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Work Based Learning and Fairs Coordinator

University of Northern Colorado
Job Location:
Greeley, 80639
Career Development and Services


COMPENSATION RANGE: 46,000.00 - 51,000.00 USD per year

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Professional Administrative

DEPARTMENT: Career Services Office


BENEFITS: UNC's Career Hub

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 04/10/2024.

Position Summary

The Division of Student Affairs (DoSA) is a forward-thinking student success operation committed to its role as the leading custodial unit guiding the student experience at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). Staff members within the Division of Student Affairs are expected to positively contribute to our mission of supporting students in the co-curricular environment and provide an experience that inspires students academically, intellectually, personally, and emotionally.

The champions work-based learning best practices and cultivates work-based learning opportunities for the campus community and serves as a member of the Center for Career Readiness' team.

Job Duties

Career Fairs and Events Coordination (35%)

  • Serve as the main point of contact and liaison for all Center for Career Readiness Career Fairs (3 in Fall, 2 in Spring)
  • Coordinate all fairs registration, including invoicing and processing payments in collaboration with the Student Affairs Administrative Service Center
  • Coordinate fairs logistics with Conference and Events Services
  • Create and disseminate fairs marketing and promotional materials through close collaboration with the Student Affairs and Enrollment Services Marketing and Communications team as well as UNC's Marketing and Communications team
  • Connect with external vendors as needed to design, purchase, and receive Career Fair materials
  • Utilize Handshake to maintain up-to-date records of fair attendance and trends to establish best practices
  • In collaboration with the Director, hire, supervise, train, and evaluate the Fairs and Events Graduate Assistant, who will be the secondary point of contact for Career Fairs and provide regularly assistance in fairs and events planning

Work-Based Learning Coordination (35%)

  • Support requests from academic units seeking to track work-based learning opportunities using tools within Handshake
  • Collaborate with Director of Career and Experiential Learning to develop and maintain relationships with employers; and help employers interested in establishing work-based learning opportunities for UNC students
  • Serve as the main point of contact on the Handshake platform for UNC
  • Utilize Handshake for approving jobs and employers within the platform, coordinating on-campus interviews, compiling and leveraging data within Handshake to create reports and analytics on employer engagement
  • Create and deliver programming for UNC staff and faculty around student employment, including hiring, managing and developing student employees
  • Collaborate with Internship and Professional Experience Coordinators across campus to assist in work-based learning coordination
  • Serve as the main point of contact for UNC's Parker Dewey micro-internships partnership

Front Desk Supervision and Operations (15%)

  • Coordinate front desk operations to ensure that guests to the Center for Career Readiness are welcomed with a high-level of customer service
  • Monitor and respond to inquiries routed to the Center's email and phone
  • Hire, supervise, train, and evaluate student hourly employees

General Administration (15%)

  • Support Center for Career Readiness initiatives, events, and presentations for stakeholders internal and external to UNC
  • Perform regular purchasing and record keeping in compliance with UNC purchasing/procurement expectations
  • Assist Director and Associate Director with ongoing semester and annual reporting processes and assessment
  • Utilize various platforms and methodologies for soliciting and compiling feedback (email, Qualtrics, Handshake, etc.)
  • Participate in interdepartmental and community meetings and committee work on behalf of the Center for Career Readiness and Department of Student Affairs
  • Participate in training and professional development, as required
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Position requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a master's degree in a business, career services/HR discipline preferred, other related degrees.
  • Master's degree preferred or bachelor's degree plus 3 years of related experience
  • Equivalent experience in lieu of the graduate education requirement would include: (1) working with diverse populations using effective communication, public relations, teaching or management experience to create professional relationships with diverse groups; (2) Event planning, program development, implement and evaluation experience; and (3) human resource, management, talent acquisition, experiential education program and/or recruiting experience.
  • Preferred requirements include a minimum of three years of higher education and/or public or private organizations experience in event planning, customer service, data management or work-based learning coordination;
  • Teaching and presentation experience with diverse audiences is preferred;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are preferred; and
  • If a person filling the position has the minimum educational and experience qualifications, it would take nine to twelve months of on-the-job training to learn the full responsibilities of the job.

