TITLE: Cooperative Education/Placement Coordinator
CLASS: Academic Professional
EXEMPT STATUS: Exempt
NATURE AND SCOPE OF WORK
The Cooperative Education/Placement Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day supervision of the Cooperative Education/Placement Specialists, including participation in screening interviews, performance evaluations, and performance counseling. The Coordinator is also responsible for responding to complex questions regarding the Cooperative Education/Placement program, evaluating student cooperative education needs, classroom instruction, and developing learning plans. The Coordinator markets the program to area employers, develops educational work site opportunities, and placement of students in appropriate positions.
The Cooperative Education/Placement Coordinator is distinguished from the Cooperative Education/Placement Specialist in that the Coordinator has lead and office coordination responsibilities. The Cooperative Education/Placement Specialist focuses on general program administration responsibilities.
PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES (Includes some or all of the following)
1. Provide oversight and general office coordination for Cooperation Education/Placement program. Problem solve staff or program issues. Participate in writing performance evaluations and performance meetings. Coordinate staff schedules and conduct staff meetings.
2. Develop learning objectives, incorporating input student, instructor, and employer. Ensure objectives are tied to student's education/major. Determine need for workers' compensation insurance based on established policy. Maintain student records and files.
3. Conduct site evaluations to ensure objectives are being met. Evaluate student progress, review employer and student evaluations, and assign course grade. May be Instructor of Record.
4. Develop and monitor department budget. Participate in budget meetings. Justify budget expenditures and sign requisitions for department.
5. Instruct classes for the program including Cooperative Education Seminars, Career Development, Resume Writing, Job Search skills, etc. Develop curriculum and lesson plans and revise as current market trends dictate. Review and update Course Content Guides. Provide services to instructional areas relating to job search and career exploration.
6. Market Cooperative Education/Placement Program both internally and externally. Develop effective methods of communicating program objectives. Initiate cold calls. Visit prior training sites to encourage renewed interest in the program. Develop training sites for students. Organize career fairs and other on-campus events.
7. Participate in identifying, researching, and implementing new and innovative programs. Work with various professional/technical and transfer programs in developing new curriculum, and participate in various meetings in developing program goals and procedures. Train faculty coordinators on new programs and approved curriculum.
8. May coordinate special exchange student programs. Develop materials for promotion, selection, and orientation of PCC students. Maintain contact with sister college. Find host families for incoming students and provide an orientation for students and families. Assist foreign exchange students with advising, enrollment, tuition, and other issues that may arise.
9. Perform other related duties as assigned.
Work is typically performed in an office environment. Travel to businesses within the community to market the program and develop job sites is required. Student training site visits may require evening or weekend hours.
Physical exertion is not a normal activity for this position.
Bachelor's degree in Education or related field. Master's degree in same desirable. Experience performing the duties of this job may substitute for the degree requirement on a year for year basis.
Demonstrated experience in an educational environment instructing or advising students, or experience in a business setting performing placement, employment training, or related function. Experience supervising staff.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of educational organizations, curriculum development, and non-traditional instruction methods.
Knowledge of Equal Employment Opportunity and other local, state, and federal laws pertaining to employment.
Knowledge of current labor market trends.
Knowledge of intercultural communication and cultural issues relating to international students.
Ability to work with a diverse student population.
Knowledge of effective marketing techniques.
Skill in instruction and curriculum development.
Skill in operating a computer and various supporting software packages.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple work tasks or projects.
Ability to operate a variety of office equipment.
Ability to make public presentations in a small or large group setting.
Ability to effectively communicate in oral and written form.