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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.

Job Summary

Building on more than a century of leadership in environmental science, management, policy, and design, SEAS became a new school, the School for Environment and Sustainability (SEAS), as of July 1. 2017. For more information please visit our website at:
SEAS is seeking an experienced professional to work as part of a high-functioning team in the school's Office of Academic Programs (OAP), focusing on graduate student professional services. Specifically, we seek a driven individual that will exceed in maximizing employer engagement, creatively identifying and communicating with new employers, and overall professional services. The person in this position represents the school and its mission to many audiences and must perform responsibly and professionally and exercise excellent judgment in dealing with the many internal and external constituencies.  This position reports to the Associate Director, Career Services.


Be the outward face of SEAS for employer and corporate relationships.  Employer Relations Manager will develop, cultivate and manage relationships and recruitment activities with government agencies, international organizations, non-profits, and the private sector to benefit the career advancement of our students. Be the outward face of SEAS for employer and corporate relationships.  Responsible for Master’s Project coordination, client relationships, managing proposal process, course coordination and supporting instructor. Work with the Office of Academic Programs Staff to create and implement strategic processes that will guide SEAS’s career services to establish and maintain high-quality job placement pipelines, as well as nurture external career-related connections. Provide strategic counseling and guidance for SEAS’s current students and alumni, also have a clear understanding and experience with databases, strategic partnership development, and thorough assessment of the needs of SEAS students related to career services. The chosen candidate will also be responsible for supporting Office of Academic Programs events and operations. 
Employer and Alumni Engagement
  • Identify and develop recruiting relationships and programs that connect employers and alumni with students exploring and seeking track-specific careers and internships.  
  • Assist employers in developing appropriate recruitment strategies to enhance their SEAS presence and recruit students via on-campus recruiting, video-conferencing, job postings, resume collections, and career-related programs, etc. 
  • Develop and implement an employer communications plan including print, electronic, and in-person outreach to new and existing employers. 
  • Proactively identify and pursue relationships with companies that are of interest to SEAS students, world-wide.
  • Build SEAS’s professional network connections by nurturing strategic relationships with organizations that align with the mission of SEAS, and professionals in the environmental and sustainability fields.  Use these relationships to cultivate employment opportunities for SEA’s graduates.
  • Work collaboratively with the development team to streamline the alumni tracking process using cutting edge technology and data driven decision-making.
  • Build community involvement at the campus level: invite employers to speak at School, arrange on-campus interviews and organize job fairs 
  • Oversee the summer internship partnership program, working with employers and research centers to develop relevant summer internships. 
Support Student Job Search Process
  • Provide career counseling services for Master’s and PhD students (resume and cover letter reviews, career direction, mock interviews, networking help, salary negotiations, etc.) from diverse backgrounds including ethnic, religious, socioeconomic, and academic. 
  • Participate and help plan career activities including, but not limited to:  employer and school information sessions, career fairs, open houses, student events, off campus recruiting and networking events
  • Collaborate across departments (Alumni Relations, Communications and various schools and institutes) on career events and initiatives.
  • Assist with student / alumni self-marketing skills on social media sites such as LinkedIn, blogs, and personal web sites.
Master’s Project Management 
  • Manage and coordinate all aspects of Master’s Project including but not limited to coordinating student proposals and supporting faculty lead. 
  • Maintain client relationships, organize and execute client fair while managing proposal submission process. 
Data Management
  • Assist and manage student and employer database systems. 
  • Track and analyze job placement data and use to inform networking/relationship building opportunities.
  • Track alumni contact data collaboratively with the SEAS Development team.

Required Qualifications*

  • Commitment to the SEAS mission.
  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three to five years of related experience in either career services, recruiting and/or an environmental science related field.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in multi-tasking, initiative in creative problem-solving, and adaptability. 
  • Proven ability to network and form productive professional relationships.
  • Demonstrated experience in building the tools and databases required for evidence-based decision making. Expertise with computers and database/statistical software, and the ability to effectively integrate technology into service delivery. 
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills including verbal, written, and listening skills.  Strong interpersonal skills and ability to relate well to staff and a diverse student body. 
  • Desire to work in an office that places a high value on quality customer service, team orientation, and intentional planning. Ability to achieve results while contributing to the larger team.  Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a critical member of the Career Services team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations. 
  • Proven ability to handle detailed and confidential information in an accurate and timely manner. 
  • Professional demeanor and presentation required. 
  • Demonstrated ability to plan strategically.   

Desired Qualifications*

Experience with environmental issues and event planning.  Experience with MPathways and Career Services Manager (Simplicity) recruiting and admissions modules.  Familiarity with University of Michigan policies and procedures. Familiarity with FERPA and other government policies related to higher education.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.