About the Position: Within the University Career Center & The President’s Promise (Center), the Career Outreach Specialist serves to cultivate employer and alumni relationships, support exploration and recruiting activities and assist students in their career development planning. The work of this position will have a specific focus on Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) students, and will represent their interests while contributing to and participating in Center-based operations. As a part of a newly established affiliate partnership model, this position is co-located and reports to the Associate Director for Professional Preparation and the Director for Career Planning, Feller Center for Academic Advising & Career Planning in BSOS at the University of Maryland, College Park.
Alumni Engagement and Employer Sourcing: The Specialist sources and maintains relationships with employers, as part of the Center-based employer relations strategy, and will focus specifically on organizations and agencies to enhance engagement in exposure and professional preparation programming within BSOS. The Specialist will field employer inquiries and be fluent in use of the career management system to provide appropriate supports. Specialist will also lead the effort to strengthen BSOS alumni engagement in student career development activities (programming, in-class presentations, connection to student groups, success spotlights, etc). The collection and reporting of necessary statistics related to alumni and employer efforts will be expected.
Exposure and Professional Preparation Programming: The Specialist executes exposure and professional preparation programming, including panels, site visits, in-class and in-residence opportunities, boot camps and networking events. Specialist will also develop resources (skill and industry-based) to support the career readiness efforts of the BSOS Feller Center. The role will leverage the operations support (marketing, events, technology and assessment) of the Center, as appropriate.
Student Advising: The Specialist will meet with BSOS students to assist in their career development planning. Direct service delivery may occur on an individual, small group or virtual basis. Coordination of student group outreach requests will be expected.
BSOS-specific Project Management: The Specialist will also be assigned specific projects as directed by the Feller Center’s Advising & Career Planning in BSOS. Projects may include targeted communications to students, annual graduation survey data collection and reporting on BSOS engagement with the University Career Center.
Education: Bachelor’s degree required.
Experience: At least three (3) years’ experience preferably in career services, recruiting, human resources or a sales-related environment.
Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, strong administrative and organizational skills, attention to detail and a demonstrated ability to multitask.
Experience with virtual meeting tools and database management systems.
Ability to build and sustain relationships and comfort with ambiguity.
Willingness to work occasional evening events is required.
Diversity, equity and inclusion are core values for the University Career Center and are integral to achieving our mission. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace where all backgrounds, experiences and abilities are welcome and experience a sense of belonging. We seek candidates with an awareness of and commitment to these values across all spectrums.
Previous experience with Behavioral and Social Sciences career fields and/or in a comprehensive university career center is strongly preferred.
Compensation: Mid to upper 50’s The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including annual leave, sick leave and tuition remission. This is an exempt staff, full-time, 12 month appointment.
To Apply: For best consideration, apply online by May 14, 2021 at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/82241. Please submit resume with cover letter and the names and contact information of three professional references.
Internal Number: 100306
About University of Maryland, University Career Center & The President's Promise
The University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 40,700 students, 14,000 faculty and staff, and 388,000 alumni all dedicated to the pursuit of Fearless Ideas. Located just outside Washington, D.C., we discover and share new knowledge every day through our renowned research enterprise and programs in academics, the arts and athletics. And we are committed to social entrepreneurship as the nation’s first “Do Good” campus.
The University Career Center & The President's Promise, in partnership with faculty, employers, alumni and others, empowers students to learn life-long career development skills and make meaningful contributions to their communities. The Center is the lead unit on the campus providing career services to all students in all colleges, across all degree levels, and promotes a learning environment where students' academic and career goals are integrated to ensure success both at the University and in employment or graduate study upon degree completion. The focus of The President'...s Promise is to promote student engagement in learning experiences outside of the classroom that complement the academic curriculum. The Center adheres to and promotes the highest professional standards and ethics in all its programs, services and collaborations.