Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among
the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one
of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of
Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for
economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being
the nation’s most civically engaged university, with community
partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and
The Co-op Advisor will assist a group of students in achieving
suitable cooperative education experiences across a variety of
majors around the globe. The Co-op Advisor will also support a
group of employers in achieving their talent acquisition goals.
Additionally, the Co-op Advisor is expected to cultivate and
maintain a strong relationship with the corresponding academic unit
related to the majors the Advisor supports. This requires that the
Co-op Advisor have a high degree of ability to manage
relationships, understand nuance and manage multiple and competing
high level challenges at the same time.
Employer Relationships Management
Student 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 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 Partnership 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.
- 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 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
- 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 Sesssions
- Hiring Committee
- Opportunity to:
- Teach COOP 101, as needed
- Chair committees and/or be a committee member
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Minimum of 2 years of related work experience
- Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
- Ability to work through ambiguous and nuanced relationship
- Strong interest 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
- Strong communication and organizational skills.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Hyperion or similar reporting
Special Instructions to the Applicant
- University City, Philadelphia, PA
Review of applicants will continue until a suitable candidate
pool is identified.
- Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter
when submitting your application.
Oct 25 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
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