Job Description – Coordinator of Student Integration and Career Transitioning
Dean – College of Undergraduate Studies
College Deans, Department Chairs, Student Activities and Career Services
Inspire, Invest and Prepare
Bethune-Cookman University is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, mentoring, learning and maintaining the highest standards for academic excellence. In line with the Wildcat way, our values include Faith, Integrity, Respect, Service and a Thirst for knowledge. We encourage creativity, innovation and collaboration all in an effort to provide the ideal student learning and living experience possible.
The Coordinator of Student Integration and Transitions will assist in the achievement of the highest standard of professional development and career readiness of Bethune-Cookman University students with primary and initial engagement occurring during the first and second year. The Coordinator will work to ensure that students are offered programming that appropriately and actively prepares B-CU graduates to synthesize and integrate their academic and life experiences that will display individual critical thinking and problem solving skills are aligned with current institutional standards related to student preparedness for the workforce. Reports to and under the general supervision of the Dean of the College Undergraduate Studies.
Major ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Create an integrated academic, career and professional development plan and experience (including components of self-assessment, major and career exploration, defining of career and internship goals job-search, resume preparation, interviewing, and applying to graduate/professional school).
Takes lead in designing and developing an effective sequence and curriculum for students’ successful completion of Career Readiness training program: a) Seeks information from industry advisors, designs instruction to meet individual student needs. b) Curriculum developed is sufficient for preparing students to attain and maintain employment. Schedules field trips, guest speakers, workshops and other special projects to augment training.
Oversee the implementation of career readiness and professional development points and ranking system to establish criteria by which participating students will be recognized and awarded.
Work in collaboration with FYE/SYE Coordinator to strategize for effective utilization of seminars as settings for the building of career readiness skills, knowledge and abilities.
Maintain up-to-date knowledge and information about career fields and industries.
Communicate with relevant administrators, faculty and staff and any appropriate student groups and/or organizations to increase visibility and knowledge of program and objectives.
Participate in assessment of overall program and services
Participate as a team member in activities related to the goals and objectives of the unit.
Develop overall plan and strategy that supports students in pursuing their educational goals by providing factual data about job markets and industry trends (hiring trends, regional demands, etc.) degree requirements related to student aptitudes, interests, and abilities
Develops, implements, assesses, and makes recommendations for appropriate intervention strategies to promote overall student success using predictive analysis and best practices
Builds collaborative relationships with units across the campus who contribute to direct and indirect student success initiatives and proactive outreach
Oversee the collection, management, and reporting of data; participate in the development and implementation of data management systems and procedures, as appropriate.
Assist in the creation of a Bethune-Cookman University Talent Pipeline for meeting the employment needs of the Central Florida region
Ensures strict confidentiality of student records.
Promote the university and office through participation in professional organizations.
Meet established goals and objectives as provided by Dean.
Requires a university degree in related field or 4+ years of equivalent work experience in chosen filed that provides knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts. Requires the application of expertise in a chosen field to achieve results.
Master's degree in counseling, leadership, higher education administration, or related field. At least one year of experience in career services, advising, or counseling. Understanding of career development theory. Evidence of degree(s) or certificate(s) and/or license(s) required at time of hire.
Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:
1. Cover Letter and Resume - application system only allows one document to be uploaded, so cover letter and resume must be included in the same MS Word or PDF file (file name should not contain any spaces or special characters)
- In your cover letter, please list the three most effective services/interventions when working with at-risk students.
Experience working with diverse groups of students and alumni.
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to make effective group presentations.
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and implement programs.
Ability to work with faculty, staff, and company representatives.
Ability to synthesize, organize input and output deliverables from many sources.
Knowledge about integrating the arts across the curriculum.
Ability to manage and facilitate group process
An understanding of the labor market landscape
An understanding of opportunities for students to explore, develop and demonstrate the mindsets, knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for career readiness and success.
Working environment is a normal business office setting.
Demands normal manual dexterity and visual and auditory acuity.
Must be mobile throughout the campus.
Typically, the incumbent may sit comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking, standing, bending, or carrying of light items.
Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
Occasional evening and weekend work is required.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Bethune-Cookman University is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity in all phases of the employment relationship including advertising, hiring, compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, or marital status. The University is also committed to the principles of non-discrimination in its educational programs and activities. No persons shall, on the grounds of race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability or sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the University.