University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Program Coordinator – Cooperative Education

Payroll Title: UCP VI
Class Code: 0656-9086
Job Family: STU
FLSA Code: E
Score: 517

JOB SUMMARY

Under the supervision of designated supervisor, assists in planning, organizing, and implementing strategies to recruit employers and students for participation in the Co-op Education program which is designed to match students and employers in a mutually satisfactory work experience related to students career goals.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Identifies potential employers and assists in coordinating their participation in the work experience program, through personal knowledge of business community and through various other means, including directories and trade publications.
  2. Assists in planning employer/student recruiting strategies and evaluating their effectiveness and makes recommendations for changes.
  3. Establishes contact and visits companies to explain benefits of program and develop job placement positions and maintains follow-up contact.
  4. Recruits students to participate in the program through contact with academic departments, various informational meetings and special programs, with special attention to minority recruitment.
  5. Interviews student to assess interest, feasibility of the program and review academic plans of study.
  6. Consults with faculty regarding base plan of study for student participants, problems or suggestions for improvement.
  7. Designs and prepares informational and promotional materials for Director’s review.
  8. Conducts on-site visits at work assignments to verify that student’s duties correlate with job description and to resolve questions and/or concerns.
  9. Assists in solving problems for student participants such as scheduling, housing.
  10. Keeps informed regarding job market trends and developments through media, journals and professional publications.
  11. Performs various administrative duties as requested by supervisor including updating and monitoring of computerized records.
  12. Performs related duties as required.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field
  2. Five years experience with documented success in public relations sales, business/educational administration or related field.
  3. Excellent interpersonal skills and written and oral communication techniques.
  4. Knowledge of business community and ability to develop contacts with business and industry; familiarity with University programs

OTHER DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

  1. Graduate degree.

Date Created: 6/28/85