Full time position in Career Advancement Center

April 26, 2013

Full time position in Career Advancement Center

This newly created position in the Career Advancement Center is a full-time position reporting to the Associate Vice President for Career & Professional Development. 

The position title will be Assistant Director or Coordinator, based upon the experience level of the selected candidate. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Design and implement innovative initiatives in collaboration with key academic and co-curricular departments (such as Gates Center for Leadership & Personal Growth, Intercultural Relations, and academic support services) to assist all students with career planning/exploration efforts
  • Counsel and advise students/alumni individually and in group settings on topics such as: exploring majors/career interests, understanding intersection of culture and career, interpreting results of assessments (such as MBTI and Strong Interest Inventory), developing a professional presence, writing professional documents, and obtaining jobs/internships/admittance to graduate school
  • Provide specialized support for students interested in science and technical fields; serve on the Health Professions Advisory Committee
  • Guide graduate/professional school programming and test preparation initiatives in collaboration with Graduate/Professional School Committee members; manage relationships with key graduate schools and develop a strong understanding for admissions procedures
  • Develop assessment measures to evaluate program successes and opportunities
  • Contribute to community education efforts to help parents, alumni and community members to understand current best practices in career development and to be strong supporters for students
  • Serve on campus committees and represent the Career Advancement Center at college events
  • Complete other duties as assigned, including working with alumni and employers


  • Graduate or professional school degree is required
  • Must have an interest and ability in working with science/technical fields
  • Background in career services, counseling, social work or related field is a plus, preferably in a college environment
  • Must be team oriented with strong interpersonal skills and ability to think creatively
  • Attentive to details; must possess strong writing and editing capability; ability to use technology required for the role, such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Ability to design, execute, and evaluate career development interventions
  • Qualification for the administration and interpretation of assessment instruments preferred (e.g. Strong Interest Inventory and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator)
  • Experience working with international students and traditionally under-represented groups is preferred
  • Available to work some evenings and weekends

Application Process

Applicants should submit a cover letter, résumé, and the names, titles, and telephone numbers of three professional references to:

Lisa Hinkley

Associate Vice President for Career & Professional Development

Lake Forest College

555 North Sheridan Road

Lake Forest, IL 60045-2399



Electronic applications are preferred.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a successful candidate is found.  Applications from traditionally under-represented groups are actively encouraged.

Institutional Information

Lake Forest College is a highly selective liberal arts college located 30 miles north of Chicago and enrolls approximately 1,500 undergraduate students from over 47 states and 78 countries.  

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