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Career Development and Placement Specialist

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University of La Verne

Career Development and Placement Specialist

Job Description Summary:
The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university founded in 1891 located in La Verne, California. The core values that we live by are Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusivity, Lifelong Learning and Community and Civic Engagement.
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The position is responsible for the job placement of graduate students in the College of Business and Public Management (CBPM).
The position develops career opportunities and internships for current students and recent graduates.
The person coordinates with other placement specialists in the College and the University of La Verne's Career Services and Employer Relations Office to establish and maintain employer relations, contact employers, plan and manage career fairs, maintain the CBPM Career Development and Placement Services website, and to develop workshops to help students with mentorships, resume writing, cover letters, interviewing skills, and job search strategies.
The individual will meet students individually and assist them in getting a position pre- and/or post-graduation.
Compile maintain and input salary and employment data into centralized employment database to generate placement statistics.

Specific Duties:

  • Be the primary contact and support for graduate students enrolled in the CBPM programs for career development and placement purposes. Identify, cultivate, and source internship and job opportunities for CBPM adult, graduate and recent graduates; place current and recent graduates in internships and jobs. Maintain a database reflecting job search progress, including counseling notes, and placement status of matriculating students and recent graduates in CBPM programs. Create regular follow-up mechanisms to maintain current job search status of student and recent graduates of CBPM programs. Track the placement of all CBPM Students and graduates with starting salary information, title of position, name and contact information of employers, and input this information into campus wide centralized databank for reporting purposes. In addition to paid employment, input information regarding self-employment, volunteer work, service oriented positions, and/or enrollment in advanced degree programs, identifying the type of degree being sought and the institution on where advanced degree is being earned.
  • Provide individual career counseling, including resume review, cover letter review, interview preparation, job search skills, and direct job application guidance, to CBPM adult and graduate and recent graduates.
  • In coordination with the other CBPM Career Development and Placement Specialists, La Verne Corporate Recruiters, University Advancement, and the Career Services and Employer Relations Office, establish and maintain employer relations for the purpose of providing internship opportunities and job placement ford CBPM students and recent graduates. Maintain a database of employers.
  • In coordination with the other CBPM Career Development and Placement Specialists and the University of La Verne’s Career Services and Employer Relations Office, plan and deliver a series of workshops during the academic year to enhance student internship and job placement success. These workshops should cover, but not be limited to, issues relating to resume and cover letter preparation, interviewing skills, and conducting strategic job searches.
  • In coordination with the other CBPM Career Development and Placement Specialists and the University of La Verne’s Career Services and Employer Relations Office, plane and manage the logistics, coordination, and administration of two job fairs per academic year.
  • In coordination with the other CBPM Career Development and Placement Specialists and the University of La Verne’s Career Services and Employer Relations Office, develop and maintain a website for the CBPM Career Development and Placement Center.
  • Develop and maintain student resume books, publish position announcements in centralized career databank, and in coordination with the Office of Institutional Research, CBPM Assessment Analyst, and the University of La Verne’s Career Services and Employer Relations Office, conduct employment related surveys of recent CBPM graduates.
  • Reach out to CBPM students to ensure that the students are aware of the Center and to coordinate with the faculty of these classes the development of skills needed for CBPM Students to be successfully placed upon graduation.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in management and/or administration is desirable.
  • Three years of internship coordination and job placement experience or career counseling is desired. Other work experience in an HR capacity may be acceptable.


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of Banner.
  • Microsoft Suite with emphasis on Word and Excel.


Location: La Verne Central Campus

Special Instructions:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://laverne.edu

Institutional Profile
Located in Southern California, the University of La Verne offers a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of students, preparing them for successful careers and a commitment to lifelong learning across the liberal arts and professional programs. The academic units of the not-for-profit university include the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Business and Public Management, the LaFetra College of Education, and the College of Law. The university offers both undergraduate and graduate programs, including degree programs tailored for working adults. The university's central campus is located 30 miles east of Los Angeles in the historic Old Town section of La Verne, a city with a population of approximately 35,000 at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. The university also has eight regional campuses throughout California and the College of Law campus in Ontario, California. The university is classified as a Carnegie Doctoral Institution with moderate research activity. Core values are reflected throughout all curricular and co-curricular programs, its emphasis on close professor-student interaction, personal support of its students, and its diversity.

The University of La Verne prides itself in being reflective of the diversity of Southern California. Approximately 80 percent of its nearly 8,500 students come from diverse backgrounds and the U.S. Department of Education has designated the university as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). With 80,000 alumni, the university fulfills a critical community function in educating students from underserved populations, many of whom are the first generation in their family to attend college.

The University of La Verne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employment or employees on any basis prohibited by state and federal law. University of La Verne hires and promotes individuals based on their qualifications and is consistent with applicable state and federal laws, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, disability, medical condition a or sexual orientation







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Posted: 9/18/2018
Application Due: 11/1/2018
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