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Career & Talent Development Specialist (Perm- 68K)

Job Description


Title: “Career & Talent Development Specialist”

Location: Hoboken, NJ (Hybrid)

Salary: 68K



Preparing students to successfully navigate an ever-changing global job market for employers seeking early-career talent requires a comprehensive and contemporary approach. The University Career Center is one of the leading career centers at connecting the right student to the right opportunities. We are seeking an energetic professional who can deliver a high-touch, personalized experience for students, virtually and on-campus. If you are ready to make a meaningful impact everyday, join our team.



As a member of the Career & Talent Development team, you will report to the Assistant Director, Career & Talent Development. You will be expected to successfully meet the following expectations:


  • Learn and understand current trends in early-career talent acquisition and develop strategies needed to help students seek and obtain internships, cooperative educational experiences, and their first professional job.
  • Coach students in one of our outstanding schools, including the School of Engineering & Science, School of Systems & Enterprises, School of Business, or College of Arts & Letters. Identify talent in your assigned school and collaborate with the Employer Engagement & Talent Connections team to connect the right students with the right employers and opportunities.
  • Collaborate with key academic partners to gain an understanding of degree programs, employment sectors and industries that are best suited for students. Collaborate with colleagues throughout the university community to understand the student experience, organizations, and innovative projects.
  • Making presentations is a key part of the job. If you have great presentation skills, you will enjoy designing and delivering our career education curriculum to large groups of students or recording videos to ensure we meet the diverse learning needs of all students.
  • Conduct one-on-one, personalized talent development sessions with students virtually and in-person. During your talent development sessions gather important information to help track student successes by gathering information on career success outcomes. We want to know how, when, and where students land great internships, cooperative experiences, and their first jobs.
  • Design and implement strategies to maximize student participation in career activities 

and the talent development journey.

  • Play a key role in helping to reimage the cooperative education program. Research and identify innovative ways to effectively expand the program and to incorporate new technologies, and other resources into the program.
  • As needed, participate in prospective student and family admissions events, new student orientation, and other student affairs events.
  • Successfully complete other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred and three or more years of relevant experience preferably in career advising, career development, talent development, or recruiting. Or a seasoned, experienced professional with industry experience seeking a career change and an opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the lives of young people
  • Proven track record of success demonstrated through goal achievement, continuous learning, and continuous improvement.
  • Knowledge of technology degree programs or career paths in engineering or technology desired, but not required


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Demonstrate a willingness to collaborate with students, teammates, and employers to gain an understanding of contemporary hiring processes and stay abreast of trends.
  • Must demonstrate an interest in working with a college-aged student population
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to gain an understanding of the University’s undergraduate and graduate curricula
  • Possess an understanding of MS Office including Excel, PowerPoint computer applications.
  • Experience or comfortable learning and working with advanced computer applications such as SmartSheets, Handshake, Zoom, MS Teams.
  • Possess excellent organizational, written, oral communication, and presentation skills
  • Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Self-starter with an ability to adapt to change and handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Occasional travel may be required. Willingness to occasionally work evenings and weekends to attend university or career center events.