Coordinator, Career Services & Student Employment
Job Description Summary
Advises students concerning their academic plans and progress, academic schedule, choice of major, and other Independently coordinates and executes tasks in support of a programs, event, service or department. Serves as point-of-contact to internal and external parties providing both information and assuring service delivery. Must foresee and rectify complications preemptively and in real time.
Career Services provides career advising and counseling, professional development, experiential learning and other programs providing real-world experiences that enhance learning, demonstrate capabilities, and guide students and alumni to post-graduation success. Position responsibilities may include discussing career exploration, development, and opportunities; planning events including recruiting visits, career fairs and networking events; assisting with on-campus and external employment searches; and engaging participants on topics such as career development, job search skills and workplace etiquette Positions may also coordinate and oversee internships, externships, co-op programs or applied learning programs for course credit. Performs outreach and develops internal and external relationships to expand career and experiential learning opportunities. Utilizes, supports, and at times directly manages, career-related technologies, databases, technologies designed for data collection, and the methods and processes for reporting career outcomes.
Support University mission and goals to positively impact enrollment, retention, experiential learning, and career outcomes. Serve as career liaison for students and alumni with regard to career development, co-ops, internships, student employment, and job placement. Liaison area may include employer relations and/or student employment responsibilities. Assist in developing and conducting presentations, workshops, and other special outreach programs. Support student engagement, employer relations, student employment, experiential learning, and programming and event initiatives.
Serve as Career Liaison to specified colleges or initiatives to provide group and individual career advising and assist with obtaining experiential learning and job opportunities. Provide career advising, presentations and instructions to assist students with their career decision-making process. Work with faculty in assigned colleges to increase opportunities to present career content in the classroom. Instruct students on the use of computerized career guidance systems (Focus2), job boards, including Handshake, and other career aiding resources to assist with the development of career goals and choice of major. Assist in planning and managing specific career programs and events, such as Career Fairs and Etiquette Lunches. Assist with developing campus outreach programs, to include virtual and in-person information sessions to engage students and faculty. Coordinate campus-wide programming efforts with students, faculty, and other campus departments. Develop and coordinate communications to students and faculty about events and programs. Support student engagement, employer relations, student employment, experiential learning, programming, and event initiatives. Research, benchmark, and explore new ways to engage with students to meet their changing needs.
Establish and strengthen key campus partner collaborations (i.e., Alumni, Admissions, Financial Aid, Payroll, Student Life) for programming and events. Support campus initiatives, especially those impacted by Career Services and Student Employment.
Assist with monitoring of student workers and their assigned projects. Perform administrative and other duties as assigned for Career Services & Student Employment. Functional guidance of nonexempt staff including general scheduling, assigning tasks and monitoring work activities.
Additional Position Information:
A relevant Bachelor's Degree. A minimum of one (1) year demonstrated experience and success in adapting to changes and current trends in a progressive career services/higher education environment, corporate recruitment, or other relevant experience. Experience with career services or recruiting software programs. Demonstrated knowledge in word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and database software packages. Strong interpersonal communication, positive attitude, and collaboration skills. Business hours with some evening and weekend hours required. May involve remote work.
Review of applicants will begin on November 30, 2023.
The compensation for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The University of Akron offers a competitive total compensation package comprised of a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits for eligible employees including medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, and paid leaves of absence including time off for illness, vacation, and maternity or paternity leave. In addition, eligible employees and their dependents are provided tuition remission.
All staff and eligible non-bargaining unit faculty have the option to request a Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA).
The University of Akron participates in state retirement systems and offers alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions. Optional investment opportunities are available including deferred compensation programs (403(b) and 457 (b)). Please visit our benefits home page for more information.
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach a resume and a list of three professional references to your profile. Please include contact information, including email addresses for your professional references to https://uakron.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UACareers/job/Akron-Ohio/Coordinator--Career-Services---Student-Employment_JR100799
+1 (330) 9728431
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State of Residence Statement
It is the expectation of the University of Akron that all work performed as an employee of the University will be performed in Ohio.