Cocurricular Programs Coordinator (Student and Alumni Relations Coordinator)
Penn State University
The Student and Alumni Relations Coordinator is a key member of the College of the Liberal Arts Career Enrichment Network team, working with both students and alumni to foster connections that lead to positive post-graduate outcomes. The position provides the opportunity to engage with students through the lifespan of their undergraduate experience and continue to engage them with the office and college as alumni. The Coordinator provides one-on-one coaching for undergraduate students on internship and job search strategies, application materials, and referral to available campus resources. In addition, the Coordinator provides on-line feedback on students’ application materials through Nittany Lion Careers, Penn State’s career services management system. The Coordinator manages all aspects of the College’s alumni mentor program including: student and alumni mentor recruitment; development and revision of orientation materials; on-going communication with student and alumni participants through email, newsletters, and occasional webinars; and periodic assessment of participant satisfaction, including needs assessment for new program features and options. The Coordinator also manages the office’s assessment projects, including serving on a University-wide post-graduation survey committee, coordinating the annual graduation open house to drive survey participation, and working with the office team to develop and execute office-based assessments on office services. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Master's degree or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Experience with Symplicity Career Services Management (CSM) software is a plus. The successful candidate is team-oriented, has experience with and enjoys working with undergraduate students and/or alumni, is committed to student success, can take initiative to identify and develop solutions to problems, and can creatively identify new ways to engage students and alumni in career-oriented experiences. An interest in working with data and assessment initiatives also is required. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding. Review of applications will begin on May 10 and continue until the position is filled.
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