Career Development & Outreach Specialist (Student Services Professional III) (506000)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Nov 13, 2021
Full Time Education and Training Human and Social Services

Job Description



Position Summary

The Career Management Center (CMC) within the Fowler College of Business (FCB) provides career and professional development services for students in the FCB. Activities within the CMC include, but are not limited to, career counseling, the development and implementation of specific activities to improve job market success of students, and development and implementation of regular events to permit employers and students to interact. A critical component of the CMC as a unit is to develop an extensive list of employers and alumni and to cultivate a relationship with other career-related agencies within the university, region, and nation to improve the development and employment opportunities of students upon graduation. The CMC is also responsible for designing metrics to assess its success, and to design and implement a constant improvement system.

The Business Career Development Specialist serves as a staff member in the Fowler College of Business assigned to the Career Management Center. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring that Fowler students and alumni receive well-researched, comprehensive advising and programming that contributes to the career development, career path planning and positive career outcomes. The incumbent will focus on career development research, programming and technology, career development advising services, outreach to campus and external partners to promote employment opportunities, accountability for tangible career-focused outcomes, and other related resources to address the diverse needs of the Fowler students.

For more information regarding the Fowler College of Business, click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base) benefits eligible, temporary position anticipated to end on or before 6/30/2022, with the possibility of reappointment. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Office work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs. The individual hired into this role will work on-campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Education and Experience

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university in a related field; including or supplemented by upper division or graduate course work in counseling techniques, interviewing and conflict resolution where such are job related.

Possession of the required knowledge and abilities is typically demonstrated through the equivalent of three years of progressively responsible professional student services work experience. One year in the program area to which assigned may be preferred but is not required.

A Master's degree in Counseling, Clinical Psychology, Social Work, or a directly related field may be substituted for one year of experience. A doctorate degree and the appropriate internship or clinical training in counseling or guidance may be substituted for the three years of experience for positions with a major responsibility for professional career or personal counseling.

Preferred Qualifications
  • A Master's degree in Counseling, Human Resources, Student Affairs, Business, or related field.
  • Knowledge of the local area and regional job market/economy.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with faculty and employers to support outreach, compliance and programming related to internships, mentorships, and other structured student learning experiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage student and employer events, such as keynote speaker and panel discussions, career fairs and networking programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the impact of academic major on career development, and the programs and services that ensure successful career development and internship / employment outcomes of academic majors.
  • Direct experience in researching/managing solutions to address the challenges of engaging under-represented college student populations in career development and university recruiting.
  • Demonstrated ability to research industries, occupations, career path development, and student development within higher education.
  • Experience developing and delivering high quality presentations, workshops, and other career focused programming.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide career development-focused advising to students in higher education, and alumni of higher education institutions.
  • Professional experience working within the business field in either higher education, or in related industries.
  • Available to work regularly during evenings and weekends, and to travel.

Specialized Skills
  • Minimum three years relevant experience in higher education career services, professional level career advising/counseling, corporate recruiting, human resources or outplacement, or related position for these industries.
  • An understanding of corporate recruiting practices/protocols and talent management gained through prior business/industry or career counseling/coaching experience.
  • An understanding of job search and process management at the undergraduate level and/or the graduate degree level for business majors.
  • Exceptional organizational skills.
  • Must have the ability to display and maintain positive customer service orientation and strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience communicating effectively and professionally with diverse and changing audiences in person, and via web, print, and other media.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Working knowledge of career development and employment practices, trends, and challenges.
  • Strong computer and technical skills, including Excel, PowerPoint or Prezi, GoogleDocs, and aptitude for learning new skills.

Compensation and Benefits

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department's fiscal resources. Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $4,691 per month.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,691- $6,683 per month.

SDSU COVID-19 Vaccine Policy

In accordance with the California State University systemwide policy and the Academic Professionals of California Union MOU, the individual hired into this position may voluntarily provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Alternatively, those who choose not to provide proof of vaccination will be considered unvaccinated and required to participate in SDSU's COVID-19 testing program. Proof of vaccination or COVID test results will be submitted through the university's secure online health portal. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose of a two-shot vaccine or two weeks after the first dose of a single-shot vaccine.

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on November 17, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by November 16, 2021. The position will remain open until filled.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

Applicants with disabilities and applicants who require assistance completing an application may contact Jasleen Aguilar at or at 619-594-9392.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Diego, California 92182 United States View Map