Job Locator and Development Coordinator
The Coordinator will act as the primary point of contact for the Job Locator and Development program under the US Department of Education guidelines while cultivating and maintaining new and on-going employer relationships to create part-time and internship positions for current Tarleton State students across all campuses. The Coordinator will oversee the university student employment system and act as the technical expert to maximize employer and student usage. In an effort to develop students to enhance their marketable skills and employability, the Coordinator will be responsible for career development/coaching workshops and services.
20% Campus Liaison
Maintain a strong working knowledge of Tarleton majors/degree programs in an effort to connect the employers understanding with our students’ abilities.
Collaborate with faculty/staff to increase employment opportunities for students by acting as a point of contact for internships and part-time positions off campus.
Manage the efforts to increase the utilization of the student employment system to post all internships and part-time employment opportunities to maximize connections between employer labor needs and Tarleton students.
Promote and encourage internship participation to the student body through presentations, workshops, data dissemination, professional articles.
Educate students on career coaching items such as resume assistance, mock interviews, professionalism, interviewing, online presence through class presentations, one-on-one appointments, groups, workshops, guest speakers, etc.
Coordinate with other team members who share JLD responsibilities for maximum service delivery to students and employers.
60% Community Outreach
Facilitate relationships between employers and Tarleton State students (Stephenville, Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian) to develop and track new part-time opportunities.
Represent Career Services in a variety of university, community and other networking events, visits to employer sites, and hosting organizations on campus for employer development and cultivation purposes.
Participate actively in various local, state, regional and national organizations such as Chambers of Commerce, Societies of Human Resource Management, NACE, alumni chapters, MAC3,
Assist employers and provide resources for creating and implementing an internship program including, but not limited to, the Department of Labor’s standards for paid and unpaid internships and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) recruiting standards.
Oversee student employment system to communicate quick tips and processes to employers and maintain/monitor the integrity of job postings in guarding against fraudulent employers.
Coordinate with Marketing and Outreach Coordinator to develop promotional items and events that professionally prepare students for the world of work.
Facilitate mock interview process utilizing local and regional employers to interface with current Tarleton State students in preparation for the interview process.
Attend administrative staff meetings on and off-campus as well as conferences and workshops regarding career planning and job search as funds are available.
Assist the director and other team members with special projects.
Compile and report data on newly created internships and part-time employment for Tarleton State students by tracking all data points required by the Department of Education Federal Work Study Job Locator and Development program.
Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. Three years of work experience in corporate/industry, university Career Services environment, or comparable setting.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated exceptional organizational, written and public speaking skills. Exhibits a motivated/enthusiastic positive work style. Ability to exercise independent judgment, exceptional time management skills, work independently and in a team environment. Ability to work some non-traditional work hours including evenings or weekends. Must be prepared to travel frequently.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Master’s degree. Five or more years of experience in career development, career coaching or employer relations in higher education.
All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
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