Program Manager, Career Services - Los Angeles

The Sidney Poitier New American Film School

At Arizona State University, we measure ourselves not by whom we exclude, but rather by whom we include and how they succeed. Unlike many other top film schools, which measure themselves by who they exclude, The Sidney Poitier New American Film School is inclusive. ASU's undergraduate film majors represent the creative diversity of our country, with more than 40 percent of its students from under-represented backgrounds.

Under general direction, the Career Services Program Manager coordinates and manages administrative functions to include development and implementation of management and operations strategies.

This role will provide career services support to the growing Film program in Los Angeles. The Career Services Program Manager will be responsible for the school’s internships, job opportunities, and alumni relations to aid in our students’ success in the Film industry. Essential duties include, but are not limited to, conducting internship and career consultations with students; acting as a liaison with students, faculty and the employment community; and developing special programs and activities to meet career planning and placement needs.

On Jan. 25, 2021, Arizona State University publicly announced the launch of The Sidney Poitier New American Film School, one of the largest, most egalitarian film schools in the country, operating in three cities across Arizona and California. In the last 15 years, the film program in ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts has thrived, and with the launch of the new school and new facilities, ASU positions itself as a new kind of film school. The Sidney Poitier New American Film School operates across three cities, including a brand-new 118,000-gross-square-foot state-of-the-art facility which opened in 2022 in downtown Mesa, Arizona, 7 miles from the university’s Tempe Campus. The school also operates in the newly renovated ASU Herald Examiner building in downtown Los Angeles, the former home of the Hearst publishing empire, giving film students from every background an opportunity to connect with the entertainment capital of the world and bolstering the presence the film program already has in L.A. through the Semester in LA experience. Students also have opportunities to use Hollywood technology through partnerships, including with the John Hughes Institute and with Dreamscape Immersive, the world’s leading virtual reality company.

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