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Neurodiversity Program Manager and Career Consultant – Career and Professional Development Center

Carnegie Mellon University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 7, 2022
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Carnegie Mellon University’s Career and Professional Development Center is searching for a Neurodiversity Program Manager and Career Consultant . This is a dynamic opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment. You will contribute to the department by providing essential support by directly mentoring students who identify as being neurodivergent or having cognitive and emotional differences on employment and life skills-related goals.

Your core responsibilities will include:
  • Conduct individualized student meetings to assist students with self-determined goals related to employment and life skills

  • Conduct student meetings outside of the academic semesters to support the success of students during their summer experiences

  • Provide a comprehensive range of services, programs, and materials focusing on career development, decision-making, and professional development tailored for to neurodiverse populations

  • Engage recruiting partners to advocate for employment opportunities for students with emotional and cognitive differences

  • Collaborate with campus partners (e.g., The Office of Disability Resources, Counseling and Psychological Services, Student Support Resources, etc.) to raise awareness of the program and services

  • Host campus-wide events to raise awareness and educate campus constituents about neurodiversity

  • Support student engagement by planning and marketing social outlets and events specifically for students

  • Collaborate with student organizations such as (e.g., ABLE CMU) to jointly plan events, awareness-raising activities, and other forms of engagement for students and the broader CMU community

  • Other duties as assigned

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the Career and Professional Development Center. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to optimally interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

You should demonstrate:
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, technological, communication and presentation skills.

  • Experience in assessing program and service effectiveness.

  • A desire for continuous improvement and willingness to engage multiple partners in examining program/service effectiveness.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • 1-3 years’ experience advising, mentoring and/or coaching neurodivergent individuals on employment skills in a company, nonprofit, or higher education setting; 3+ years of experience is preferred

  • Knowledgeable in student success strategies for neurodivergent individuals; Practiced on strategies to support individuals handling challenges stemming from emotional health and cognitive differences.

  • Proven track record in training, educating, and/or awareness-raising about neurodiversity or a related field.

  • A combination of education and relevant experience from which comparable knowledge is demonstrated may be considered.

The Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) is Carnegie Mellon University’s centralized career services center providing a comprehensive range of services, programs and materials focusing on career exploration and decision-making, professional development, experiential learning and employment assistance to meet today’s evolving and growing workplace and student goals of finding satisfying work.

  • Successful background check

Are you interested in this exciting opportunity?! Apply today!

CMU’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in the United States to be fully vaccinated, including a booster when eligible, against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires in the United States must provide proof of vaccination or obtain an approved exemption. (Exemptions may be requested for medical reasons or for religious or strong moral or ethical conviction.) Staff and faculty must comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements. Please see Minimum Requirements to Return to Campus for details regarding the university’s current COVID-19 mitigation requirements.


Pittsburgh, PA

Job Function

Career Planning and Placement

Position Type

Staff – Regular

Full Time/Part time

Full time

Pay Basis


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  • Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran .

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