The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) seeks qualified applicants for the position of Associate Director of Employer Relations in the College of Engineering. This position directs, plans and implements the employer development functions for the Engineering Career Center by marketing and expanding UIC’s presence with local, regional and national employers. Participates in the career preparation of undergraduate and graduate students by utilizing best practices and developing strategies and programs for the career preparation of students. Functions as an integral part of the team within the Engineering Career Center, as well as the College of Engineering administrative group. Creates strategies and implements activities to directly increase the number of employers recruiting UIC engineering students for internships and full-time hires.
Promote and generate visibility of the Engineering Career Center with local, regional and national employers. Identify and cultivate employer relationships for the purpose of hiring students and graduates for internships and full-time positions.
Collaborate with college-based career offices in developing strategies for corporate and employer engagement. Serve as liaison to campus and university departments representing the Engineering Career Center.
Attend corporate, alumni, trade show, professional association and other events to cultivate a network of key decision makers.
Collaborate on cross functional department projects and initiate new programming. Solicit and collect feedback from students, professionals, and alumni on career preparation.
Benchmark best practices of career services functions in relation to employer and corporate development.
Secure employers for career fairs, industry days, employer roundtables and other events. Participate as part of the team to implement events.
Develop and teach career preparation workshops and individual class sessions to undergraduate and graduate students.
Work closely with Associate and Assistant Directors on implementation of employer services,
student events and general Center operations.
Plan, assign and review work of staff to ensure that group objectives are met. Hire, train, develop and manage staff to ensure that a qualified staff exists to meet group objectives.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned
Job Knowledge & Skills, Education, Experience:
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
A minimum of 5 years’ experience in employer relations and/or career advising.
Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Experience with Data collection software & CRM software preferred.
The University of Illinois has a long history of outstanding engineering education and research. The UIC College of Engineering continues this tradition with excellent undergraduate and graduate programs in six academic departments: Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil and Materials Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Additional information about the College may be found at http://engineering.uic.edu/.
For fullest consideration, please apply by October 31, 2019.
To apply, please click the following link for HIRETOUCH, the online application system: https://jobs.uic.edu/.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.