Career and Professional Development Specialist

Job description

Position Number:


Functional Title:

Career and Professional Development Specialist

Position Type:


Position Eclass:

EP - EHRA 12 mo leave earning

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

In the Bryan School of Business & Economics, we create and disseminate knowledge about the theory and practice of business. In addition to our courses and research, we accomplish this through hands-on projects, global experiences, and outreach to the community. Our work produces principled leaders and exceptional problem solvers who have a global perspective, an innovative mindset, a broad understanding of sustainability, and a commitment to improve the organizations in which they work and the communities in which they live.

Position Summary:

This Career and Professional Development Specialist is responsible for the development, administration, and management of educational and career-related programs and experiential activities that are linked to the academic mission of the graduate programs within the Bryan School. This full-time, leave earning position is primarily internally-focused on student engagement (in-person and virtual formats), and will work closely with the members of the Office of External Affairs to align support from external audiences.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in higher ed counseling, student affairs, human resources, or business.
  • Two years’ experience in higher ed career counseling, corporate recruitment, or related fields.
  • Proficiency with productivity tools such as M/S Word, Excel, and presentation tools (Powerpoint, Prezi).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree (or working towards) in business, counseling, human resources, communication or student affairs.
  • Broad knowledge and experience in career counseling processes in a variety of business and/or academic fields.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must complete and submit an electronic application in full detail for employment to be considered. Mailed resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing an electronic application.

Required documents to upload:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter, not to exceed one page, detailing personal qualifications as they relate to the position description.
  • List of references

The list of references must detail at least three (3) professional references including:

  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references must be a current or previous supervisor.
  • Email Address
  • Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with experience

Org #-Department:

Dean's Office - BE - 11801

Job Open Date:


Open Until Filled:




Type of Appointment:


Number of Months per Year:




Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Career Advising

Essential Tasks:

Providing one-on-one and group career advising on topics including job search, methods of professional communications with prospective employers, career research resources, resume critiques, interview preparation, and internship searches.

Percentage Of Time:


Key Responsibility:

Career and Professional Development Programming

Essential Tasks:

In close collaboration with graduate programs, design, manage, and deliver an annual calendar of student career and professional development-related programming, including group presentations and workshops, to supplement student academic experience for graduate students.

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Key Responsibility:

Community Engagement

Essential Tasks:

Working closely with the Employer Relations Specialist in building and sustaining external stakeholder relationships and individually, recruiting companies for student developmental programs. Serving as internal point of contact for companies interested in recruiting Bryan School students for jobs and internships and related matters.

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Key Responsibility:

General Program Support

Essential Tasks:

Other duties as assigned.

Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - F, Hand Movement-Grasping - O, Finger Dexterity - F, Reading - C, Writing - C, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - F, Hearing - C, Talking - C, Standing - R, Sitting - F, Walking - O, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - R

Work Environment:

Inside - C




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Job No:
Posted: 1/15/2021
Application Due: 4/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time