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Coordinator, Career Readiness And Education

Bucknell University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 31, 2024

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Coordinator, Career Readiness And Education

101 Botany Building

Position Title:
Coordinator, Career Readiness and Education

Position Type:
Full time

101 Botany Building

Staff Non-exempt

Job Summary:
Do you enjoy interacting with others to provide outstanding service and outcomes? Would your people and organizational skills help to support student career interests and pursuits? Are you interested in working within higher education? University Advancement is seeking a Coordinator for the Center for Career Advancement (CCA) to welcome and interact with guests and provide support for a variety of projects and events. You will use your organizational skills to manage multiple projects and tasks to provide effective and timely support services, and work in an environment where ideas for improvement are welcome and encouraged.

Job Duties:

In this role, you will be responsible for:

Front Office : Serve as the primary point of contact, assisting with walk-ins, calls, voicemails, and emails with professionalism. Independently make decisions on appropriate referrals for students and alumni, showcasing your dedication to outstanding customer service. Assist CCA team with operational support such as data entry, running reports, ordering supplies and catering and other basic office functions. Monitor and guide daily activity of CCA interns, when needed.

Program and Event Logistics: Expertly coordinate logistical details for student career programs and events, demonstrating a meticulous approach to problem-solving. Collaborate closely with the CCA team to ensure logistics are managed properly for successful and timely events.

Scheduling: Efficiently coordinate and manage multiple calendars within the CCA. This includes overseeing the scheduling and logistics of reserved student interview rooms. Actively monitor online appointment scheduling, taking charge of scheduling individual appointments. Ensure all appointments and data are recorded appropriately and in a timely manner.

This position (and all positions in our division) requires the occasional evening and weekend work to support university events including Homecoming/Family Weekend, Reunion Weekend, and large Career events. We do ask staff to mark their calendars in advance for these events. This position may occasionally coordinate on-campus or off-campus events/activities outside of standard business hours.

Minimum qualifications:

We are looking for someone who meets one of these three requirements:
  • High School diploma or GED and two years of experience working in an office or customer service OR
  • Earned an associate's or higher degree and one year of experience working in an office or customer service setting OR
  • An equivalent combination of education and related experience

And also has:
  • Experience that demonstrates the ability to work with and provide customer service to people from diverse backgrounds in a respectful and professional manner.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills, independently setting own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines
  • Experience that demonstrates the ability and commitment to learn how to use a variety of computer-based programs and platforms to perform essential job duties.

Additional experience (Preferred):
  • Experience providing office or program support in a higher education setting
  • Experience with advanced features of Excel and database reports (pull, sort and analyze comparative data)
  • Experience coordination of large and small scale events

Who we are:

University Advancement (UA) is here to advance the mission of Bucknell University by engaging the Bucknell community. It is only through the support of alumni, parents and friends - by opening doors to career opportunities, engaging others to join the conversation and community, and entrusting us with their philanthropic commitments -- that we can further elevate Bucknell as a leader in undergraduate education.

Our team is dedicated to this mission and unified by five values:
  • Lead with Integrity
  • Embrace a Collaborative and Inclusive Spirit
  • Be Open and Receptive
  • Nurture Creativity and Innovation
  • Foster a Culture of Empowerment and Knowledge

These values also illustrate how we bring, as a division, the University's strategic plan to life and exercise our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion on a daily basis.

As part of UA, the vision of the Center for Career Advancement is to cultivate a Bucknell community that empowers and inspires all students and graduates to pursue and achieve meaningful careers throughout their lifetime. In this role, the Coordinator is part of the front-facing team, managing the resource room of the career center from opening to closing, while providing a consistent and welcoming experience. This includes serving as the first point of contact for walk-in, phone and email traffic. The Coordinator collaborates with fellow CCA team members and supports the ongoing initiatives within CCA. The position reports to the Senior Operations Specialist.

Salary Range: The salary range for the position is $16.00-20.00/hour. The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidates credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.

Job Exempt:
The offer rate will be based on a review of the candidate's credentials compared to the qualifications of the position, internal equity, and our overall compensation philosophy.



Eligible full- and part-time employees are compensated beyond base salary through our total rewards package that includes (but is not limited to):
  • Flexible scheduling options determined by role;
  • Medical, prescription drug, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance options
  • An outstanding 10% employer contribution to your retirement plan (no contribution requirement for non-exempt positions)
  • Generous paid time off, including vacation and sick time, a community service day, and 19 paid holidays (including two full weeks off for Winter Break!)
  • Full-time and part-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for themselves. Additionally, full-time members of the faculty and staff are eligible for tuition remission for their spouse/spousal equivalent and are eligible for various tuition programs for their children. Credit for full-time benefits eligible employment at other institutions of higher education will be applied to waiting periods.
  • A comprehensive employee wellness program including program incentives
  • A myriad of other benefits, including parental leave, an employee assistance program, fitness center membership, and the power of your Bucknell ID card

To learn more about Bucknell's benefits, click here! (*Eligibility criteria and waiting periods may apply.)

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion:
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. We endeavor to enhance our capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. We encourage all individuals to apply and do not discriminate in admissions, employment, educational programs and/or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, sex/gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, marital or family status, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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