Senior Specialist, Career Services

College of Southern Nevada

CSN - Henderson Campus, NV

ID: 7179331 (Ref.No. R0138268)
Posted: September 14, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The College of Southern Nevada appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. We ask that you keep in mind the following when completing your application:

  • Once you start the application process you cannot save your work. Please ensure you have all required attachment(s) available to complete your application before you begin the process.
  • Required attachments are listed below on the posting. Your application will not be considered without the required attachments.
  • Please note that applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment. Once a recruitment has closed, applications will no longer be accepted.

If you are unable to attach the required documents to your online application or need assistance regarding the application process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team within Human Resources via email at [email protected] or call (702) 651-5800 to be directed to the appropriate Recruiter.

Job Description

The purpose of this position is to provide comprehensive employment, career and transfer planning services to CSN students and alumni ensuring that they can effectively plan for the future, as it relates to the financial, exploration and networking marketability aspects of career success, which results in experiencing career readiness upon their departure from the institution. This position provides career exploration to students through administration and interpretation of career assessments, providing labor market information and aids in the development of students’ career-related decision-making capabilities. This position provides career coaching, including seminars and workshops on interviewing techniques, resume preparation, use of online job search tools & other job search skills training.

Additionally, this position prepares and provides students with the necessary resources and guidance to transfer to a 4-year institution. This individual is expected to have knowledge pertaining to the transfer process as well as develop events centered around CSN students/alumni who are preparing to transfer. The Senior Specialist in Career & Transfer Services will actively cultivate relationships and expand networks with staff, students, alumnae, parents, community partners, and employers throughout the region in order to support the CSN mission and enhance innovative programs, experiential learning experiences, and work opportunities. This individual must take initiative and be a self-starter as it relates to the increase and maintenance of student engagement, career readiness, and the transfer process.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Counseling, Education, or a related field from an accredited college or university OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 2 years of experience in Workforce Services, Human Resources, or a related field and experience in administration of employment/training programs, career assessment, employer relationship building and knowledge of the labor market & local economy.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences, Counseling, Education, or a related field from an accredited college.

  • Experience working with diverse populations.

The ideal candidate should possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Ability to interpret career assessments and assist students with career decision-making.

  • Ability to coach students on the skills, abilities, and required documents needed for a job search.

  • Ability to assist/guide students through the transfer process.  Knowledge of labor market information and career & occupational resources.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to create and deliver high-quality/engaging workshop and classroom presentations.

  • Ability to advertise and organize employment events within the business community and assist with employer’s recruitment.

  • Ability to counsel employers on fair labor standards and employment law.

  • Knowledge of internship opportunities and assisting employers with the development of new internships.

  • Excellent computer skills including database management, word processing, spreadsheets, and desktop publishing.

  • Ability to work with diverse populations.

  • Outstanding customer service skills.

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills and the ability to model these skills.

  • Data management and reporting skills.

Starting Salary Information

The starting salary is 53,805.

This position is funded by grant dollars and is contingent upon ongoing and available funding.

CSN offers a generous benefits package comprised of excellent health insurance including medical, dental, vision, pharmacy, basic life insurance, and supplemental options (long-term care, short-term disability, and legal). Paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. Comprehensive retirement plans, employee assistance program, and tuition discounts at the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) institutions. As well as tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents.  Perks encompassing on-campus employee discounts, professional and personal development opportunities; and statewide employee purchase programs.  Join a dynamic team investing in our future, Students First.



Full-Time Equivalent 


Required Attachment(s)

To be considered for this position, please upload the following documents to your application:

  • Resume/CV

  • Cover Letter

  • Contact information for three professional references (Name, email and phone number)

  • Unofficial Academic Transcripts (Applicants who have earned their degrees outside of the United States must have their educational transcripts evaluated by an approved evaluator if their college or university is not listed in the most recent edition of the Higher Education Directory, published by Higher Education Publications, Inc. If you have any questions regarding this, please reach out to the Human Resources, Talent Acquisition & Classification team)

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.

Local Search

Out of Area/State Candidates are not offered travel reimbursement.


CSN employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the "Find Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at CSN and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number in the search box. If you complete an application outside of the internal application process and apply as an external candidate, your application will no longer be considered at the time of minimum qualification review. In order to prevent the disqualification of your application, you will need to reapply as an internal candidate before 11:59 p.m. the day prior to the position close date.

CSN is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. For more information, visit

Posting Close Date


Note to Applicant

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications. The search committee will use this information during the initial review of application materials.  

All document(s) must be received by 11:59 p.m. the day prior to the closing date posted on the job announcement.

This position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.  

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.  

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.  

CSN is responsive to serving the educational needs of a diverse and ever-changing community. CSN employs only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. CSN does not sponsor aliens applying for faculty, professional staff, or management positions (H-1B Visas) in the absence of exceptional circumstances as defined by the USCIS.