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Placement Coordinator

Coppin State University
Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 8, 2022

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Cooperative & Experiential Education, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement, Alumni Affairs, Student Affairs, Career Services, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Summary:

College of Business ( COB ) at Coppin State University is seeking a Placement Director who will develop and oversee a comprehensive placement program for the students. The major responsibilities include identifying and developing student internship and service-learning opportunities; implementing a professional development program (soft skills development); maintaining data on internships, service learning, alumni, and employers; planning for and organizing career readiness events and workshops; and standardizing student placement practices in the College. The Director will assume responsibility for program evaluation and assessment.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Build and maintain relationships with potential employers; identify and develop student internship and service-learning opportunities; work with faculty and department chairs from different areas within the COB to identify, evaluate, train, and assign the eligible students; monitor and follow up with the employers, students, and faculty after placement; and evaluate and collect data at the conclusion of each assignment.
  • Develop and implement a Professional Development Program to prepare students with soft skills required in the workplace (workshop sessions on resume preparation, interviewing skills, dinner etiquettes, networking and other career-readiness skills).
  • Work with the dean and the department chairs to establish the student placement and career development strategies of the COB ; review the current Coppin and COB student career development-related activities; and redesign and establish standard internship and service-learning course/practices/processes within the COB .
  • Build and maintain a database of students internship and placement contacts.
  • Develop an evaluation and assessment program including employer surveys/evaluations data, alumni data, and data on current and potential employers; and support the COB accreditation and assessment related projects or grant opportunities.
  • Participate in on/off campus career development related activities; organize career readiness events and workshops, including virtual events/seminars or social media-based activities, for students; and conduct other duties as needed.
Required Qualifications

  • A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university is required.
  • At least three years of related experience in higher education is required.·
  • Internship, experiential learning, or service-learning related curriculum development experience is preferred.
  • Experience in conducting trainings is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Excellent interpersonal and organization skills
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Strong computer skills and fluent with Microsoft Office suite, especially, Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Teams, and SharePoint
  • Experience with Blackboard is preferred
  • Strong social media skills
  • Event or workshop planning skills.
Physical Demands of Position:
  • Most time will be spent in a typical office environment using a computer and attending meetings or visiting other offices on campus.
  • May be required to visit or travel to the potential employers or partners outside the campus.
  • In-state or out-of- state travel may be required to attend student career development related events or workshops.
  • No unusual environmental conditions are expected, and exceptions will be made under special circumstances, such as a pandemic.
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COVID -19 vaccinations are strongly encouraged for all University employees. Medical and religious exemption request are accepted and are evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Please submit any/all documents related to this matter to
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