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The Career Center @ Engineering has an outstanding opportunity for a Career Coach.
Under guidance of the Director of the Career Center @ Engineering, the Career Coach is responsible for the design and delivery of the College of Engineering internship program and other employer-related opportunities. S/He will work with the Director, other key staff and university partners to develop a comprehensive strategic plan with the goal of expanding the number, quality & diversity of professional career opportunities available for UW students and alumni.
Collaboration and coordination with various academic and administrative units on campus, at other institutions and in the community is required.
Advise students and serve as a subject matter expert on current hiring trends in engineering and individual employer hiring plans and needs by working closely with associates.
Maintain confidential student records for all program participants and prospective students.
Work closely with Director to ensure consistency between employer and student aspects of internship experiences.
Partner with Engineering Corporate & Foundation Relations to develop mutually beneficial employer relationships.
Integrate continuous improvement and innovative practices into the internship program; share "best practices" campus-wide in conjunction with the centralized Career Center.
Position Dimensions and Impact to the University:
An increasing emphasis on practical experience, whether research or industry experience, prior to graduation is being placed on students and can affect employability. A robust internship program (both in structure and staff) can allow students to explore options and provide them with appropriate opportunities & support to do that.
INTERNSHIP COURSE ADMINISTRATION (50%)
Manage credit-based internship courses (ENGR 321/601) including course registration & grading, to the college's vision of experiential learning and help shape growth potential for quality engineering internships.
Work closely with engineering department advisers to ensure that students are aware of available internship opportunities.
Ensure that international students in engineering, both undergraduate and graduate, are working within U.S. Immigration as well as University policies and requirements.
Collaborate with the centralized Career & Internship Center on vision for university internships.
Improve / Implement competency-based assessments for internship students and ensure that all departments have pertinent information for ABET accreditation purposes.
STUDENT ADVISING (40%)
Provide one-on-one student advising sessions to help undergraduate students attain jobs and internships.
Use industry and company knowledge to provide targeted advice and support.
Counsel students who encounter program-related and personal difficulty; identify appropriate resources and develop plans for improved success.
Work closely with employers to engage on-campus participation & brand marketing activities, such as employer-led workshops, connections with student organizations and assistance with networking sessions; provide event management support for major employer events (e.g., Engineering Hiring Expo, Industry Networking Nights).
Manage the internship program, allowing students to translate their academic foundation into professional success.
Collaborate with student organizations and departments to create additional experiential learning initiatives & robust career programming, including Young Engineering Professionals programming.
Provide high level of customer service to employer partners, ensuring that they achieve their recruiting goals.
Minimum education in this position requires: Bachelor's Degree in engineering, education, counseling, business, or other related field.
Minimum work experience of three years in student counseling and/ or university recruiting.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience working with Engineering students (or possesses an Engineering background).
Experience working with employers providing excellent service, as well as ability to effectively network (verbal and written communication) skills, especially when interacting with internal and external clients.
Experience working with students.
Deep commitment to customer service and the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines & work successfully in a fast-paced environment.
Comfortable, flexible and enthusiastic in role as team member.
Positive attitude & proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations.
Proficiency in collecting and analyzing data and organizing results/outcomes.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Candidate should be comfortable with occasional evening and/or weekend work to support events, as well as potential travel (e.g., conferences / meetings).
Experience peak periods during the first six to eight weeks of each academic quarter when client demand is high for appointments and services are high (e.g., counseling, workshops, counselor-on-email, advising resume reviews, on-call quick questions). During the high volume periods, the Career Coach must be prepared to respond quickly, accurately and appropriately to multiple clients with widely varying questions and needs; and to perform tasks well in the face of frequent interruptions, changing priorities, and continued updating of information.
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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