Associate Director for Employer Partnerships
University of Massachusetts Boston
september 14, 2015
Associate Director for Employer Partnerships University of Massachusetts Boston The Associate Director for Employer Partnerships will serve on the leadership team and participate in developing strategic goals, objectives, and initiatives for the Office of Career Services and Internships. The incumbent will provide leadership for the design, implementation and assessment of employer development strategic plan and industry advising programs/services. In conjunction with cross-functional teams, the Associate Director will build and strengthen relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including employers, alumni, faculty/staff, and other academic unit; and will work closely and collaboratively with the Assistant Director and the Manager of University Internships, as well as the Career Specialists, to offer staff trainings, identify and share trends and resources and create programming and events for students. As the employer partnership model is built out, the successful candidate in this position will be responsible for hiring and supervising a team of industry advisors.
* Create and implement the employer partnership/development strategic plan for building and facilitating connections leading to recruitment of UMass Boston students; assess and refine the plan annually;
* Serve on the leadership team and participate in developing strategic goals, objectives and initiatives, and in evaluating programs and services; will assist to manage office operations and represent career services to the campus community, as requested;
* Oversee and develop relevant employer and faculty policies and procedures (e.g. on-campus interviews, job/internship postings, recruiting processes, etc.);
* Raise awareness of and interest in UMass Boston and its students by targeting and cultivating relationships with employers and alumni through individual outreach and special events; advise employers on strategies for successful branding and recruiting at UMass Boston;
* Provide direction, guidance and supervision to Industry Advising and Program Managers professionals; provide support and assistance in setting performance goals, reaching goals, and engaging in self-appraisal. Conduct annual appraisals;
* Build and strengthen relationships with external and internal stakeholders, including faculty/staff, employers, alumni, parents, and other campus units;
* Work with key stakeholders to create career/industry- and employment-specific events and workshops that facilitate student learning and skill development;
* Stay current on changing economic and labor conditions and industry trends through employer site visits and by engaging with internal and external stakeholders; share trends regularly with staff and stakeholders;
* Provide guidance to the career specialist on advising, counseling and coaching sessions to students to assist with professional development and job/internship search strategies;
* Work closely with the Director in setting goals, developing budget priorities and assessing service needs, benchmarks and outcome/effectiveness measures for all constituencies;
* Provide counseling services to students/alumni on career planning, resume development, interviewing, and job search techniques, as needed;
* Work closely with the Director in the preparation of reports and funding proposals;
* Represent the Director and assume leadership of the department in his absence;
* Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Higher Education, Counseling, Human Resources or a closely related field preferred, and a minimum of five-seven years of experience in college/university career services and/or in sourcing college talent for an employer. Demonstrated experience in supervising, leading, hiring, and evaluating professional staff teams and developing positive relationships, partnerships, and alliances required. Experience in counseling, advising or teaching of students/adults on their career/professional development preferred.
* Knowledge of current and professional best practices in career development and demonstrated skill in creative and strategic approaches to career services programming, technology and counseling;
* Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with academic departments in the development and implementation of full-time, part-time, and internship/cooperative education experiences;
* Demonstrated expertise in working with diverse student populations and organizations;
* Demonstrated proficiency in designing and delivering presentations and programs;
* Proven ability to use technology and computer systems relevant to the career services field;
* Ability to collaborate cross-functionally and to interface effectively with employers, students, alumni, faculty, and university administrators;
* Ability to interact effectively with diverse student populations;
* Ability to embrace and drive change and to organize and manage multiple priorities, programs, and projects both independently and in a team;
* Ability to use CSO/NACELink Symplicity or other campus career management systems;
* Ability to work creatively and independently;
* Familiarity with social media;
* Strong oral and written communication skills;
* Strong interpersonal and presentation skills;
* Strong organizational skills;
* Strong commitment to customer service.
UMass Boston provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment. Among the procedures which may be used to select personnel to fill vacant positions are review of work experience, reference checks, and interviews. All appointments and promotions will be effective on a Sunday.
Please apply online with your resume, cover letter, and list of three professional work references.
* Professional Union. Benefited.
* Full time. Grade 33.
* Salary commensurate with experience.
* Unrestricted funding.
Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date.
Closing date for applications: September 29, 2015.