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Specialist Sr, Career Services

Arizona State University
Phoenix, Arizona
December 8, 2022
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Job Description

Provides career advisement and professional counseling to students and alumni through all steps of the career development process; administer and interpret career interest and personality assessments, conduct occupational research, guide career decision-making, and coach on job search preparation and strategy. Design, prepare, and deliver presentations on career development and job search topics. Develop and maintain relationships with campus partners, serve on committees, and coordinate special projects as assigned. Services are provided for One University in multiple locations in support of the mission. Reports to the Assistant Director, Career Services.

Working Environment

  • Adhering to the Career & Professional Development Services office dress code.
  • Lifting and carrying materials, as well as, pulling and pushing carts of up to 30 lbs.
  • Additional movement requirements include climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and reaching.
  • Sitting and standing for prolonged periods.

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

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.

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.

Desired Qualifications

  • Alignment with the ASU Charter.
  • Experience preparing and delivering engaging presentations to audiences of varying sizes and modalities.
  • Knowledge and communication experience on topics relating to career exploration, career readiness and coaching
  • Interest to work on a team working to achieve equity in career outcomes and opportunity for ASU students and alumni.
  • Evidence of effective communication skills.
  • Experience in problem solving and knowledge sharing.

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

  • Provide :1 and group engagement with diverse students and new graduates via in-person and virtual settings on career-readiness related topics.
  • Advise students on effective best practices relating but not limited to: application materials, job/career and internship search resources, networking, and developing interview skills.
  • Design and facilitate career focused presentations/workshops for ASU community including students, alumni, families, and university partners of CPDS and its resources.
  • Support department or university-wide initiatives related to improving effective delivery of service to student/new grad populations from CPDS.
  • Regularly record and report on data related to appointments, event participation, student assessments, and other position responsibilities.

Days and Schedule: Career and Professional Development Services serves students and new grads both virtually, and in person, as well as at events that typically take place during the timeframe of Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, with some additional evenings and weekends required for events, flexible advising hours, etc. CPDS at ASU provides services both in-person and virtual setting to the community from each of the (4) campuses located in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

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.