Job Posting

Career Specialist, Center for Career Development

Position Type:

  • Part Time
  • Staff


  • Hybrid

Franklin University’s Center for Career Development is seeking a part-time Career Specialist to support the career development efforts of the Center by assisting Franklin’s undergraduate, graduate, and professional students with core career development skill building such as resume review and development, LinkedIn profiles, strategic job search, and interview preparation.   Franklin University is expanding the role of internships, apprenticeships, as well as OPT (Occupational Practical Training) and potentially CPT (Curricular Practical Training) requiring increased staffing.

The selected individual will be expected to work 20 hours per week, hybrid, including hours outside of normal business hours, to assist with evening events.

The Career Specialist will have the opportunity to engage and skill-build in a variety of the operations and services provided by the Center for Career Development including:

•    Creation and updating templates: resume and cover letter
•    Reviewing resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles 
•    Supporting student-focused event such as GradFest, workshops, and career fairs
•    Developing communications and outreach to students through various platforms (MyCareer powered by GradLeader and Slate)
•    Assisting with an ongoing project to increase career focus, within the curriculum 

We seek someone with:

•    Bachelor of Science degree, Human Resources or Education background preferred.
•    Excellent interpersonal communication skills; both with individuals and groups.
•    Ability to engage with students and alumni by phone, virtually and face-to-face. 

Preferred skills and characteristics include:

•    Career counseling interest or experience 
•    Flexibility with the ability to respond to a variety of demands 
•    Ability to work as a team member while at the same time being able to function independently

About Franklin University

Founded in 1902, Franklin University has built its reputation on removing barriers to higher education for ambitious adults who must balance their educational goals with other commitments. Accredited and nonprofit, Franklin has earned its long-standing reputation as an innovator in online education. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 50,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work.

Franklin University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Franklin does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran or military status.