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Coordinator - Career Services

University of Arkansas at Fort Smith
Arkansas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 25, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Human Resources Administration, Student Affairs, Academic Advising & Academic Support Services, Career Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs, Student Activities & Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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Type of Position:Professional Staff - Academic Affairs

Workstudy Position:


Job Type:Regular

Work Shift: Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:


Institution Name: University of Arkansas at Fort Smith

The University of Arkansas - Fort Smith is a vibrant mid-sized public university dedicated to breaking the higher education mold by bringing truly transformative, hands-on experiences to every student. From high school seniors to senior professionals, first-generation students to second-chancers, our goal is to provide a high-quality, future-focused education that honors each student's unique, personal situations and goals. Our tiered approach to learning offers students access to more than 80-degree plans and programs including certificate, associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse population of Arkansas, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, and perspectives.

Located on the Arkansas-Oklahoma border and situated in a region of lakes, Fort Smith is the second-largest city in Arkansas and features a vast array of cultural activities, shopping, dining, and entertainment, including a thriving downtown entertainment district. Parks, trails, and water recreation are all within the city limits, and true outdoor enthusiasts will find the area’s lakes, streams, and mountains offer adventure only minutes away from campus. Fort Smith was recently named by Forbes as the number one city in America for the cost of living, and a top city in the nation for the highest-paying tech jobs. The city is within easy driving distance of Tulsa, Kansas City, Dallas, Little Rock, and Memphis.

Thank you for your interest in joining our university. Below you will find details for the position including any supplementary documentation and/or questions you should review before submitting your application. For general application assistance or if you have questions about a job posting, please contact Human Resources at (479) 788-7080.

If you have a disability and need assistance with the hiring process please contact Human Resources at 479-788-7080. Applicants are required to submit a request for each position to which they have applied.

Department:Career Services

Department's Website:

Summary of Job Duties:Assists the director and assistant director in the management of the Career Services Office and the Babb Center for Student Professional Development as it assists all student, alumni, faculty, and employer clients in the development of career education, career identification and search, and pursuit of employment opportunities commensurate with formal academic pursuits.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Educational Administration, Counseling, College Student Personnel, or related field required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in the UAFS Babb Center for Student Professional Development Program.

  • Professional experience in a university/college setting or in business in a human resources, training and development, recruiting or similar function.

  • Preferred but not required: Bilingual (Spanish)

Special Requirements:

This employee must be able to effectively direct existing, comprehensive career development programs, and to develop new ones on his/her own initiative. Dependability, creativity, good judgment, professionalism, and dedication to sound principles of student development are paramount among necessary characteristics for this position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Customer service skills, organizational skills, computer skills (Word, Excel and PowerPoint), communication skills.

To perform the job successfully, the following competencies are required for the essential functions of this position:
  • Knowledge of grammar, punctuation, and spelling

  • Knowledge of general office procedures

  • Ability to operate standard office equipment

  • Ability to provide information and assistance to office staff, visitors, and callers

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Career Development:
  • Develops and conducts workshops and activities for students.

  • Provides career advising expertise to students regarding the job search process, interviewing, resume, and letter writing, and all other facets of professional development.

  • Assists with recruiting events such as career fairs, on campus recruiting and other organization sponsored events.

  • Assists with the development of a semester based calendar of events for the program, including scheduling employer representatives to assist with the workshops.

  • Works with faculty to assist with the coordination of the experiential learning program, including identifying potential intern hosts.

  • Provides relevant employment information to students through Weekly Job Lists, job postings and online services.

  • Assists in managing the web-based services and technology functions (CareerLink).

  • Assists employers in their recruiting efforts by providing partnership opportunities with Career Services.

  • Assists in the development and implementation of marketing strategies for the Career Services department to qualifying students and employers.

  • Develops new contacts with external organizations and in the community for the purpose of expanding professional development opportunities for students.

  • Assists in coordinating communication with deans, department chairs, and other faculty to ensure that the Career Services Office is meeting the needs and desires of the academic colleges and departments, within the limitations imposed by the size of the staff and financial support provided by the university.

  • Serves in a leadership role in various professional organizations and in the community, which provide broad opportunities for professional development activities.

  • Serves as liaison between students, alumni, and potential employers on a state, regional, national, and international scale.

  • Assists, as needed, with maintaining an online presence through Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Assessments and Placement Tracking:
  • Assists with tracking graduate and student placements through surveys and student/employer contacts.

  • As needed, conducts assessment surveys with students and employers.

  • Responsible for maintaining a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to foster teamwork and to provide leadership for subordinates.

  • Requires consistent on-time attendance.

Additional Information:

Working Relationships:

Works in a high profile position, interacting with organizations, faculty, staff and students. Has frequent contact with area business leaders.

Salary Information:


Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

Optional Documents:

Proof of Veteran Status

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Recruitment Contact Information:

HR 479-788-7080

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:Criminal Background Check

This position may be subject to a pre-employment criminal background check, sex offender registry check, financial history background check, and/or drug screening. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background checks and drug screening information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Reaching, Repetitive Motion, Sitting, Standing, Talking, Walking

Frequent Physical Activity:N/A

Occasional Physical Activity:N/A

Benefits Eligible:Yes
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