The Specialist, Sr. for Career and Professional Development Services (CPDS) prepares and assists students to ensure they are career ready upon graduation. The Specialist, Sr. counsels students and alumni through meaningful career & internship exploration conversations through primarily small & large group settings, as well as some one-on-one advising. Providing career & internship support to a large university involves programs and events hosted at scale and through a variety of mediums to ensure engaging the largest audience possible. Specialist, Sr. staff regularly meet with faculty and staff from across the university and employers working in targeted industries to which the Specialist, Sr. will be assigned.
This position will be responsible for coordinating and implementing programs, events, and workshops in a fast-paced, student centered, team environment, primarily partnering with the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) Futures Center. The Futures Center has been established to support freshman, sophomore, and transfer students specifically in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) with the goal of preparing professionals, developing leaders, and creating global citizens. In partnership with (CLAS), Career & Professional Development Services staff will be supporting these students with specialized career and internship development resources, programming, and events. This position will work primarily out of the Futures Center location, but will also be expected to support the CPDS office at the Tempe campus.
The Specialist, Sr. must solve complex problems related to advising individual students and alumni who come from a wide variety of backgrounds. These students and alumni are making life-changing decisions-thus, Specialist, Sr. staff must understand and utilize available resources to provide individualized solutions. They must also evaluate how well their programs are meeting the needs of the students, alumni, and university partners-they must use this assessment to inform their future programming decisions and outreach efforts.
The Specialist Sr. will become knowledgeable and understand the current Educational Outreach and Student Services (EOSS) initiatives. They will 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. Services are provided for One University in multiple locations and virtually in support of the mission.
The ideal candidate has exemplary communication skills, has the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, is prompt with their follow-through; appreciates and works well in innovative and evolving environments, takes initiative; has high attention to detail; is proficient in technology; is effective meeting with people on a one-to-one basis; has very strong group presentation skills; has successful proven experience in customizing programs, services and educational events; has programming development and event planning skills; has experience collaborating across various disciplines/departments; and is committed to fostering an inclusive environment.
This position reports to the Assistant Director of CPDS-Futures Center at the Tempe Campus and will work at all locations of the University as needed.
Serves as liaison to key academic and student services departments within College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (CLAS) and across the University. Liaison responsibilities include weekly communication via email, in-person meetings, and targeted program development and implementation.
Plans and facilitates CPDS professional, developmental and customized events and programs throughout the academic year. These events are planned in partnership with CLAS academic units and employers.
Develops, plans and implements various special projects related to, but not limited to, Career Interest Areas, liaison partnerships, and university-wide initiatives.
Meets regularly with employers to learn about industry trends, application and interview recommendations, and other valuable knowledge that can be shared with students/alumni.
Designs and delivers career and professional development presentations/workshops, in both small and large settings, to ASU classes, clubs, organizations, and the community.
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.
Conducts on-going research through bench-marking peer institutions, connecting with professional associations, and attendance at career & professional development conferences to understand and provide information about post-graduation opportunities for students.
Advises students on writing resumes, preparing job & internship search letters and materials, developing a professional portfolio and developing interview skills.
Orients a variety of users such as students, parents and university partners regarding purposes and goals of CPDS, the Handshake online career platform and facilitates CPDS overviews.
Prepares materials and programs promoting CPDS and serves on University Committees that support recruitment, retention and student success.
Stays current with new online career websites, programs and resources.
Days and Schedule:
Career & Professional Development Services serves students and alumni in the office and at events that typically take place 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 located at the Tempe campus; however, incumbent will occasionally be required to travel to other ASU locations.
Master's degree in Counseling, Behavioral Science, Student Development in Higher Ed, or related degree with an emphasis on career development advising, theory and practice AND one year college, state, or community career center, human resources, college relations or student advisement experience; OR, Certified as Global Career Development Facilitator AND five years college, state, or community career center, human resources, college relations or student advisement experience OR any equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
Demonstrated knowledge of corporate work environments that recruit and hire individuals without business degrees or public, social, or human service industries
Experience preparing and delivering group presentations to both small (less than 20) and large (75+) groups
Experience with Microsoft Office applications and a database management system - can effectively demonstrate knowledge of specific applications: Outlook, PowerPoint, Google Docs
Experience in program development (including learning outcome development and program assessment)
Experience in using customized event planning skills (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
Communicates effectively both orally and in writing to perform essential duties
Professionally represents department/program
Use computers effectively – including inputting, reviewing and retrieving information
Work collaboratively across various departments and campuses within the University
Lift up to 25 pounds
The Specialist, Sr. is part of a one Career and Professional Development Services team model that provides a variety of career advisement services to students and alumni through every step of the career & professional development process.
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 & 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 & professional development curriculum as well as our engagement with employers.
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.
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. For more benefits information, please visit http://cfo.asu.edu/hr-benefitsenrollment
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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.
To apply please go to www.asu.edu/asujobs/ click "External Applicant" under Staff job opportunities, see Req Id# 37068BR
Additional Salary Information: Depends on exerience