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Associate Director for Employer Partnerships

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Boston
Department: Career Services
Pay Grade: 33
Categories: Career Services, Professional Staff Union (PSU)

General Summary: 

The Associate Director for Employer Partnerships is responsible for establishing, cultivating, and leveraging employer partnerships for the Office of Career Services and Internships to facilitate connections leading to the recruitment of UMass Boston students. Responsibilities include defining employer partnership strategy for assigned industries, coordinating campus engagement including but not limited to on-campus recruiting and interviewing, job postings, partnering with academic departments, alumni relations, and student affairs to facilitate deeper connections for students and alumni. The incumbent will serve on the department leadership team and participate in developing strategic goals, objectives and initiatives and in evaluating programs and services; develop and oversee relevant employer, student, and academic policies and procedures for the internships, learning outcomes, assessment, evaluation, and reflection of the student success experience; and provide guidance and counsel to the Director on matters of policy, procedures, resources, and personnel.

Examples of Duties: 

  • Serve on the department leadership team and participate in developing strategic goals, objectives and initiatives and in evaluating programs and services; provide direction and oversight for all operational functions within the Office of Career Services and Internships; and provide guidance and counsel to the Director on matters of policy, procedures, resources, and personnel;
  • Establish, cultivate, and leverage employer partnerships for the Office of Career Services and Internships to facilitate connections leading to the recruitment of UMass Boston students and alumni in support of the “Beacon Careers” Model; “Beacon Careers” is a comprehensive career development program that includes assessment, exploration, preparation, and job and internship search strategies;
  • Raise awareness of and interest in UMass Boston students and alumni by developing new relationships with employers through individual outreach and special events; advise employers on strategies for successful branding and recruiting at UMass Boston;
  • Supervise a team of professionals who will develop partnerships between students, faculty, and employers and the university's various stakeholders;
  • Oversee the campus career management system – Beacon Careers Online; provide guidance, training and support to all professional staff and employers utilizing the system; 
  • Collaborate with University Advancement and the Office of Alumni Relations to identify potential employer partnerships and development opportunities to support career development initiatives and programs;
  • Create, present, and co-chair career/industry and employment specific events, such as career expos (career fairs), career forums, career workshops and panels;
  • Meet with and assist UMass Boston students and alumni with career services in support of the “Beacon Careers” Model through one-on-one career individual and drop-in appointments;
  • Work closely with Director in the preparation of the department annual report;  oversee the collection of appropriate data for the purpose of departmental reporting; identify the data required for the annual report, extract, analyze and clean-up the data;
  • Represent the Director and assume leadership of the Department in the absence of the Director and Associate Director of Career Education; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration, Career/Employment Counseling, MBA, or a closely related field preferred, and a minimum of five-seven (5-7) years of work experience in college/university career services operations in a higher education setting or corporate/non-profit human resources is required. Prior experience in supervising, leading, hiring, and evaluating professional staff teams and developing positive relationships, partnerships, and alliances required. The incumbent may be required to work occasional nights and weekends, as needed. 

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate cross-functionally and to interact effectively with employers, students, alumni, faculty and university administrators is required;
  • Knowledge of best practices in developing operational employer relations, partnerships,  and workforce development;
  • Knowledge of various administrative software applications and programs, including Microsoft Office;
  • Proven ability to use technology and computer systems (CSO/Gradleaders, Symplicity/NACELink and Handshake) relevant to the career services field;
  • Knowledge of and ability to work with diverse student populations and organizations to effectively prepare them for employment;
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple projects simultaneously and balance priorities; work under pressure and under tight timeframes and deadlines;
  • Ability to manage complex tasks under time constraints, while maintaining strong attention to detail;
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a team capacity with a broad range of staff to accomplish departmental, program and university goals;
  • Ability to approach the position in a results-oriented sense of responsibility, collegiality and collaboration;
  • Ability to use independent judgment, work with discretion and be entrusted with confidential information;
  • Ability to manage major projects from development to implementation through timely completion;
  • Ability to evaluate programs and collect and analyze data;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent  interpersonal skills, including the capacity to work cooperatively with a wide range of individuals;

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in career counseling, advising or teaching of students/adults on their career/professional development;
  • Knowledge of career assessment tools and ability to interpret results with students and alumni;
  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem solving skills;
  • Strong commitment to student success and customer service.

 

Application Instructions: 

Please apply online with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references.

Review of candidates will begin following the application closing date. 

Only Internal candidates in the Professional Staff Bargaining Unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting.  All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

Salary Ranges for the appropriate Pay Grade can be found at the following link: 

Salary Ranges

All official salary offers must be approved by Human Resources.

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The University of Massachusetts is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.