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Employer Relations and Professional Development Specialist

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Home Org Name
Human Sciences Administration

Division Name
College of Human Sciences

Position Title
Employer Relations and Professional Development Specialist

Job Class Code

Appointment Status

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The College of Human Sciences is excited to recruit candidates for a Employer Relations and Professional Development Specialist . The Career Services Specialist builds meaningful connections with employers that supports opportunities for career exploration, competency development, experiential learning, and post-graduation employment. Coordinates and delivers a career readiness program for all Human Sciences students.

Why Should YOU Choose Auburn University?
* Auburn University was named a “Best in Alabama” employer by Forbes! Our employee longevity speaks for itself, with employees staying an average of ten years.
* Competitive state benefits including retirement plan vesting at 10 years of service, generous leave accrual, and parental leave opportunity.
* Auburn University tuition assistance for yourself and your dependents. Employees can take 15 hours of classes for free, and dependents receive a 50% tuition waiver.

It’s a Lifestyle: The Auburn/Opelika area is a page right out of Southern Living magazine with an idyllic small-town feel, perfecting a unique balance between a close-knit community and driving consistent growth and development. Paralleling the exponential growth of Auburn University, the Auburn/Opelika area boasts services and amenities that cater to any interest. We’re proud of our top school systems, city services, award-winning restaurants, and the infectious spirit of life in a college town. You can find us nestled halfway between the beach and the mountains in a lower-cost-of-living area, two hours outside of Atlanta or Birmingham. If you’re new to Auburn, we’d love to introduce you. If you’re already acquainted with Auburn, we’ll keep it simple: it’s time to come home!

Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.

Formal AU Title:Career Services Specialist I

Essential Functions
  • Collaborates with college leadership to foster relationships with the employer community (business, industrial, non-profit, and government) that provides opportunities for students to develop professional skills, integrate academic learning with work, and secure jobs.
  • Conceives, designs, and implements a career readiness program accessible to all Human Sciences students.
  • Coordinates and delivers programs, seminars, workshops, class presentations, and events related to professional development skills with college departments, administration, and student organizations.
  • Facilitates career readiness within the college departments.
  • Collaborates with the college Communications and Marketing department to create informational materials to promote and market programs and opportunities to students, parents, faculty, and employers to increase student participation in programs and other activities.
  • Develops and maintains relationships with current and potential employers, alumni, and corporate sponsors, respecting the boundaries of Human Sciences Advancement and Advisory Boards.
  • Serves as college contact for employer engagement and shared software that facilitates recruitment activities for career services.
  • Track and report metrics of students’ career development and employer program outcomes. Provide annual reports and analysis to inform future development.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the supervisor.
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

Level I: Bachelor’s Degree in Human Sciences, Human Resources, Business Administration or related field with no experience.

Minimum Skills, License, and Certifications

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

At least one year of experience creating and delivering career readiness programming.
At least one year of experience fostering relationships with an employer community.

Posting Detail Information

Salary Range
$37,900 - $56,900

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Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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EEO Statement

Auburn University is committed to an inclusive and diverse campus environment. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select how you first became aware of this opportunity. Your response helps us determine how we can more effectively reach our candidates.
    • LinkedIn
    • AcademicKeys
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • DiversityJobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Indeed
    • RecruitMilitary
    • The Tuskegee News
    • Professional organization or journal
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • State Employment Service
    • Social Media
    • AU Job Bulletin
    • Notified by an Auburn employee
    • College or university Career Services
    • I went to the AU Employment Website directly (
    • Other
  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University:
    • Current full-time Auburn or AUM employee within probationary period
    • Current full-time Auburn or AUM employee outside of probationary period
    • Current part-time Auburn or AUM employee
    • Not an Auburn or AUM employee
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Human Sciences, Human Resources, Business Administration or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No

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