Assistant Director for Industry Relations & Career Events

Jun 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Assistant Director for Industry Relations & Career Events

Job Description:

The Assistant Director, Career Services described serves as the Assistant Director for Career Events and Recruitment Services within the Recruitment Services Team of the UF Career Resource Center (CRC). The incumbent develops and maintains professional relationships with employers to create employment and career education opportunities for UF candidates. He/she is responsible for planning, marketing, organizing, staffing, directing, and evaluating the many career fair events presented by the Career Resource Center. The incumbent plans and facilitates career preparation workshops and career coaching to guide students through the career search process. He/she serves as the primary career liaison for one or more particular college for students. 

[45%] - Plans, manages, and directs the many career fairs presented by the career center. Currently, there are two major Career Showcases - Spring and Fall - each hosting more than 300 employers and 5,000 - 10,000 students. In addition, there are six - eight specialized career events throughout the academic year. Uses our career services Symplicity/NACELink database management system to support the event management and financial tracking. Incumbent is responsible for creating and implementing employer recruitment and student promotional outreach plans for each event to support employment connections for University students and alumni. The career fairs are a revenue generating operation for the career center. The incumbent must focus attention on managing the event budgets, supporting event attendance and reporting of effectiveness of each program design to meet campus, career center and stakeholder needs.

[20%] - Supervises graduate students, interns, and student assistants in the coordination and management of career events and other activities for which this position is responsible. With a graduate assistant, the incumbent will oversee the Employer Relations Ambassadors program, a student volunteer and development program sponsored by career services, to support campus recruitment promotions for employers and students.

[15%] - Initiates, develops, and maintains professional relationships with employers to create employment and career education opportunities for UF candidates. Provides employer education and engagement to employing partner groups to support the mission of the Career Resource Center.

[10%] - Serves as the primary career liaison for students from one or more colleges on campus. Provides individual and group career coaching to assist individual career development needs including topics, such as career exploration, job search strategies, and resume preparation.

[10%] - Coordinates the campus-wide career fair manager's network to unify communications and promotions of career events hosted at the University. Collaborates with University departments and stakeholders to use the career center's event database system, share information, implement events, and sustain partnership for career fairs to support the Gator Nation.

Advertised Salary:

$47,476 as listed

Minimum Requirements:  Master's degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and four years of relevant experience. Preferred Qualifications:

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE - Bachelor’s or master’s degree with experience in event planning, marketing, development, volunteer management, and/or equivalent combination of education and experience - Demonstrated supervisory experience - Experience in outreach strategies, marketing, and/or major event planning

KNOWLEDGE - Knowledge of current job market, event planning, and marketing trends (strongly preferred) - Knowledge of budgets, development work, and program planning

SKILLS - Strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communications skills (strongly preferred) - Computer skills (strongly preferred) - Demonstrated organizational skills (strongly preferred)

ABILITIES - Ability to create a strong relationship in a team environment with university administrators, faculty, and students, and with employers interested or involved in CRC activities or programs (strongly preferred) - Capability to accept multi-tasking

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS - Attention to detail (strongly preferred)

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (EDT) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No


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