Career Services Coordinator

Position:               Career Services Coordinator

Department:       Human Resources

Reports To:        Career Services Manager

Location:             Lenexa, KS

COMPANY OVERVIEW:


Be a Life Changer!
  Grantham University is a nationally accredited online University founded in 1951 by a veteran to serve active duty and retired military service members, along with other non-traditional students. Since our move from Slidell, Louisiana, to the Greater Kansas City Metropolitan area in 2005, we have grown steadily and have added jobs to the community.  If you are looking for a rewarding position with an organization that allows you to positively change lives every day through the power of education, look no further than Grantham University!

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Career Services Coordinator works directly with students with the purpose of assisting future graduates in successfully attaining their career aspirations and employment goals. This is accomplished through career advising and career development consultations which focus on the principles and practices of the job search and job market. The Career Services Coordinator educates students about the careers that align with Grantham University programs and how to prepare for those occupations beyond formal education. This is a non-supervisory position.

KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Work with undergraduate, graduate, non-degree, at-risk, and undecided students to educate and prepare them for their future careers utilizing career advising techniques and conversations, career development strategies, adult learning theory, and career education and preparation techniques.
  • Facilitate undergraduate, graduate, and alumni appointments involving: career assessments, career planning, career and academic planning, resume reviews, cover letter reviews, mock interviewing, opportunity preparation/referrals, job search strategies, etc.
  • Coordinate with Student Advisors on students changing degrees, at-risk students, and undecided students.
  • Launch and manage assigned student organization chapters.
  • Create, coordinate, and facilitate student and alumni engagement and educational opportunities in the form of information sessions, webinars, and other virtual or in-person events.
  • Create, manage, and update career services materials.
  • Coordinate with Educational Outreach on employer engagement opportunities with the Career Center, Students, and Graduates.
  • Coordinate with Marketing and Institutional Research on the Alumni Experience, serving alumni’s needs, alumni data collection, etc.
  • Ensure student and graduate employment information is documented in the Career Services Management System.
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge on all systems, programs, and applications.
  • Co-manage the Career Services Employer Advisory Board
  • Utilize relationship development and communication skills to build and manage strong inter-departmental relationships.
  • Lead and motivate the department to meet or exceed University, departmental, and student expectations
  • Provide guidance and support to the department empowering them to properly advise and assist students within Grantham University policies, procedures, degree programs, and services.
  • Ensure compliance with laws, regulations, and policies outlined by the Universities accrediting bodies, as well as government regulations
  • Appropriately represent Grantham’s fundamental educational and philosophical principals.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

EDUCATION/ WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS AND DESIRED SKILLS:

  • Associates degree is required.
  • At least 2 years of experience in one of the following areas: higher education, human resources/talent acquisition, management with interviewing experience.
  • Up to 15% travel may be required
  • Working knowledge and experience of current hiring processes and expectations, as well as being knowledgeable of changes occurring within the HR field is required
  • Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel, and database applications are required.
  • Public speaking skills
  • Self-motivated and self-managed
  • Polished verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, time management and attention to detail skills.
  • Able to keep information confidential
  • This position requires the flexibility of working evening and weekends.
  • Able to effectively communicate orally (in person and by telephone) and in writing.
  • Able to work in a positive team-oriented manner with a variety of people (students, faculty, employers, staff, administrators, vendors, and members of the general public)
  • Language Skills: Able to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Able to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Able to write emails, letters, and documents that conform to prescribed style and format. Able to effectively present information to executive management, faculty, staff, and/or students.
  • Mathematical Skill: Able to work with mathematical concepts. Able to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Reasoning Ability: Able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to present facts to faculty for departmental response. Able to deal with a variety of information presented in oral or written formats. Able to deal with non-verbal behavior in assisting with problem resolution
  • Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative 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.
    • Frequently required to use hand to finger, handle, or feel (including the use of computer keyboards) and talk or hear (including the use of a telephone and computer).
    • Occasionally required to walk, stand, and make presentations
    • This position may involve sitting at a desk for extended periods of time.
    • This position may require travel. Therefore, a valid drivers’ license and good driving record are required for this position.
    • Specific vision abilities include: close vision and distance vision
Grantham will seek to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with a disability. Such reasonable accommodation may take the form of making existing facilities readily accessible to or usable by individuals with a disability, restructuring jobs, modifying schedules, acquiring or modifying equipment, adjusting training materials, adjusting employment policies, and the like.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Integrity – operates within the highest ethical standards and integrity in all aspects of the position
  • Motivated/Results Oriented – fantastic record of personal drive and the determination to succeed
  • Mission Oriented – passionate about helping others; ownership spirit with a competitive disciplined execution for results
  • Listening Skills – must be an active listener to insure client needs are fully understood and met
  • Influence – skilled at directing and motivating others towards personal, academic and professional success