Works Coordinator

Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado, United States
$43,000.00 - $46,000.00
Feb 15, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
The Career Center is part of the Division of Enrollment Management, Communication and Student Affairs (EMCSA). EMCSA units work creatively and diligently to attain optimal enrollments, enhance student development and success, and coordinate enrollment activities with academic units and the overall mission of the institution, with the purpose of ensuring seamless systems and positive experiences for our students. The division consistently supports the university's efforts to enhance its reputation as a premier comprehensive regional university. EMCSA departments aspire to become the service leaders on campus in pursuit of ongoing enrollment, retention, and student affairs successes. It continues to build the staff structures, systems, and development opportunities necessary to achieve the division's goals. The Career Center is part of the PACK Center (Professional Advising Career Knowledge Center) To provide career services to all students and alumni of CSU Pueblo.


 Description of Job: The Works Coordinator will have primary responsibility for the CSU Pueblo Works program, which focuses on the intentional development of career experiences and external work placements for students as part of their learning and development process. This will include developing and sustaining the necessary community partnerships for external work placements, managing contracts and agreements between employers and students, connecting current students with Works experiences, and collecting and assessing project data. The position is expected to maintain primary office space at a community-based site not on the CSU Pueblo campus, but office space on-campus will also be made available to the employee in the PACK Center.

Primary Duties
  • Develop and maintain connections with community partners who provide external work placement opportunities for students. Guide and assure alignment of those work duties with CSU Pueblo guidelines and desired learning outcomes; ensure all partners comply with NACE, University, State, and Federal EEO and Affirmative Action policies. Manage employer information sessions that provide an informal forum for employers and students to network on campus and virtually. (Note: a significant portion of this position’s time is expected to be spent in an office based within the community, instead of on the campus, but office space will also be available on the campus).
  • Promote Works experience to CSU Pueblo students and serve to connect students with external work placement opportunities based on and integrated with their selected Student Pathway. May include presentations to classes, organizing special sessions, developing web/digital content or attending special events to increase student awareness and participation.
  • Manage caseload of students who are actively involved in Works placement, to include regular contact and oversight of their external placement experience and certify progress/completion of that portion of their individual Pathway. Serve as a resource and support for students during their placement experience and facilitate relationship with community site supervisors. Ensure implementation of payroll process for students in the caseload.
  • Collect and maintain data related to the Works project, including community site agreements, student placement and assignment completion data, etc. Coordinate with other campus partners and members of the Career Center team in the collection, maintenance, and analysis of Works and related data to guide the career experiences of our students. Facilitate coordination with those teams of Works external placements alongside campus-based placements and internship opportunities, to ensure optimal achievement of each student’s Pathway.
  • Cross-train with other members of the Career Center and PACK Center team, to provide support for interrelated projects and programs, as appropriate for the success of the Works initiative, and other duties as assigned.
  • Serve on University committees, professional development opportunities, professional associations, and workshops when appropriate, and support relevant efforts across campus as needed.



 Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights: Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution.
  • Valid driver’s license (will be verified at time of hire).
  • Demonstrated expertise building relationships with employers, students, faculty, and administrators OR in a similar relationship-building environment such as business sales.
  • Demonstrated experience with process creation, process improvement, and innovation.
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication and team- building skills. Strong presentation skills, statistical and analytical skills.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills, follow- through and especially important is a strong attention to detail required.
  • MS Office, Excel, PowerPoint, polished professional. Expert on career related topics and majors.
  • A minimum of two years experience in a position with extensive public contact and customer service.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Human Resources, Education, Business.
  • Successful job placement experience.
  • Strengths, Strong Interest Inventory or other career skills related assessments.
  • Knowledge of Human Resources, hiring practices, social media. Ability to work effectively and tactfully with students and employers.
  • Knowledge of career related software i.e. Handshake, Big Interview.
  • Demonstrated commitment to and ability to articulate needs and concerns of historically under-represented populations, including but not limited to persons with disabilities, gay/lesbian/transgender/bisexual individuals, women and non- traditional students and racially or ethnically diverse clients.
  • Knowledge of the local business and non-profit community.
  • Two (2) years experience in University Career Center, Human Resources, Recruiting, career development, higher education administration Education, Career Development or a related-field.
  • Experience in personnel recruitment, community partnership development, or student career services is highly preferred.


 Supplemental Information: All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted.

Applicants must attach the following documents, in order to be considered for this position: 
  1. a letter of intent (cover letter);
  2. a current resume or CV;
  3.  unofficial or official transcripts showing degree conferred; and
  4. three professional references with contact information to the on-line application.
Applications submitted without the required attachments above will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.

Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled, though all applications received by 4 p.m. (MST) on Friday, March 12, 2021 will be given full consideration.

About Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado State University Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students.  CSU Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small student-to-faculty ratio for an ever-changing global economy.  Students can choose from 35 undergraduate programs with 81 fields of study in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; the Hasan School of Business; the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and the College of Health, Education, and Nursing; and 13 graduate programs.
 CSU Pueblo is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates our people and our community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world. CSU Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution.  Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students.   
 Among its unique features, CSU Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of STEM houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report.  CSU Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.
 At CSU Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience.  Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.

Colorado State University Pueblo offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
  • Medical Insurance and Prescription Drugs 
  • Dental Insurance 
  • Vision Insurance 
  • Flexible Benefit Plan 
  • Basic Term Life Insurance 
  • Voluntary Term Life and AD&D Insurance 
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) 
  • Travel Accident Insurance 
  • Voluntary Critical Illness and Accident Insurance 
  • Wellness Incentive Program
  • Annual & Sick Leave 
  • Retirement Plans
  •  About Pueblo, Colorado 
     The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year-round climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and 300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities, encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or skiing in the mountains to the west.  The region is heavily agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology industries.
     CSU Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.
     The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.
     Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.
     It is the policy of Colorado State University Pueblo to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities.  If you need accommodations, please contact the Office of Human Resources and Institutional Equity at (719) 549-2441 or
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     Colorado State University Pueblo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Additionally, the University complies with all other relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices.