Cooperative Education & DEI Coordinator

Job description

Cooperative Education & DEI Coordinator

Primary Purpose:
Under general direction of the Director of Cooperative (CO-OP) Education and DEI, this position assists in development and coordination of programs for SOECS students for our cooperative education program (75% work allocation) and diversity, equity, inclusion initiatives (25% work allocation). This includes student professionalism training, coordination of job postings, applications, student interviews, development of collaborative employer relationships, and communications with employers, generating marketing and promotional materials; additionally, the coordinator will work in conjunction with the School to strengthen, plan and develop support services of diverse student bodies within SOECS.

Essential Functions:
1. Coordinates student/employer CO-OP interviews, including effectively working with on-campus departments to schedule interviews and make referrals for permanent jobs.

2.Plans, markets, and coordinates activities including career fairs and info sessions related to delivery of employment opportunities provided to students.

3 Develops new and maintains existing employer relationships for SOECS students; responds to employer inquiries.

4. Assists in tracking student participation in experiential learning and DEI programs.

5. Assists department staff in documenting CO-OP offers and reporting of information to Registrar, Student Accounts, Financial Aid, Office of State Authorizations, and Housing in accurate, consistent, and timely manner.

6. Assists with scheduling of employer site visits. May also conduct site visits.

7. Develops employer surveys and evaluation tools to assess experiential learning, student employment, program effectiveness and maintains database for accreditation.

8. Coordinates programs and services which support diversity, equity, and inclusion for SOECS students including MESA University program, and the Diversity Center.

9. Creates and maintains electronic student/employer files and databases.

10. Adapts services and develops programs according to research based best practices for preparing underrepresented students for academic success.

11. Creates and implements services that contribute to professional/leadership development of students.

12. In collaboration with department staff, hires and trains student staff.

13. Promotes and participates in CO-OP and DEI events and services as appropriate.

14. Performs other duties as assigned or requested.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Forty eight (48) units of completed post high school education coursework. Two (2) years of full time experience in the same/similar position is equal to one (1) year of completed post high school education coursework.
• Two or more (2+) years of related work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Two (2) years of experience in industry, career services or in a directly related service environment.
• Bachelor degree in counseling, career development, business, higher education or related area of study.
• Exceptional project management skills, with experience managing multiple and complex projects and schedules to successful completion.
• Knowledge and expertise with issues facing career services professionals relative to quality service delivery.
• Demonstrated evidence of implementing persistence programs for underrepresented students.
• Demonstrated excellent written/oral and interpersonal communication skills.
• Proficient in general computer skills, including Microsoft Office products with emphasis in Excel, SharePoint, and other LMS/CMS platforms.
• Commitment to quality of work, initiative and responsibility, and driving projects to completion.
• Strong ability to quickly establish a viable professional relationship with employers, students, and members within the academic community.
• Strong ability to effectively collect, analyze, interpret, and present data.
• Positive attitude, proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations and demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Knowledge of and commitment to experiential learning.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking, climbing stairs, bending, stooping and reaching. Occasional lifting up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work is primarily performed in a standard office/class environment. Work performed during standard business hours. Requires minimal work performed during non-business hours due to business needs. Requires some travel including attending related conferences.

Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience, non-exempt

Background Check Statement:
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

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Job No:
Posted: 4/26/2021
Application Due: 4/26/2033
Work Type: Full Time