Career Advisor/Professional Skills Coordinator

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Closing date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Alumni Affairs, Student Affairs, Career Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Other Student Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

Working Title: Career Advisor/Professional Skills Coordinator Official Title: Student Services Coordinator Employment Class: Non-Instructional Academic Staff FTE: 1.0 Compensation: $43,870 - $44,870 FLSA Status: Exempt Terms of Employment: 12-month, annual, fixed-term renewable Position Summary:

Become part of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, a place where excellence and opportunity meet and where respected faculty and staff continue to support the institution’s 150-year tradition of leadership and innovation. As the third-largest university in the UW System, UW Oshkosh offers comprehensive Career & Professional Development to all students on three campuses. Join a team that is committed to student success and offers an array of services and events.

UW Oshkosh provides a competitive benefits package for all benefit-eligible positions. Click here for more details.


Professional Skills Coordination (30%)

  • Communicate and assist in marketing individualized programs to specific students for each major/college
  • Coordinate and plan all Mock Interview events/other professional skills workshops for the office Coordinate and recruit professionals to assist in conducting Mock Interviews which will be around 360 employers per year
  • Organize and coordinate all Dining with Professionals events for students and employers to network and practice etiquette skills Work with campus departments, facilities, and dining to reserve and coordinate event requirements
  • Assist in prospecting new employers to participate in professional skills programming and on campus recruiting efforts
  • Maintain an up-to-date database of all events and programs (Handshake, Presence, campus calendars)
  • Collect, maintain, and develop assessments including semester reports on learning outcomes of programs and services
  • Utilize technology in delivery of office services
  • Meet with students to assist with event questions and respond to all student event inquiries
  • Develop and co-deliver programs/events targeted to students and alumni Develop, disseminate, and analyze evaluations of all Professional Skills events and make recommendations for future events

Student Advising & Faculty Outreach (50%)
  • Create workshop materials relevant to sessions geared toward advancing students’ skills
  • Represent Career & Professional Development and act as contact for faculty to prepare students for employment/internship opportunities
  • Conduct presentations at meetings of student clubs/organizations and classes Present, implement, and grade assignments for classes in conjunction with faculty
  • Meet individually with students to assist with career development and job/internship search preparation
  • Serve as a liaison and maintain relationships within assigned advising areas, industries, departments, and its faculty to market opportunities for students and promote the Professional Skills Program
  • Engage in professional development and education to understand industry, trends, and resources and tools to increase competency in providing career readiness advising
  • Collaborate with the college foundation officer in our efforts to outreach to organizations, employers or alumni to build stronger engagement and develop students professionally

Community/Employer Relations (10%)
  • Development Develop new and maintain existing relationships with employers who have career ready opportunities
  • Maintain an updated database of active employers/organizations for engagement, outreach, and recruitment to participate in general office events/programs
  • Manage all information collected from employers and organize in office system

University Involvement and Development (10%)
  • Market the office to students, faculty, staff, and employers Seek out opportunities for professional development both on and off campus
  • Seek out opportunities for professional development both on and off campus
  • Organize programs and events, promote University to maintain relationships
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Career & Professional Development

Qualifications Required: Bachelor’s Degree in related field

Minimum of two years experience in Career Services or a closely related/similar services area

Working knowledge of student career development process and current career issues

Previous experience in event management/student programming

Excellent presentation skills along with strong oral and written communication skills

Demonstrated ability to multi-task and make decisions in a fast-paced and changing work environment

Proven advocacy and commitment to inclusion and diversity

Experience with MS Office, online databases, and operating AV equipment Preferred: Master's Degree in related field

Knowledge of learning outcomes and processes of an experiential learning program for students

Experience with employer engagement and outreach

Previous experience conducting and facilitating group presentations and engaging audience

Recruitment, training, and supervision of student employees/interns

Able to balance many tasks simultaneously and work well independently

Demonstrated ability to reach out and clearly communicate ideas, facts, and abstract concepts to all constituencies of the university (e.g., faculty and staff, students, employers, alumni, community members) To Apply:

Applicants must submit the following documents using the online application:

Cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references

For questions regarding your application and additional options to apply, contact Human Resources at or 920-424-1166.

The University of Wisconsin System is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change in 2021. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Application Deadline:

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by August 18, 2021 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. Incomplete and/or late application materials may not receive consideration.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact the Office of Human Resources.

Legal Notices:

AA/EO Statement
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. We strongly encourage women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans to apply. UWO, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

DEI Statement
Diversity drives innovation, creativity, and progress. At the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, the culture, identities, life experiences, unique abilities, and talents of every individual contribute to the foundation of our success. Creating and maintaining an inclusive and equitable environment is of paramount importance to us. This pursuit prepares all of us to be global citizens who will contribute to the betterment of the world. We are committed to a university culture that provides everyone with the opportunity to thrive.

Reasonable Accommodations
UWO provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 920-424-1166. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
UWO is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWO will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of "final candidates" and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

CBC & Reference Check Policy
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a criminal background check, work authorization, and verification of education. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

Work Authorization
The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

Annual Security and Fire Safety Report (Clery Act)
For the UWO Annual Security and Fire Safety Reports (i.e., Clery Report), which includes statistics about reported crimes and information about campus security policies, see , or call UWO Police Department, at (920) 424-1212 for a paper copy.

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