Employment Consultant

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Job Title:

Employment Consultant

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Lexington, KY

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3 yrs

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Physical Requirements:

The essential job functions of this position require you to: communicate and build working relationships with staff, faculty and candidates from diverse backgrounds; abide by University guidelines; maintain confidentiality; prioritize and manage work effectively; provide exceptional customer service and positively represent the university; ensure work is detailed, accurate and completed in a timely manner; perform work in a sedentary/standing position for long periods of time; interact with individuals from various levels throughout the university and work successfully in a team as well as independently.


Typically Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; additional hours may be required based on departmental needs.

Job Summary:

The Employment Consultant will proactively build strong relationships with hiring officials and departments throughout the University of Kentucky, including College of Medicine and Ambulatory clinics, Chandler and Good Samaritan Hospitals. Provide direction to hiring officials regarding job requirements, recruitment strategies, and hiring timelines to ensure desired applicant pools. Serve as a “high touch” coach through aggressive training and consultation for targeted hiring departments.

This position will research and recommend applicable selection instruments and tools to hiring officials. Guide hiring officials through the selection process, including providing Targeted Selection interview guides, promoting and conducting search committee orientation/effective hiring practices training, and aid in final hiring decision-making process. Monitor and report on individual unit hiring success rates as well as promote best practices within the University.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Successful applicants must have superior customer service focus, excellent communication skills, solid professional knowledge of hiring and selection techniques, as well as an ability to quickly gain an understanding of the business operations of distinct units of the University. The ability to successfully influence and manage relationships with hiring officials is required. Must enjoy & excel at collaboration and problem solving. Strong planning and organizational skills, the ability to effectively persuade others, and high emotional intelligence are all keys to success in this position.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Prefer Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field. Prefer several years of experience and a proven track record in hiring & selection coaching & consultation.

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 11/18/2020
Application Due: 2/16/2021
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