CAL & PSFA Career Development and Program Coordinator (Student Services Professional III) (506435)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Oct 27, 2021
Full Time Education and Training Project Management

Job Description


Position Summary

The CAL and PSFA Career Development and Program Coordinator provides a vital function for student success by ensuring that students (and alumni) in the College of Arts and Letters (CAL) and in the college of Professional Studies and Fine Arts (PSFA) receive well researched, comprehensive advising and programming that allows for career development, career readiness, career path and career outcomes. This position meets these needs by fulfilling the following areas of responsibility:
  • Career development research, programming, and technology
  • Student-centered career advising and counseling
  • Outreach to campus and externally to promote employment opportunities
  • Accountability for tangible career-focused outcomes for each college

For more information regarding Career Services, click here.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base) benefits eligible, permanent (probationary). This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

Education and Experience

Experience: Possession of this 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.

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

Preferred Qualifications
  • 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 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 / job placement 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide career development-focused advising to students in higher education, and alumni of higher education institutions.
  • Professional experience working within the arts and humanities, social sciences, communications and journalism, and professional fields such as hospitality and criminal justice in either higher education, or in related industries.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize and manage career development technology and career platforms.
  • Available to work regularly during evenings and weekends, and to travel.

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 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 10, 2021. To receive full consideration, apply by November 9, 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 Meracle Cothron at or 619-594-1139.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Diego, California 92182 United States View Map