UOP International — Program Manager, Career Accelerator

Stockton, California


About Us

UOP International is a partnership between the University of the Pacific (UOP) and Shorelight Education. The mission of the program is to immerse first-year international students (graduate and undergraduate) in the academic and cultural life of the university, help them integrate into campus life, and provide the support that increases their academic successes and likelihood of obtaining their degrees at UOP.

Job Overview

UOP International seeks a dynamic individual to develop and lead our Career Accelerator initiative. Reporting to the Student Services Director with a dotted line to the Director, Career Accelerator Program. The Program Manager will work closely with the campus leadership team and university partners. The Program Manager will also work directly with students, preparing them for global and local internship opportunities, and serve as a local contact to nurture employer relationships and promote employers to students.

The Program Manager will be a self-starter who is motivated by the challenge. Essential duties include employer outreach and relationship development; internship coordination; teaching educational workshops, presentations, and career-related courses; coordinating career outreach programs and events; conducting one-on-one career coaching appointments; and working on special projects that address the career development needs of our students, continually expanding the student user base and scope of services provided to all our stakeholders. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage all career development services at UOP International
  • Take overall responsibility to ensure student preparedness for participation in educational internships, post-graduate job searches, and other career goals
  • Monitor, analyze and evaluate current scope of services offered; implement and direct new programs under the supervision of the Career Accelerator Director and in coordination and collaboration with UOP International leadership and UOP Career Services
  • Secure new internship opportunities through the development and implementation of partnerships with employers on a state, regional, national and international level
  • Manage internship logistics and resolve workplace issues, ensuring that employer relationships and internship opportunities adhere to the high standards Shorelight, the university partners, the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principals of Ethical Professional Practice
  • Assist students in navigating the career development, planning, and implementation process by leading students through the Career Accelerator program
  • Supervise, design, present, and/or coordinate career preparation and professional development workshops and classroom presentations with enthusiasm and creativity
  • Conduct one-on-one progress and coaching sessions
  • Utilize discretion and independent judgment while working with confidential and sensitive student information during the career orientation, program adoption, and career coaching process
  • Liaise with all areas of UOP Career Services to include career development, experiential learning, employer relations and operations, ensure that existing services are leveraged and integrated
  • Manage Career Accelerator program materials and collaborate with UOP International Marketing staff in the development of collateral to promote the Career Accelerator program to existing and potential students
  • Connect with campus leadership teams, key university-partner staff, and Shorelight Education colleagues, maintaining trust through open channels of communication
  • Supervise or lead information sessions and opt-in processing for the Undergraduate Career Accelerator programs


  • Master’s Degree ,or completion of degree by time of hire, in education, counseling, human resources, cross-cultural psychology, global studies, or related area
  • Experience in career services and experiential learning, recruiting or human resources
  • Five years of teaching, training, or group facilitation experience preferred
  • Demonstrated experience working with international students and ability to exhibit cross-cultural awareness and understanding
  • Experience recruiting, leading, motivating, coaching, developing, and retaining staff
  • Technical aptitude and experience with spreadsheets and/or databases
  • Excellent written communication skills as evidenced by application materials
  • Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal, oral communication, presentation, and negotiation skills
  • High energy level, confident and optimistic demeanor, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Organizational and long-range planning skills with the ability to handle numerous details
  • Excellent time management, project management, prioritization, and organizational skills
  • Results focus and strong management skills with the flexibility to handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to publicly represent Shorelight and partner institutions at events and seminars
  • Problem solving, decision-making, and creative thinking abilities
  • Hands-on approach to customer service and business growth
  • Eligibility to work in and travel freely to and from the USA without sponsorship
  • Agency recruiting experience and knowledge of industry trends desired

Application Process

To apply for this position, please visit the Shorelight Careers page to submit an application with a resume and cover letter.

UOP International is an Equal Opportunity Employer