Position requires knowledge of: academic standards and accreditation requirements, teaching/training techniques, world of work information and employment trends, ethical and regulatory standards for hiring practices, employment liability and law, experiential education practices, research and assessment methodologies.

Position requires skills in:

  • Event planning
  • Public relations
  • Customer service
  • Professional collaboration and communication, verbal and written communication
  • Problem solving, critical thinking, leadership, public administration, assessment administration and interpretation
  • Program development, implementation and evaluation
  • Research and evaluation of resources and services; and computer technology.
  • Excellent organizational abilities and strong experience with Microsoft Excel, Access, and Outlook.

Position requires the ability to:

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; Work cooperatively and collaboratively with students, staff and faculty with diverse backgrounds and perspectives to ensure positive relations;
  • Prioritize and perform work tasks independently;
  • Multi-task and demonstrate flexibility in dealing with people and unexpected situations;
  • Operate effectively under fast-paced situations and handle multiple needs from various stakeholders simultaneously;
  • Organize, delegate and oversee projects;
  • Prepare and deliver customized presentations to large audiences;
  • Understand relationships between seemingly unrelated majors, academic programs, career fields, industries, organizations and work skills;
  • Write, design and edit documents including reports, evaluations and assessments;
  • Utilize and practice effective critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills to others
  • Assess and implement program initiatives and conduct relevant evaluations;
  • Organize and lead meetings resulting in respectful, collaborative and professional working relationships;
  • Utilize competent computer and internet skills in program development, resource acquisition, constituent communications and presentations;
  • Develop program and performance goals, initiate and implement programs and consistently produce measurable results.

Benefits available include health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance, as well as a selection of several defined contribution retirement plans for all full-time positions. Employees at UNC receive sick leave, and other leave options may be available based on position. Full-time employees are eligible to receive tuition waiver benefits, as well as dependents and spouses of UNC Employees who are employed at 0.5 FTE or above are eligible for undergraduate dependent tuition grants of up to 50%. These tuition grants will cover in-state tuition charges. Further requirements may exist. Other benefits may be available based on position.

About UNC
The University of Northern Colorado is a public doctoral/research institution located in Greeley, Colorado. UNC's commitment to education began in 1889 and continues to be a transformational force for our students. According to CollegeNet's Social Mobility Index, UNC ranked #1 in social mobility (2022). UNC is also committed to providing our faculty and staff with the support they need to succeed as professionals, educators, and in life. Please visit UNC's Career Hub,to learn more about UNC's strategic plan, school programs, and employee benefits. Go Bears!

Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
The University of Northern Colorado believes diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is the pathway to achieving an inclusive community and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. UNC supports the growth of individuals who care about race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, lifestyle, age, educational background, national origin, religion, or physical ability - to honor the intersectionality of our campus. Please visit UNC's Career Hub to learn more about UNC's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.

AAEO Employer
The University of Northern Colorado is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer that is committed to a culturally diverse staff, faculty, and student body.

The University will not engage in unlawful discrimination in employment or educational services against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Veteran status and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. It is the University's policy to prohibit discrimination in employment or educational services on the basis of sexual orientation or political affiliation. The University will likewise take affirmative action to ensure that student applicants and enrolled students are treated during the enrollment at the University without regard to race, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. Such affirmative action shall include, but not be limited to the following: employment, upgrading, demotion or transfer, recruitment or recruitment advertising; layoff, retirement, or termination; rates of pay or other forms of compensation; and selection for training, including apprenticeship. Furthermore, the University will post in conspicuous places, notice setting forth the provisions of this University's Equal Opportunity Policy.

Federal regulations require that the University of Northern Colorado retain all documents submitted by applicants. Materials will not be returned or copied for applicants.

Background Check
Satisfactory completion of a background check, educational check, and authorization to work in the United States is required after a conditional offer of employment has been made. The successful candidate must submit original transcripts within one (1) month of hire.

This position is contingent on funding from the Colorado State Legislature, approval by the Board of Trustees, and subject to the policies and regulations of the University of Northern Colorado.

Clery Act
In compliance with the Clery Act, the most recent University of Northern Colorado Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online. A paper copy can be requested at the UNC Police Department. This report contains crime statistics and policy statements related to safety, conduct processes and Title IX investigations.

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