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Spec Sr, Career Services

Arizona State University
Phoenix, Arizona
October 25, 2022
Job Type
Experience Level
Organization Type University  
Pay Range $50K - $58K
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Job Description

As a member of the Thunderbird School of Global Management Center, the Career Services Specialist Senior establishes and cultivates contacts with employers and alumni to develop internship and employment opportunities for graduate students. Provides relevant information to graduate students, and collaborates with employers on job postings and resume collection. Attends networking events and professional meetings to stay current on career and employment trends and to ensure Thunderbird maintains a presence in the recruitment community. Manages the Career Management Center’s social media channels. Alongside other Career Management Center staff, plans, coordinates, and hosts campus career events and recruitment programs. Develops and maintains relationships with campus partners and coordinates special projects as assigned. Establishes rapport with graduate students to understand their employment goals and utilizes this information in a proactive way when collaborating with employers and establishing an events schedule. Reports to Assistant Director, Employer Relations, Career Management Center within Thunderbird School of Global Management’s Student Success team.

ASU is a diverse enterprise with a wide variety of work and learning modes, locations and a commitment to sustainability, innovation and employee work-life balance. We are determined to maintain our position as an employer of choice in a competitive labor market.

We offer our employees hybrid work arrangement where employees spend a minimum of 60% of their regular workweek at their primary ASU work location. Dean or vice president-level approval is required.

Working Environment

  • Adhering to Thunderbird School of Global Management 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.
  • Job site is located at the Thunderbird School of Global Management building on the ASU Downton Phoenix campus.
  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse (75%); required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work (10%) Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds (5%).
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.

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 a related field AND three years 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.

Department Statement

The Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University is one of the finest global leadership and global management schools in the world with both graduate and undergraduate students. Solutions for the planet mean developing problem-solvers from around the globe. From our world-renowned faculty representing six continents to hundreds of outstanding students who join us every year from around the world, the Thunderbird School of Global Management welcomes diversity and encourages quality and great value. It is one of the top global leadership and global management schools in the country, highly ranked for academics, practical research, and student outcomes.

For nearly 70 years, Thunderbird Executive Education has offered a unique and powerful educational experience that teaches businesses how to manage in diverse social, economic and political environments. Wherever you are in the world – and whatever your global business issues may be – Thunderbird’s Executive Education division has a solution. With locations in the U.S., Europe and Russia, our worldwide presence allows Thunderbird to deliver programs when and where you need them.

Desired Qualifications

  • Career services experience.
  • Experience in hosting employer recruiting sessions.
  • Experience in relationship-building skills with people across all levels, all functions, and all cultural backgrounds.
  • Experience working with international and domestic audiences.
  • Evidence in being multi-lingual preferred.
  • Industry experience working in government, foreign policy, diplomatic affairs, NGO’s social impact services or other related industry areas.
  • Evidence in being a motivated self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, data-driven, innovative, startup environment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social media with high proficiency in programs such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.
  • Experience in building and execution of online social media setup.
  • Evidence of event planning and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of professional business dress, practices and behavior.
  • Evidence of effective communication skills.
  • Experience in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Drive, Dropbox, Outlook, WhatsApp.
  • Experience in public speaking.
  • Experience in planning, analyzing and coordinating activities and establishing priorities.
  • Experience in working evenings and/or weekends as the business needs require.

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.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

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

  • Actively hunts and maintains employer and alumni recruiting partners, including some travel for business development efforts.
  • Works with staff to plan and assist Career Management Center special events such as employer recruiting events, national career fairs, round tables, workshops and etc.
  • Stays current with new online career websites, programs, and resources (Handshake, 12Twenty, etc.,).
  • Creates and maintains a visible professional presence for the Career Management Center on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube, and other social medial platforms.
  • Recommends, organizes, develops, and maintains state-of-the-art career services materials in both printed and online forms for the Thunderbird community and employers.
  • Serves as a liaison with students, alumni, faculty, staff, and administrators seeking career information.
  • Develops, plans, and presents various special projects; may collaborate with outside departments on special needs.
  • Manage the assessment of employment data and trends; performs research and interpret career and employment data and job search information databases.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Days and Schedule: Thunderbird Career Management Center serves students and alumni in the office and at events that typically take place Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, with additional evenings and weekends required.

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.

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.