Career Counselor and Manager of Employer Relations
University of California, Riverside
May 24, 2017
47600.00 - 70800.00
Full-time - Experienced
The School of Business Administration (SoBA) at the University of California, Riverside is a nationally ranked and internationally recognized AACSB-accredited business school; in 2017 the MBA Program was ranked among the Top 100 Schools in the nation. With more than 14,000 alumni globally, it is home to the largest undergraduate business program in the University of California system, as well as, The A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management (AGSM) features Ph.D., MBA, Flex MBA, Master of Professional Accountancy and Master of Finance programs. SoBA is looking to position itself as a center of excellence in business education via cutting-edge research on the business challenges of the 21st century.
The Career Counselor & Manager of Employer Relations is responsible for managing employer relations functions along with developing, planning, organizing, and coordinating activities of the Career Development Center (CDC).
The Career Counselor works closely with AGSM's diverse population of students and employers. Primary areas of responsibility include managing internal student career advising with regards to employment and external relations with employers. Provide career counseling and job search coaching; oversee technology, social media, and database management; event planning and coordination; monitors student workers.
Performs employer research, including the identification of leads, initial screening, and cultivation of database contacts for the CDC Team regarding employment opportunities and promotional events aimed at developing stronger employer relations. Interacts with employers and students to ensure successful applications, preparation for interviews, and utilizes a comprehensive database system (GradLeader) to record, track, retrieve, and evaluate job postings, scheduled interviews, company informational sessions, company visits, networking receptions, guest speakers, events, career workshops, and student counseling sessions.
Develops and manages CDC calendar of events and schedules employer outreach visits and company visits for groups of students. The major scope of the position will include, but not be limited to, career development & programming; managing employer relations; technology, database management, and media; event planning and management; and other functions as assigned.
Counsels undergraduate and graduate students and alumni on career options and opportunities, including customized services for specific populations.
Applies professional career counseling concepts. Helps clients identify their interests, values, skills, and personality, and how these factors affect career choice (30%)
Maintains and enhances relationships with corporations and other organizations to develop and modify potential employer resources, and promote external relations with the organization relating to career services for students and alumni.
Manages employer relations regarding research, identification, entering, and monitoring of prospective employers to cultivate, visit, and invite to campus. (15%)
Researches, evaluates, and updates written and electronic career and educational resources.
Manages all aspects of an on-line scheduling software system (GradLeader) for scheduling of students and employers relevant to the On-Campus/Off-Campus Interview Opportunities. (10%)
Modifies and conducts workshops and presents programs to meet the needs of students and staff.
Develops, implements, and delivers workshops relating to communication skills, resumes and cover letters, networking, the job search process, and other issues relating to career development; manage CDC Student Advisory Council. (10%)
Develops and implements marketing and outreach programs to promote programs and services.
Organizes events, workshops, speakers, and networking socials, partnering with catering, facilities, entertainment, parking services and other necessary departments. (10%)
Uses standard quantitative and qualitative assessments to help clients assess career goals. (5%)
Helps with decision making, goal setting, action planning, and identifying internal/external obstacles to obtaining goals. (5%)
Conducts and adapts workshops and programs to meet students' and staff members' needs. (5%)
Provides guidance/assistance in researching educational and occupational opportunities. Provides guidance to departments/colleges/schools on providing resources to meet students' career needs.. (5%)
Performs other duties as assigned (5%)
Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.
Minimum of 5 years of related experience.
Thorough knowledge of needs assessment theory, processes, and practice; workshop and program design.
Ability to work with people from diverse cultures.
Strong knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling process, career coaching techniques, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques.
Ability to design and modify computer applications to meet program needs, problem identification, presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, and organization skills.
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling processes, career coaching techniques, career decision-making, learning styles, and job search techniques.
Demonstrated administrative experience in an office environment with advanced knowledge on use of software programs such Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Manage social media communications for the AGSM Career Development Center (CDC)
Skill in accurate record keeping with strict attention to detail and proofreading abilities. Keyboarding skills to quickly and accurately prepare correspondence, job notices and reports.
Ability to work independently, as a team member, and with diverse corporate and student constituent groups. Comfortable in networking situations and ability to work with recruiters at job fairs.
Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and adherence to FERPA guidelines at all times.
Skill in communicating effectively and professionally using tact and diplomacy. Ability to identify customer's needs and maintain a commitment to excellent customer service. Skill in understanding and interpreting the department's policies and procedures to customers. Ability to interact effectively with department staff, students, as well as campus and external communities.
3-5 years of experience in student affairs, corporate recruiting/HR, or related industry/function.
Knowledge of UC programs, career services, employer, alumni, and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, and employment trends.
Minimum of three years of experience in prioritizing and organizing tasks, documents and materials in a high volume, fast-paced office or similar setting. Past experience working in a university career center or recruiting firm and/or HR department. Able to develop marketing materials and to market students to employers and programming events to students.
Experience with On-Campus Recruiting within a University setting. Working knowledge of Career Management Systems such as GradLeader or Symplicity, or other software associated with recruiting/HR systems.
Skill in making appropriate decisions following established policies and past practices.
Use of advanced features in Excel for graphing and charting.
Skill in independently researching data, questioning outcomes, and making appropriate decisions for problem solving and requesting assistance from appropriate contacts.
Experience with an international student population.
For a detailed position description, required qualifications, and to apply for this position, please visit the UCR Human Resources website at http://jobs.ucr.edu and look for job number 201704136963
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.
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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
A University of Distinction and Diversity widely recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the nation, the University of California, Riverside current enrollment is more than 20,000 students, with a goal of 21,000 students by 2020. The campus is in the midst of a tremendous growth spurt with new and remodeled facilities coming on-line on a regular basis.UCR is loca...ted approximately 50 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. UCR is also within easy driving distance of dozens of major cultural and recreational sites, as well as desert, mountain and coastal destinations. UCR is one of 10 universities within the prestigious University of California system, and the only UC located in Inland Southern California.