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Old Dominion University Student & Alumni Programs Specialist in Norfolk, Virginia

Posting Details

Working Title Student & Alumni Programs Specialist

Position Number 00994A


Location Norfolk, VA

Type of Position Classified

Type of Job Full Time

EEO Category E Paraprofessionals

Job Description

This position is responsible for planning, developing, implementing, and managing programs and services directed at engaging students through individual and group activities to focus on career aspirations for professional and academic careers. This position will also provide support for recruitment, advising, and consulting with prospective and current student and employer contacts for ODU Career Development Services events, programs, and services. The individual in this position will also support our online students, and drop-in services utilizing maximum campus and community resources and opportunities.

Type of Recruitment

Knowledge, skills and abilities

Basic working knowledge and ability to apply accepted career development practices, policies, theories, and procedures. Working knowledge of personal computers and network environments; word processing, spreadsheets, database software, electronic mail, internet use, Zoom, Microsoft Teams and other and presentation graphics demonstrated by the ability to produce documents, track data and create reports. Strong written and oral communication skills and effective presentation skills to large and small groups. Strong interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to lead and direct staff. Strong organizational and time management skills with a demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet assigned deadlines.

Demonstrated ability to provide outstanding customer service. Demonstrated ability to work independently and within small groups. Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver career related information as well as teach and train.

Special licenses, registration or certification


Education or training


Level and type of experience

Basic experience planning and/or coordinating programs and events. Basic experience working with students individually or small groups- Career coaching with college or adult clients.

Basic experience working with diverse students in a higher education environment.

Some demonstrated experience working independently and within small groups.

Working experience with employment-oriented networking services such as LinkedIn.

Additional Considerations (supplemental knowledge, skills, abilities, education, experience, licensure, certification)

Basic knowledge of career-related tools and resources. Bachelor’s degree in education, human resources, business, human services, a related field of study, or equivalent relevant experience.

Ability to work with a high level of autonomy and in a team environment. Some experience in a support role to include in a student-focused environment. Demonstrated skills in service orientation, organization, active listening, and critical thinking. Bachelor’s degree in education, human resources, business, human services, a related field of study, or equivalent relevant experience.

Conditions of Employment

Given the nature of the positions in Student Engagement & Enrollment Services that provide support to student services and/or student-centered programs, the employee occupying this position may be required to work during a university closing as directed by his or her supervisor. These instances may include working from a remote location (i.e. telework, etc.).

Annual Salary/Hourly Rate Salary commensurate with education and experience

Posting Detail Information

Job Requisition Number S02538

Job Open To General Public

Open Date 02/12/2024

Close Date 03/08/2024

Open Until Filled No

Special Instructions Summary


Criminal Background Check The final candidate is required to complete a criminal history check.

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Equity Statement

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race (or traits historically associated with race including hair texture, hair type, and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, religion, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), national origin, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Individuals from minoritized communities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

If you are an individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity & Diversity at (757) 683-3141.

Alternative Hiring Process

In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process.

To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability ( COD ) provided by a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services ( DARS ).

Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS to get their Certificate of Disability.

If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link:, or call DARS at 800-552-5019.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or © consistent with contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application

    Optional Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae

  • Other Document

  • Yellow Layoff Form

  • Blue Layoff Card

  • AHP Letter