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Associate Director, Employer Relations

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Associate Director, Employer Relations


DAR-Career Center

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The University of Georgia Career Center is the provider of centralized career services to undergraduate, graduate students, and alumni at The University of Georgia. Career Center staff work collaboratively with faculty and staff of all departments to enhance the career success of University of Georgia students/alumni. Several of the “nuts & bolts” services the UGA Career Center provides to its students include career counseling, job search training, and opportunities to connect with employers.

The Career Center also serves as a corporate gateway to the University by helping employers meet key faculty/staff, understand culture and curriculum, and successfully recruit UGA students and alumni. A broad group of corporate, government, and nonprofit employers recruit at The University of Georgia, and the Career Center facilitates this process through career fairs, on-campus interviews, and a variety of recruiting and educational programs and events.

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Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday; Must be willing and able to work evening and weekends as necessary

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

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Open until filled:


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Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

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Student Affairs Manager



Job Family:

Student Services



Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:

•The preferred qualifications for this position include a master’s degree in higher education, student personnel administration, counseling, or related field.
•Career services experience is preferred. Specifically, experience providing comprehensive advising and career counseling related to career exploration and job-related skill development.

Position Summary:

The Associate Director of Employer Relations reports to the Director of Employer Relations. This individual is responsible for managing relationships with both existing employers and potential new employers, actively engaging the career consultant team in employer relations functions, and leading a team of three career consultants. They serve the Employer Relations team by managing processes for internal communication and information sharing on employer relations report and data analytics efforts. They manage the employer outreach and communications processes for several events attracting hundreds of employer and student participants. They also serve on the Career Center’s administrative leadership team, assisting with office-wide decision-making, strategy, logistics, and operations oversight.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

•Seasoned professional with a background in serving students, experience in building and maintaining relationships, and marketing experience
•Excellent interpersonal skills and be resourceful and self-reliant
•Excellent technical skills
•Be adept at engaging others through collaboration and have the ability to take initiative to grow the program.
•Strong communication skills and ability to develop and cultivate relationships across campus and with employer populations
•Strong project management skills
•Strong program management skills
•Outstanding leadership skills to influence

Additional Division Expectations:
•Through open, honest, and respectful communication, all staff, supervisors, and colleagues of the Division of Development & Alumni Relations are expected to interact with fairness, compassion, and decency. All employees will be held accountable for meeting the expectation of promoting a stable, productive, and healthy work environment.
•Adherence to CASE standards and commonly accepted industry standards relating to fundraising reporting are expected of all fundraisers. All fundraisers will be held accountable for meeting this expectation.

Physical Demands:

•Work in a standard office environment
•Travel in and out of state if necessary
•Work nights and weekends necessary
•Work using electronic mail, telephone, face-to-face discussions, paper form correspondence
•Communicate effectively in writing, speaking, and listening
•Organize and establish priorities; Remember detail; Multi-task
•Lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
•Walk, stand, stoop, lift, kneel, climb

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Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Supervise a team of Career Consultants.

Specific duties may include (but not limited to):
•Provide guidance and support through meetings (group and individual), semester reports, strategic planning, and professional development opportunities.
•Provide support to consultants in managing critical collaborations with Terry College of Business, College of Engineering, and Computer Science department.

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Create a bridge between the Employer Relations Team and all Career Consultants by proactively engaging them in the employer relations/development process.

Specific duties may include (but not limited to):
•Engage career consultants in employer relations activities and facilitate employer/industry education by coordinating employer breakfast meetings, employer guest speakers in career workshops, and other employer-involved educational programming.
•Coordinate the employer greeting process by providing staff training and creating a staffing schedule.

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Work closely with the Director of Employer Relations to manage relationships with both existing employers and potential new employers.

Specific duties may include (but not limited to):
•Consult with employers on their campus recruiting strategy and encourage participation in career fairs, diversity and inclusion events, and other engagement opportunities.
•Provide high-quality customer service to employers during their on-campus recruiting visit.
•Network with employers at career fairs, diversity and inclusion events, resume critique days, mock interview days, and during on-campus recruiting to develop/maintain strong relationships.
•Participate in professional association webinars, events, and conferences to enhance knowledge of industries and network with employers.

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Manage processes for the internal communication and information sharing on employer relations reporting and data analytics efforts.

Specific duties may include (but not limited to):
•Implement CRM tool for internal communications purposes, including historical data transfer, process for future data input and maintenance.
•Lead efforts around tracking, analyzing, and reporting on employer relations data.
•Assist in creating an Employer Engagement Index to determine employer engagement and development potential.

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Serve on the Career Center’s administrative leadership team, assisting with office-wide decision-making, strategy, logistics, and operations oversight. Assist with Career Center office-wide events, outreach, and initiatives.

Specific duties may include (but not limited to):
•Coordinate employer engagement in Resume Critique Days, Mock Interview Days, and Arch Ready Professionalism Certificate workshops.
•Provide assistance and support for the Career Outcomes Survey, UGA Orientation, Career CORE, and campus partner outreach requests.

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. It is the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.

university_of_georgia2.jpgToday, UGA enrolls more than 36,000 students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 765 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 17 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work and Veterinary Medicine. It offers 25 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 34 master’s degrees in 130 fields; 18 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 98 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the top third of the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 21 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America to have two recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by television and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.


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