Director of Academic and Career Advancement

The Caroline Friess Center in Baltimore, Maryland, seeks a full-time Director of Academic and Career Advancement.

The Director of Academic and Career Advancement oversees a multi-faceted alumnae program that is focused on developing and providing graduates with additional career and academic opportunities; assisting graduates as they transition from their professional externships to full-time employment; and, providing graduates with career coaching.

She or he leads a team in providing professional placement for Caroline Center graduates as well as assistance in advancing in their professional careers, securing sustainable wages and achieving their full potential. She or he reports to the Executive Director, is a member of the leadership team and oversees several direct reports. This is a full-time position.

Specific Duties:

· Plan and execute academic and career support services.
· Sustain an active, networked, and engaged alumnae base.
· Plan with staff trainee and alumnae events and information sessions.
· Cultivate, develop, and sustain vital relationships with prospective employers and institutions of higher education.
· Create opportunities, partnerships, and programs that support alumnae advancement.
· Develop and implement non-traditional educational programs for alumnae.
· Maintain a strong data collection and records management system to assure that alumnae records are current.
· Oversee department budget.
· Work with Career Coordinators other staff to ensure coordination of services and information for current trainees and alumnae.
· Supervise staff and interns as required.


The ACA director should be a creative thinker and have exceptional organizational skills as well as excellent interpersonal and general communication skills; possess networking and community-building skills; have experience in new program development, including budgeting, data collection, and records management; have strong supervisory skills; possess proficiency in MS Word and Excel; have a knowledge of or interest in acquiring a knowledge of the basic components of the certified nursing assistant and pharmacy technician instructional programs, and have a demonstrated cultural competency with populations that traditionally experience lack of opportunity and resources in Baltimore City.

The ideal candidate will have a commitment to the mission of Caroline Center, an understanding of the history of the School Sisters of Notre Dame (SSND), and an appreciation for SSND values and charism. A bachelor’s degree is required and a minimum of three years’ experience in management preferred.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Patricia McLaughlin, SSND, at