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Career Services Coordinator (Career Advisor/Co-op Manager) 
Northern Kentucky University
Highland Heights, KY 41099

June 11, 2015

Job Description:

Purpose of Position:
Provide direct career development services and instructional programs to students/alumni of all academic majors at NKU with specific liaison duties to one of the five NKU academic colleges. Serve as co-op manager for cooperative education program. Develop and maintain relationships with students, faculty, staff, employers and others in and around the NKU community.

Primary Responsibilities:
1. Provide individual career- and graduate/professional school-advising for students/alumni of all academic majors, with liaison duties to one of the five NKU academic colleges. Assist students seeking internships, co-ops, and/or full-time positions. Help students choosing a major/career or considering graduate/professional school. Administer and interpret career-related assessment instruments.

2. Serve as co-op manager for the cooperative education program (CEP 300/600). Set co-op course registration and enrollment. Maintain student, faculty, and employer records associated with the co-op program. Assist in setting guidelines related to co-op enrollment, registration, and reporting. Work closely with others on campus responsible for internships and other experiential learning opportunities. Spearhead transition from a paper-based system to the online system.

3. Prepare instructional materials on career services, career development, and various elements of the co-op/internship/job-search process. Present related orientations, workshops, and instructional programs. Develop and maintain familiarity/expertise with both print and electronic resources pertinent to the career interests of students. Teach the career planning course, CEP 101: Career Development, as assigned.

4. Market cooperative education program to students, faculty, and staff. Counsel students regarding co-op and other experiential learning opportunities. Assist with expanding co-op and other experiential learning opportunities for students, especially for assigned majors.

5. Assist in the administration of career fairs, on-campus recruiting, and related events. Coordinate specialized career events on campus, as assigned. Supervise student paraprofessionals, as assigned. Assist in the day-to-day operation of Career Services.

6. Conduct outreach activities and serve as liaison between Career Services and appropriate employers, NKU offices, departments, and student groups. Assist in creating newsletters and marketing materials to promote services and programs of Career Services.

7. Be familiar with all Career Services policies and procedures, and maintain an ongoing awareness of all programs and activities. Participate in appropriate professional development activities. Prepare and maintain pertinent records and reports associated with assigned responsibilities. Perform other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements:

EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree required; master's degree in higher education administration/student affairs, counseling, human resources, administration, business, or related field strongly preferred; requires a minimum of six months of relevant experience in college career services, human resources, advising/counseling, or related field.

DESIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES: Prefer knowledge/experience in career advising and teaching job-search techniques; superior oral and written communication skills; well-developed organizational abilities with a high attention to detail; strong work ethic and high initiative, including ability to prioritize; comfortable planning and executing events/programs; flexible/adaptable with solid problem-solving skills; prefer some familiarity with career assessments such as FOCUS 2, MBTI, etc.; familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite software and Internet applications; and willingness to work some extended hours, including some evenings and weekends, as needed.  Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged. 

How To Apply:

Visit and follow application instructions. Resume review will begin June 24, 2015.



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