Executive Director, Wasserman Center for Career Development

Posting Number 2023-12708
Posted Date 4 months ago(11/3/2023 3:56 PM)
Location : Location
US-NY-New York
Hybrid Remote Work Classification
Hybrid: 60% to 80% Onsite
Career and Leadership Development
Student Affairs (WS1705)
Compensation Grade
Band 55
Student Services/Athletics

Position Summary

Reporting to the senior associate vice president of Student Affairs, the executive director (ED) provides strategic leadership and direction for all programmatic and operational aspects of the Wasserman Center for Career Development. The ED collaboratively leads strategic planning in support of divisional and university goals and mission and oversees the design, development, assessment, and coordination of career development programs and services for students and alumni that are impactful and strategically aligned. Staying abreast of best practices and trends, the ED keeps the university community up to date on known and emerging career development issues and identifies opportunities to instill career development in the student experience. The ED also has an external-facing role, developing and enhancing relationships with employers, colleagues across colleges and units within NYU, and representing Wasserman to other external stakeholders. The ED oversees the administration of Wasserman, including management of a $5.88 million budget, staff management and assessment, including the development and implementation of career outcome surveys and other data collection strategies to assess programs and services, outcomes, and effectiveness.


Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of experience and education.

Preferred Education:
Master's Degree in human resources, management or other business field, counseling, psychology, education, or related discipline.

Required Experience:
10+ years of relevant professional-level experience in career services, counseling, student personnel, human resources or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must include experience developing programs, seminars, events, and training materials, and managing staff and budgets.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Established leadership and expertise in career development; knowledge of employment trends; awareness of top skills and competencies across career fields and on a local to global level
  • Demonstrated success in supervising and evaluating professional staff with proven ability to hire and inspire a diverse and dynamic team
  • Proven ability to foster and sustain innovation, collaboration, shared decision-making, and strategic partnerships, integrating programs and initiatives
  • Record of building relationships with multiple stakeholders, internally and externally, with demonstrated success in expanding employer partnerships
  • An understanding of the unique advantages and complexities of a large private research university in New York City with a global footprint and a highly diverse student and alumni population
  • Demonstrated evidence of strong written and oral communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills in formal and informal settings
  • Strong business acumen with fiscal management experience and creative approach to maximizing and advocating for resources
  • Proven experience developing and overseeing programs and events; results-driven and adept at using data to inform decision-making and storytelling
  • Passion for providing support and opportunities for students and alumni, ideally with experience working with international students, first-generation, racially diverse, undergraduate and graduate, and non-traditional students
  • Demonstrated commitment to NYU’s values, principles, policies, and strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, equity, belonging, and accessibility

Additional Information

In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is USD $185,000.00 to USD $235,000.00. New York University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. This pay range represents base pay only and excludes any additional items such as incentives, bonuses, clinical compensation, or other items.

For more information and to apply for this position, please visit the Isaacson, Miller website:  https://www.imsearch.com/open-searches/nyu/ed-wasserman-center


NYU's Global Programs & University Life organization is committed to being a welcoming campus community that reflects and enacts the values of inclusion, diversity, belonging, equity and accessibility that inform academic excellence. Employees in this organization are expected to contribute to diverse, equitable, inclusive and accessible learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty.


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