Assistant Director/Advisor, Careers in Consulting, Finance, Business and Marketing

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Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA
Published 9 days ago

Wellesley Career Education seeks an experienced career advisor with a background in consulting, finance and/or business to join our career advising team. Career Education prides itself on the individualized support, expertise, network and experiential learning it offers to students as they explore and embark on their career journeys. This role is responsible for educating our students and alumnae about the required training, evolving trends and range of opportunities most prevalent in these fields, offering them professional guidance, connections to alumnae mentors and industry knowledge that will strengthen their internship and career searches. This individual will partner with colleagues within Career Education who support students and alumnae at all stages of their career journey and with colleagues across the college, including faculty across departments and peers in the Division of Student Life.  A successful candidate for this position will build strong rapport with students, have a track record of building relationships and collaborative partnerships with various stakeholders (including faculty, staff, employers, and alumnae), strong organizational skills in support of event planning and resource management, and the ability to adapt to changing student interests and job markets. An ideal candidate will also demonstrate a longstanding commitment to elevating underrepresented voices in consulting, finance, business and marketing.

Primary Position Responsibility: 

Student and Alum Advising

  • Serve as advisor and connector within assigned career fields, maintaining current information on recruiting practices, timelines, fellowships, research opportunities and industry trends 
  • Provide one-on-one advising appointments, group advising sessions, and weekly drop-in hours 
  • Adjust and adapt advising to the unique backgrounds and identities of Wellesley students, particularly those who are underrepresented in these fields 
  • Educate and prepare students and graduates on the specifics of a successful internship or job search strategy, including document review, resources for research, networking techniques, interview preparation, including case interviews, and salary negotiation
  • Educate and prepare students and graduates on graduate school application processes - particular for MBAs in traditional and 2+2 programs - including application timelines and planning, academic planning, test taking, document review, school choice, and scholarship negotiation.
  • Assist students in leveraging the use of Handshake, LinkedIn, the Wellesley Hive (Wellesley’s mentorship platform), social media, and other technology in their internship, job or graduate school search strategy 
  • Emphasize the importance of self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and reflection as part of one’s career development, complementing and building upon the guidance offered by Career Education’s Assistant Directors for Career Exploration
  • Advise students participating in relevant Wellesley-sponsored summer internships, engaging them in preparatory, mid-experience and/or debrief conversations that reflect on their experiences in the context of their larger career planning and goals
  • Collaborate with Associate Director of Marketing & Operations to ensure strong and targeted content for newsletters, emails and notices to those interested in these fields
  • Conduct ongoing research and adapt advising, programs and resources in the assigned fields to ensure that each remains current and relevant

Programming and Events

  • Create, oversee and manage all logistical components for events and programs, including alumnae panels, workshops and other events, that reflect a variety of opportunities and career journeys in the assigned fields
  • Collaborate closely with the Employer Engagement team in the organization and execution of at least one career fair per year and other spotlight/boutique recruiting events focused on the assigned career fields, and support the promotion / marketing of employer-led recruiting sessions
  • Collaborate with Career Education colleagues in the organization and execution of events that review basic career search skills, including resume and cover letter basics, the job and internship search, salary negotiation, networking and informational interviews
  • Collaborate with faculty, departments, programs, student organizations (particularly the Consulting Club, the Investment Society, Wellesley in Asset Management and Finance and Wellesley in Business) and other campus partners to offer targeted career-related programing for various student populations

Internal Career Education Collaboration

  • Partner closely with the Associate Director of Employer Engagement by sharing advising insights to ensure that the industries and employers of greatest interest to our students are well-represented in our employer engagement outreach and as campus recruiters
  • Partner closely with the Employer Engagement team in identifying and promoting diversity pipeline opportunities for students in the assigned fields
  • Promote Wellesley-sponsored internships to students, participate in relevant application review and feedback events and engage in the application assessment process twice annually
  • Collaborate with the Program Director for Fellowships in the promotion of fellowships that support students and alumnae in the assigned fields
  • Serve on office-wide committees as needed and support “all hands on deck” events including orientation, career retreats, career fairs and internship events
  • Partner with the Director of Exploration and Experiential Learning in the strategic design and management of a distinct Career Education program or project (examples include student employment professional development resources, the Life After Wellesley program and a curriculum for our student internships program)

Campus Partnerships, Cross-Functional Teams and College Initiatives 

  • Serve as a liaison to College departments and advisory boards as appropriate, ensuring seamless and constant communication and two-way information sharing, including at least one campus partner supporting a specific student population
  • Serve on various cross-functional teams and campus-wide committees to promote the vision and direction of Career Education and the College as a whole.
  • Represent Wellesley and Career Education in local and national professional associations and conferences in order to stay current with career services and industry standards and changes


  • 3-5 years relevant experience in education, career services, recruiting, or respective industry areas and Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree in area relevant to assigned fields, Higher Education, or other relevant advanced degree preferred


  • Previous experience advising students
  • Broad knowledge of career development or career coaching theory and strategies
  • Broad knowledge of recruiting practices, industry trends, and best practices in career services, especially as related to the assigned fields
  • Previous experience in working closely with employers, students, alumnae, faculty, and/or campus partners
  • Experience creating and implementing programs, events, and/or webinars

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (oral and written)
  • High level of strategic and critical thinking
  • Ability to identify patterns, cultural nuances, and navigate a complex network of constituents
  • Ability to write clear, concise material targeted to various student, employer, and alumni populations 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, exercise sound judgment and act with discretion 
  • Ability to assess and shift priorities and adapt to a rapidly changing environment

Full Time, 12 Months.

Wellesley Career Education seeks an experienced career advisor with a background in consulting, finance and/or business to join our career advising team. Career Education prides itself on the individualized support, expertise, network…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    September 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    August 21, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level


Wellesley College offers a wide variety of benefits programs and resources to its employees. From our health plan options and wellness programs, to our continuing education opportunities and competitive retirement plans. Check out to learn more. 

Wellesley College offers a wide variety of benefits programs and resources to its employees. From our health plan options and wellness programs, to our continuing education…


Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Wellesley, MA
Associated Location
106 Central St, Wellesley, MA 02481, USA

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