Student Employment Coordinator

  • Title: Student Employment Coordinator
  • Class: Academic Professional
  • Exempt Status: Exempt
  • Level: 5

Job Summary

Under the direction of management, the Student Employment Coordinator leads the integration of District-wide student employment related efforts. Incumbents promote employment opportunities and coordinate the policies, procedures, systems, and job posting processes for student employment for the District. The Student Employment Coordinator acts as a liaison and collaborator with internal and external partners and stakeholders and leads assigned staff. Incumbents ensure compliance with federal regulations and safeguard the institution’s eligibility to participate in Title IV Programs.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Develops and implements an integrated District-wide student employment program that includes co-operative education, Work Study, PCC student employment, and external interests. Recommends, develops, implements, and improves systems and processes for students seeking employment in alignment with District priorities.
  2. Supports campus-based student employment services activities to ensure consistent practices and optimal exploitation of employment opportunities for the organization. Coordinates staff efforts across multiple PCC offices across all campuses and centers; leads casual and/or work study employees.
  3. Integrates Title IV work study employment placement into campus and center-based efforts of connecting students to employment opportunities. Reviews and makes recommendations around policy and procedure and works to implement changes that comply with regulations and best practices.
  4. Develops and maintains systems to track statistics regarding Work Study, Job Location Development Program and other student employment data for annual reporting to the college, USDE, and other purposes. Provides reports and information as needed.
  5. Leads data-driven approach to reviewing and analyzing current student employment practices. Participates in identifying, researching, and implementing new and innovative employment opportunities.
  6. Reviews, analyzes, and recommends efficiencies and improvements to student employment related electronic technology including reporting, student systems support, and web marketing. Coordinates resulting implementation as appropriate.
  7. Initiates, develops, and fosters professional working relationships with employers and employment agencies to ensure consistent contact for job leads within the community.
  8. Conducts employer worksite visits and/or contacts employers to promote employment opportunities for students, make presentations, assess skill requirements, determine employer expectations and/or define student learning related to employment opportunities.
  9. Conducts verification and validates employer recruitments to ensure alignment with PCC student employment policies and procedures.
  10. Develops and fosters relationships with college faculty, administration, departments and career professionals to ensure activities meet student and college needs. Collaborates with Deans of Students and other PCC managers to prioritize student employment opportunities based on campus needs.
  11. Develops and implements student employment training programs based on best practices. Stays abreast of developments in the field through professional development and training as well as membership or participation in professional organizations.
  12. Represents the college, campus, or department on local, regional and state education and employment related committees.
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

Work is typically performed in an office environment. Incumbents may drive to business/job sites, meetings or career events, which requires the use of a personal vehicle. Work also involves college and outside community outreach activities. Occasional evening and weekend hours required. Physical exertion is not a normal requirement of the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Education, Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Social

Science, Communications or related field. Experience performing the duties of this job may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Three years of experience in an educational or business setting performing employment recruitments, placements, or related function. Experience with personal computers and online data systems required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Equal Employment Opportunity laws and other local, state, and federal laws pertaining to employment;
  • Current labor market trends;
  • Effective training techniques and adult learning theory;
  • Marketing techniques;
  • Federal financial aid programs and supporting regulations;
  • Title IV program fund regulations;
  • U.S. Department of Education rules and regulations.
Skills in:
  • Operating a computer and various supporting software packages and a variety of office equipment;
  • Effective group facilitation and ability to make public presentations in a small or large group setting;
  • Collaborative problem solving;
  • Researching regulatory information and resolving employment policy questions.
Ability to:
  • Work effectively with an ethnically and culturally diverse population;
  • Prioritize and manage multiple projects or to quickly change priorities;
  • Prioritize and manage a significant case load;
  • Work independently;
  • Effectively communicate in oral and written form.

New: 7/2017