Dual Career Assistance Program
Transition to a new community can be both exciting and challenging. Many times candidates for permanent faculty and staff positions at the University of Notre Dame have a spouse or partner who is also seeking professional opportunities in the immediate area. To respond to those needs and to enhance our efforts to attract and retain the most qualified faculty and staff employees, the University of Notre Dame offers the Dual Career Assistance Program. This Program extends customized job search assistance to qualified couples who face the dual career challenge.
Meet a Dual Career Couple
When Mark Beudert came to Notre Dame from Portland, Oregon, the Dual Career Assistance Program was there to help his wife Jennifer make a soft landing and find the “best fit ever” in their careers. This is their story. Video: Scott Palmer
How Does The Program Work?
- The Office of the Provost, Deans, Department Chairs, Vice Presidents or department heads contact the Dual Career Assistance Consultant to make a referral and provide basic information about the status of a search and/or an offer of employment. Basic information is given about the spouse or partner at this time.
- An initial consultation is conducted with the spouse or partner to discuss his or her employment interests, skills and needs. Face to face meetings are encouraged. If not practical, initial consultations by phone or email are also available.
- The services offered through the Dual Career Assistance Program will be customized to fit individual needs.
- Assistance will be given in identifying appropriate employment opportunities and networking contacts. An individual’s own job search efforts and follow up are crucial to the success of this program.
Services Available Through the Program
- Pre-offer spousal or partner consultations during the interviewing stage.
- Job search assistance.
- Contact information of network partners and networking assistance.
- Access to job openings at the University.
- Introductory letter to area employers or hiring officials at the University.
- Resume/curriculum vitae and cover letter critique.
- Assistance with interviewing techniques and salary negotiations.
- Information about local employment demographics.
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