Career Management Specialist (Arts, Communication & Entertainment Career Cluster)

University Career Services is committed to assisting students with making connections between their academic experience and career paths. We provide career-related counseling, resources, and programs to help individuals clarify academic and career goals, establish career plans, develop job-search skills, and make successful career transitions. We build relationships with alumni, employers, and graduate schools to optimize internship, job, and career opportunities while also creating strategic partnerships with campus departments to assist students in developing and articulating co-curricular experiences that will help to ensure they are competitive in their future pursuits.

University Career Services is seeking a Career Management Specialist to report to the Associate Director for Career Development (non-STEM). This position oversees the Arts, Communication & Entertainment Career Interest Cluster and the activities and administrative functions associated with that cluster which includes individual and group career advising, campus engagement, and employer relations. The key duties of this position are the following:

• Manages expectations of academic departments to ensure adequate response while keeping in mind internal resource and meets certain ethical practices within career services.
• Serving as a subject matter expert in their related career cluster while maintaining general knowledge in a variety of other areas.
• Works with students to identify career interests pursuant to the student’s passion and needs.
• Interprets counseling assessment data for each student and consume post-graduation and industry data within their career clusters.
• Participates in the department’s strategic planning process and also works with policies working groups to create and define policies for the unit and department.
• Balances multiple competing interests of employers, faculty, staff, students, and alumni.
• And more.

Starting salary - $52,557 – $57,000 commensurate with experience.


Minimum Education and Experience

• Requires a bachelor’s degree in counseling, educational psychology, human resources, or a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
• A minimum of two years of relevant professional experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Knowledge and understanding of career counseling theories and methodologies for individuals and groups.
• Must have the appropriate qualifying education and/or experience to administer and interpret career assessment instruments.
• Requires good communication skills and computer literacy.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s degree in counseling with an emphasis on career counseling, higher education administration, human resource management, or similar and experience in a college career services, human resources, and/or corporate setting preferred.
• Experience in a higher education setting, especially within a career services office, is highly preferred.
• Experience within the fields of arts, communication, and entertainment is also highly preferred.

Equipment Utilized

• Career assessments, online career planning tools (e.g., FOCUS 2, Vault, VR Mock Interview, etc.),
• Symplicity or similar career management systems, etc.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

• Must be willing and available to travel when needed.
• May be asked to work nights and weekend hours.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application


New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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