Career Development & Program Coordinator (Student Services Professional III) (506442)

  • San Diego State University
  • San Diego, California
  • Nov 28, 2021
Full Time Education and Training Project Management

Job Description


Position Summary


Career Services provides comprehensive career services to students and alumni of San Diego State University. Services include individualized career planning and advising, employment opportunities, current career resources, responsive technology, and career programming. Career Services partnerships on and off campus to provide career opportunities and experiences that are integral to the SDSU educational experience, student retention, and life-long learning.

The Career Development & Program Coordinator role provides a vital function for student success by ensuring that students (and alumni) in related majors and colleges receive well-researched, comprehensive career programming and advising. This position meets these needs by fulfilling the following areas of responsibility
  • Career Counseling
  • Career Development Research, Programming and Technology
  • Marketing Support and Web Development
  • Professional Mentoring

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 majors and careers, and the programs and services that ensure successful career development and internship / job placement of these majors.
  • Direct experience in researching/managing solutions to address the challenges of engaging under-represented college student populations in college recruiting and job preparation.
  • Demonstrated ability to research industries, occupations, career path development, and student development within higher education.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide focused career advising to students in higher education, and alumni of higher education institutions.
  • Professional experience working within either higher education organizations or educational agencies on the SDSU Imperial Valley and Baja California border.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize and manage career development technology and career platforms.
  • Available to work regularly during evenings and weekends, and to travel.

Specialized Requirements
  • Demonstrated experience in providing career guidance to students representing a range of majors and a range of life experiences (and related populations such as veterans and alumni).
  • Extensive experience in using research to inform career advising, and in articulating career path development.
  • Extensive experience in the use of systems to support the technology needs of a large, urban, public university.

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