The Manager position will be a vital leader for the Polytechnic campus in growing the Career Interest Area model and ensuring students are Career Ready post-graduation.
The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who thrives on building innovative new relationships at the Polytechnic campus and across the university. The candidate will have strong relationship building abilities and be a sophisticated communicator with an ability to connect with students, staff, faculty and employers.
Under administrative direction of the Director of Career Development and Experiential Learning and in active collaboration with Career & Professional Development Services leadership across multiple campuses, the Manager:
plans, develops and directs operational and administrative activities of the Career & Professional Development Services department at Arizona State University at the Polytechnic campus
supervises and leads professional career advisor(s) and a team of Career Peer Advisors
works closely with academic departments, student professional organizations, employers, and other entities that facilitate customized, student career development at ASU
serves on the EOSS Dean of Student’s Leadership Team at the Poly campus
The Manager is part of a One University Career and Professional Development Services team model that provides a variety of career preparation services to students and alumni through every step of the career & professional development process.
Assist in providing oversight and direction of the Career & Professional Development Services department at Arizona State University at Polytechnic, serving both undergraduate and graduate students in applied biological sciences, business, engineering, technology, liberal arts, and professional programs.
Develop, plan, and present various career exploration and career development topics through a variety of mediums (online, individual, small group, large classes).
Develop, coordinate and implement career-focused programs, including small and large-scale student development programs and events.
Identify and execute collaborative efforts with academic units in the development of customized career and professional development classes, assignments, programming.
Engages with students/alumni on a regular basis in a virtual setting such as hosting webinars, conducting virtual 1:1 advising, and online chats.
Advises students and alumni regarding their interests, values, skills and qualifications related to career decision making, occupational research and preparing and conducting an effective job search.
Remain current on career resources and trends.
Collaborate in the recruiting, hiring, training, supervising and evaluating of Professional Career Advising Staff and a team of Career Peer Advisors.
Develop Career Peer Advisor work schedules and provide on-going training and development opportunities.
Plan and lead weekly Career Peer Advisor meetings, planning sessions and 1-1 updates.
Support and assist with facilitating customized developmental program and career preparation events led by Career Peer Advisors.
Support and promote the goals of the University, EOSS, and Career & Professional Development Services, as an individual and through collaboration with the Career & Professional Development Services team.
Assist in the development, preparation and monitoring of the departmental budget.
Assist in the preparation of departmental activity reports.
The Manager will become knowledgeable and understand the current EOSS initiatives. They will be highly visible and support university functions, serving as a catalyst for mobilizing groups of students to events such as: Game Day Activities, Homecoming, Fall Welcome Events, Family Weekend and other campus traditions.
Other duties as assigned.
Monday – Friday, 7:00 am – 7:00 pm, with additional evenings and weekends required. Staff have varied schedules during these timeframes to support students and alumni.
Job location is primarily at the Polytechnic location; however, incumbent may occasionally be required to travel to other ASU locations.
Bachelor's degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND five (5) years of related administrative experience, which includes three (3) years of supervisory experience; OR, Nine (9) years of related administrative experience, which includes three (3) years of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Evidence of Master’s degree in Counseling, Behavioral Science, in Higher Education or related AND two years of college, state, or community career center, human resources, college relations or student advisement experience, OR equivalent combination of education and experience. Supervision of student leaders in a higher education setting.
Experience in maintaning effective relationships with academic units.
Experience in presentation or public speaking skills
Demonstrated knowledge of career development theory and practice.
Experience in using Microsoft Office and a database management system.
Communicates effectively both orally and in writing
Professionally represents department/program
Use computers effectively – including inputting, reviewing and retrieving information
Work collaboratively across various departments and campuses within the University
Ability to lift 25lbs
Career and Professional Development Services serves ASU students and alumni through engagement opportunities tailored to their unique talents, experiences, academic preparation and professional goals. Our focus is to ensure Career Readiness as defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers: Career Readiness is the attainment and demonstration of requisite competencies that broadly prepare college graduates for a successful transition into the workplace.
We help them succeed at every step of their career development process from learning about majors and career options, to finding an internship or first job out of college. We offer professional career advice and are a valuable resource for job outlook, salary and employment trend information. Our office has introduced a career development model focused on career interests. This Career Interest Area model allows students to break out of the confines of viewing career opportunities based solely on college majors and opens the door to a larger variety of post-graduation options. This model influences our career and professional development curriculum as well as our engagement with employers.
The 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 achievement, engagement and responsibility.
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 90,000 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.
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AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.
ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.
Fingerprint Check Statement:
This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint 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.