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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

Department Overview

The Career Center is seeking a Employer Recruiting Coordinator to join a team charged with facilitating dynamic career and professional development opportunities.  Connecting students to employers, graduate/professional schools, and the resources/tools needed to lay a strong career foundation is central to our purpose.  The Center’s programs and services, and its collaboration with academic and co-curricular efforts both on and off campus, will enhance the ability of undergraduates and graduate students to develop the skills, experiences, contacts and opportunities needed to define and achieve their career objectives.

Candidates for the position will be expected to demonstrate continuous self-motivation, possess highly developed organizational skills, have a passion for helping others succeed, and subscribe to a customer service orientation.

Position Overview

The Employer Recruiting Coordinator:

  • Is an active member of the Career Center’s team;
  • counsel, advise, and educate students on a wide range of employment preparation and career development topics;
  • develop, author, and present written and online materials to address a wide range of career exploration needs;
  • take the lead in creating, organizing, and implementing programs and services (both individual and group) addressing areas such as: self-assessment, career exploration, professional development, search strategy (job/internship), communications (resume, cover letter, portfolio), industry trends/career field realities, and job offer negotiation;
  • employ their extensive knowledge to guide students and alumni as they explore potential careers and develop strategies to meet their career objectives.
  • create and sustain relationships with top employers for student internships and job opportunities.

Responsibilities*

Individual Advising & Group Consultation

Create, deliver and assess programs and services (both individual and group) addressing self-assessment, career exploration, professional development, search strategy (job/internship), communications (resumes, cover letter, portfolio), industry trends/career field realities, and job offer negotiation.

Apply the principles and methods of intergroup relations, leadership education, and student development theory in programs and service delivery.

Provide career assistance to audiences requesting specific programs by fulfilling outreach requests.  Deliver programs via tabling, service introductions/overviews, orientation/special event participation, and specialty topic presentations (as appropriate per specialization).

Collaborate with on and off campus partners in the delivery of pertinent programming.

Establish and ensure fulfillment of student learning outcomes through active involvement in Center-wide strategic planning efforts, including regular usage reporting, survey development and interpretation, and other assessment strategies.

Train, provide work direction to, and participate in establishing unit protocol for undergraduate and graduate student assistants, as needed.

Employment Preparation and Career Development

Coordinating advisor for programs and resources pertaining to services designed to offer job search assistance to students and alumni including resume and cover letter preparation, interview skills, and job search strategies including social media.  Maintains high level expertise in related specialization content area.

Engages university departments, student organizations, recruiters, and other groups to encourage and facilitate usage of employment preparation services and programs provided by the Career Center.

Represents the Career Center on internal and external committees that relate directly to career preparation.

Develops and maintains reports, usage statistics, learning outcomes, and assessments directly related to employment preparation.

Employer Relations

Broaden connections with assigned partners and deepen the relationships and interaction through recurrent consultations and site visits.

Assist in designing robust recruiting opportunities for employer partners; and enhance experiential learning opportunities for students and alumni, including but not limited to internships, practicums, and employment.

Demonstrate organizational agility and executive skills to navigate key contacts, such as team leads, Human Resources and key executive champions, in companies who will support UM-Flint.  In partnership with Major Gift officers, build an effective university and/or external relations strategy.

Generate leads by working closely with Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer to foster philanthropic and recruitment relationships with the campus.  Initiate, develop and expand long-term relationships with local and international corporations.

Create and sustain business development opportunities with top employers.

Professional Development/Ambassadorship

Pursue continuous professional growth through active participation in campus, regional, and national workshops, trainings, and conferences as appropriate.

Represents University Advancement, Alumni Relations, and the Career Center as a whole through active service on committees (internal and external) and participation in strategic Career Center, Advancement, and campus events.

Required Qualifications*

Qualifications

This position requires excellent collaborative, writing, speaking, and organizational skills, as well as the ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines.  The selected candidate will be innovative and solution-oriented; understand the importance of maintaining professionalism and confidentiality; and have the capacity to represent University Advancement and the Career Center in a professional manner. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, counseling, psychology, business or related field.
  • 1-3 years of work experience related to career services or student advising activities in an academic setting or equivalent environment.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to establish goals, set priorities and manage workload; ability to meet strict deadlines; ability to work efficiently and effectively on multiple projects with competing deadlines; flexibility in dealing with people and competing demands; ability to manage details of complex projects and events and to independently follow through to successful completion.
  • Knowledge of academic and vocational career programs and opportunities.  Ability to apply theories and principles of higher education in a college setting.
  • Demonstrated computer and web development experience and skills to apply and learn various programs (MS Office, spreadsheets, databases) and to lead website organization to accomplish outreach and intake and advising online.
  • Experience in utilizing online tools such as e-folios, job banks, and other career-related online resources.  Demonstrated ability to remain abreast of technology changes and adjust to systems as required.
  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to effectively work and interact with diverse groups and individual faculty, staff, students, university administrators and constituent organizations.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal, group, and cross-cultural communication and leadership skills.  Skill in leading and promoting leadership within diverse populations, particularly students.  Demonstrated experience with group dynamics and ability to lead and facilitate effective group discussions and dialogue.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively and sensitively communicate and establish relationships of trust with a diverse, multi-cultural population that includes employers, parents, students, administrators, faculty, and staff.
  • Available for weekend and evening work as needed.
  • Extensive experience and expert ability to identify campus resources and foster strong, collaborative, and positive relationships with colleagues and administrative staff contacts.  Working knowledge of academic departments, majors, minors and general education requirements.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience in event planning.
  • Experience editing, e.g., resumes, cover letters, and other career-related documents.
  • Master’s Degree
  • National Career Development Facilitator Credential 

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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