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Coordinator of Career Services

Delaware Valley University
Job Location:
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Career Development and Services

Delaware Valley University is accepting candidates for Coordinator of Career Services in our Center for Student Professional Development department.

About the University

Founded in 1896, DelVal is an academically rigorous interdisciplinary university dedicated to the sciences and liberal arts. Today, its more than 1,000 acres of land is a testament to the University's mission to provide a functional, hands-on learning environment for students, serving as an outdoor classroom for several fields of study. DelVal offers students a wide array of undergraduate, graduate and continuing education degree programs and is one of the few higher education institutions that requires an experiential learning component that is award-winning. DelVal has received numerous accolades including being named to Princeton Review's 2022 "Best in the Northeast" and U.S. News & World Report's 2022 "Best Regional Universities-North" lists.

Nestled in Bucks County, PA, known for its picturesque landscapes, DelVal is only 30 miles north of Philadelphia, and is easily accessible by regional rail located on campus.

About the Position

The Coordinator is responsible for providing services and programs that support career readiness and professional development for students and that connect students to career education content, knowledge and resources.

The Coordinator partners with the Experience 360 Program Director to form the Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD) which facilitates students' career planning journeys from exploration to launch, and assisting students in developing the skills to translate their academic, extracurricular, leadership and E360 activities into a cohesive career plan in order to obtain positive career outcomes.

This is a 12-month, full-time staff position.

Essential job responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for planning a comprehensive program for students to develop career readiness knowledge that includes:
  • Job seeking skills
  • Job coaching and mentoring
  • Career assessment and counseling
  • Interview preparation
  • Resume writing
  • Cover letter and thank you letter writing
  • Development of professional documents and online profiles
  • Manage the direction of the Career Services office independently while working collaboratively with the Director of the E360 program on areas of overlap within the CSPD
  • Coordinate programs such as job and career fairs that connect employers and students around employment opportunities
  • Provide leadership and guidance, supervise and mentor staff including Employer Relations and Career Advisor, Administrative Assistant, graduate assistant and student workers
  • Provides career counseling and guidance to students and occasionally alumni
  • Oversee content for Career Services web pages, hard copy brochures, and student resource hub, as well as CSPD social media outlets (LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook)
  • Develop career curriculum and coursework as needed
  • Implement the First Destination Career Outcomes survey, tracking outcomes throughout the first year after graduation and reporting results to campus stakeholders
  • Delivers presentations and workshops to current students and campus stakeholders about opportunities provided by Career Services
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Minimum of a Master's Degree in Education, College Student Personnel, Counseling, Human Resources, Educational Psychology, Business, Marketing or related field
  • Minimum three years' related experience

The successful candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of career planning and development relevant to University students
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple ongoing projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
  • Ability to work well with ambiguity under limited supervision
  • Effective management, supervisory, and relationship-building skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of computer applications, internet research, database management, and analytical skills
  • Proficiency in recruiting software such as NACElink
  • Understanding and appreciation of the role of experiential learning as a component of academic learning

Physical demands and working conditions for this position include:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Occasionally lifting 25 lbs or less

Why work for DelVal?

  • Beautiful college campus in charming Doylestown!
  • Free parking and Septa stop on-site!
  • Collaborative, collegial colleagues!
  • Tuition waiver for self and dependents!
  • Tuition Exchange for dependent children with 677+ participating schools!
  • Generous paid time off policy including paid winter break!
  • Various discounts including campus bookstore, Bucks County YMCA, BJ's and Costco Wholesale!
  • Many other excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, disability and flex spending and retirement plan with employer contribution!

Upon acceptance of offer of employment, the selected applicant will be responsible for providing the University with a Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check clearance that has been completed within the last 5 years.

Delaware Valley University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce.

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