Are you looking for a role where you can be an independent
worker, do meaningful work, contribute to team process, genuinely
feel productive, and feel heard? If so, our Placement Specialist
position at Keypath may be the next step in your career path.
At Keypath Education, our goal is to facilitate a student
experience that best prepares students to enter their future career
field with confidence. One of the ways we foster this experience is
by providing placement services to students. As one of our
Placement Team Members, you will assist students in achieving their
dreams of being future leaders in their field. Talk about
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What is Placement?
Field/Clinical Placement is the portion of the program
curriculum that requires students to work with local healthcare
providers to build skills and confidence prior to becoming
independent practitioners. A student is not eligible to progress
and/or graduate from the program without this field experience,
thus making a timely and engaging placement site critical to the
student's long-term success. Finding clinical sites can be a great
source of stress for students, but we are here to help.
What does the Placement team do?
The Placement team, Keypath's newest department, oversees the
entire process by building a national network of clinical sites,
ensuring that the placement and students are compliant and working
with the University to promote a quality field experience that
meets the University's existing standards in relation to their
respective governing bodies.
Learn more about the Placement team in this video.
What does a Placement Coordinator do?
As a Placement Coordinator you will spend your day working with
students in preparation for their time in the field. This means
learning about their experiences, schedules, and support systems to
create personal relationships. Starting with placement orientation,
Placement Coordinators continually communicate with students to
ensure so that all clinical clearances and compliance are met. They
also assist the student in preparing for their campus experiences
and clinical placements in their local communities. While the
Coordinator does not find the sites for students, it is their
responsibility to communicate the site information and requirements
to the students as well as track the students' progression in their
respective rotation. Coordinators are the students' primary point
of contact for all things Placement.
Be Bold and Do Meaningful Work
It takes many skills to design and deliver the most
career-relevant online programs with the world's leading
universities. If you're looking to use your unique set of skills to
make a difference, we are always on the lookout for diverse
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policy; you can expect to spend a maximum of 2 days in the office
when we do reopen.
- Develop and maintain relationships with students in order to
promote solid retention throughout the placement portion of the
- Prepare students for the on-campus and on-site clinical
experiences through appropriate phone and email communication.
- Identify and assess concerns related to the clinical
experiences; facilitate appropriate intervention with University
faculty and Program Coordinators.
- Maintain complete knowledge and understanding of our Partners'
curriculum and programs and clearly explain these curricula and
programs to clinical partners.
- Partner with the Student Success, University affiliates, and
internal staff to promote an efficient and communicative
- Serve as role model for faculty, staff, and students in the
areas of customer service, collaboration, communication, and
- Use relationship skills in situations requiring group problem
solving, consensus building, and win-win negotiation.
- Bachelor's degree required; Master's preferred.
- 3-5 years of successful demonstration of customer service or
prior student advising experience.
- Problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
- Willingness to collaborate to achieve goals.
- Ability to multi-task, organize, and attend to details.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Solid knowledge of or experience working in allied health
field, directly with or for providers.
- Strong presentations skills with the ability to develop
relationships via phone and in person.
- Self-motivated and able to work autonomously, reporting back to
Skills and Competencies
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Excellent attention to detail
- A critical thinker
- Curious and confident to ask questions and learn quickly
- Ability to manage conflicting priorities and multiple
- Team player
- Always demonstrate the Keypath values - Commitment,
Collaboration, Innovation and Lifelong Learning
Keypath Education provides comprehensive and competitive health,
, including above-market allowances for all paramedical coverage.
We also offer an employee and family assistance program (EAP) where
dedicated resources and a helpline are available to our team.
Additional benefits include:
- 401K and company match
- Generous paid leave policies
- Summer Flex/Family Flex days
- Work from home policy
- Volunteer time off
- Onsite Gym Access
Professional Development Programs:
Diversity & Inclusion
Our differences are our greatest strength and result in better
business. But this is simply an outcome of what is fundamental to
who we are and what we believe in - diversity and inclusion. Visit
our D&I section on our website to learn more.
Partner Degree Program & Tuition Reimbursement
One of our values is to Be a Lifelong Learner. To support you
and your goals, we provide Keypathers the opportunity to enrol in
one of our partner degree program and receive a degree for free. If
you'd prefer to take a program at another institution, we offer a
tuition reimbursement to support your growth and development.
About Keypath Education's US Office:
Our US Corporate Headquarters is based in Schaumburg and is home
to more than 240 full-time employees. We gather teams of experts
from marketing, instructional design, web development, finance and
student service backgrounds across Chicago to support university
partners in the US and around the world.
Awarded Best Places to Work by Crain's Chicago s, the Chicago
Tribune and named to Inc. Magazine's 5000 Fastest-Growing
Companies, our Schaumburg office is passionate about supporting our
communities and philanthropic efforts that align with our company
mission. We enjoy celebrating with company sponsored outings and
value time off to reflect, recharge and prioritize the wellbeing of
About Keypath Education:
Our global mission is: Educate professionals to transform their
world. We do this by partnering with the world's leading
universities who want to deliver career-relevant education to
professionals. Keypath Education provides a market-led &
tech-focused online education solution. We set ourselves apart from
other providers, thanks to our global team of education experts who
provide us with a breadth of diversity and data, which allows us to
respond quickly to the "Future of Work" trends. We have an
unwavering commitment to the student experience, an unrivalled
desire to innovate, and a drive to leave a positive mark on the
world. Keypath acts as an extension of the university's team,
keeping its brand and academic rigor intact while accelerating the
growth and quality of the university program portfolio and
providing an exceptional student experience through
industry-leading technology. Services provided include market
research, program development, marketing, student recruitment,
retention, and course development. Aside from the great perks and
investment in our people's own learning and development, it's our
culture that makes Keypath Education unique. We truly put our
people first - our employees and our students. Our mantra is, "Be
Bold and Do Meaningful Work." We seek out unique challenges. We
move fast by choice. We push ourselves to be lifelong learners and
demand the best from one another. It's what defines Keypath - and
we wouldn't have it any other way. To deliver on this mission, the
first thing we did was hire the best and brightest leaders in
online learning. We opened offices in Melbourne, London, Chicago,
Toronto, and have virtual employees all over the world to support
our university partners.
While our journey is just beginning, our team has accomplished
so much already. We work with more than 30 partners worldwide,
supporting 100+ degree programs, more than 2,500 students in 75+
countries. Our university partners are recognized for their
academic quality, with most being regionally or nationally ranked.
Also, 13 are globally ranked - a distinction given to only 3% of
universities in the world.
Note: The above statements outline nature and level of work
performed by individuals assigned to this position and are not
intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and
skills required. All employees may be required to occasionally
perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities as
Keypath education is an equal opportunity employer that does not
discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal
employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race,
creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy,
national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship,
military or veterans' status, or any other classifications
protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Keypath's
equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of
employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring,
training, promotion, job benefits, pay and dismissal.