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Coordinator, Career Development (UPDATED)

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Career Development and Services

Posting Number: req10975

Department: Stdnt Engagement & Career Dev

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

Please Note: This recruitment is still active and accepting applications. We are aiming to make a final selection and hire by mid to late September.

The Coordinator, Career Education is a member of a collaborative, supportive team of educators who provide centralized services and resources to help guide students in planning, preparing and implementing strategies throughout the career development life cycle, with a particular focus on job and internship searches. This individual will have a focus on direct student contact as well as developing and coordinating digital student-facing support services including SECD's Career Document Dropbox, that meet the diverse needs of students at each stage in their career development journey.

The role will maximize the reach and outcomes of online resources that educate students in career design mindset, proactive networking strategies, successful job applications, and interview strategies. The Coordinator, Career Education will also be responsible for creating a community of support for students, including developing and maintaining relationships with other campus partners, instructing or co-instructing for-credit courses that support career exploration and development, and partnering to create curricular and co-curricular activities and assignments in support of partners within UA's numerous academic colleges.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

1. Student Coaching & Support

  • Provide career education and coaching in small group, online, and 1:1 settings including open appointments, presentations, and workshops.
  • Provide feedback and support of students in active job or internship searches through regular review of resumes, cover letters, and professional networking profiles submitted through Career Document Dropbox.
  • Develop and/or maintain an understanding of career coaching and education best practices across the students lifecycle.

2. Program Management 

  • Oversee operations of the Career Document Dropbox including coordinating review of student materials via Trellis in collaboration with peer coaching team.
  • Design and implement assessment strategies for career education programming and resources, and adapt as needed based on assessment results.
  • Support special projects to advance the long-term vision for Career Development, specifically to scale and expand a collaborative campus model for cutting-edge career and professional development; engage the campus career community at the direction of the Senior Director.
  • Provide assistance in hiring, training, and supporting the day-to-day activities of the Peer Education team.

3. Curricular Development & Instruction 

  • Develop and deliver for-credit career development courses such as Design Your Life & Design Your Search to a diverse student audience.
  • Provide student support and feedback on graded course assignments.
  • Maintain accurate course enrollment and progression records.

4. Campus Collaboration & Resource Development 

  • Conduct course/co-curricular consultations and resource overviews with faculty and staff to identify areas of potential partnership or collaboration.
  • Develop and/or curate resources that increase both online engagement as well as follow-up engagement with other SECD resources, programs, and events.
  • Partner with faculty and staff in serving as a subject matter expert to create and/or curate curricular and co-curricular course materials.

5. Administration & Reporting 

  • Maintain accurate records and reporting of personal and team coaching activities, including 1:1 appointments and Career Document Dropbox usage, using data to optimize staff coverage and available appointment blocks.
  • Reconcile Trellis student records with Handshake data to ensure accurate reporting of team activity within Trellis.
  • Represent the Department on university committees and at conferences as needed and assigned.
  • Participate in at least 2-3 webinars or other professional development opportunities and share learning with the team, by request or at the direction of the Senior Director.
  • Perform related duties as assigned or required to meet Department and University goals and objectives.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understanding of career development theories and best practices 
  • Understanding of coaching theories and best practices 
  • Curricular development 
  • Experience working in a student success or support unit
  • Experience teaching college-level courses 
  • Experience coaching, counseling, or advising students 
  • Experience utilizing student information systems (e.g. UAccess, Trellis) 
  • Experience analyzing and visualizing data using tools such as Microsoft Excel 
  • Experience presenting, training, or public speaking

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree or equivalent advanced learning attained through professional level experience required.
  • Minimum of 1 year of relevant work experience is required.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Student Services

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $46,000-$48,000

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level


Job Family

Career Strategies

Job Function

Student Services

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Mary Frances Kuper,

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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