The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Career Development Specialist

Hiring department Grad Sch Business
Monthly salary $4,833+ depending on qualifications
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 12-12-18-01-0488
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Dallas, TX
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

Regular evening and weekend hours required. M-F work hours will flex accordingly. Regular travel to the UT Austin main campus or Dallas. Office location can be in either Dallas and Austin. Additional travel to Houston.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Provide career advising, instruction, and job search assistance to Working Professional MBA students (Texas Evening MBA, Dallas/Fort Worth MBA, Houston MBA, and Executive MBA programs).

Essential Functions

Individual career advising with graduate business students in Dallas/Fort Worth and other MBA programs for University Recruiting and Experienced Hire positions, as well as internal promotion. Advising meetings to be held during the day, evenings, and some weekends and will involve travel to Austin, Houston, and throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area. Develop, implement, and supervise programming to educate and train students about MBA career search strategies. Teach and present to small and large groups. Develop and deliver regular career services communications and updates to students through website, email, presentations and other methods (such as social media) as appropriate. Develop new resources to train students and market students to employers. Market the program to prospective students in Working Professional MBA Admissions events. Promote Working Professional MBA program students to employers for MBA and Experienced Professional hiring opportunities. Proactively work with prospective employers to generate interest and awareness of students from all MBA programs and to facilitate hiring, networking, and career development of the students, in particular in the Dallas/Fort Worth metro area. Develop new and strengthen existing relationships with employers and alumni seeking graduate business students and alumni which will involve some cold calling and travel. Desire and ability to work collaboratively with the Employer Relations team on corporate outreach.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Other related functions as assigned.

Required qualifications

Master degree in business, education, counseling, or a related field. Five years of professional experience in career services or a human resources role performing a variety of corporate recruiting or career placement activities. Demonstrated excellent oral and written presentation skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Professional demeanor. Excellent teamwork skills. Exceptional attention to detail and editing ability. High level of attention to detail and recordkeeping and advanced ability to work independently. Positive and enthusiastic attitude. Ability to take initiative on projects. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

MBA degree. Prior MBA recruiting or career services experience. Experience with Executive or Working Professional MBA programs. Extensive knowledge of MBA level job search skills and recruiting processes. Extensive business experience in fields and industries highly sought after by current MBAs. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective rapport with MBA students, alumni, faculty, staff, and recruiters, even if located remotely. Familiarity with distance learning methods. Experience with Blackboard and/or Symplicity. Data analysis skills in Excel, such as working with pivot tables. Prior experience presenting to large groups.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Extended periods of driving. Regular evening and weekend hours required. M-F work hours will flex accordingly. Regular travel to the Austin main campus and throughout the DFW metro area required.

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