Reporting to the Director of Career Services, the Employer Relations Manager will assume responsibility for employer relations, recruiting and placement services, and all activities related to employment events and programs for current students and graduates of three growing social science MA programs (MAPSS, CIR, and Computational Social Science) at the University of Chicago. This is a mid-level career development and outreach position. The Office of Career Services draws on contemporary practices to address the employment needs and hiring protocols of small businesses, large corporations, government, and nonprofit organizations.
Engages in dedicated outreach, developing industry contacts and formal or informal pipelines for student internships, mentorship, and professional career placement, across the very different graduate fields of specialization in our 3 MA programs.
Targets different employment sectors, for persons concentrating in computational methods, graduate economics, and international relations, to persons with strong research interests and professional backgrounds in anthropology, history, political science, psychology, and sociology.
Identifies and builds relationships strategically with state, regional, national, and international employers for recruitment of University students and alumni; Actively pursues and networks with various local, state, regional, and national organizations, including, but not limited to, chambers of commerce, societies of human resource management, state agencies such as U.S. Dept. of Labor and OPM, and professional associations.
Identifies and develops opportunities for large international student population (approx. 200 students) domestically and abroad.
Administers a modest travel budget, with a focus on city of Chicago alternatives, and some outreach to employment sectors in Washington D.C. and San Francisco.
Assists the Director of Career Services with the creation of an employer advisory board.
Strategically develops and manages a high volume of year-round recruiting activities in the Office of Career Services.
Serves as consultant and liaison for and between employers and students.
Collaborates with designated University liaisons and program faculty to identify and increase employment opportunities for students; Participates in committees to co-organize career fairs and related events.
Contributes to strategic planning and goal setting, monthly and annual reports, etc.
Develops job clubs based on relevant pathways to SSD MA students.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge and information about social science career fields.
Contributes to the compilation of three program-focused weekly digests that highlight job opportunities. Participates in design and development of marketing material targeting employers, including website content.
Provides administrative and programmatic support as needed, including office coverage, research and data entry, and assistance with special projects.
Assists the Career Services team with the planning of annual career conferences and other events as needed.
Attends administrative staff meetings, participates in professional development activities, and represents the Office of Career Services in events on campus and in the community, some of which occurs on evenings and weekends.
Collects alumni, employer, and student placement data for incorporation into University databases.
Conceptualizes, designs, implements and oversees database systems for our large international population.
Conducts Career Interests Survey and compiles and analyzes data for consultation and workshop design.
Must possess a dynamic, professional demeanor with exceptional organization, written and oral communication skills.
Ability to oversee multiple tasks with attention to detail required, as well as a motivated and enthusiastic work style.
Education, Experience, and Certifications:
Bachelor's degree required.
Master's degree in student affairs, human resource management, business, social sciences or a related discipline preferred.
Three years of experience in a corporate or university career services environment.
Experience with college recruiting in higher education or business.
Experience in marketing, negotiation, and strategic planning.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Technical knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and the willingness to learn other programs as needed.
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