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University of Massachusetts Amherst Assistant Director Student Development & Employer Relations (Mount Ida Campus) in Amherst, Massachusetts

Assistant Director Student Development & Employer Relations (Mount Ida Campus)

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Job no: 503420

Work type: Staff Full Time

Location: UMass Amherst

Department: Career Services

Union: PSU

Categories: Career Services

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Summary

The Assistant Director of Student Development and Employer Relations will facilitate students' career development through individual counseling and workshops on the Mount Ida campus, as well as serve as liaison to industry contacts for career opportunities in the greater Boston area. This position will understand the overarching mission of the Career Connections & Professional Development unit and will work to develop and implement programs that will advance the mission through strategic outreach, targeted programming, visionary thinking, collaboration and data-driven decision-making.

Essential Functions

Managing Employer Relations:

  • Serve as a liaison between the Mount Ida Career Center and employers on all aspects of the recruitment process.

  • Using a variety of strategies, identify and develop relationships with a broad range of employers including corporations, the public sector and not-for profit entities to increase the number and type of employers who recruit UMass students.

  • Plan, organize and execute a Career Fair on the Mount Ida campus including managing finances and collaborating with on-campus and external stakeholders.

  • Facilitate employer recruiting activities including information sessions, workshops, "tabling", tech talks, meet-ups, networking events, facility tours, and other recruiting events.

  • Track job opportunities with individual employers, manage all on-campus interview activities and follow-up on placement to ensure quality service and resolve problems.

Counseling Students:

  • Counsel students on the Mount Ida campus regarding resume and cover-letter writing, interviewing, job-hunting skills and general professionalism.

  • Execute a range of workshops that take into account the wide range of majors and academic standing of the students on the Mount Ida campus.

  • Communicate career events, jobs openings and internships/co-op/Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) positions to students.

  • Oversee on-campus seminar/course delivery associated with internship programs including teaching career and professional development seminars.

Support Career Connections & Professional Development

  • Assist the Associate Provost for Career and Professional Development on broad initiatives to increase experiential learning opportunities for students such as micro­-internships and career communities.

  • Collect experiential learning placement information and collaborate with the Assistant Director of Career Analytics and Communications to communicate information to students, parents, faculty, other career center directors, and employers.

  • Serve as an academic affairs liaison to academic departments and faculty.

Other Functions

Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least three years of related experience.

  • Experience working with students on career-related activities.

  • Experience in recruiting, employer relations or advising.

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain a positive working relationship with employer partners.

  • Strong team orientation and ability to collaborate with internal and external constituents.

  • Strong organizational and planning skills and efficiency in handling multiple projects.

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize database and spreadsheet software. Experience collecting, analyzing and reporting information.

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Master's degree.

  • Experience using Handshake software.

  • Experience using FMPro database.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions

Typical office environment.

Additional Details

This position is located on the Mount Ida Campus.

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday 8:30 am -5:00 pm.

Required to work occasional nights and weekends.

Salary Information

Level 26

PSU Salary Ranges

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include resume, cover letter and contact information of three professional references with your application by November 8, 2019. The position may remain open until filled.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised: Oct 22 2019 Eastern Daylight Time

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