Chatham University
  • Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Full Time

Chatham University

Career Development Coordinator

Chatham University has an immediate opening for a Career Development Coordinator. As a staff member of the University Advancement department, the Career Development Coordinator will provide essential administrative coordination and support for the Office of Career Development programs and initiatives, including elements of the Student Employment and Internship programs; event and communication management; Handshake, the university's student career management platform; and general office and student support. This position will supervise undergraduate work study students and will serve as an integral part of the Office of Career Development professional staff. The ideal candidate for this position will be comfortable managing multiple competing tasks, working and making decisions autonomously, delegating tasks as appropriate, working with and supporting a range of constituents each day and supporting students navigating career and professional growth opportunities.

This newly created position will add to Chatham's mission "to prepare students to build lives of purpose, value and fulfilling preparing graduates to be informed and engaged citizens in their communities; to recognize and respect diversity of culture, identity, and opinion; and to live sustainably." Building on this mission, Chatham is committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning, living and working environment for all members of the campus community. Learn more at: .

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide high-level support for programs and initiatives offered through the Office of Career Development, including the university's Student Employment Program, which includes planning and facilitating student employee orientation programs and maintaining and updating all related resources; planning and facilitating supervisor training sessions and developing supervisor resources; and serving as first point of contact for students, faculty and staff regarding student employment.
  • Support the Associate Director with Employer and External Outreach efforts, including communications management, managing and reporting from Donor Perfect database, and developing resources and outreach plans for prospective employer partners.
  • Provide primary support for Career Development events including scheduling rooms and catering, managing master event calendar, and ensuring all necessary logistics are secured.


  • Bachelor's Degree plus two years of professional experience; or equivalent combination or education and work experience; experience/interest in higher education.
  • Excellent attention to detail, organization, and time management skills.
  • Experience with administrative coordination, managing and coordinating complex logistics; event management and/or communications experience a plus.

Founded in 1869, Chatham University has an enrollment of over 2,200 students across over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability & health, the arts & sciences and business & communications. Chatham has consistently been named a College of Distinction and a "Best College" by U.S. News & World Report, and--as the alma mater of environmental icon, Rachel Carson (Class of '29)--is perennially ranked as one of the greenest colleges in the United States by Sierra Magazine and the Princeton Review.

Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the School for Continuing & Professional Studies.

Located in Pittsburgh, PA--one of the country's most livable cities and great college towns--Chatham is spread across three distinct locations: the historic arboretum, Shadyside Campus; Chatham Eastside in the fast-growing East End; and Eden Hall Campus, one of the world's most sustainable campuses.

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To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position, professional resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Chatham University offers competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.

Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. Women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. Chatham University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.

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