Student Employment Coordinator

Boone, North Carolina
Jun 13, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Career Services
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Student Employment Coordinator oversees all processes of the Office of Student Employment including on-campus student employment, developmental outreach and training to students and their supervisors, providing a leadership role for the Federal Work Study Program, identifying off-campus jobs, and hosting events for students to connect and network with off-campus employment opportunities. This position will communicate with students, faculty, employers, and student supervisors to provide information on all areas of student employment as well as to give advice to students regarding resume development, job selection processes, and employment choices in keeping with the student’s career goals. The Student Employment Coordinator supervises the Processing Assistant and reports directly to the Associate Director of the Career Development Center.


  • Implement job location development by creating off-campus employment opportunities for a student body of 18,000 students at Appalachian State University.
  • Serve as the point of contact for 4500 on-campus student employees and their parents, 200+ staff and faculty regarding issues student temporary employment.
  • Serve as lead for the centralized processing of I-9 and E-Verification for new student temporary employees according to US Department of Homeland Security specifications.
  • Identify employment sites and positions that meet the guidelines of the Federal Work Study (FWS) Program; assist students and supervisors in selection process for approximately 400 FWS students each year; conduct evaluations of the FWS Program in coordination with the Office of Financial Aid.
  • Coordinate On-campus, Odd Jobs, and Part-Time employment postings.
  • Provide one-on-one counseling to students seeking career advice on student employment and resume critiques.
  • Provide consultation to student supervisors seeking advice on managing students towards success; provide assistance to students and supervisors for conflict resolution when needed; provide training to student supervisors on student employment laws and best hiring practices.
  • Provide training and outreach programming to students to enhance their understanding of transferable skills and the importance of student employment to their overall professional development plan and career readiness.
  • Plan and host Student Employee Appreciation events and Part-Time, Summer Job fairs.
  • Ensure Student Employment initiatives are in alignment with overall Career Development Center goals.


Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree preferred in Business, Human Resources, Counseling, Student Development, Higher Education, or an appropriate related field. At least 2 years experience in student services, employee recruiting experience, or human resources. Demands excellent problem solving and oral and written communication skills; ability to interpret and implement policy and procedures; and ability to work in fast-paced team atmosphere. Experience counseling students and/or employees in a university setting is a plus.

To apply, please send a complete application consisting of a letter of interest, resume and a list of at least three references with contact information. Please submit your application materials electronically at The review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

This is a permanent twelve month position. Suggested salary range for this position is $40,000 - $45,000. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and State of North Carolina benefits apply. Anticipated starting date is August 1, 2017.

Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Mr. Brandon Nelson, Search Committee Chairperson at 828-262-8734.

Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University's receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report. Proper documentation of identity and employability will be required before the hiring process can be finalized.

Appalachian State University is a member institution of the University of North Carolina system. Located in Boone, North Carolina, the university has approximately 18,000 students and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Appalachian combines the best attributes of a small liberal arts college with those of a large research university and is known for its small class size, close interaction between faculty and students, as well as its value and affordability. Additional information about the Career Development Center, the university and the surrounding area is located at:

Appalachian State University is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment to all applicants, students, and employees. The university does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation. The university actively promotes diversity among students and employees. The university is committed to its affirmative action plans and seeks to deepen its applicant pools by attracting interest from a diverse group of qualified individuals.