Career and Professional Development Associate (JID 6957)

Northridge, CA
Jul 20, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

CSUN's Commitment to You

CSUN is strongly committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, active learning and diversity.  Our values include a respect for all people, building alliances with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity.  CSUN actively encourages qualified candidates to apply who demonstrate a commitment to serving a diverse student population as well as a commitment to maintaining a respectful and inclusive work environment.


About the University


One of the largest universities in the country, California State University, Northridge (CSUN) is an urban, comprehensive university that delivers award-winning undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 40,000 students annually and counts more than 330,000 alumni who elevate Southern California and beyond. Since its founding in 1958, CSUN has made a significant and long-term economic impact on California, generating nearly $1.9 billion in economic impact and more than 11,700 jobs each year. The LAEDC recognized CSUN as its 2015 Eddy Award winner for its positive economic impact. Serving more students on Pell Grants than any other institution in California, CSUN is also a social elevator and one of the most diverse universities in the country. CSUN ranks 13th in awarding bachelor's degrees to underrepresented minority students and seventh in bachelor's degrees to Latino students, serves the 13th largest Jewish student population, and enrolls the largest number of deaf and hard-of-hearing students of any U.S. state university. The journal Nature recently named CSUN a Rising Star for scientific research, and the NSF ranks CSUN in the top five nationally among similar institutions for graduates who go on to earn doctorates in the sciences. CSUN is where individuals rise. And through them, so does Greater Los Angeles and beyond.


About the Division


The mission of University Advancement is to grow the resources, reputation and relationships of the university.  The division oversees marketing and communications, development and all fundraising programs, alumni relations, government and community relations, university events, Radio Station KCSN, and the CSUN Foundation, which manages all philanthropic assets of the university.


About the Department


The Alumni Relations & Annual Giving Department is comprised of a collaborative team of professionals working in an engaging and fast-paced environment to increase CSUN's reputation, relationships and resources through fostering a life-long relationship between alumni and CSUN in order to advance the mission and goals of the University. CSUN has made growing its visibility, reputation and philanthropic support an institutional priority, so this is an opportunity to join a team that is experiencing growth in its resources and results.


Major Duties


Under general supervision of the Associate Director of Alumni Relations, the Career and Professional Development Associate plays a key role in the overall effort to enhance the university's resources, reputation and relationships, especially with CSUN's large alumni base of nearly 300,000. The incumbent develops, implements and manages program, service and communication initiatives that provide career and job search support to CSUN alumni across all stages of their careers, communicating the value of a CSUN degree among alumni business leaders and generating philanthropic support; directs and manages the Matador mentor network, alumni webinar and podcast series, career planning and job search workshops, national networking events, social media strategies and individual inquiries from alumni related to career development, working with University Advancement colleagues where appropriate; analyzes past efforts and strategizes new initiatives individually and in conjunction with the CSUN Career Center, campus partners and alumni relations team members. Performs other duties as assigned.




Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university in a job-related field. Additional experience in job-related field may be substituted for up to two years of the required education, on a year for year basis. Equivalent to three years of full-time, progressively responsible technical, analytical, or administrative experience. Experience in university advancement or career services preferred.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


Working knowledge of general practices, program, and/or administrative specialty. Working knowledge of operational analysis and techniques. Ability and specialized skills to: identify, understand, communicate and be responsive to multiple and diverse audiences of alumni; work collaboratively with Alumni Relations and University Advancement colleagues in a team oriented environment; maintain records, measure outcomes and prepare reports for management; investigate and analyze problems with a broad administrative impact and implications; supervise and/or train others and provide lead work direction; interpret, and apply a wide variety of policies and procedures to develop conclusions and make recommendations; compile, write and present reports related to program or administrative specialty; and communicate clearly and effectively both orally and in writing. Candidate must possess strong organizational skills as well as verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills essential in identifying, connecting and fostering relationships with campus colleagues, corporate partners and alumni.


Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule


The university offers an excellent benefits package. 

The salary range for this classification is: $3897 - $6326 per month. 
The anticipated HIRING RANGE: $3897 - $4944, dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Hours: Full Time; 40 hours per week; 8:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday; will include some evenings and weekends. Will travel occasionally to off-site locations.


General Information


This position is a sensitive position as designated by the CSU.    

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.

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.


How To Apply


Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN on-line application utilizing  link.  NOTE: Internal candidates should apply through the portal by accessing the View Job Openings/Apply link on the Human Resources/Employee pagelet.

Applications received prior to July 31, 2017 will be considered in the initial screening and will continue until position is filled.

In order to be considered in the initial review, applications must be submitted prior to the date listed above. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

For more detailed information on the application and hiring process, please visit the link below:


Equal Employment Opportunity


California State University, Northridge is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting Recruitment Services.