Staff Positions

Posting date 01.09.14

Coordinator of Meaningful Work

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

 

  • Support and enhance the University’s current meaningful work efforts: to lead, develop and deliver student internship, career development and student employment services in support of students’ educational, occupational and personal growth; and in year one, develop certificate possibilities so that students can earn additional credentials—beyond the degree—as they participate in the Meaningful Work Initiative.
  • Oversee the Student Employment Program: conduct budget and position audits to determine student employment positions, provide supervisor training using the GROW model of work study, create reports (analysis, assessments, etc.),organize recognition ceremony per semester
  • Coordinate placement of students in federal and university work-study positions including: soliciting requests from supervisors, providing student employment information, paperwork and authorization to students, orientating student to working for success (customer service, confidentiality, professional conduct, etc.),Working with Human Resources and/or Financial Aid as necessary to facilitate hiring, time approval and allocation monitoring for student workers, conduct site visits for off-campus placement
  • Collaborate with individual academic departments to establish a common rubric for evaluation of off-campus work experience (i.e. internships)
  • Serve as a liaison for off-campus work experience by building partnerships and experiential opportunities locally, state-wide, nationally and internationally for students
  • Collaborate with other departments throughout campus to effectively market experiential learning through outreach programming. Promote the accessibility of experiential learning postings as well as experiential learning job search strategies. Conduct outreach to current/prospective students and family members to promote benefits of experiential learning
  • Conduct site visits to include campus, local, and regional employers to maintain relations as well as further expand experiential learning opportunities, promoting out-of-the-classroom experience and learning activity related to students’ academic studies and career direction. Participate in area business, not-for-profit associations, and chamber of commerce activities with emphasis on relation development
  • Participate in staff activities/meetings and professional development activities including involvement in state, regional and national associations
  • Coordinate various events and activities related to experiential opportunities
  • Assist with the collection of data related to program goals and outcomes through student/staff evaluations, as well as retention and academic performance information, create annual reports of assessment results to share with internal and external audiences
  • Oversee budgeting processes
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a shared vision for the Schreiner Experience team
  • Stay abreast of national best practices, assist in identifying and informing staff/faculty/administration on national, regional and local educational issues and ensure compliance with federal regulations and applicable labor laws relative to Student Employment and Experiential Learning
  • Serve on campus committees and groups as requested
  • Provide support to the Center of Advising and Career Development as needed

Freshman Advisor and Teaching

  • Assist students in matters ranging from adapting to the university environment to giving guidance about academic programs and offering career planning.
  • Be familiar with the undergraduate curriculum, as well as university rules and regulations
  • Communicate regularly with advisees; respond to students' queries and requests for help
  • Monitor student performance and participate in retention interventions as coordinated from the Retention Office
  • Teaching Effectiveness – provides current course syllabus, communicate course expectations, maintains knowledge in course content, communicates effectively, motivates students, responds to student needs, accepts responsibility for student outcomes, performs self-evaluation, and allows for student evaluation.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED

Required

  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration, College Student Personnel or closely related field is preferred)
  • Experience developing, promoting and managing experiential learning for students in a college environment
  • Proven success in undergraduate education and excellence in teaching
  • Proven success in developing partnerships
  • Experience in academic advising and mentoring of undergraduates
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed

 Preferred

  • A broad understanding of and experience in experiential learning
  • Experience working with the development and implementation of experiential learning experiences
  • Experience with federal and state regulations pertaining to labor laws
  • Demonstrated awareness of transition issues of students entering higher education
  • Excellent communication skills, including interpersonal communication skills, presentation skills and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and creatively to build new program elements
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team

Rate:  DOE

Schreiner University
Human Resources Office
CMB 6233
2100 Memorial Blvd.
Kerrville, Texas 78028
hr@schreiner.edu
 
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