Under the supervision of the University Advising and Career Center director, the associate director for career support and employer outreach will provide vision, coordination and leadership to University of New Hampshire career efforts and will act as a catalyst in providing resources, support, skill-building, and opportunities to enhance the potential for UNH student post-graduation employment success. Working closely with the Paul College career office, UNHM's career support staff, the Alumni Association, academic divisions and departments, the Graduate School, University Advancement and regional state and local business groups and employers, the associate director will identify emerging employment trends and opportunities; build collaborative partnerships among all constituencies; lead the effort to use social media and new technology to provide mentoring and networking opportunities leading to employment; and manage the University-wide web-based internship and job recruiting tool, Wildcat Careers. The associate director will also supervise the University Advising and Career Center employer outreach staff and manage major career events, including career and internship fairs, a graduate and professional school fair, workshops, on-campus interviewing and other events all intended to prepare students for post-college employment, graduate and professional school studies, and service opportunities.
Acceptable Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will minimally possess a master's degree and minimally three years of experience or a bachelor's degree and five years of experience in a leadership role in higher education related to career support or in a career-development-related field as well as supervisory experience.
Additional Desirable Qualifications:
Expertise with career advising, coaching, and mentoring that lead to effective, measurable and creative career development; knowledge of market trends related to entry level hiring for college graduates and educational trends as they affect preparation and potential employment of college students entering the workforce; familiarity with New Hampshire and regional industry and employers; experience in developing strategic partnerships, involving collaboration and innovation in career support; vision for developing effective systems to deliver career support and meet the needs of students and employers; facility using social networking tools to promote, recruit, and advise students on career option and strategies; strong relationship-building and interpersonal skills; experience with budget management; and a track record supporting diverse populations and assisting them with unique employment needs.
Additional Job Information:
Position will be posted a minimum of 10 days.
Applicants should be prepared to upload the following required documents at the time of application: cover letter and resume.
Is this position responsible for the supervision of staff?
Yes, this position is responsible for supervision
If yes, what kind of staff does this person supervise?
Work Study Students/Hourly Students
Professional, Administrative, and Technical
Background check may be required prior to employment.
The University of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. The university seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.
Additional Salary Information:
(Salaried/hourly rates are set within the pay range based on each candidate's education and experience, job responsibilities, internal equity, and/or available department funding.)
Salary normally not to exceed the quartile.
Salaried rates are set within the pay range based on each candidate's education and experience, job responsibilities, internal equity, and/or available department funding.
Salary is complemented by a generous benefits package which includes medical, dental, retirement, tuition, and paid time off.
Work closely with career support professionals, faculty, academic program, deans, Alumni Association and Advancement officers and employers and business groups to develop career opportunities for UNH students and alumni and serve as campus resource for internships and employment opportunities, including serving as a point of contact, visiting employment sites, attending off-site alumni events, and facilitating on-campus interviewing and other on-campus opportunities for employers.
Establish and provide collaborative leadership for a university career leadership team to include the director of the WSBE Career Center, UNH Manchester career and internship staff, Alumni Association assistant director for young alumni, and University Advancement corporate relations director among others.
Manage UACC career programming and events, including career and other fairs, resume review events, targeted workshops, mentoring activities (UNH Pathways and related programs) and manage Wildcat Careers (online job and internship posting site).
Oversee expanded use of social media and technology and, as needed, provide career coaching.
Manage testing for GREs, LSATs, and Praxis.
Develop familiarity with university academic programs and the skills attained by students in majors and communicate that information to employers as well as seeking input from employers about skills they seek in their employment opportunities.
Manage employer relations portion of UACC budget.
Monitor internship and job placement; track appointment and other contact numbers; evaluate outcomes survey reports; and provide all of the above in an annual report as needed.
Supervise career employer relations staff of five and work collaboratively to develop a strategic vision, goals and objectives for student and employer outreach.
Other duties as assigned.
University System of New Hampshire - 23 months ago