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Co-op Advisor

Drexel University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 20, 2023
Job Summary

The Co-op Advisor will assist students in achieving suitable cooperative education experiences across a variety of majors around the globe.

Essential Functions

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 concentration changes.
  • 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 appropriateness.
  • 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 Academic Advisor.
  • Represent the Co-operative Education program at Admission/Enrollment events which requires some weekend work.
Other duties/opportunities:
  • Support required for the following Steinbright related functions:
    • 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
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Equivalent
  • A minimum of two years of work-related experience required.
  • 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 majors.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree
  • Hybrid/Flexible Work Arrangement – Philadelphia, PA
Additional Information

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 Salaries website .

Please review the Benefits Brochure for some information on our benefits offerings.

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 identified.

Advertised:Sep 20 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:Oct 20 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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