Career Transition Coordinator
University of North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota

Posted in Retail
3 days ago

Job Info

Position Information: Description

The primary purpose of this position is to serve current students who may be in transition understand how changing their major will have an impact on future careers, salaries, skill sets, etc. Additionally, this position would also serve alumni who return to seek services at Career Services because they may be changing careers. This position would work closely with academic advisors in that they would help students understand how changing their major impacts their curriculum, progress towards graduation, and future career plans. The individual in this position will work closely with professional academic advisors across campus holding several career-related trainings each semester so advisors can have broad conversations about types of careers that fit within students’ major and can be a resource that advisors can call upon when questions such as “what I can I do with my major and what are other things to consider when pursuing this major” arise.

Duties & Responsibilities
    Serve current students and alumni who may be in transition or considering changing their major to understand how that impacts their future career Provides initial and periodic assessments, such as Focus2, for students in transition or considering transition Develops strategies and action plans to address students transitional needs Collaborate closely with academic advisors who are working with students in transition to help students understand how changing their major impacts their degree progress and future career plans Collaborate closely with the Career Services Career Coach to assist students with resume development, practice interviewing, and job search opportunities Ensures all meetings with students are well documented within respective software programsCreate and host professional development seminars on career related topics to professional advisors and faculty mentors across UND’s campusServe as the primary contact for advisors who have career related questions Create a Career Planning and Resources Certificate Program for faculty and staff Help during peak career expo planning times and during career expo and other career related events Help with outreach in promoting and marketing career related events Build and maintain partnerships and connections with industry leadersAttend professional development conferences and seminars to stay abreast on current best practices in the field
Required Competencies
  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills

  •  Ability to build relationships

  • Ability to work independently and a team setting

  • Ability to be a self-starter

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively; orally and written\

  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills

  • Ability to maintain a positive and flexible attitude towards daily responsibilities, colleagues and schedule

  • Ability to solve complex problems

  • Attention to detail

Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Experience in an educational setting
  • Successful completion of criminal history records check.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identify and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. 

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree

  • Experience working with UND’s academic programs

  • Experience using current theory, philosophy, and professional development as it related to career counseling and academic advising

  • Experience using Starfish, Degree Map, Focus2, etc.

  • Experience with leading or presenting at professional development seminars/events

Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification

$44,000 annually, full-time, exempt, benefited

Work Schedule/Start Date

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., may require some travel as needed


Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

To Apply

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 11:59PM on the closing date.

Additional Information

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All information listed in this position announcement will be used by Human Resources, the Hiring Department, and EO/Title IX for screening, interviewing and selection purposes.

Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the University of North Dakota publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at You may also request a paper copy of the report from the UND Police Department located at 3851 Campus Road, Grand Forks, ND, 58202.

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