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Coordinator, Career Services and Student Employment

The University of Akron
Job Location:
Akron, Ohio
Career Development and Services

Coordinator, Career Services and Student Employment

The University of Akron The University of Akron, Career Services and Student Employment Department, are seeking to fill two Coordinators of Career Services and Student Employment positions.

Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include: supporting University mission and goals to positively impact enrollment, retention, experiential learning, and career outcomes; serving as career liaison for students and alumni with regard to career development, co-ops, internships, student employment, and job placement, which may include employer relations and / or student employment responsibilities; assisting in developing and conducting presentations, workshops, and other special outreach programs; supporting student engagement, employer relations, student employment, experiential learning, and programming and event initiatives; acting as Career Liaison to specified colleges or initiatives providing group and individual career advising and assist with obtaining experiential learning and job opportunities; providing career advising, presentations and instructions to assist students in their career decision-making process; working with faculty in assigned colleges to increase opportunities to present career content in the classroom; instructing 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; assisting in planning and managing specific career programs and events, such as Career Fairs and Etiquette Lunches; assisting with developing campus outreach programs, to include virtual and in-person information sessions to engage students and faculty; coordinating campus-wide programming efforts with students, faculty, and other campus departments; developing and coordinating communications to students and faculty about events and programs; supporting student engagement, employer relations, student employment, experiential learning, programming, and event initiatives; researching, benchmarking, and exploring new ways to engage with students to meet their changing needs; establishing and strengthening key campus partner collaborations (i.e., Alumni, Admissions, Financial Aid, Payroll, Student Life) for programming and events; supporting campus initiatives, especially those impacted by Career Services and Student Employment; performing functional guidance of nonexempt staff including general scheduling, assigning tasks and monitoring work activities; assisting with monitoring of student workers and their assigned projects; and perform administrative and other duties as assigned for Career Services.

Required Qualifications:
A relevant Bachelor's Degree and 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. Knowledge in word processing, presentation, spreadsheet, and database software packages. Strong interpersonal communication, positive attitude, and collaboration skills. Some evening and weekend hours and may involve remote work.

About University of Akron:

As one of the largest employers in the region, The University of Akron is creating a community and workforce committed to making a difference in the lives of our students and in the region. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package to qualified candidates who are passionate about shaping and inspiring the next generation of thinkers, experts, artists, and leaders.

Salary: The salary range for this position is commensurate with experience and qualifications. We offer a competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package.

Application Deadline:
Open until filled, however, review of applicants will begin December 20, 2021.

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Job ID # 13232

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Akron, as an equal education and employment institution, is committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified individuals in its education programs or activities, including applicants for admissions or employment, will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, military status or status as a veteran. To further this commitment, the University complies with state and federal laws which prohibit discrimination. Questions or concerns about the administration of this commitment can be directed to the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Office (

The University also strives to provide an environment free from the negative impacts of gender-based discrimination and harassment as prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. Questions about Title IX can be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education or both. For more information on Title IX at the University of Akron, including how to contact the Title IX Coordinator, how to file a complaint under Title IX with the University or the Title IX process at the University of Akron, please visit the University’s Title IX page at

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