Arizona State University in Arizona

Deadline July 28, 2014
Date Posted July 16, 2014
Type Administrative
Salary 33,120-40,000
Employment Type Full-time

Specialist Sr, Career Services 

Arizona State University

DPC Dean of Students

Campus: Downtown Phoenix 

Requisition Id# 5980BR


Salary Range: 

$33,120 - $40,000 per year; DOE 


Close Date: 

July 28, 2014 


Job Description: 

The Career Services Specialist, Sr. is part of a One University Career Services team model that provides a variety of career advisement services to students and alumni through every step of the career development process.  The Specialist Senior acts as a liaison between Career Services and assigned academic areas and/or programs throughout the University. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Career Services at the Downtown Phoenix Campus and will work at all locations of the University as needed.


The ideal candidate has strong communication skills, is a team player, is interested in and knowledgeable about career development theory and practice in higher education and is successful in assisting students/alumni in achieving their career goals; is proficient in technology; is effective meeting with people on a one-to-one basis and presenting to groups; has experience working with and developing student workers; has successful proven experience in customizing programs, services and educational events; and has experience collaborating across various university disciplines/areas.


Essential Duties: 

  • Provide career advising and coaching for undergraduate and graduate level students and alumni in all aspects of major/career exploration, decision-making, and the job/internship search process. 
  • Design, prepare and deliver classroom and group presentations on career topics such as resumes/curriculum vitae/cover letter development, interviewing skills, effective job searching, finding internships and the graduate school application process.
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships, through consistent and personalized communication, with campus partners through the Liaison Program.
  • Determine, plan and implement customized developmental events and workshops for assigned liaison areas including making room reservations, ordering catering, securing speakers, reserving parking, etc.
  • Remain current on career resources and employment trends.
  • Understand the working relationship between Career Advising and Employer Relations and effectively partner with Career Services functional teams to provide specialized services to students.
  • Accurately maintain multiple Outlook calendars.
  • Assist with day of responsibilities for recruiting events, including career fairs, on-campus interviews, information sessions, etc.
  • Assist in the training, motivating, communicating with, mentoring, evaluating and supporting student staff known as Career Peer Advisors.
  • Oversee all aspects of monitoring and submitting the Career Peer Advisor timecards in an accurate and timely fashion to the Dean of Students Office for processing.
  • Administer and interpret career interest and personality assessments including MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory, and Strengths Quest. 
  • Assist in the preparation of departmental activity reports.
  • Support and promote the goals of the University, Educational Outreach and Student Services, and Career Services, as an individual and through collaboration.
  • Serve on committees and coordinate special projects as assigned. Travel between ASUs four campus locations as needed.
  • Become knowledgeable of and understand the current EOSS initiatives. 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.


Work Schedule: 

Monday Friday, 8:00 am 5:00 pm, with occasional evenings and weekends required. 


Job location is primarily at the Downtown location; however, incumbent may occasionally be required to travel to other ASU locations to perform work using personal vehicle or public transportation.


Minimum Qualifications

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.


Desired Qualifications: 

Experience advising students and alumni in a University setting; giving group presentations and public speaking skills; administering and interpreting career assessments; using Microsoft Office applications and NACE Symplicity recruiting system or other database management system; working with student workers/Peer Career Advisors.  Demonstrated knowledge of career development theory and practice. Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills; Program development and customized event planning skills.


Working Environment: 

  • 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


Department Statement: 

The Office of the Dean of Students at the Downtown Phoenix Campus fosters student support services, student engagement

opportunities and student development facilitation.  The Assistant to the Dean works collaboratively with various team members to

provide a holistic experience for ASU students.


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/hrbenefitsenrollment 


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 70,000 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 www.asu.edu/tobaccofree


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.


Resumes should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meet the minimum and desired qualifications stated in this requisition.


Only electronic applications are accepted.


ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.


To apply please go to www.asu.edu/asujobs/ click "External Applicant" under Staff Positions, see Req Id# 5980BR or go directly to: https://sjobs.brassring.com/tgwebhost/jobdetails.aspx?jobId=765316&PartnerId=25620&SiteId=5494&type=mail&JobReqLang=1&recordstart=1&JobSiteId=5494&JobSiteInfo=765316_5494&gqid=837 

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