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Co-op Advisor

Employer
Drexel University
Location
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 23, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Adult & Continuing Education Programs, Other Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Counseling, Other Student Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time
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About Drexel

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 academics

Job Summary

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.

Essential Functions

Employer Relationships 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 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.
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.
Academic Partnership 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 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 Sesssions
    • Hiring Committee
  • Opportunity to:
    • Teach COOP 101, as needed
    • Chair committees and/or be a committee member
Required Qualifications
  • 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 management challenges
  • 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 majors.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Hyperion or similar reporting software preferred.
Location

University City, Philadelphia, PA

Additional Information

This position is classified as Exempt with a salary grade of I . For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure, https://drexel.edu/hr/career/ducomp/salstructure/

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified.

Advertised:Sep 23 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:Oct 23 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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