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Career and Professional Development Specialist - Alumni Engagement

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Position Information

Position Information

Requisition Number: 0170502
Position Type: Staff
Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Career and Professional Development
Organizational Unit:
HR Classification Title: Career and Professional Development Specialist - Alumni Engagement
Work Status: Full-time Regular
Hours Per Week: 40
Days of Week: M-F
Shift Schedule: 8am - 5pm
Specific Work Schedule:
Posting Options: Internal and External
Position Summary:
  • Reporting to both Career and Professional Development (CPD) and Alumni Relations, the Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement (business title) will serve primarily as an integral part of the Career and Professional Development team. The successful candidate will coordinate aspects of alumni career services and alumni career programs and workshops, including the management of the Career Trek Program. This position will be charged with developing, supporting, and maintaining high quality resources and programs that help Loyola Marymount University (LMU) students and alumni achieve their full career potential.
Position Specific Responsibilities:
  • Provide one-on-one career coaching to alumni and undergraduate students, with particular focus on students within the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts (BCLA). Implement workshops, information sessions, employer site visits, and industry panels to introduce students to a wide range of professionals and careers.
  • Serve as CPD’s liaison to BCLA, meeting regularly with senior administrators and key faculty. Collaborate and communicate regularly with campus partners to develop and deliver joint programs and resources for students and alumni.
  • Cultivate and maintain employer and alumni relationships that benefit student and young alumni career readiness. Connect with employers and alumni to cultivate experiential opportunities. Promote opportunities to students, faculty, parents, and campus partners.
  • In partnership with BCLA and key CPD staff, coordinate large-scale signature networking events for students considering careers in a variety of professions. Collaborate with alumni stakeholders to shape event goals, identify steering committee members, and select speakers. Cultivate student interest and provide post-event programming that encourages action toward career goals.
  • Manage 2-4 student Peer Advisors with an interest in supporting liberal arts students and the Career Trek program. Train, mentor, and guide Peer Advisors in developing content for workshops, webpages, and event management. Collaborate with student leaders to host career panels, employer information sessions, and career readiness programs.
  • Meet regularly with the Director of Industry Partnerships and Director of Alumni Relations to set program goals and strategies for maximizing alumni engagement.
  • Serve as an active contributor to the Division of Enrollment Management and Career and Professional Development, participating in campus-wide events and committees as requested.
  • Contribute fully to the career services profession, representing the university through involvement in national and regional professional associations, and in strategic partnerships with LMU employers, alumni, parents, and other external stakeholders.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or requested.
Experience/Qualifications:
  • Minimum of 3 year’s experience in higher education, career development, student services, human resources, employer relations, and/or experiential education. Desired experience working with undergraduate students; familiarity with career development/counseling theories and methods; experience supporting students and/or team members from diverse backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of liberal arts disciplines and opportunities for experiential learning.
  • Knowledge of career development/counseling theories and methods.
  • Exceptional writing and public presentation skills required.
  • Enthusiastic team player with solid interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence.
  • Knowledge of the academic environment and experiential learning best practices.
  • Ability to work with faculty, administration, employers and alumni.
  • Ability to adapt to change and thrive in a dynamic work environment.
Required Education:
  • Typically a Masters Degree (M.A., M.Ed., M.B.A., other) in counseling, human resources or related field or equivalent experience. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
License/Certification/Registration Requirements:
Physical Demands (if applicable)
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Constantly required to sit, feel, use finger movement, speak clearly, hear conversation, see near and far. Frequently required to stand and walk. Occasionally required to lift, carry and push up to 25 lbs., stoop, kneel, reach high and low, use depth perception.
Special Instructions
Exemption Status: Exempt
Salary Grade Minimum: **
Salary Grade Midpoint: **
Posting Date 08/18/2017
Application Deadline Date:

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
Optional Documents