Job Summary

*This is a temporary benefited one-year appointment with the possibility of extension*

Under general supervision of the Executive Director, the Career Experience Program Lead (CEPL) oversees all functions supporting students’ experiential learning. The CEPL collaborates broadly with the faculty, internal and external university partners, local community partners, the Career Center’s Employer Engagement and the Career Education Teams to develop, design, curate, and expand opportunities for career experiences. The CEPL will lead existing college to career programs, as well as research and source prospective professional career experiences on and off campus that fit with student interests, knowledge, skills, abilities, and career directions. The CEPL builds and maintains strategic relationships with internal and external campus partners to source and design career learning opportunities, create connection events, and generate program funding. The CEPL leads the implementation of career experience and outcomes surveys to assess impact of outreach efforts on student career success. The CEPL will ensure employer compliance with EEO/ADA/AFF mandates, Career Center internship and employment guidelines, and relevant University and CSU regulations.

Key Responsibilities
  • Develop annual strategic plan and budget for the career experience programs to deliver an optimal student experience, including design and development of experiential learning opportunities, services, and related events
  • Prepare and manage the career experience program budget to meet expense and revenue goals, including evaluating effectiveness of programs vis-a-vis resource investments
  • Supervise the career experience team to manage the internship board, campus career experiences events, and mentorship network to ensure quality service to employers, campus partners, and students
  • Executes planned annual marketing strategy/campaign for outreach and promotion of career experience programs and opportunities
  • Engage faculty, internal, and external campus partners to create, deliver, structure, and expand learning-aligned career experiences in SJSU
  • Collaborate with the Alumni and Community Engagement to expand career experiences connected to alumni and their organizations
  • Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships with students, campus leadership and departments, and external employers
  • Leverage the capabilities of SJSU Handshake, the career services system, available digital applications, and the knowledge of the career counselors to research, analyze and define student experiential learning needs and opportunity gaps
  • Coordinate research and employment opportunities across multiple campus departments, and external employment opportunities included but not limited to, Financial Aid and Scholarship Office, Accounting, Payroll, Service-Learning, and University Personnel
  • Collaborate with Associate Director for Career Education and career counselors to provide relevant development content for career experience participants that includes integrating employer viewpoints into professional-development programming
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the standards and practices of experiential learning in early career development
  • Knowledge of career experiences, internships, experiential learning, and early career employment trends
  • Ability to develop a marketing plan based on research and market segment identification, and including targeted outreach strategies
  • Knowledge of promotion/marketing techniques, including strong relationship building skills, and public relations
  • Survey development, execution, validation, analysis and basic statistical reporting.
  • Knowledge of event management
  • Basic skills in project management, including establishing basic project charters, milestones, schedules and team responsibilities
  • Ability to interpret and apply project requirements; gather and analyze data; reason logically, draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to present clear and concise information in verbal and written formats
  • Strong presentation skills and the ability to design presentations for a diversity of constituencies, from students to all levels of employers and types of organizations
  • Knowledge of software applications including the MS Office suite
  • Skilled in use of social networking resources such as LinkedIn and internet job search sites
  • Ability to perform accurately in a detail-oriented environment and handle multiple work priorities
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive communications with employees, employers and external agencies
  • Excellent customer service and public relation skills
  • Ability to effectively support and collaborate with diverse populations
Required Qualifications
  • A bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training
  • Two (2) years of administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in marketing, hospitality, human resources, or a related subject
  • Three (3) years of experience in higher education, human resources or career development involving marketing/sales, recruitment, college relations, or talent development


Classification: Administrative Analyst/Specialist – Exempt II
Anticipated Hiring Range: $6,037/month - $6,166/month
CSU Salary Range: $5,022/month - $9,083/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary .

Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest
All applicants must apply within the specified application period: December 5, 2022 through January 2, 2022 . This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Contact Information

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CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (including all booster doses of an approved vaccine for which an individual is eligible per current CDC recommendations) or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. As a condition of employment, any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement as well as with other safety measures established on the campus. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to .

Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Incumbent is also required to promptly report any knowledge of a possible Title IX related incident to the Title IX Office or report any discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation to the Office of Equal Opportunity.

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at .

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at . The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at .

Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

Advertised: December 05, 2022 (9:00 AM) Pacific Standard Time
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