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.
NOTE: Minimum Hiring Salary - $49,000
Actual salary commensurate with experience, education and equity factors.
Provide leadership for comprehensive employer engagement efforts in a large, comprehensive, fast-paced career services office. Strategize, plan, and oversee employer engagement efforts that will lead to enhanced brand presence, successfully accessing the broadest UM talent pool, and diverse educational and employment opportunities to meet the needs and interests of students. Cultivate and maintain effective, on-going relationships with employers and alumni/ae to facilitate connections that address the needs of all stakeholders. Coach students on self and career exploration, career clarity, successful job and internship search strategies, and making meaningful connections with professionals and the world of work.
Leadership of functional area and unit-wide planning (50%)
- Provide leadership for employer engagement in a large, centralized, fast-paced career services office, overseeing all aspects of a comprehensive employer relations program including campus interviewing, career fairs, employer development and outreach, sponsorship, employer advisory board, and experiential learning opportunities such as Immersions and networking events.
- Create and deliver opportunities for students to connect with employers and alumni/ae that will lead to students’ career clarity, interest in self and career exploration, career decision-making, and develops confidence to engage in successful job and internship searches.
- Cultivate new and established relationships with employers and alumni/ae in order to increase their campus engagement and University commitment while addressing their recruitment goals.
- Build and leverage employer advisory board and employer sponsorship program.
- Provide consultative support to employers interested in accessing UM student talent. Assist in understanding the university career services structures, branding opportunities for organizations, providing opportunities for connecting within the university, and with students of interest.
- Remain current on economic development, workforce changes, trends in hiring, and employability.
- Exercise autonomy in the management of the assigned functional area within the office.
- As a unit leader, participate in short and long term unit-planning.
- Ascertain the needs of clients and draft policies, procedures and programs that reflect best practices and are in keeping with cutting edge national discussions.
- Engage in continuous improvement for employer engagement through systematically using data to manage by fact (i.e., includes data gathering, best practice benchmarking, and program assessment). Utilize established research methodology and tools of statistical analysis to understand and improve service delivery, understand the current economic climate, and the implications for students needing to fully understand the world of work.
- Keep accurate records and statistical information on students and employers (current and prospects) using computerized data system.
- Serve as expert in functional area, providing written reports and other communication strategies to educate external audiences regarding the UM student population, students at large, current issues in higher education, and employment/hiring trends as needed.
- Develop policies in conjunction with the Associate Director that comply with legal, regulatory policy and ethical guidelines including Federal regulations and laws (e.g., affirmative action and EEOC standards, FERPA) hiring practices, and safety programs. Maintain confidentiality on work with students and student records.
- Provide the Associate Director with budget requests to enhance area initiatives; propose realistic budget projections and anticipate expenses and revenue within the area.
- Develop marketing plans to strengthen student, camps partner, and employer engagement in all recruiting activity.
- Serve as a collaborator and a consultant with schools/colleges across the university, student organizations, employers, and external constituents to promote awareness and encourage use of career engagement to reach stated goals.
- 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.
- Represents the Career Center on committees and task forces within the Division and university.
- Active involvement in the profession at local, regional, and/or national level. Includes committee work, conference presentations, and contributing to the literature.
Supervision/Staff development (35%)
- Provide managerial oversite for innovative programs and services that reflect student feedback regarding connections with employers and alumni/ae for career information, insights, internships, jobs, and experiential information and opportunities.
- Provide forward-thinking leadership, management, training, staff development, and supervision for employer relations team.
Direct service to students (15%)
- Utilize knowledge of theory, current research and best practices in the knowledge domains of: student development, career development, student learning, decision making, learning styles, social identity development, leadership, multicultural counseling, counseling processes, evaluation tools, and job search processes.
- Foster student learning, development, and enhanced educational experiences through direct service interventions (counseling, advising, interactive programming, teaching, etc.) to guide them through all phases of their career development including actively engaging in their own learning. Provide appropriate referrals for students to other agencies if assistance needed is beyond career counseling.
- Using resource expertise, educate students regarding access to educational, experiential, and multimedia career information to aid career exploration and career clarity. Includes gaining experience through student activities, community service, employment, research or creative projects, and experiential learning in multiple sectors (profit, not-for-profit, public service, arts, as examples).
- Create, implement and evaluate intentionally-designed, educationally-driven interactive programs on such topics (e.g. career exploration, decision-making, information seeking, job and internship search) utilizing knowledge and skills in program design, marketing, resource management, and group process. Conduct individual presentations, coordinate panel presentations or electronic media; utilize appropriate program assessment. Includes providing off-site assistance to students and student groups at weeknight and weekend meetings.
- Incorporate assessment tools (e.g. MBTI and SII) in counseling and programming as appropriate, requiring knowledge of theory, administration and interpretation of instruments.
- Utilize current technologies and information management tools, demonstrating creativity in service delivery to benefit students and improve organizational effectiveness. Stay abreast of full range of resources available to students and assist Center in maintaining a current, state-of-the-art collection.
- Design and implement initiatives utilizing knowledge of social identity theory and research to maximize participation of diverse campus community to create a positive learning environment for all students. Includes informed perspective regarding issues of race, ethnicity, gender orientation, sexual orientation, ability, and national status, as examples. Contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives within unit, Student Life, and campus-wide.
- Assist students in understanding the transferability of their academic coursework as they explore possible next steps.
- Support students to be successful in the implementation of their job/educational choices through resume and interview preparation, use of on and off-campus job search strategies, employer/school selection, and negotiation of acceptance.
- MA in student affairs, counseling, human resources, or related field which includes the broad-based study of theory and research in career and student development, counseling, social identity, student learning, multicultural counseling, basic statistics to complement relevant skills sets.
- 3 - 5 years of experience and skills coaching and advising students and engaging in group process and programming.
- 3 - 5 years of experience and skills in employer relations or recruiting.
- 2 - 3 years of supervisory and strategic planning experience.
- Awareness of economic trends and their impact on the labor market, including understanding how the world of work is organized.
- Familiarity with computers and software.
- Desire and demonstrated ability to work in a large, complex, fast-paced office that serves over 13,000 students annually.
- Certified in administering the SII and MBTI.
- Demonstrated skill and 4-7 years of experience coaching and advising students and engaging in group process and programming.
- Strong communication skills including verbal, writing and listening skills.
- Demonstrated skill and 4-7 years of experience in employer relations or recruiting.
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to relate well to staff and a diverse student body.
- Strong organization and program design skills and ability to accomplish multiple tasks autonomously and efficiently.
- Skill in working with groups and the ability to work with divergent points of view on complex issues.
- Desire and demonstrated ability to work in a large, complex, fast-paced, centralized office that serves over 15,000 students annually.
- Ability to manage a functional area within an office that places a high value on quality customer service, team orientation, intentional planning, continuous improvement, innovation, and puts students at the center.
- Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and exercise sound decision making on relevant issues.
- Contribute to a welcoming and diverse environment of colleagues and students representing diverse populations (e.g. nationality, race, ethnicity, religion, gender and sexual orientation, abilities, class, and other social identities).
- Ability to effectively integrate technology into service delivery, as well as use technology and database management for research and analysis.
- Ability to set expectations and achieve results while facilitating the accomplishments of the team.
Provide the Associate Director with budget requests to enhance area initiatives; propose realistic budget projections and anticipate expenses and revenue within the area.
Some Evening Programs
Some outside work at tabling events in the Diag, Fall
Recruitment Services Coordinator
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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.