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Career Development Specialist

The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX

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Position Title:

Career Development Specialist





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Student Success

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Work Schedule:

Monday through Friday; 8:00am – 5:00pm

  • Hybrid in-office/remote work option with supervisor approval after probationary period.

Open to:

External and Internal


Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience up to $57,000.


Funding expected to continue

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University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

Job Summary:

Implements and oversees the College of Engineering’s (CoE) career development and success initiatives such as internships and co-ops. Works with the university Career Center, CoE Directors of Development & Alumni Relations, and CoE academic departments to promote student career development, readiness, internship, and employment opportunities.

Delivers and evaluates engineering career-related, experiential learning programs and related initiatives that cultivate and equip all engineering students to effectively lead in the workplace. Collaborates with CoE faculty/staff to develop cross-functional initiatives. Works one-on-one with students to prepare them for engineering career success. At the request of CoE departments, develops and administers career-related presentations, demonstrations, etc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works with CoE and university staff, assist with the development and management of relationships with DFW & national employers and CoE alumni that leads to the acquisition of internships, co-ops, and other related experiential learning opportunities for all eligible CoE students.
  • Partners with CoE departments to develop and assess discipline-specific career development programs, services, and events.
  • Develops, and assesses comprehensive, engineering-based, career mentoring programs for all CoE students.
  • Liaises with the University Office of International Education to coordinate and administer the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Program in the CoE.
  • In consultation with CoE senior administration works with databases that track, analyze, and organize data for reports that keep CoE senior administration informed of the progress, status, and value of all CoE events, services, programs, and initiatives.
  • Collaborates with university analytics for special data projects as assigned.
  • Supports planning and implementation of career fairs and other related events such as alumni mentoring events, company tours, etc.
  • Conducts one-on-one and group career advising consultations.
  • Presents to CoE classes and events as requested by department faculty/chairs and CoE leadership.
  • Identifies and acts on opportunities to partner with CoE and other university officials to support initiatives that merge academic and career readiness.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field with two (2) years of experience managing and supporting student job readiness programs and related initiatives or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certificates and/or experience in:
    • Recruitment/hiring.
    • Higher education career services.
  • Experience with managing university/corporate relationships with emphasis on internship, co-op, and alumni, industry-based career mentoring programs.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge with PeopleSoft and Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to adapt to new requirements and situations quickly.
  • Professional communication skills (oral, written and listening).
  • Professional interpersonal skills.
  • Computer and data management/analysis skills.
  • Ability to work with varied student and employee populations.
  • Working knowledge of effective student success & career development principles. Demonstrated experience leading and assessing comprehensive internship, job readiness, and career mentoring programs.
  • Working knowledge of and experience analyzing student data to formulate effective retention initiatives for underserved populations.

CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: school name, degree type, and major.


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