Graduate Services Coordinator

University of Maryland, College Park
College Park, MD

Posted: December 18, 2018

Job Description

Position SummaryUSG's Career and Internship Services Center (CISC) works in collaboration with USG's partner institutions to provide professional and career development services and support workforce readiness for students and alumni. The Center offers individual consultation as well as group sessions, and hosts many career-related events including but not limited to workshops, seminars, resume and interview clinics, job fairs, and networking events. The Center also works in collaboration with the regional business community to develop strategic partnerships, professional employment, professional development, and experiential learning opportunities which benefit students and graduates, and ultimately support workforce in the surrounding region.

Our mission at USG's Career & Internship Services Center is as follows: “To serve as transformational leaders in preparing undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni for their futures through linkages to continued education and meaningful, relevant employment. We seek to provide comprehensive resources, programs, coaching, experiential learning, and linkages which enable students to make meaning of their academic experiences and translate them into professional employment opportunities." 


The Coordinator for Graduate Services & Special Populations is needed to provide critical support for the CISC with an emphasis on academic and student support services and outreach for graduate students, evening/weekend students, and other special populations (nontraditional, evening and weekend, ACES, TTP, veterans, disabled, minority groups, STEMM).

 Tasks include, but not limited to:

  • Oversight of direct services to students.
  • Career coaching for students, development and oversight of experiential learning and professional development activities. 
  • Quantitative and qualitative assessment and reporting.
  • Coordination and presentation of workshops and group career development activities.
  • Event planning.
  • Outreach to USG's academic partners and to regional business community.
  • Development of programs and services tailored to individual student cohorts at USG.


Minimum Qualifications

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education.
Required Experiences:
  • Minimum of three to five years of professional experience in career services, student affairs, human resources, or workforce development required.
  • Previous experience with career coaching, and development of student-related programming required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Candidate must possess knowledge and experience in the areas of career coaching and consultation, career readiness/workforce readiness programming, project management, and event planning.
  • Candidate must have an understanding of the unique needs of graduate students, special student populations, or other job seeker populations.
  • Candidate must have an understanding of general employment guidelines and trends, employer hiring/human resources processes and regional workforce needs.
  • Candidate must have the ability to support a wide variety of career-related services, programming, and experiential learning programs.
  • Candidate must possess some knowledge and understanding of strategic planning, development of meaningful learning outcomes, and both qualitative and quantitative assessment.
  • Candidate must be able to collaborate successfully, engage, and support relationships with academic partners, the regional workforce and other.
  • Candidates must possess excellent customer service skills and an ability to handle a fast-paced work environment.
  • Professional demeanor is a must.
  • Candidate must demonstrate the ability to work well both individually and within a group, and the ability to successfully collaborate with USG's partner institutions, partner Career Centers and academic program representatives.
  • Candidate must possess strong organizational skills and keen attention to detail. Candidate must be able to communicate appropriately using social media and must demonstrate excellent written communication and public speaking skills.
  • Candidate must be capable of working independently on various assignments including coordination of some evening and Saturday services and events.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree with an emphasis on higher education, student affairs, counseling, psychology, or human resources strongly.
  • Have experience with graduate students, non-traditional students, veterans, or other special populations strongly preferred.
  • Have experience with STEMM student populations and/or industry strongly preferred.
  • Career Coaching Certifications strongly preferred.
  • Career Coaching Certification from NACE, PARW/CC, NCDA or other professionally recognized certifying agency strongly preferred. 

Additional Information:

Salary range for this position is $50,455 - $52,000 annually.

Benefits offered: The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription Coverage. For best consideration, please apply by December 26, 2018. The position will remain open until January 5, 2018.

How to Apply:

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