The Co-op Advisor will assist students in achieving suitable
cooperative education experiences across a variety of majors around
Student Relationship Management:
- Function as the primary contact with a group of students, the
Advisor is responsible for creating and managing student employment
opportunities in assigned fields in regional, national and
international setting; Advisor assists with career-related programs
for undergraduate students.
- Meet with students one-on-one to assist them with resumes,
cover letters, interview skills and job search techniques. He/she
will respond to student and employer concerns while they are
working and will develop jobs in assigned majors through
networking, faculty leads and outreaching to new employers.
- Run reports to monitor and analyze student eligibility for
coop, progress in the job search and credit awarded for co-op.
- Use professional judgement to evaluate, consider and approve
jobs for co-op credit.
- Process paperwork for co-op related major changes and
- Monitor progress of students in online modules. Requires follow
up to students who are not progressing successfully.
Employer Relationship Management:
- Serves as a liaison official between the University and
employers regarding administrative and operating requirements for
the cooperative education program.
- Reviews and audits all posted jobs for accuracy and
- Will maintain the high quality of the co-op program by auditing
satisfaction rates with regard to employers. This may require the
Advisor to consult with the Office of Equality and Diversity,
Office of General Counsel and in the case of Drexel University as
the employer, Human Resources.
- Makes site visits to employer locations, as requested, or as
required, if challenges with the employer are made known.
Academic Partner Relationship Management:
- Works closely with the academic departments in supporting the
integration between academics and cooperative education. This
includes developing career/industry related programming that may
include evening work. This also includes much work regarding the
students’ academic plan and progress towards a degree.
- As a result of the link between co-op and the academic program
requirements, the Co-op Advisor often helps to mitigate
administrative hurdles between Drexel administrative offices
including the Bursar, Financial Aid, the Registrar, and the
- Represent the Co-operative Education program at
Admission/Enrollment events which requires some weekend work.
- Support required for the following Steinbright related
- Mock Interviews
- Career Fairs
- Career Preparatory Workshops
- Information Sessions
- Hiring committee
- Opportunity to:
- Teach COOP 101, as needed
- Chair committees and/or be a committee member
- Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent
- A minimum of two years of work-related experience
- Strong interest in assisting students to locate meaningful work
experiences in related majors and ability to discuss specific jobs
in these areas.
- Ability to counsel students in a variety of majors regarding
job search techniques and provide knowledge of industry specific
trends and information.
- Ability to maintain strong relationships with current employer
partners and develop new co-op positions related to student
- Hybrid/Flexible Work Arrangement – Philadelphia, PA
This position is classified as Exempt
with a grade of J, $47,490.00 - $71,230.00. The offered salary is
dependent upon internal equity and the successful candidate’s
competencies, education, and experience.
For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary
structure and Compensation Guidelines & Policies, please visit
the Compensation and
Please review the
for some information on our benefits
Special Instructions to the Applicant
Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when
submitting your application.
Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is
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