Career Development Coordinator

Department – Career Development / Academic Affairs
Supervisor – Dean of Career and Academic Services
Status – Full-time, benefit eligible


Bushnell University Overview

Founded in 1895, Bushnell University provides a holistic Christian education, fostering wisdom, faith, and service in its students. In joining the staff here, you will be part of an academic community that seeks to cultivate your faith while you make a difference in the lives of our students. Bushnell is the largest private university in Eugene’s vibrant university district, which also includes the University of Oregon. Eugene is a college town small enough to know your neighbors and large enough to offer fantastic arts, entertainment, dining, healthcare, and educational opportunities. It is also an ideal place to enjoy the beautiful Pacific Northwest, being just one hour from the Oregon Coast, one hour from the Cascade Mountains, and less than two hours from Portland and the Columbia River Gorge.

Job Summary

The primary role of the Career Development Coordinator is to coordinate and manage career development services and undergraduate internship program, including developing strategic partnerships with local businesses/organizations to enhance the internship program and employment opportunities for all student populations. The Career Development Coordinator also serves students in individual coaching appointments and group presentations/workshops to empower and equip them with the skills to achieve their professional goals. The Career Development Coordinator collaborates with the Dean to coordinate events and deliver services. This position is a part of a fast-paced, collaborative team within the Center for Career and Academic Resources that provides services to support academic success and career development.

Position Duties & Responsibilities

Career Development & Employer Relations

  • Coordinate the undergraduate internship program: provide pre-internship coaching, serve as the instructor of record, manage the approval process, monitor student engagement and participation, communicate with interns and supervisors, and review and grade assignments.
  • Recruit, cultivate, and nurture partnerships with local internship sites and potential employers.
  • Coach students on major selection, internship preparation, job search strategies, interviewing/networking skills, and graduate school admission.
  • Provide strengths coaching using CliftonStrengths and facilitate conversations around vocation and calling.
  • Review and critique resumes and cover letters for all student populations.
  • Deliver relevant and engaging presentations and workshops on career development, specifically job search skills (e.g., resumes, cover letters, networking, interviewing skills, etc.).
  • Provide guest instruction for courses, as requested (e.g., first-year seminar, CM 240, etc.).
  • Coordinate and execute events and programs that facilitate connections between students and employers (e.g., networking events, Mock Interview Day, etc.).
  • Oversee employer and job approvals in Handshake.
  • Participate in professional associations and adhere to ethical guidelines (e.g., NACE, NCDA, MPACE, and OCDA).

General Office Management

  • Promote career and academic resources through collaborative relationships and partnerships, both internally and externally, with faculty/staff, students, employers, alumni, etc.
  • Recognize diverse needs of various groups and adapt services to meet their needs.
  • Correspond with students, faculty/staff, parents, and employers via phone/email/video/in-person.
  • Track and record student contact in designated databases; maintain confidentiality.
  • Operate a computer, copier, fax and other office equipment as assigned.
  • Participate in departmental meetings and other committees as assigned.
  • Supervise designated staff, student workers, and/or graduate assistants, as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Experience and Qualification Requirements

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Previous career counseling/coaching experience
  • Master’s degree with 3-5 years of higher education experience preferred
  • Strong preference given to those with training and/or experience in career development facilitation

Depending on education and experience, this position has the potential to be offered at the Director level, which would include additional responsibilities related to budget oversight, strategic goals, and assessment.


  • Coaching, mentoring, and/or counseling skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Effective communicator, both written and verbal, in interpersonal and public speaking settings
  • Positive and enthusiastic, builds rapport with a wide range of constituents
  • Collaborative team player with the ability to work independently
  • Creative, resourceful, and flexible
  • Quick learner; committed to efficiency and accuracy
  • Self-motivated, dependable and reliable
  • Demonstrates a high level of professionalism
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Outlook
  • Familiarity with databases is a must (Handshake preferred)

Working Conditions / Special Requirements

  • Bushnell employees must have a maturing Christian faith and live in compliance with the duties and expectations as detailed in the Employee Handbook.
  • The position requires a strong commitment to multiculturalism and diversity.
  • The position requires working in a non-smoking, drug free environment.
  • The employee must adhere to FERPA guidelines and student confidentiality at all times.
  • All employees of Bushnell are “mandatory reporters” under Oregon law. See for specific information.
  • The employee must have knowledge of strong office management techniques; operations, procedures, specific rules and precedents of the office; research methods and report writing techniques; record-keeping techniques; operation of office machines including computer equipment and specified software; principles of training and providing work direction.
  • The position requires a strong ability to communicate effectively and succinctly, both verbally and in writing, utilizing tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Listening skills and the ability to speak and write clearly are essential to this position. Must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The employee must have high personal motivation, with great attention to detail and accuracy.
  • This person must project a positive, vibrant and professional attitude in assisting people.
  • This person must have high ethics of honesty and confidentiality, with a genuine and gracious presence pertaining to the students, faculty, staff and business of the department and the University.
  • This position may require lifting up to 25 lbs, as well as bending, stooping, kneeling.
  • This position may require evening and weekend hours on special occasions.
  • This position description subject to change at any time.

Application Instructions

Bushnell University employees are expected to abide by the Theological Context for Bushnell Community Life. Please read this document before continuing.

To be considered for this position, please submit all six of the following:

  • Bushnell Employment Application
  • Cover letter addressing skills, experience, and knowledge
  • CV/Resume
  • Personal Statement of Faith that clearly addresses all three of the sections below:
    • Section 1: how a maturing Christian faith finds expression in the candidate’s personal life, family life, community life, and current church membership;
    • Section 2: how the candidate integrates faith into his or her work life; and
    • Section 3: the candidate’s understanding of and ability to support Bushnell University’s Theological Context for Community Life statement.
  • Contact Information for three references, one of which must be the applicant’s pastor or another appropriate church leader who is able to address the applicant’s faith background.
  • Official Transcripts. (Unofficial transcripts can be submitted with the application packet, but official transcripts will be required in the event an applicant is invited to interview with Bushnell.)

Email application materials to

Or mail application materials to:

Angela Doty
Dean of Career & Academic Services
Bushnell University
828 E. 11th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401


Please include all requested materials. Incomplete application packets may result in disqualification.

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