives so that they can have a profound impact on the world. Through the Campus Recruiting Program, the Career Center works closely with recruiters/employers to arrange information sessions, resume collections and interviews.


What You'll Do

As a member of the Career Services team, the Assistant Director develops and delivers comprehensive student, alumni, and employer engagement efforts with primary responsibility for student programming, resources, sessions, engagement and marketing. The position involves daily support of students across programs (Master/Doctor of Public Health, Biomedical Sciences, Health Informatics & Analytics, Physician Assistant, and Physical Therapy). Individualized support includes scheduled career counseling sessions (typically 2 per day) and responding to drop ins and emails in a timely manner. The Assistant Director is also responsible for marketing strategies for the Career Center to ensure high visibility, engagement, and integration across the university community and beyond. The Assistant Director also will carry a moderate case load of alumni appointments and drop-ins and employer engagement as needed.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

Knowledge and experience typically acquired by:

  • Bachelor's Degree and 3 years of professional experience including: career/academic advising business operations, recruiting, human resources, communications, and marketing
  • Strong consulting/coaching/teaching skills
  • Strong understanding of hiring, job search, career management, and compensation
  • Strong relationship building, program management, event planning, problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Proven presentation skills and comfort level in dealing with diverse population of students, alumni, faculty, parents and employers from business, public sector and academic communities.
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Strong problem solving and project management skills.
  • National trends in the job market, career services, and diverse student populations
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong customer focus, attention to detail and an ability to deal with frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to understand job descriptions and translate them into everyday language so students and alumni can understand the day-to-day activities and priority charters of potential roles.
  • Understanding of the hidden job market and how to uncover it.
  • Strong technical skills database management and familiarity with web-based recruiting software (Handshake preferred), client management systems (Salesforce preferred), Microsoft Office (including excel) and online resources. Proficiency in social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and blogs.
  • A demonstrated understanding and commitment to building an inclusive environment
  • Knowledge of general office procedures including proficiency in MS Office
  • Ability to supervise student assistants and interns
  • Must be willing to travel and work evenings and occasional weekends as needed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Higher Education, Counseling, Business Administration or related field preferred

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.


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