The University of Texas Permian Basin welcomes applications for the position of Director, Internships and Employer Relations. The director will develop and lead a campus-wide internship program. The director will also create strategic and proactive employer engagement to develop long-term employer relationships and increase employment opportunities and professional connections for all UT Permian Basin students and alumni. Reporting to the VP of Student Affairs and Leadership, the director will ensure that projects, department milestones/goals are met, and adhere to approved budgets. The director will serve as a leader in the Division of Student Affairs and Leadership and serve on the Director’s Team.
GENERALRESPONSIBILITIES: • Support campus partners and employers in the design, development, and implementation of internship and career experience-related programming, services, and resources • Identify barriers to internship and career experiences participation and develop solutions to increase student access and engagement • Oversee the inventory of internship and career experience-related programs, services, and resources across campus • Plan and implement a university-wide internship fair and other career experience- related events • In collaboration with Institutional Advancement, create and implement employer engagement strategies to cultivate new multi-faceted relationships with employers who offer internships and other career experiences that help prepare students for post-graduation success • Connect employers with university contacts to develop campus-wide recruiting, relationship, and partnership opportunities • Provide campus-wide leadership in the internship and career experiences spaces • Lead discussions on innovation and trends to help the University prepare for and change with advancements in the field • Create and implement employer engagement strategies to cultivate new multi-faceted relationships with employers that align with student career interests and future employment trends • Connect employers with university contacts to develop campus-wide recruiting, relationship, and partnership opportunities • Participate in local and regional employer-related associations, including the Chambers of Commerce • Oversee campus-wide job board and on-campus interview programs – including process, facility management, and employer hosting • Oversee and develop employer programming and employer related student programming • Develop protocols to conduct, track, and report data regarding outreach efforts and overall impact on employer outcomes; communicate this information to internal and external stakeholders regularly • Maintain compliance with all related federal, state, institutional, UT System, and NACE regulations, guidelines, and best practices • Represent the University at high-profile events, committee meetings, and work-groups; attend conferences and professional development meetings pertinent to creating recruiting connections • Prepare the annual operating budget and monitor monthly activity • Steward several endowment and gift accounts and regularly update benefactors; chair committee and mentor select grant recipients; create and monitor multiple reserve funds • Write and present grant proposals to obtain funds to support ongoing programs and for the development of new projects • Work in tandem with in-house fundraising committee to develop and implement career related plans • Supervise student workers directly • Other duties, as assigned
WORKSCHEDULE: This is a full-time, exempt position and the expected work schedule is Monday through Friday. As an exempt employee, this schedule will vary based on the number of hours needed to meet the job responsibilities. The individual holding this position will need to be available early mornings, evenings, and weekends to meet the needs of the office. Travel to employer locations will be required.
HOW TO APPLY:
All applicants must submit a UTPB electronic application in order to be considered. Link to job posting at the UTPB Careers site: https://utpb.peopleadmin.com/postings/2382.
*Please include all required documents with your submission.
**Unofficial transcripts of all college work are acceptable for purposes of the application. Official transcripts are required upon hire.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, which includes a broad range of employee benefits and a generous retirement program (TRS). We invite you to learn more at www.utpb.edu.
UT–Permian Basin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Women and underrepresented group members are encouraged to apply.
UTPB participates in e-Verify.
• Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Relations, Human Services, Students’ Affairs, or related field; graduate degree preferred • At least five (5) years of professional experience in career services, higher education, or related industry role performing a variety of relationship building activities (equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted, as appropriate) • Proven ability to establish and maintain effective rapport with students and campus partners • Proven experience developing and maintaining productive relationships with a variety of constituents that resulted in employment opportunities and/or business opportunities • Project management and large- and small-scale event planning skills with proven attention to detail • Excellent public speaking and written communication skills • Knowledge of labor market • Ability to work independently as well as within a team • Knowledge of web-based systems, proficiency with customer relationship management (CRM) or other databases • Proficiency in Microsoft Office • Ability to successfully complete a criminal background check.
Internal Number: S245P
About The University of Texas Permian Basin
The only university named after a geological formation, The University of Texas Permian Basin is a University of Texas System institution, which includes nine academic universities and six health institutions statewide. Surrounded by one of the largest oilfields in the country, UTPB is home to over 5,500 students and approximately 250 teaching faculty. Located in Odessa, Texas, the University has an impact of nearly $250 million on the regional economy and is recognized for its affordability, awarding roughly $15 million in financial aid annually. With 35 undergraduate and 18 graduate programs of study to choose from – as well as the flexibility of fully on-line undergraduate and graduate degree programs – the University consistently ranks among the top 5 Texas public universities for students employed or accepted in graduate/professional school within one year of graduation. At UTPB, you get it all: the small-campus feel with the might of The University of Texas System.
As a regional, comprehensive institution, The University of Texas Permian Basin serves a diverse community of students from the region, the state, and beyond. Through excellence in student-centered teaching, lear...ning, research, and public service, the University cultivates engaged citizens and impacts lives while advancing technology and the public interests of West Texas. The University aspires to be a vibrant student-focused center of excellence for learning, culture, and economic development, preparing students for leadership and success in a complex and changing world. We invite you to learn more about us at: www.utpb.edu.
The University of Texas Permian Basin values the great variety of intellectual and cultural perspectives that contribute to our success. We strongly believe that our future depends heavily on our ability to embrace diversity and leverage the strength of inclusion. The University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a person because of their race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation and gender identity. The University's commitment to equal opportunity extends its nondiscrimination protections to gender expression. The Office of Human Resources prohibits discrimination on the basis of a disability. If you require an accommodation in the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department at 432-552-2747. Note: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires The University of Texas Permian Basin to employ only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. New employees must present documents verifying identity and right to accept employment.
UTPB participates in E-Verify.