Associate Provost and Executive Director of Career Education

Wellesley College  |  Wellesley, MA

Login to Apply

Job Overview

Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Associate Provost and Executive Director of Career Education

Job Type: Career Services
Location: Wellesley, MA
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit, 4-year
Institution Size: < 3,500 Students
Employer ID: 33424

Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Student Affairs
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Major Preference:
Educational Administration, Student Affairs
Experience:

Position Description

 
 

Search for the Associate Provost and Executive Director of Career Education

Wellesley College

Wellesley, Massachusetts

Wellesley College, one of the nation’s first and most renowned private, women’s liberal arts colleges, seeks an Associate Provost and Executive Director of Career Education. The role reports directly to the President with a dotted line to the Provost, sits on the Provost’s Leadership team, and oversees a talented staff across a holistic career education model that integrates fellowships and civic engagement, as well as career preparation and support. Given the myriad challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic, this is a pivotal moment for a visionary leader to drive innovation, and further strengthen Wellesley’s commitment to prepare and inspire every Wellesley student to craft a lifetime of opportunity and realize their full potential. The next Associate Provost will serve as a key leader in setting the direction of career education at Wellesley and provide strategic leadership at an institution that has fully embraced career planning as an institutional priority.

Wellesley is a college with a storied history. It has played, and continues to play, a decisive role in shaping leadership models for women. Founded in 1870 by Pauline and Henry Durant to "offer to young women opportunities for education equivalent to those usually provided in colleges for young men,” it opened its doors in 1875 and was the first American college to have a president, faculty, and students who were all women. Today, the College is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its campus, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. Most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful graduates it has sent out into the world for over 100 years—graduates who are committed to making a difference.

The Wellesley Career Education model illuminates the strengths of the liberal arts education and encourages active participation of the full college ecosystem in order to support Wellesley students from the moment of arrival on-campus through alumnae years. Building on organizational enhancements and successes of the past, the next Associate Provost will lead from a position of strength; provide strategic and operational leadership; employ innovative approaches to further update and expand services that assist students in their professional and academic development; coordinate career activities and programs with faculty; foster a campus-wide career culture; and maintain and bolster relationships with alumnae, employers, and parents. The Associate Provost will continue to mobilize Wellesley’s formidable alumnae network, and collaborate with faculty members and student-affairs officers, to facilitate undergraduate career exploration and alumnae career transitions.

To achieve these ambitions, Wellesley College requires a creative, intellectually curious, and entrepreneurial leader who will leverage internal and external resources in support of students. The ideal candidate will have a track record of collaborative leadership, experience leading a high-performing team, strong interpersonal and communication skills, a commitment to inclusion and diversity, comfort with data and a focus on outcome-driven work, and the capacity to serve as a credible champion of the liberal arts and of women’s higher education. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated ability to engage faculty, trustees, and senior administrators, to counsel creative, diligent, professionally ambitious and service-minded students, and to steward a deeply invested and resourceful alumnae and parent population.

Please direct all inquiries, expressions of interest, and nominations in confidence electronically to:
Ponneh Varho and Sabrina Singh at Isaacson, Miller: www.imsearch.com/7606

Wellesley College is an equal opportunity and affirmative action institution, committed to increasing the diversity of the College community.

 


Application Information

Please direct all inquiries, expressions of interest, and nominations in confidence electronically to: Ponneh Varho and Sabrina Singh at Isaacson, Miller: www.imsearch.com/7606

Log in to Apply
View all jobs for Wellesley College View All Jobs

Recommended Reading

Expand your career path by adding knowledge each step of the way.


  • Check out this blog and valuable new resource created by ACUHO-I (one of our sponsor organizations). Job seekers should use this resource to think about how you articulate your value of your live-in experiences and leverage transferable skills. This is also a great resource for all employers - both within and outside of housing and residential life - as you look to efficiently and effectively build your teams and think through the skills and experiences that will bring value.


    Read More »

  • TPE 2021 Important Update

    ​​TPE has been evolving over the past few years with an emphasis on leveraging technology to create more opportunities to enhance both the employer (recruitment) experience as well as the candidate (job search) experience. We have simultaneously been intentional in thinking about the limitations around access that coincide with a place-based in-person interview event. While the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated our timeline, we are at a point in time where we are ready - and excited - to make this leap to a virtual offering.


    Read More »

  • Like our sponsoring organizations, ACUHO-I and NASPA, TPE shares the heartbreak and outrage felt by our student affairs colleagues as we all mourn the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless other Black people killed because of racism and hate. We acknowledge that these tragedies reflect long-standing racial injustice within our nation. We also recognize that our Black colleagues are exhausted and scared, and need space to grieve. Finally, we know that privilege and oppression exist everywhere - in our communities, on our campuses, and amongst our profession.

    Read More…


    Read More »

  • Like many of you will probably soon be doing, I recently started a new position in the heart of the COVID-19 pandemic. While I was so excited to start working in a new office and to continue my work in higher education, I was faced with a lot of anxiety and uncertainty of what this new experience would be like knowing that many colleges and universities across the country are functioning “off the grid” and almost completely remotely. In my first two weeks, I have learned so much and wanted to share some personal suggestions and advice as you prepare for a unique start to your professional careers in Student Affairs!


    Read More »

  • The job search today looks drastically different from a year ago. Actually, the job search looks drastically different from 2 months ago! Check out this presentation on Job Searching during a Global Pandemic.


    Read More »

  • ​Job seekers today, especially our graduating grad students, are searching in an unprecedented time. Higher Education institutions and student affairs divisions are reimagining how to continue to serve students and staff-up appropriately during both a global pandemic and time of financial uncertainty. With so many hiring freezes, the availability of open positions is far less than what any of us could have anticipated a few months ago. Justin Reynolds, Director of Research Initiatives at ACUHO-I (and former senior economics research analysts) reflects on his job search during the last economic recession offering wisdom, practical advice, and encouragement to current job seekers.


    Read More »