Specialist Sr, Career Services - Career and Industry Specialist - DTPC
Arizona State University Career and Professional Development Services
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Type: Full Time
Salary: $50,000 - $52,000 annual; DOE
Internal Number: 72062BR
The Career & Industry Specialist for Career and Professional Development Services (CPDS) works in partnership across the department and university to help prepare our diverse student population ensuring they are career and workforce ready upon graduation.
This role is not a 1:1 career advising role; but rather, a role focused on serving students at scale by building relationships internally and externally, leveraging technology tools and educating students on industry/job preparation, alumni connections and employer hiring practices. This is primarily achieved through direct interaction with employers seeking to hire ASU students and alumni, as well as, regularly meeting with academic colleges, faculty and staff across the university.
Utilizing available resources, the Career & Industry Specialist provides individualized outreach in order to connect students and alumni to high quality post-graduation career opportunities inclusive of internships, fellowships, full-time employment, research, national service, graduate school, and entrepreneurial ventures.
Additionally, they create workshops, panels, resources and other services at scale that help students and alumni as they seek to apply to and secure these opportunities based on targeted advice directly from employer/organization partners.
This position works in a fast-paced, student centered, data informed, team environment across the enterprise. The Career & Industry Specialist will become knowledgeable and understand the current initiatives from Educational Outreach and Student Services ( EOSS) and the department(s)/college(s) they liaison to.
The ideal candidate has excellent communication skills, has the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, is prompt with their follow-through; appreciates and works well in innovative, diverse and evolving environments, takes initiative; has high attention to detail; is proficient with university technology equipment and learns new technologies quickly and easily; has experience collaborating across various disciplines/departments; is passionate about working with first generation, low-income and students with disabilities; and is committed to fostering an inclusive environment.
This position reports to the Assistant Director and will work across all locations, as needed.
Building & Scaling Career Education Partnerships Across University Enterprise ( 25%)
Serves as liaison to one or more colleges at the university-this includes working with faculty, staff and administrators from the assigned areas.
Liaison responsibilities include weekly communication via email, in-person meetings, and targeted program development and implementation.
This position liaisons to the Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions, Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation, the College of Health Solutions, Thunderbird School of Global Management and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Events, Programming, Special Projects ( 20%)
Plans and facilitates professional, developmental and customized events and programs throughout the academic year. These events are planned in partnership with liaison college(s) and community partners/employers.
Develops, plans and implements various special projects related to, but not limited to, Career Interest Communities, Career Readiness programs, mentoring groups and university-wide initiatives utilizing technology platforms to deliver at scale.
Designs and delivers career and professional development presentations/workshops, in both small and large settings, to ASU classes, student clubs, professional organizations, and the community.
Employer Engagement ( 20%)
Meets regularly with community partners and employers to learn about workforce and employment trends, application and interview recommendations, and other key information points that can be utilized when supporting students/alumni through career & internship application processes.
Participates in employer education opportunities focused on sharing current student trends and interests to ensure employers are most effectively targeting their opportunities to the most appropriate student and alumni populations.
Works with assigned liaison college(s) staff and faculty to understand, organize and deliver employer/community partner engagement opportunities with students.
Direct Student/Alumni Support ( 20%)
Engages with diverse students and alumni on a regular basis, both in-person and in virtual settings (such as hosting webinars, conducting virtual 1:1 advising, and online chats).
Designs programs and initiatives focused on First-Generation Student career development and First-Generation Professional success.
Advises students and alumni regarding their interests, values, skills and qualifications related to career decision making, occupational research and preparing and conducting an effective internship and/or job search.
Advises students on writing resumes, preparing job and internship search materials, developing a professional digital portfolio, managing social media professional presence, and developing interview skills.
Administrative ( 15%)
Conducts ongoing research through bench marking peer institutions, connecting with professional associations, and participation in career and professional development conferences to understand and provide information about post-graduation opportunities for students.
Orients a variety of users such as students, parents and university partners regarding purposes and goals of CPDS, the Handshake online career platform, ASU Mentor Network, and facilitates CPDS trainings and overviews.
Stays current, understands and shares relevant student engagement and employer hiring data with key stakeholders across assigned liaison college(s), EOSS and community partners.
Prepares materials and programs promoting CPDS and serves on liaison college and other university committees that support recruitment, retention and student success.
Days and Schedule: CPDS serves students and alumni typically Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm,
Job location is primarily located at the Downtown Phoenix campus; however, incumbent will occasionally be required to travel to other ASU locations, as needed.
Adhering to Career and Professional Development Services office dress code.
Lifting and carrying materials, as well as, pulling and pushing carts of up to 30 pounds.
Additional movement requirements include climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and reaching.
Sitting and standing for prolonged periods.
Career and Professional Development Services provides commensurate programs, services, and resources at all four Phoenix area locations, as well as ASU Online. Staff work collaboratively with CPDS leadership and staff at each location, and as part of the Educational Outreach and Student Services ( EOSS) Vice Presidential area. EOSS provides the ASU student community with support services, involvement opportunities and a rich Sun Devil experience to assist students in achieving their personal and academic goals. Members of the ASU community aspire to live the Sun Devil Way, creating and sustaining a community that exemplifies.
ASU offers a tuition discount for the employee, their spouse and dependents, and a competitive benefits package including paid vacation and holidays, health insurance and more.
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.
Background Check Statement
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.
Instructions to Apply
Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.
Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.
Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.
ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.
Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.
IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.
Master's degree in a related field AND one year of experience in a related area; OR, Bachelor's degree in a related field AND five years-experience in a related area; OR, Nine years of progressively responsible experience in a related area; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.
Experience working in, or working in support of, one or more of the following industries/sectors: healthcare, public service, nonprofit, city/state/federal government
Experience preparing and delivering group presentations to both small (less than 20) and large (75+) groups
Experience with Microsoft Office applications and database management systems. Can effectively demonstrate knowledge of specific applications such as: Outlook, PowerPoint, Google Drive
Experience in program development (including learning outcome development and program assessment)
Experience in customizing events to specific audience and demographic needs (events ranging in size of 20-500+ attendees)
Experience in work that requires attention to detail and accuracy of records
Experience in prioritizing varied workload and meeting multiple, overlapping deadlines
Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills
Experience building and managing relationships with assigned partner departments or units
Experience working with diverse student or adult-learner populations