Employment at ArtCenter

Career and Professional Development


The Coordinator is responsible for supporting the cultivation of industry professionals, entrepreneurs, community and alumni partnerships as they pertain to employment and professional practices for students, alumni and the college. This position will coordinate interactive industry engagement and outreach activities by posting and promoting opportunities, compiling data around community activities and programs, and keeping the office abreast of current professional practice trends.

Reports to: Director, Entrepreneurship and Professional Practice

FLSA status: Non-exempt

Salary grade: 7

Job posted 9/25/19. Send resume with cover letter and employment application to hr@artcenter.edu indicating "Coordinator, EPP" in the subject line.

Applicants responding to posted job openings are asked to include a completed employment application with the application materials listed in the job posting.

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  • Bachelor’s degree required from an accredited college or university
  • 2–4 years of prior experience in a position directly responsible for building and managing relationships
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, employing an entrepreneurial and creative mindset
  • Demonstrated ability to manage events from conception through production
  • Computer proficiency and demonstrated experience in use of computer applications, database maintenance, social media tools and other web-based technology
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication
  • Exceptional organizational and administrative skills, with attention to detail
  • Flexibility and the ability to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously
  • Proficient in MS Office, including Word, Excel spreadsheets and databases
  • Ability to work with diverse groups and constituencies including students, alumni, faculty, administrators and employers
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within ArtCenter’s diverse communities
  • Ability to handle all information with tact and discretion and recognizes the confidential nature of ArtCenter business
  • Professionalism in appearance and demeanor

Preferred Qualifications

  • Recruiting or career services experience
  • Understanding of potential career opportunities for artists and designers, in addition to sensitivity to their career aspirations

Essential Functions

Administrative Support and External Outreach — 95%

  • Provide administrative and clerical support in department operations, including general correspondence and communication flow to students and employers; supply management; room bookings and logistics of employer visits; responding and forwarding responses to department email
  • Responsible for follow-up on employer inquiries and the coordination of industry visits, recruiting activities and events
  • Interact with employers on a regular basis to understand their recruiting opportunities and professional practices
  • Effectively present professional practice services to organizations, alumni and students
  • Post jobs and internships on the online job board, ArtCenter Connect and submit candidate materials when appropriate
  • Develop a creative strategy to disseminate opportunities to students and alumni via a host of digital platforms
  • Connect employers to institutional constituencies including educational partnerships, marketing and communications and department chairs as appropriate
  • Consistently update the employer and alumni databases
  • Assist in the tracking of outcomes related to industry
  • Provide event support and logistics for industry events with preparation and event-day activities for events and meetings, coordinating all arrangements such as, AV, signage, catering photography and parking
  • Represent the College, the Office of Career and Professional Development and the Office of Entrepreneurship and Professional Practices at professional organizations and meetings as needed
  • Interact with diverse groups and individuals, both internal and external, in delivering optimal customer service and relevant information
  • Stay abreast on professional practice trends, needs and opportunities in industries and markets related to the field

Non-Essential duties — 5%

  • Maintain memberships and active involvement in applicable professional organizations
  • Serve on college-wide committees
  • Other duties as assigned

Mandatory Duty to Report

All employees who know or have reason to know of allegations or acts that violate ArtCenter’s Title IX Policy prohibiting discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, sexual violence, dating violence, and stalking shall promptly inform the DHR Administrator and Title IX Coordinator, or designee or the Associate Dean of Students or designee. Faculty with a mandatory duty to report are required to disclose all information including the names of the parties, even where the person has requested their name remain confidential.

Pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), all employees who know of or have reason to suspect child abuse or neglect involving alleged victims under age 18 shall promptly inform local law enforcement or the county welfare department.

Physical Demands and Working Environment

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; extended periods of time viewing computer monitor; interactions with other individuals. Due to the nature of the work environment, there is regular exposure to fumes, dust and noise.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight (up to 20 pounds; occasionally up to 50 pounds); to operate modern office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Regular and consistent attendance are required for most positions.

Vision: Must be able to have the visual capacity to perform activities such as preparing and reading reports, viewing a computer terminal and other normal office work with or without correction.

Hearing: Must be able to communicate effectively in the course of normal office communication or exchange ideas with or without correction.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by the employee assigned to this job; they do not purport to describe all functions. Employees may be assigned other duties, and the essential functions may be changed from time to time as necessary.

ArtCenter College of Design is committed to excellence through the establishment of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and its surrounding communities. The College considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Applicants who wish to request an accommodation for a disability may contact the Human Resources Department at (626) 396-2270.