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The Career Center within the College of Engineering has an outstanding opportunity for a Student Programs Coordinator.
The [email protected]’S STUDENT PROGRAMS COORDINATOR provides and manages career-related activities, events, and services for students in the College of Engineering to provide meaningful opportunities for engagement with the College. Working under the supervision of the [email protected] Director, the Student Programs Manager offers comprehensive career guidance to students and provides opportunities for student interaction with alumni & professionals through various career events. Internally this position integrates student career activities in the College.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Student Career and Professional Development • Help students secure jobs and internships by using industry and company knowledge to provide targeted advice and support. Plan, coordinate and schedule all logistical details and make necessary arrangements for career related programs, events, and services. • Work with key College staff and UW partners to launch and enhance a comprehensive plan for expanding the number, quality, and diversity of professional career opportunities available for students in the College of Engineering. • Partner with alumni to provide career opportunities and events for students to practice job seeking skills such as resume workshops, mock interviews, networking events, industry panels, internship panels, salary negotiation trainings, and career fairs. • Work with the [email protected] Assistant Director to offer & facilitate the ENGR 321 / 601 credit-bearing internship courses during all four quarters of the academic year. • Promote diversity by developing and maintaining relationships with student clubs and organizations, offering guidance and leadership to full participation in programs and events.
Alumni Engagement and Community Building • In partnership with Advancement, co-host a variety of alumni/student events and activities to enhance alumni engagement opportunities and cultivate professional conversations. • In partnership with the [email protected] Director, educate alumni and employers about available recruiting services including company information sessions, on-campus interviews, resume searches, job and internship postings, and career fairs.
General Outreach and Planning Support • Work with the [email protected] staff to assure coordination and development of a comprehensive career programming. Recommend long and short-range goals and overall direction of the programs. Evaluate and monitor effectiveness of programs/services and identify problems, recommend improvements and institute changes. • Engage students in the College through consistent and positive communication using electronic, print, and social media. Design and implement marketing strategies to maintain student/alumni partnerships and promote university programs. • Ensure that program activities are in compliance with UW policies. • Other duties as assigned.
REQUIREMENTS: • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering, education, or related field. • 2-3 years of experience in student programming, career counseling, and/or recruiting in the tech field. • Highly organized and self-motivated with a track record of sound judgment and decision-making. • Excellent organizational and planning skills and the ability to develop, implement, and manage several projects simultaneously with superior attentiveness to detail. • Superior management and personal skills with a track record of recruiting, training and motivating individuals and groups to meet and exceed goals. • Demonstrated commitment and experience working with a diverse group of constituents, alumni, students, faculty and/or staff in a positive and effective manner. • The ability to work and communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with a broad range of internal and external constituents. Excellent organizational and group presentation skills. • The ability to work independently, solve problems, handle confidential information, and navigate sensitive situations. • Ability and willingness to travel and work non-traditional hours, including early mornings, evening and weekends. • Proficient in Microsoft Office and ability to use broader range of technology, systems and packages. • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
DESIRED EXPERIENCE • Experience working with students and staff in a university setting. • Familiarity with University student-related policies, procedures and database systems. • Experience as a recruiter or career counselor in the STEM field.
WORK CONDITIONS: • Must be available to work occasional evenings and weekends. • Travel to off-campus events and activities may be required.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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