Assistant Director - Career Development 

(Male, Age 34) from River Forest, IL

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At a Glance

Current Job

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Job Title Assistant Director - Career Development
Salary $44,750
Other Compensation None Set
Company Size (not answered)
Location River Forest, IL
Years Experience 9 months

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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
I work at a small, private, liberal arts university. Total enrollment is approx. 3300 in an urban area.

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Mainly responsible for coordinating the University’s undergraduate internship program. Also coordinate career planning workshops throughout the year and assist with presentations as needed.

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
TIAA/CREF, Full medical and dental benefits, vacation accrues at approx. 2 days/month.

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Fairly compensated.

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
I do work with others on a daily basis. In addition to working with my supervisor and office manager, we also employ 4-6 students who work on projects with/for us. I frequently interact with students, faculty, and staff of the university.

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.
I work in a 1 yr. old building. Beautiful building, office space, etc. Only downside is that we are located in the lower level of the building, so no outside lighting and less traffic.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 2
Hours: 3
Co-Workers: 7
Supervisors: 4
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 5
The Actual Work: 6

A day in the life of…

Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:

5am to 6am
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7am to 8am Up, breakfast, get ready for work, watch morning news.
8am to 9am Leave for work, drive 10 minutes to campus, put away lunch and boot up computer.
9am to 10am Checked my email, and responded to a couple of student’s questions. Looked at Calendar for today and reviewed my powerpoint presentation for my first of 3 presentations today.

at 9:15, completed my first presentation to 18 incoming students. Gave them a tour of our office space, and returned to my office.

10am to 11am Continued to check my email. Took a few minutes to update our social network group page. Responded to a couple of personal emails and talked informally with my supervisor for 10-15 minutes.
11am to 12pm Preparing to go to my 2nd presentation of the day that begins at 11:45. Same powerpoint, so no additional review needed.

Will be stepping out shortly to freshen up before heading into the presentation room.

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Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1 Assistant Director – Admissions 6 years 41500 Mainly responsible for recruiting HS students to the university in the school’s most highly recruited (local) area. Responsible for coordinating the admission process for approximately 1,100 potential new students.
Prior Job 2 Residence Hall Director 5 years 39000 Maintain safe living environment for up to 300 underclassmen and 400 upperclass/non-traditional student in on-campus housing. Also responsible for hiring and training of up to 10 student staff members, as well as overseeing the educational, social, and developmental programming in the living areas. Assisted with judicial hearing and reported any maintenance and physical plant issues.

Educational background

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High School GPA:3.42

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3 Western Michigan University B.A. – Spanish & Earth Science Secondary Education
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
3.8 Northern Michigan University M.A.E. – School Guidance Counseling

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