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Career Development Specialist

Arizona State University
Tempe, Arizona
October 28, 2022
Job Type
Experience Level
Organization Type University  
Pay Range $42K - $55K

Job Description

The College of Global Futures (CGF) seeks a Career Development Specialist, dedicated to providing career development and advising services to its undergraduate and graduate students and alumni. Career development specialists will guide the college’s students and alumni into internships and permanent employment opportunities by securing and maintaining recruiting relationships through direct contact and on-site visits with local, regional, and national business communities. The college’s home campus is the Tempe campus, but currently has students at the Tempe, Polytechnic, Downtown Phoenix, and Online campuses. There is an opportunity for a hybrid schedule with some remote work, but the specialists will need to be in the office the majority of the work week.

Working Environment

  • Climate-controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting.
  • Visual acuity and manual dexterity associated with daily use of desktop computer;
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential duties.
  • Expected to be responsive to customers, engaged in work production, resourceful, flexible, and respectful of others.

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.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Behavioral Science, Education or a related field AND three (3) years college relations or student advisement experience in higher education or the equivalent; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and /or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Department Statement

For the eighth year in a row, ASU has been named the most innovative school in the nation, recognizing the university’s culture of groundbreaking research and partnerships, as well as its commitment to helping students thrive in college and beyond. U.S. News and World Report has named ASU as the most innovative university all eight years the category has existed.

ASU Knowledge Enterprise advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, and international development. Our success arises from solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research; an entrepreneurial approach that is embedded in every school and department; and a commitment to transform society in a positive way. To learn more about how Knowledge Enterprise is a place for your career to grow, visit https://research.asu.edu/about-us/careers.

At The College of Global Futures, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. We value your unique background and perspective, and you may be just the right candidate for this position or other roles on our team.

Working at ASU has additional perks and OUTSTANDING benefits, which include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; ASU/UA/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to ASU recreation and cultural activities; and more. To estimate the value of your total compensation, please visit https://cfo.asu.edu/compensation-estimator.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience working with diverse populations in higher education.
  • Experience with advising, counseling, guiding, and coaching students and/or alumni.
  • Knowledge of career development theory and the application of theory to practice with individuals and groups.
  • Knowledge of sustainability, innovation, biomimicry, and complexity career and occupational resources, trends, and opportunities; career assessments and online career resources.
  • Experience designing effective presentation materials and giving oral presentations in group settings.
  • Experience working with appointment scheduling software.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in using time management, project management, and organizational skills.
  • Experience using various types of systems and software (e.g., scheduling, student, communication, document management, Google tools, and Microsoft Office).

ASU Statement

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.

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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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Essential Duties

  • Provides supportive and timely in-person, phone, virtual via Zoom, and email internship, career development, and employment advising to CGF students and alumni.
  • Assists students with internship and job search strategies, interviewing techniques and salary negotiation strategy. Provides guidance and critiques on resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn, and Handshake profiles.
  • Establishes meaningful, structured internship opportunities for students with government, business, and non-profit organizations and monitors and provides guidance on internship compliance with department, university, and external policies and procedures.
  • Sources local, national, and international internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students (including online students).
  • Develops and implements marketing strategies to establish and maintain effective relationships with internal and external organizations and businesses.
  • Promotes and facilitates on-campus recruiting and job posting services.
  • Supports students and internship providers with completion of necessary internship paperwork and provides overrides for enrollment into internship courses.
  • Coordinates college and school LinkedIn groups, discussions, and job postings.
  • Shares relevant professional development events and opportunities with students and alumni through various communication channels.
  • Teaches SOS 231: Careers in Sustainability & 484: Internship (at least two sections/year).
  • Works with student services team to organize and offer seminars, workshops, panels, guest speakers, career fairs, and other networking and professional development opportunities.
  • Researches and tracks trends and prepares and presents information for different audiences, including employers, parents/families, prospective and current students, alumni, faculty, and staff.
  • Uses Salesforce tools to track, respond to, and follow-up on inquiries and for relationship management.
  • Coordinates as necessary with ASU Career and Professional Development Services and other ASU career services units.
  • Serves as a liaison between the College of Global Futures and the business community.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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 & Cover Letter 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.