Program Coordinator – Professional and Career Development
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Thomas College, located in the revitalized City of Waterville, ME which is mid-way between the beautiful coast and mountains of Maine, as well as Maine’s largest city, is a private, not-for-profit business and liberal arts college offering a guaranteed job program to its graduates. 

Founded in 1894 as a private college, Thomas offers a wide variety of programs including business, arts and sciences, criminal justice, education, and technology. In 2017, Money Magazine ranked Thomas 23rd in the country for adding the most value to their degrees, and data reported by the New York Times ranks Thomas College in the top 15 percent of all college and universities in the U.S. for upward mobility of its graduates.  

The Program Coordinator-PCD provides support for the broad range of comprehensive professional and career development services and programs provided for the College’s undergraduate, graduate and alumni populations. S/he has the primary responsibility for services and programs geared toward meeting the needs of all undergraduate students, and works closely with Advancement staff and other areas of the College to provide assistance to current students entering the workforce. S/he also provides support to alumni relations and other areas of Advancement operations as needed. The Program Coordinator will promote the colleges diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) statement where applicable. 

  • Assist with the delivery of programs, services and events that provide current students with the skills and knowledge to prepare themselves for life after graduation including: (Essential 50%)
  • Serve as a career counselor/advisor and professional development resource for all students carrying an assigned student caseload 
  • Provide career advising (individually or in groups) to assist students with career exploration, skills assessment, and interest testing in helping students to make well informed career choices, to set career goals, and to find employment
  • Primary responsibility for maintaining and utilizing the digital platform called Handshake which is the PCD’s student career management program
  • Interact with students, as well as private employers, in the implementation of student internships both for and not for credit placements. 
  • Certification as a CliftonStrengths Coach required, along with providing review and assessment of students 
  • Assist with the delivery of relevant workshops and outreach programs
  • Work with Academic Affairs on developing, educating, and overseeing the campus e-portfolio project
  • Assist with field placement opportunities for all undergraduate students
  • Assist with classroom presentations as needed
  • Assist with the promoting and delivery of the Career Fair
  • Assist with individual and mass communications in conjunction with Advancement team members and other appropriate personnel, including: (Essential, 10%) 
  • Assist with the creation and development of both print and social media communications for internal (current students) and external (alumni) constituents – mailings, Facebook, Twitter, etc.
  • Contribute to Thomas-produced communications including the Thomas Magazine, Annual Report, Terrier Tracks, etc.
  • Work with the Public Relations, Alumni Relations, and Web Marketing to assure the accuracy of content associated with the Career Services/Advancement web pages. 
  • Support department efforts by assembling and reporting department data that tracks graduates, placement rates, employment surveys, monthly reports, etc. (Essential 10%)
  • Work closely with Alumni Relations to plan and execute activities that connect current students with alumni and introduce them to the role of alumni relations. (Essential 10%)
  • Responsible for achieving annual goals established each year as part of overall department goals. (Essential 10%)
  • Works with the Development Database Director to ensure proper and timely data maintenance procedures are followed. (Marginal 5%)
  • Other duties as assigned. (Marginal 5%)

Two to three years of prior experience in career advising, counseling services or human resources field required. Prior experience administering and interpreting assessment tests and working with high school or college students desirable. Four-year college degree in business, career development, counseling or related field desired. Efficiency with Microsoft Office.

Excellent interpersonal, writing, and communication skills; ability to participate in a team environment; strong problem-solving skills. Must be a self-starter, deadline driven, and able to adapt and manage multiple and changing priorities. Ability to maintain confidentiality a must. 

Knowledge of current trends and issues around career development needs – of college students in particular – and the employment marketplace in general is essential. Some travel; evening and weekend hours required. Valid driver’s license and successful driver's license background check required.

Thomas offers a competitive benefits package to include:  Medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, 6% 403(b) matching plan, paid vacation, paid sick leave, thirteen paid holidays, on-site gym, meal discounts and free tuition for employees, spouse and dependent children. 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and names of three professional references.  Please include an email address on your application materials.

The College requires all employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 . After a successful applicant receives a job offer they will be asked to provide proof of vaccination or must apply?and be approved for a medical or religious exemption. 

Thomas College is an equal opportunity employer. 
Thomas College's mission is to prepare students for success in their personal and professional lives, and for leadership and service in their communities.