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Yeshiva University
  • Position Number: 2386207
  • Location: New York, NY
  • Position Type: Career Counseling and Placement

Associate Director, STEM Career Advising

Job No: 495500
Work Type: Staff Full-time
Department: Career Center
Location: Beren Campus, 245 Lexington Avenue, NY, NY
Categories: Career Center

Position Summary:

The Associate Director coaches and advises students, individually and in groups, on issues related to career planning strategies in STEM related fields. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who evaluates student and corporate partner needs, develops strategies, and proactively takes appropriate action as a result. The Associate Director is responsible for tracking, auditing, and analyzing internship and placement outcomes with high attention to detail and accountability.

Remote Work Plans Considered.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Must demonstrate the ability to work as a team member; to think creatively and to evaluate and improve existing process and procedures
  • Create and lead individualized career strategy sessions and group educational programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, in person, virtually and through online resources
  • Pilot innovative approaches for building partnerships and engaging employers with a mindset for understanding the needs of an international student population, the work authorization process for international candidates, and opportunities within STEM fields for both men and women
  • Implement a career community approach; partner with faculty and alumni to provide a holistic career strategy while in school and for post-graduation, leading to the beginning of an impactful career, whether it be great job and/or the acceptance into graduate school
  • Use historical employer data on accepted internship and employment offers to further develop employer relationships going forward, creating stronger employer relationships and opportunity pipelines
  • Leverage employer connections within alumni community to connect students to those who can promote/prepare them
  • Educate students on both traditional career preparedness topics as well as those relating specifically to STEM fields; Evaluate gaps in student engagement and skill sets; create and execute plans to establish connections with student population and equip students with necessary competencies
  • Think creatively and proactively about professional development and career search experience for students
  • Facilitate STEM career courses, drawing upon alumni and other industry leaders to provide panels and guest lectures about how their STEM educations translated into careers

    Experience & Education Background:


  • 3+ years work experience in Professional Development, Human Resources, HR Training, Campus Recruitment or Career Advising; strong and demonstrable knowledge and understanding of Engineering/Computer Science/Tech/Pharma sectors and majors; ability to develop productive advising relationships
  • Experience needed working with a CRM


  • 2+ years Previous work experience building employer relations in a higher education setting.

    Skills & Competencies:

  • Must demonstrate the ability to work as a team member; to think creatively; and to evaluate and improve existing process and procedures
  • Must have strong and polished interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Must be able to comprehend and follow a diverse set of verbally communicated operational procedures with little guidance or training, self-manageable
  • Must have an extensive understanding, familiarity and experience with career coaching/professional development of STEM college student populations
  • Must be comfortable and professional in conducting business. Position demands significant attention to detail, outstanding effective communication and interpersonal skills, an upbeat and energetic attitude, substantial team collaboration, as well as a sense of initiative and can-do approach and working some evenings
  • The willingness to respond to the needs of students and employers in an increasingly technologically- oriented society. The ideal candidate possesses prior experience working in an HR department, campus recruitment functions, and/or providing professional development, and/or career coaching in a STEM-related environment, banking/financial services, or consulting

    About Us:

    Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.

    We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.

    The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the University's retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.

    Equal Employment Opportunity:

    Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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