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Career Development Specialist

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

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Tempe, AZ, USA
Posted on Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Career Development Specialist


Campus: Tempe

Career Development Specialist

Job Description

The Engineering Career Center at the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering is looking for a highly motivated Career Development Specialist. Under general supervision, this position coaches the full array of Fulton Schools of Engineering students in developing materials and strategies to secure degree-related internships and employment. This includes resume preparation, job search, networking, interviewing, salary negotiation, and related areas of professional career preparation.

Recruitment is for two (2) open positions, one at the ASU Polytechnic campus in Mesa, AZ and one at the ASU Tempe campus in Tempe, AZ. Initial training for the Polytechnic position will beheld for approximately 10-16 weeks at the ASU Tempe campus. After training, frequent regular travel to Tempe and other locations is required. Candidates should indicate their location preference in their cover letter.

Job Family

Career Mgmt & Guidance

Department Name

ENGR Academic & Student Affrs



VP Code


Scope of Search


Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$55,000 – $60,000 per year; DOE

Close Date

09-January-2024 is the initial close date. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed each week until the job is filled



Essential Duties

  • Effectively writes and presents career topics, instructs, and provides constructive feedback to students in one-on-one and group settings.
  • Leads the career center teams for assigned large and small student-facing events by developing master project plans, controlling event budgets, sending surveys, presenting recaps and results, and ensuring program goals and objectives are met.
  • Creates, manages, arranges logistics and implements all aspects of the engineering career center’s large student-facing signature events, such as career exploration night, rapid resume reviews, and specialized student events both in-person and online.
  • Delivers and supports other in-person and online career events and programs.
  • Assists with developing and implementing career development Train The Trainer workshops.
  • Hires, trains and supervises peer career coaches (student workers).

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.

Desired Qualifications

  • Work experience as an engineer, computer science or STEM industry professional.
  • Work experience as a recruiter, human resources or hiring manager at a technology company.
  • Work experience in career services at a 4-yr university.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of recruiting practices.
  • Experience in establishing, developing, and maintaining positive interpersonal work relationships and working with diverse populations.
  • Experience in event planning.
  • Experience in basic project management and workflow.
  • Experience in budgeting, forecasting, and reporting.
  • Experience as a supervisor.
  • Experience in coordinating and prioritizing work and activities of self and others.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Evidence of effective communication skills.
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extendedperiods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse.
  • Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work.
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds.
  • 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.

Department Statement

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering is the largest producer of engineering and technical talent in the nation and seeks to deliver a world-class learning experience for our students and to advance research and innovation – all at scale. We value and emphasize inherently interdisciplinary endeavors that leverage the breadth and depth of expertise among our outstanding faculty, and have built a unique place for large-scale innovation characterized by foundational excellence and translational impacts. We are an engineering school on the rise at the most innovative university in the country and in the heart of the nation’s fifth largest metropolitan area. The scale of our faculty research interests and interdisciplinary mindset, combined with more than 48 graduate degree programs and 25 undergraduate degree programs, provide the foundation for knowledge generation and collaborative opportunities to advance new ideas.

The Fulton Schools of Engineering, located across ASU’s Tempe and Polytechnic campuses, is comprised of seven schools based on academic programs and research areas. Fulton Engineering has a nationally recognized faculty that conducts research, instructs and mentors students, provides service to engineering, computing and technology professions and creates lasting impacts across local and global communities.

The Fulton Schools of Engineering follows a framework of values designed to distinguish our practice and guide daily decisions in our academic, research, corporate engagement and entrepreneurial endeavors. These values influence how we recognize, reward and communicate our achievements. At the Fulton Schools of Engineering, we:

  • Cultivate excellence.
  • Deliver innovation that matters.
  • Encourage bold thinking.
  • Foster a community of learning and collaboration.
  • Build a foundation for all to be successful.
Working at ASU has outstanding benefits that include: health, dental and vision insurance plans; ASU/UA/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; 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.

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.

Notice of Availability of the ASU Annual Security and Fire Safety Report
In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://www.asu.edu/police/PDFs/ASU-Clery-Report.pdf. You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU PD at 480-965-3456.

Relocation Assistance – For information about schools, housing child resources, neighborhoods, hospitals, community events, and taxes, visit https://cfo.asu.edu/az-resources.

Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

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.

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.

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