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Employer Relations Specialist

The University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK

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Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Career Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The newly reimagined University of Oklahoma Career Center is embarking on an exciting period of growth and change.  With the implementation of the industry-focused Career Communities model and the expansion of the Career Center staff, the Career Center can better meet the evolving needs of students across all disciplines and majors. The Career Communities model will empower the Career Center to facilitate tailored experiential learning opportunities as part of the students' college experience as well as source Career Community-specific employment opportunities for students upon graduation.

The Employer Services Specialist is a key member of the Employer Relations Team. 

Provide customer service to employers interested in hiring OU students and alumni for full-time employment and internships.

    Educate and assist employers with utilizing the following services:  On-campus interviewing program, web access, resume referrals, job listings, career fairs, and information sessions.Develop relationships with employers that will facilitate maximizing their recruitment of OU students and alumni. Educate employers about how best to utilize our services.Conduct regular follow-ups with each employer to ensure recruitment needs are met or exceeded each time a service is utilized.Be available and responsive to employer requests, providing top-level customer service in all aspects of their contact with OU and the Career Center.Research the needs of employers and determine additional services that the Career Center should provide to maximize recruitment.Provide front lobby/point-of-contact support for the Career Center through phone, email, and in-person interaction.
Manage employer contacts and activities through the Career Center employer database and online recruitment tools.

    Input and update employer contact information into the Career Center employer database.  Enter job postings into Handshake, ensuring accuracy and completeness.Regularly monitor employer activity, making adjustments in the process as necessary and communicating with employers appropriately.
Identify new employers to hire OU students and alumni for full-time and internship employment.

    Compile background materials and provide internal briefings on local & regional employers and general job market information to Career Center staff.
Research employment trends, underserved majors, and growth areas in order to determine need areas and opportunities to discover new employersAssist with special projects as requested and assist with other Career Center tasks as needed.

    Assist with Career Fairs and other events.Coordinate special projects as requested.
Represent OU and the Career Center at various campus events.

Job Location
Required Education: High School Diploma or GED

     24 months office, clerical, or administrative experience

  • Knowledge of office procedures       
  • General office and customer service skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, and Word)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player
  • Ability to complete tasks in an efficient and timely manner
  • Must be detail oriented for accuracy of data and information
  • Ability to multitask, be organized, and self-motivated
  • Ability to work in stressful situations
  • Ability to communicate verbally and in writing

  • None
Advertised Physical Requirements:

  • Sit for prolonged periods.  Communicate effectively and listens.  Engage in repetitive motion.  Use of computer and telephone.  Stand, stoop, bend, and reach. Standard office environment.
Departmental Preferences: 

    Able to learn quicklyStrong problem solving skills Strong communications skills
Special Instructions:

Diversity Statement

    The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to, admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, and health care services that the University operates or provides.

Organization: Career Services
Job Location: Oklahoma-Norman-Norman Campus
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 10, 2022
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