Specialist - Advisor-Fixed Term

Job Details

Job no: 774525
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Social Science
Department: Human Resources And Labor Relations 10038508
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Administrative/Business/Professional, Student Services/Student Affairs, Human Resources, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly
Position Summary


  • Manage the entire Career Development & Placement process for SHRLR
  • Teach orientation programs for both undergraduate Human Capital & Society and Masters of Human Resources & Labor Relations students
  • Offer workshops to students related to career preparations in human resources & labor relations
  • Coordinate career development materials, videos, media and assignments to help students learn the skills needed to be successful in recruiting for employment as well as working in the world of work
  • Provide career advising for both undergraduate Human Capital & Society and Masters of Human Resources & Labor Relations students
  • Oversee recruitment planning including on campus recruitment operations
  • Partner with employers to schedule on-campus recruiting events
  • Oversee relationship development and management with returning and new recruiting employers
  • Conduct discussions and strategy conversations among multiple recruiting employers
  • Work with alumni to provide mock interview and mentoring opportunities for students
  • Manage the tracking of student and employer interview data
  • Generate and analyze student preferences survey, resume books, placement data and reports
  • Recruit, train and supervise career peers, called Career Team Leaders and other students who support advising efforts
  • Work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks
  • Build and sustain strong professional relationships and networks
  • Partner with College of Social Science Development Office to engage alumni
  • Collaborate with MSU Career Services Network Employer Relations to coordinate on-campus recruitment efforts
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Masters -Social Science or related field.

Minimum Requirements
  • Masters -Social Sciences or related field
  • At least 1 year of experience in career development, human resources or a related field
  • Preference for candidates with prior career services experiences
  • Proven ability to work with individuals from diverse social/economic/cultural backgrounds
  • Excellent listening and communication skills
  • Ability to manage, organize, and advise students
  • Ability to effectively work with employer recruiters
Required Application Materials
  • cover letter;
  • current C.V. or resume;
  • inclusive excellence statement, which is a statement on the applicant’s commitment to and experience advancing diversity, equity and inclusion professionally;
  • list of three references who may be contacted.
Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin 5/11/2022 and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted online via [email protected] website, refer to posting 774525. For additional information, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee: Peter Berg, [email protected]

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Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.



MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: May 4, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: May 4, 2024 Eastern Daylight Time


Working at Michigan State University 

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Together, we tackle some of the world’s toughest problems to find solutions that make life better—from alternative energy to better food safety to breakthrough medical and environmental applications achieved through rare isotope research.

We teach. We explore and we discover. We collaborate and lead. We innovate, inspire, and empower. We achieve our potential and create circumstances that help our students and others achieve theirs.

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The nation’s pioneer land-grant university, MSU began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The revolutionary concept became a model for the nation.

Today, MSU is one of the top research universities in the world—on one of the biggest, greenest campuses in the nation. Home to nationally ranked and recognized academic, residential college, and service-learning programs, we’re a diverse community of dedicated students and scholars, athletes and artists, scientists and leaders.

In ways both practical and profound, we work to create a stronger, more sustainable, and more hopeful future for all.

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U.S. News & World Report ranks MSU

  • 29th among the nation’s public universities
  • First in the nation for 19 years for graduate programs in elementary and secondary education
  • First in the nation for graduate programs in nuclear physics and industrial and organizational psychology
  • First in the nation for undergraduate program in supply chain

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Silver rating from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education’s STARS program, which measures and encourages sustainability in education and research; operations; and planning, administration, and engagement

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