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Associate Director of Employer Relations

University of Virginia Career Center
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The University of Virginia Career Center is seeking an Associate Director of Employer Relations.

The UVA Career Center engages and supports students in the discovery and pursuit of meaningful lives. We do this by encouraging exploration, offering customized coaching and advising, fostering tailored connections, creating innovative programming, curating relevant content and technologies, developing essential skills, and facilitating transformative experiences. 

The Career Center places a high priority on quality individual direct service and exceptional customer service for all key constituents. The Associate Director is a member of the Employer Relations Team which has responsibility for successful employer relations to include: acting as an ambassador to the employment community, maintaining ongoing contact with recruiters who have established relationships, developing new relationships with recruiters, and keeping abreast of developments in local, national, and international career trends as they pertain to the career interests of students and alumni. 

Reporting to the Director of Employer Relations and Experiential Learning (herein Director), the Associate Director has primary responsibility for ensuring a positive employer experience. This includes maintaining employer relations’ operations and customer service to existing relationships in order to manage the continuous connections between students and employment opportunities. The Associate Director will supervise and provide strategic oversight for all on-Grounds recruiting functions and the account management team. The Associate Director will facilitate employer strategy calls with employers, while coordinating with affiliate partners across Grounds.


 Employer Relationship and Recruiting Management (35%)

  • Provides oversight of all on-Grounds recruiting engagement to include events, information sessions, interviews, and fairs.
  • Provides vision and strategic planning for the On-Grounds Interviewing (herein OGI) program by overseeing major program and policy changes.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with employers to ensure a positive employer experience.
  • Coordinates strategy meetings with on-Grounds employers and collaborates with the Director to facilitate the on-Grounds recruiting strategy for key employers.
  • Develops and implements employer engagement and relationship management plans with account management team to ensure specified industries have individualized strategies to meet their recruiting goals.
  • Works with account management team and other Employer Relations staff to strategize employer development and follows up on employer participation in OGI program, including facilitating assessment of OGI employers.
  • In collaboration with Director, Employer Relations team, and affiliate offices, organizes and sets the annual recruiting calendar, including all deadlines and processes. Schedules dates for employer information sessions, interviews, and fairs. Advises existing employers on comprehensive marketing strategies, appropriateness of employer expectations, recruiting processes, recruiting policies, etc.
  • Collaborates with current employer partners to identify alumni within organizations who can help strengthen recruiting relationships, as well as increase internship and job opportunities.
  • Partners with Employer Relations team and Community Builders to coordinate recruiter focused programs that support the strategic focus of each Career Community: Education Counseling & Youth Development, Business & Technology, Creative Arts, Media & Design, Science & Sustainability, and Public Service/Government.
  • Ensures development and continued updating of an emergency plan (evacuation, shelter-in-place, lockdown) for OGI space.

Supervision and Leadership (35%)

  • Responsible for overseeing the account management team to include hiring, training, and evaluating staff members.
  • Supervises account management team members and ensures successful operation of cohesive team.
  • Responsible for the development and mentorship of account management team.
  • Assists with the facilitation of employer relations team meetings.
  • Resolves problem situations with students and/or employers; works with Director and Associate VP for Career and Professional Development to minimize negative effects on the reputation of the OGI program.
  • Assists the Director in preparing and managing the department budget, specifically overseeing OGI budget.
  • Responsible for ensuring bottom-line profit expectations are met for all career-related programming reliant upon revenue generation.

 Internal Relationships (15%)

  • Works with affiliate offices to communicate employer activities.
  • Serves as a liaison with Athletics Facilities Department regarding any maintenance, scheduling, or other issues on the suite level.
  • Collaborates with Special Assistant to the AVP regarding any Athletics’ rental contract issues and strives to develop and maintain positive relationship with Athletics.
  • Ensures training of staff and affiliates on Handshake and policies and procedures relating to employer relations programs including OGI, career fairs and events to ensure consistency
  • Serves as key liaison with Newcomb staff to problem-solve issues related to space and services for employer relations’ activities.
  • Collaborates with Special Assistant to the AVP regarding any Newcomb MOU issues and strives to develop and maintain positive relationship with Newcomb.

 Technology and Reporting (15%)

  • Responsible for analysis of data and effectively communicating the employer relations narrative to internal and external constituents.
  • Collaborates across Employer Relations team to manage universal employer relations database in Handshake.
  • Serves on Handshake PMO team.
  • Manages addition of new contacts, updates to existing contact information, and maintains accurate notes on interactions with contacts and employers in the Handshake system.
  • Supports Assessment and Reporting efforts of the Employer Relations team by providing reports and analysis as needed to the Director, Associate VP, Career Center staff and affiliate offices.


Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree with five years of progressively responsible experience in a university career center setting, human resources, recruiting, or related field
  • Outstanding ability to conceptualize, design and implement career development programs
  • Demonstrated skills in teaching and mentoring that promotes the professional development of others
  • Ability and experience exercising discretion and maintaining confidentiality
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills; excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to develop and manage budgets, and direct multiple projects
  • Strong office software skills (Microsoft Office: Excel, PowerPoint)

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and eight years of experience  OR a Master’s degree in counseling, student affairs, higher education, human resource management, or related field with 5 years of progressively responsible experience in a university career center setting, human resources, recruiting, or related field
  • Supervisory skills
  • Entrepreneurial, creative, and innovative spirit; comfort with change, ambiguity, and risk in a fast-paced environment
  • Multicultural awareness and ability to work in a diverse environment and serve constituents from a wide variety of backgrounds
  • Demonstrated passion and experience in program planning and execution, group facilitation and engagement, and advising college students
  • Knowledge of trends in career development, economy, effective interventions, technology, and higher education networks
  • Experience with Handshake or a similar Career Services Management (CSM) System (i.e. Symplicity, CSO, other)

HOW TO APPLY:  Review of applications will begin July 1, 2019, however, the position will remain open until filled. The anticipated hiring salary range for this position is $55,000-$63,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will pass a background check. PROCESS FOR INTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search “Find Jobs,” and search for ‘Associate Director, Employer Relations.‘ Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). PROCESS FOR EXTERNAL UVA APPLICANTS: Please visit UVA job board https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs, search for Requisition R0007680, complete the application and attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, address). Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. For information regarding the position or the application process, please contact Michele Jarman at emj2us@virginia.edu.


Posted: 2019-06-21 Expires: 2019-07-21

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