A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
Builds, connects and maintains relationships with recruiting organizations in varied industries, developing relationships between students and employing organizations. Contributes to the efforts of the Recruiting Team.
Offers support in a large, comprehensive, fast-paced, career services office with duties related to a variety of career-related and student maturation issues including self-discovery and reflection, understanding the world of work, experiential learning, tapping into social networking venues, advanced education, and job and internship search issues.
Fosters student learning through enhanced educational experiences/experiential learning opportunities, to guide students through all phases of their career development including actively engaging in their own learning.
Employer Relations/Recruiting Management - 50%
As part of a team, plan, develop, implement and manage recruiting/recruiting contacts across varied industries. Use independent analysis and judgment to consult and advise employing organizations interested in developing and implementing effective college recruitment and connection strategies to achieve a productive presence on campus.
Cultivate and maintain long-term relationships with employing organizations. Respond to and resolve employment related issues from employers and students in a timely manner.
Identify new employment opportunities by researching and prospecting industry, government and non-profit markets.
Utilize the University Career Center’s online recruiting platform software to manage employer relationships including job postings, campus interviews, and campus fairs and events.
Tap Data/ data compilation to better understand hiring trends, student outcomes, and recruiting relationships. Research, interpret, and stay current on important trends in collegiate hiring market.
Host and serve as a point of contact for employers recruiting at the University Career Center.
Cultivate relationships with students, organizations, and other University units in effort to help market the University Career Center and recruiter sponsored career exploration events.
Seek creative opportunities to connect students and hiring organizations and/or alumni.
Student Development through Direct Service - 30%
Foster student learning and development and enhanced educational experiences through experiential learning opportunities.
Organize and market the University Career Center's Career employer related programs, ensuring partnerships with a wide range of industries, career interests and schools/colleges/department interests are represented.
Support other University Career Center experiential learning initiatives including the Immersion program.
Participate in creating a marketing strategy for upcoming events in email, Twitter, blog, Instagram and web content format.
Reach out to alumni/ae and employers for prospective new partnerships under the direction of the employer relations team. Promote the University Career Alumni Network (UCAN).
Conduct panels, presentations, or other programming and event efforts on behalf of the University Career Center as needed across campus and in collaboration with students organizations and other University units.
Manage the development of 1-2 UCC Career Tracks including resource development, advising students individually or in small groups, connecting with alumni/ae in the fields, and organizing panels, programs or other ways to link students with professionals.
Utilize current technologies and information management tools, demonstrating innovative service delivery to benefit students and improve organizational effectiveness, including Handshake-the University Career Center’s online recruiting platform, UCAN, Linkedin, Twitter, Google apps, blogging, etc.
Create a positive learning environment for all students, supporting the University’s DEI efforts. Includes having an informed perspective regarding issues of race, ethnicity, gender orientation, sexual orientation, ability, and national status, as examples.
Assist students in understanding the transferability of their academic coursework as they explore possible next steps.
Supervision - 10%
Hire, train, supervise, and develop student and/or professional staff as needed.
Career Center Team - 10%
Contribute to building positive campus community that affirms and values all members, is equitable and inclusive.
Contribute to the efforts of the Employer Relations team including staffing major recruiting events such as the Fall and Winter Job and Internship Fairs.
Forward the mission and goals of unit and division within established set of organizational values.
Promote the highest standards of the profession in accordance with the principles ethics, and standards of ACPA, NASPA, NACE, and CAS, and established good practice in Student Affairs.
Minimum 2 - 3 years of work experience
Experience in program administration, project management, advising/or facilitation, employer and/or client relations, marketing and/or development
Awareness of economic trends and their impact on the labor market, including understanding how the world of work is organized
Ability to contribute to a diverse environment of colleagues and students representing diverse populations (e.g. nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, abilities, class, and other social identities)
Familiarity with information management tools (e.g. databases, Excel, Google apps, online forms, and other software)
Comfort and interest in marketing and social media
Knowledge of UM campus and diverse range of students and student organizations
Familiarity with or past participant in a job shadow, externship, or internship program
Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to work and communicate effectively and professionally with the university community and external constituents.
Demonstrated ability and willingness to work with diverse populations of students and alumni.
Demonstrated skill in working with students and engaging in group process and programming.
Strong communication skills including verbal, writing and listening skills.
Strong organization and program design skills and ability to accomplish multiple tasks autonomously and efficiently. Ability to multi-task with changing priorities, and attention to detail and outcomes.
Experience developing and maintaining contact relationships with a high level of customer service.
Demonstrated ability to work in a large, complex, fast-paced office that serves over 18,000 students annually.
Ability to provide service within an office that places a high value on quality customer service, team orientation, intentional planning, continuous improvement and puts students at the center.
Ability to effectively integrate technology and innovation into service delivery.
Willingness to travel for University Career Center events.
Must be available some evenings or weekends for unit related work.
This role may have reporting obligations under Title IX and Clery.
Authorization to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment and applicants for this position will not be sponsored for work visas.
Salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and education of the selected candidate.
Relocation will not be offered for this position.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.