Professional Development and Placement Coordinator - Arts & Sciences
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR76667
The Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) in Arts & Sciences seeks a collaborative and forward-thinking individual who is eager to support the professional development and placement of Arts & Sciences graduate students at Washington University in St. Louis. The new coordinator will concentrate their efforts in support of masterâ™s degree students in the programs of Economics, Statistics and Data Science, Mathematics, and related programs, and work closely with faculty colleagues in those areas. The role requires the ability to think creatively and boldly about professional pathways, networking and training opportunities, and cultivating strong industry relations both in the United States and abroad where students in these programs may pursue professional advancement. The coordinator will collaborate closely with the OGS leadership, the OGS Student Affairs team, and other university partners to support student success in these programs. The Professional Development and Placement Coordinator will be part of a collaborative OGS team, and will serve on Arts & Sciences and university committees.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Cultivate professional development and placement opportunities for Arts & Sciences graduate students, initially masterâ™s students in Economics, Statistics and Data Science, Mathematics, and related programs working closely with department colleagues, the Office of Graduate Studies Student Affairs team, and other university partners such as the Career Center and The Graduate Center. This includes research and developing best practices and networking and training opportunities with on-campus and industry partners as well as advocating for students in different placement pathways; facilitating workshops and events for professional development and placement conversations.
Serve as the OGS liaison to departments that are cultivating such professional development opportunities, e.g. the Department of Economics Masterâ™s Management Committee. In addition to interfacing regularly with faculty colleagues in this role, this component of the position includes data collection and tracking of student outcomes.
Meet regularly with students in the Economics, Statistics, and Mathematics masterâ™s programs to understand professional goals and provide placement guidance.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Masterâ™s degree in social sciences, statistics or data science, mathematics or business administration, and three yearsâ™ related experience. Knowledge of the fields of economics, mathematics, statistics and data science as well as the professional landscape for these fields.
Three to five yearsâ™ experience working in higher education, preferred in areas of career and professional development, graduate program coordination, or comparable industry experience.
Connections with industry and private sector partners.
Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in teaching, learning, and research opportunities.Â
Demonstrated experience as a collaborator across a variety of units and project types, in particular with faculty, staff, and administrators on projects that innovate in graduate education.
Significant knowledge of liberal arts curricula, the fields of economics, statistics and data science, and mathematics, and the ability to interact with various campus partners and external stakeholders.Â
A strong understanding of the professional landscape for graduate students with strong mathematical, statistical, data and policy analysis skills.
Knowledge of trends in graduate education and their relationship to institutional needs.
Ability to development assessment metrics for professional and placement initiatives.
Professional interpersonal, communication and organizational skills with a commitment to serving students, faculty and external constituents.Â
Ability to deal discretely with confidential matters.Â
Ability to function in a team atmosphere and prioritize multiple assignments with frequent interruptions.Â
Ability to work independently and actively solve problems.Â
Ability to exercise sound judgment and make independent decisions.Â
Ability to learn quickly and adjust to changing priorities and workflow.Â
Strong computer skills with advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as basic graphic design / photo editing platforms.Â
Bachelorâ™s degree plus one year of related work experience.
$48,700.00 - $80,500.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
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All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.
Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!
We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? Weâ™ve got you covered.
WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the Universityâ™s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.