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Part Time - Diversity - Career Specialist


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Penn State Harrisburg, a comprehensive College of The Pennsylvania State University, is excited to welcome applications and nominations for the Part-time Diversity Career Specialist for the Kunkel Career Center.

Job Duties

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Career Services, this individual will primarily support students who identify from underrepresented backgrounds through targeted programming and related initiatives, including support in the allocation of internship funding for unpaid internships.

+ As part of this role, the individual may facilitate brief (15 minute) drop-ins to assist students in clarifying career goals and promote awareness of office resources and support available.

+ Further, the Diversity Career Specialist will work with our Career Ambassadors and team members to develop and deliver a range of career education presentations for student classes, student organizations as well as relevant stakeholders.

+ Lastly, the individual in this role will perform other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties in this job classification.

+ The Diversity Career Specialist may occasionally assist with office major initiatives, including open houses and career fairs and will represent Career Services in university-wide events and on occasion, may work some evening or weekend hours.

Requirements and Qualifications

We are seeking applicants who are student-centered and strive to provide outstanding service to students and alumni.

+ Must have excellent presentation skills, excel, and actively contribute within a team environment with open communication. Event planning experience is highly desired.

+ The individual must possess interpersonal skills, demonstrate multicultural competence, and be grounded in both career and personal development theory.

+ This opening typically requires a Bachelor's degree in a related discipline. Master’s in Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education, Student Affairs, Higher Education, or related discipline is preferred, and 1 or more years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Please submit a cover letter and resume with your application.

Penn State Harrisburg is located in Middletown, near the city of Harrisburg, the state capital of Pennsylvania. The college is easily accessible via interstate and rail routes from Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington DC, and New York, and Harrisburg International Airport is located within minutes from campus. The college is the largest and most comprehensive of Penn State’s Commonwealth Campuses. As a comprehensive college, Penn State Harrisburg enrolls more than 5,000 students and offers more than 75 associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs, as well as the first two years of study leading to more than 160 majors offered throughout Penn State.

The Harrisburg campus features 14 Division III sports, a $19.5 million dollar civil, mechanical and electrical classroom and laboratory building, a newly gifted $2.5 million dollar Pollock Center for Addiction Outreach and Research, and a thriving $4 million dollar theatre that hosts lectures, film showings, seminars, and fully produced live theatre, dance, and music. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. Penn State Harrisburg, as a community, endeavors to be a mixture of cultural backgrounds, life experiences, individual perspectives, and numerous other characteristics that add variety and vitality to the workplace.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and sustainability in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society and nature, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.


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