University of Massachusetts Medical School

Assistant Director Career Development

2 months ago(10/3/2017 10:32 AM)
Requisition Number
# of Openings
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status




Under the general direction of the Assistant Dean for Career & Professional Development or designee, the Assistant Director for the Center for Biomedical Career Development is responsible for the development and management of career development programs that serve the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and assisting with oversight of Center-wide functions.



  • Develop and implement new and continuing career development programs designed to help graduate students and postdoctoral scholars identify and prepare for their future careers
  • Assist in strategic planning for growth and sustainability of the Center
  • Develop marketing materials to promote educational objectives and advance the mission of the Center
  • Direct special projects for the Center, including assessing need, developing a strategic plan, defining metrics, reporting progress, and coordinating Center-wide implementation for special project area(s)
  • Develop and maintain an effective relationship with program development staff, trainees, faculty, academic leadership, and external partners in the private and public sector to advance the mission of the Center
  • Manage staff and volunteers
  • Coordinate implementation of educational programs including but not limited to defining learning objectives, identifying speakers, developing publicity, managing logistics, grading and upholding curriculum requirements (where applicable)
  • Teach in large classroom, small group, and individual settings (including career counseling)
  • Develop new and maintain existing educational resources, including print and online materials
  • Document and maintain current: program development reports and decisions, lesson plans and materials, correspondence with trainees and key partners, educational evaluation reports, budget reports, and other pertinent reports
  • Assist with writing grants to support program implementation, innovation, evaluation, and research efforts of the Center
  • In collaboration with the Assistant Dean and program evaluation team, gather and analyze program evaluation data and disseminate findings to educators locally, regionally, and nationally
  • Represent the department on committees or at meetings and conferences at the university, regional, national, and international levels.
  • Ensure that program development and project completion is timely, successful, and meets expectations
  • Perform other duties as required.




  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline, educational leadership, counseling, communication, a related degree or equivalent experience
  • 5 years of related experience
  • Demonstrated strategic planning skills and initiative in developing/implementing strategies to reach goals
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, manage, and implement complex projects or programs
  • Experience with the development of curricula or educational resources
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and independent judgment
  • Demonstrated teaching skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and work within diverse groups
  • Demonstrated ability to meet project deadlines, assess priorities, and operate in a flexible manner in order to meet the dynamic needs of the department
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience developing strategic professional relationships and managing a broad network across academic, public, or private sector entities
  • Ability to be discreet and handle confidential information
  • Excellent computer/technical skills


  • Advanced degree in a scientific discipline, educational leadership, counseling, or communication, or equivalent experience
  • Experience using MS Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), web development tools, and social media
  • Knowledge of research culture in academic, industry, or other science-related settings
  • Experience developing and managing programs in the area of career development
  • Demonstrated experience in individual advising or career counseling
  • Experience writing media communications, research manuscripts, and grant proposals.


Additional Information






Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
Share on your newsfeed