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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

PLEASE NOTE:  The minimum salary for this position is $36,000.  Actual salary commensurate with experience, education and equity factors.

Basic Function and Responsibility

  • 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, 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 - 70%

  • 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 relationships with employing organizations. Respond to and resolve employment related issues from employers and students in a timely manner.
  • Advise employers on possible recruitment strategies.
  • Work with new employers from for-profit, government and non-profit markets interested in UM talent pool.
  • Identify marketing strategies and develop tangible materials to educate employers about the University of Michigan student body, and the benefits of recruiting on campus.
  • Utilize the 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 Career Center.
  • Cultivate relationships with students, organizations, and other University units in effort to help market Career Center and recruiter sponsored career exploration events.
  • Seek creative opportunities to connect students and hiring organizations and/or alumni.
  • Contribute to building effective recruiting tools like job fairs, programs, networking events to connect employers and students.
  • Includes some travel to employer sites.

Student Development through Direct Service and Programming - 20%

  • Foster student learning, development and enhanced educational experiences through direct service interventions (advising, interactive programming, mock interviews) to guide students through all phases of their career development including actively engaging in their own learning.
  • Using resource expertise and i•planTM, educate students regarding educational, experiential, and multimedia career information to aid career and educational planning and life choices including: gaining experience through student activities, community service, employments, research, or creative projects, and experiential learning in multiple sectors (profit, non-profit, public service, arts, as examples).
  • 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.
  • Conduct panels, presentations, or other programming and event efforts on behalf of The Career Center as needed across campus and in collaboration with students organizations and other University units.
  • Utilize current technologies and information management tools, demonstrating creativity in service delivery to benefit students and improve organizational effectiveness, including The Career Center’s online recruiting platform, Linkedin, Twitter, Google apps, blogging, etc.
  • 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.
  • Assist students in understanding the transferability of their academic coursework as they explore possible next steps.

Career Center Team - 10%

  • Contribute to building positive campus community that affirms and values all members.
  • Contribute to the efforts of the Employer Relations team including staffing major recruiting events such as the Fall and Winter Career Expo.
  • 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.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor Degree and 2 - 3 years related experience required.
  • Experience in program administration, project management, advising/or facilitation, employer and/or client relations, marketing and/or development.
  • Experience with marketing and communication: strategy, program and material development.
  • Familiarity with information management tools (e.g. databases, Excel, Google apps, online forms, software) and the ability to effectively integrate technology and innovation into service delivery.
  • Comfort with an interest in marketing and social media.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Knowledge of UM campus and diverse range of student organizations
  • Experience with marketing software and/or related tools
  • Experience working in a corporate setting that included experience with recruitment and hiring

Additional Information

PLEASE NOTE:  Relocation will not be offered for this position.

This role may have reporting obligations under Title IX and Clery.

Position Criteria:

These are the criteria that the hiring team will be evaluating the candidate for:

  • 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 experience building relationships with employers.
  • 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.
  • Awareness of economic trends and their impact on the labor market, including understanding how the world of work is organized.
  • Experience developing and maintaining 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.
  • Demonstrated 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.
  • 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).



Working conditions

  • Must be available some evenings or weekends for programs.

Physical requirements

  • Willingness to travel for Career Center events.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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