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Associate Director of Employer Engagement

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Work type: Officer of Administration
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Student Life/Services

Department: University Career Center
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $65,000 - $70,000 per year
Compensation Band: OS-OA06-Fiscal Year 2018-2019
FTE: 1.0

Application Review Begins
May 6, 2019; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Please submit the following with your online application:
1. Cover letter explaining your interest in the position and how you meet each of the required minimum qualifications, professional competencies, and preferred qualifications.
2. Chronological resume including work experience, education, and applicable certifications.
3. Names and contact information for three professional references, one of which must be a current supervisor (or most recent supervisor if not currently employed). Candidates will be notified prior to references being contacted.
4. Answers to the following supplemental questions:
a) The Division of Student Life is intentionally creating a multicultural organization that actively includes and engages everyone. What does this mean to you and, if you are selected as a Associate Director of Employer Engagement, how will you help the Division of Student Life achieve this goal?
b) Please describe how you would approach employer engagement for the University of Oregon, as well as how you have effectively built relationships with outside constituencies (the response to question 4b should showcase your abilities in relationship to the duties of this position).

Department Summary
The University Career Center helps students as they prepare for the world of work through career education and preparation and connects students to opportunities through a dynamic employer relations model. The Center achieves this through the following: providing information online regarding career options, career paths, employer profiles, and job opportunities; educating students on resources and strategies for job applications, internships, and graduate schools; creating opportunities for interactions between students, employers, and faculty; sharing knowledge of career readiness and employer needs by contributing to professional development and training of Academic and Career Advisors (ACAs) and academic faculty; serving as a central resource to professional schools and colleges for generalized career education and preparation services, resources, and programming; helping students learn to articulate the skills gained in their UO journey; and providing data to help the university share the story of where students land with a UO education.

Position Summary
The Associate Director of Employer Engagement is responsible for developing and operationalizing a cohesive strategy to significantly expand and foster employer relationships with the UO and provide an increasingly diverse array of meaningful connections for students with employers that contribute to the post-degree employment success of UO graduates. This position will represent the University Career Center through meetings, collaborations, presentations, and speaking engagements with employers, students, and other stakeholders on behalf of the Career Center. Additional responsibilities will include leading employer engagement assessment efforts, data compilation, and analysis to identify and report job market trends, outreach outcomes, impact on student opportunities for internships and full-time employment, and net increase in employer relationships across each industry.

Reporting to the Executive Director and serving as a key member of the University Career Center leadership team, the person in this role must be an innovative leader positioned to provide strategic direction and management of all employer outreach efforts. This individual leads a team of dedicated employer relations professionals.

Minimum Requirements
• Bachelor’s degree.
• Four years of related experience in recruitment/human resources, sales/marketing, corporate program development, career services, higher education, or other related field.
• Four years of supervisory experience of dynamic staff.

Professional Competencies
• Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with students, parents, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment.
• Knowledge of employers and industry, job search strategies, job market trends, employer relations, contemporary recruitment practices, and/or trends in career services.
• Demonstrated track record of success in partnering and developing successful long-term client relationships.
• Highly developed skills in team-based management and professional staff supervision.
• Visionary mindset and demonstrated strategic and innovative approach to problem-solving.
• Experience with and demonstrated skills in public speaking.
• Demonstrated competency to assess, organize and prioritize multiple initiatives and tasks with a strategic lens and attention to detail.
• Ability to analyze data, run reports, and share assessment results.
• Experience with career- and workforce-related technology needs.
• Eligibility to drive university vehicles.
• Ability to travel and work non-standard hours, including some nights and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications
• Knowledge of best practices in career development and an understanding of the principles of student development.
• Previous fundraising or employer engagement experience.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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