Career Readiness Coordinator II

Florida Memorial University
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Aug 5, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Career Services, Student Activities & Services
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time

A successful candidate will play an active role in FMU's existing academic and operational success. A Career Readiness Coordinator provides leadership for the coordination and development of partnerships at the local and national levels to cultivate business and educational opportunities for Florida Memorial University; promote service learning and civic responsibility among the student body; develop programs to promote academic excellence and economic development to address community needs and challenges.

Essential Functions:
  • Consistently demonstrate the ability to create innovative opportunities to foster student’s growth and development.
  • Serve as Grant Manager for the iROAR program, funded by the UNCF Career Pathways Initiative grant.
  • Provide students with opportunities to develop the skills and competencies essential for success in the global workforce.
  • Create opportunities for the pursuit of academic excellence among students, including the promotion of fellowship and research opportunities, and the promotion of graduate education.
  • Establishes and maintains relationships with business and community partners to create opportunities for internships and gainful employment.
  • Promote students by providing guidance and academic support.
  • Expose students to industry and co-curricular experiences which are designed to help them to establish an intentional career path to graduation and beyond.
  • Provide students with industry exposure, internships, experiential learning, and co-curricular experiences.
  • Monitor market trends and update relevant community program information and market data.
  • Coordinate the deployment of software related to career pathways and internships.
  • Assist students with creating comprehensive career pathways that include information and experiences needed to make sound academic decisions.
  • Participate in institutional professional development and training.
  • Display behavior consistent with professional ethics and FMU faculty and staff handbook.
  • Performs other duties as required or directed.
  • The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that logically relate to the position.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of advanced features in Microsoft Office, specifically Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Teams, and other technological systems.
  • Ability to handle information of sensitive and confidential nature in the utmost professional manner.
  • Effective analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills; highly organized and able to lead effective meetings.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and time management skills.
  • Ability to handle information of sensitive and confidential nature in the utmost professional manner. Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, initiative, resourcefulness, and personal accountability.
  • Maintain the privacy and confidentiality of information, protect the assets of the institution, act ethically and with integrity, and adhere to FMU’s Code of Conduct and policies and procedures.
  • Effective analytical and decision-making skills. Excellent communication (oral and written), organizational, and time management skills. Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse constituents.
  • Attention to detail and adaptability to a changing environment is extremely important as well as dependability.
  • Manage, prioritize, and accomplish multiple tasks/projects simultaneously in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling objects of average weight up to fifty (50) pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Marketing, Communication or related field and five (5) years of work-related experience or a Master’s degree with three (3) years of related work experience.
  • Minimum of five (5) years experience in Career Development in higher education or similar industry.
  • Experience working in corporate environments is desired.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, as well as knowledge and understanding of the organizational structure, workflow, and operating procedures. Familiar with Jenzabar technology suite for higher education.
  • Flexibility to work outside of normal business hours.
  • Pre-Employment screening is required: criminal background check and drug testing.

Qualified applicants are asked to upload a cover letter of interest, resume/curriculum vitae, and/or certifications, if applicable.

Supplemental Information

We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience. In addition to the completed application, candidates must submit a list of three professional references (at least one from a previous employer) that includes names and contact information. Review of application materials will begin ASAP and will continue until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.

Florida Memorial University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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