General Function/Primary Purpose
The Coordinator, JLD and Innovation serves four primary roles: 1) advising and counseling students interested in securing part-time employment while attending UNC ; 2) developing relationships with employers interested in hiring UNC students for part-time positions; 3) serving as a member of the UCS counseling and programming team and; 4) serving as a liaison to the innovation efforts on campus and as an advocate for careers and opportunities that focus on innovation and entrepreneurship.
UCS features a staff of 13 FTE counselors, 6 FTE support staff, 1 grant-funded graduate student, 1 IT support technician and several student employees. The operating budget is $1.4 million, including a combination of state funds, student fees, and career day revenue. UCS facilities are located in Hanes Hall, including counselor offices, interview rooms, a career resource room, and a high-tech seminar room. UCS mission is to help students clarify and attain their career-related goals.
The Coordinator, JLD and Innovation reports to the Associate Director for External Relations. The position is funded through the state and UNC Federal Work Study budget funds.
% Effort Principle Functions and Duties
40% Part-Time Employment Advising
Develop and maintain all related part-time job programs and services. Plan and implement outreach efforts to educate students about part-time opportunities. Advise students individually and in groups regarding effective job searching, resume writing, interviewing, networking, and other related career development topics. Maintain relationships with academic departments and advisors to facilitate collaboration. Directs resources or referral to appropriate person; follows-up when appropriate; answers calls and emails in a timely manner; handles issues courteously. Consistent advising and counseling quality as evidenced by student evaluations; comments on follow-up surveys.
Part-Time Employer Development
Conduct outreach to new and existing employers to develop new part-time job opportunities and increase participation in UCS programs designed to promote part-time employments. Assist event coordinator with promoting, planning, and executing annual part-time job fair.
20% UCS Counseling and Programming Team
Contributes to UCS programming and delivery of workshops, seminars, networking events, industry panels and other offered events. Manages logistics of assigned events; makes appropriate connections with employers and professionals; utilizes technology. Provide programming and systemic support to the Leadership and Innovation Hub.
15% Innovation Liaison
Advise students individually and in groups regarding career exploration and opportunities who have an innovation/entrepreneurial/leadership focus, with a particular emphasis on students engaged with the Leadership and Innovation Hub and associated academic programs.
Education and Experience
Master’s degree in counseling, higher education, or student personnel required. Excellent communication, team work, and presentation skills. Ability to plan and implement annual employer development strategies. Frequent travel to visit employers required. Familiar with MS Office and CSM Symplicity preferred.
Special Physical and Mental Requirements
Temporary Employment Policies