Coordinator, Center for Career Advancement
Job no: 497382
Position type: full-time
Location: Lewisburg, PA
Categories: Other, University Advancement / Alumni Relations, Clerical / Support
Do you enjoy interacting with others to provide outstanding service and outcomes? Would your people and organizational skills help support and inform our students about career services? Are you committed to ongoing learning and the mission of 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.
In this role, you will:
- Be the face of the Career Center as a first point of contact, creating a welcoming environment for career center guests from office opening to closing.
- Carry out responsibilities with the highest level of confidentiality and attention to detail while working closely with the CCA team and other campus partners.
- Serve as a first point of contact for students and other inquiries from walk-ins, phone, or emails. Make decisions regarding referrals for services and information.
- Train and oversee the CCA interns to provide quality service in the Resource room and provide other office support functions.
- Maintain data for confidential student and alumni records utilizing CCA and UA databases. Help with updating information with other systems such as alumni job postings.
- Handle scheduling for CCA appointments, mock interviews, and scheduling use of interview rooms.
- Assist with student and alumni career events, virtually and on/off campus as needed.
- Schedule and advertise Graduate and Professional School information sessions and tables.
- Assist with logistical details of employer visits, student career programs and events, and manage catering needs.
- Work closely with team members for employer cultivation activities that enhance the recruitment of Bucknellians.
We are looking for someone that:
- Has a High school diploma or equivalent plus two (2) years of professional experience in an office setting OR a bachelor's degree
- Demonstrates ability to handle effectively a broad range of interpersonal contacts, including those at a higher level and those that are sensitive in nature
- Demonstrates exceptional organizational and time management skills, independently setting own priorities to coordinate multiple assignments with fluctuating and time-sensitive deadlines
- Demonstrates proficiency with technology such as Microsoft Word and Excel, presentation software, and Google Suite and commitment to learning CCA-specific technology and tools.
- Demonstrates advanced knowledge and skills in grammar, document formatting, proofreading, and research
Additional experience (Preferred):
- Experience providing office or program support in a college setting
- Experience with advanced features of Excel and database reports (pull, sort, and analyze comparative data)
- Experience in coordination of large and small-scale events
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. Also, may occasionally coordinate on-campus or off-campus events/activities outside of standard business hours.
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 point of contact for walk-in, phone, and email traffic. The Coordinator collaborates with fellow CCA team members and is responsible for supporting the ongoing initiatives within CCA. The position reports to the Operations Specialist and Lead Coordinator.
This is a full-time, year round, benefits eligible position. This role is not budgeted for visa sponsorship at this time, all candidates must be authorized to work in the US at the time of submission of the application.
This is a staff non-exempt position with a hiring range of $16 - 19.99 (NE07). 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.
Founded in 1846 and located along the banks of the Susquehanna River in historic Lewisburg, Pa., Bucknell University is an undergraduate-focused institution that stands uniquely at the intersection of top-ranked liberal arts, engineering and management programs. Our students choose from more than 60 majors and 70 minors in the arts, engineering, humanities, management, and natural and social sciences, as well as extensive global study, service-learning and research opportunities. Bucknell’s 3,700 undergraduate and 30 graduate students enjoy a low 9:1 student-faculty ratio and exceptional opportunities to collaborate with faculty mentors on scholarly and artistic projects.
Bucknell’s beautiful 450-acre campus includes first-rate facilities and is home to more than 90 percent of its undergraduate students. Student life is vibrant with about 200 student-run organizations, 27 NCAA Division I athletics teams, a robust arts culture, and a commitment among many of the students to community and global service work.
Bucknell is committed to fostering an environment that embraces diversity, equity and inclusion, and we seek candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports the growth and development of a diverse campus community. The University provides equal opportunity without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran status or disability in admissions, employment and in all of its educational programs and activities. We encourage individuals from historically underrepresented groups to apply.
Lewisburg (pop. 5,700) is located in central Pennsylvania and features beautiful Victorian homes, the restored art deco Campus Theatre (owned by the University), a variety of restaurants, shops and boutiques, and the Barnes & Noble at Bucknell University Bookstore. It is the seat of Union County, which has about 44,000 residents.
The city of Williamsport is about a 30-minute drive from campus, and Penn State University’s main campus is about an hour away, as is Harrisburg, Pennsylvania’s state capital. Bucknell is within a three-hour drive of New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
The cost of living is low compared to that of major U.S. cities and suburbs. Bucknell’s surroundings yield fresh produce, cultural activities and events, and outstanding opportunities for outdoor activity on the Susquehanna River and in the nearby state parks and forests. The Lewisburg Area School District receives excellent reviews for its schools at all grade levels. Lewisburg Area High School consistently ranks among the top 50 high schools in Pennsylvania for SAT scores and statewide exams.
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