Career Services Specialist - Yakima, WA

Employer: Perry Technical Institute

Job Description:
Important Note: As mandated by Governor Inslee's Proclamation on August 18, 2021, all employees engaging in work at Perry Technical Institute are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 on or before October 18, 2021. Proof of vaccination will be verified by the Human Resources Office after an employment offer has been extended and accepted. Please reach out to Human Resources at if you need information on a medical or religious accommodation.


Under the direction of the Associate Director of Career Services and Admissions, the Career Services Specialist will assist students and alumni in securing employment opportunities through the development of job search skills, soft skills, interviewing techniques, résumés, and cover letters. A major aspect of this position involves preparation, development, and delivery of informational workshops to students on these subjects.

The ideal Career Services Specialist would be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel, have excellent presentation skills, strong interpersonal skills, organizational and time-management skills; have a proactive, creative, and resourceful approach to problem-solving; and project a professional image in both communication and appearance.


Duties are performed in an office and instructional environment. Work collaboratively in a team environment as well as independently.

This is a non-exempt, full-time regular position. The hours of the position may vary depending on needs of the department. The ability to work 1 or 2 evenings per month is required. Overtime may be required.

WAGE RANGE: $19.00 - $20.00 PER HOUR

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including health, dental, vision, prescription, 401(k) with profit share and matching, life and disability insurance, flexible spending plan, employee assistance plan, paid sick leave, vacation, 11 paid holidays, 4 day work weeks and more.


Associate’s degree or certificate of completion from an accredited career school.

Will on occasion be required to drive on behalf of Perry Technical Institute. Employee must possess a working vehicle, hold a valid driver’s license, have an acceptable driving record, and produce proof of insurance.

Must be willing to submit to a drug test.


Prior experience in career services or human resources.

Experience in public speaking.

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.


Develop and deliver interactive presentations on career-related topics.

Review résumés and cover letters with attention to proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

Assist students and alumni in job-seeking efforts by identifying and distributing appropriate job openings for their course of study.

Conduct mock interviews sessions with students and alumni.

Maintain complete and accurate records of appointments and communication with students, alumni and employers.

Collect and secure required placement graduate outcome data.

Assist with on/off campus events; such as Employer Expos, New Student Orientation, Open House, industry trade shows etc.

Other duties as assigned.

Contact Person:
Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method:
Base Pay: $19-$20/hr

Posted on September 08, 2021

©2021 Perry Technical Institute Careers at Perry Tech Contact Policies


2011 W. Washington Ave Yakima, WA 98903 USA 509-453-0374