Program Coordinator - Strategic Employer Development
University of Cincinnati
December 12, 2017
The Division of Experience Based Learning & Career Education is seeking an experienced Coordinator of Strategic Employer Development, to develop co-op, academic internship, and full-time employment opportunities for students enrolled in Engineering and Technology programs. Reporting to the Assistant Director for Engineering and Technology Initiatives – Manager of Employer Development, the selected candidate will have priorities for specific job development efforts re-defined on an annual basis.
The Division offers in cooperation with the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning, the College of Engineering and Applied Science, and the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services unique cooperative education (co-op) programs. The Division also offers Academic Internships for students enrolled at all UC Colleges. UC's groundbreaking Experiential Learning Programs have over the past 108 years evolved to become internationally recognized benchmarks. Today the University generates in excess of 5,000 student co-op and internship engagements annually.
Generate leads for new job development through alumni networks, industry research, and on-campus partnerships and assist faculty in follow-up
Support faculty in evaluating job opportunities for suitability as an academic learning experience
Tasks may include conducting company research and prospecting phone-calls
Support the development of strategic employer engagement plans by providing data and reports on employer hiring practices and trends
Meet directly with employers to discuss company hiring needs and develop university partnerships. Occasional local and out-of-state travel may be required.
Assist in the coordination of all relevant job-related events
Tasks may include generating lists of current employer contacts, assisting in the logistical planning and execution of events, and creating outcome/attendance reports
Support the Engineering/Technical Career Fair including engaging with employers at the fair who have not hired co-op students in the past.
Interpret large data sets to identify patterns and provide solutions
Reports may include employer hiring trends, labor market trends, etc.
Lead and promote the full implementation and use of employer development tools/systems (Sales Navigator, Sales Force, etc.)
Tasks may include leading internal implementation teams, working with external vendors on set-up and launch, providing internal training on new tools/systems, and working to promote/educate the department on the importance of data integrity and process consistency.
Lead external and internal teams focusing on job development efforts for specific geographic areas and specific industry sectors, nationally and internationally. Such teams may include faculty/administrator groups, alumni groups, employer groups, etc.
Assist in the planning and coordination of strategic job development travel
Tasks may include generating and screening leads in specific geographical locations for targeted majors, identifying related industry events (conferences, seminars, etc.), assist in planning employer and alumni networking events, identify alumni in the locations for one-on-one meetings, and provide a suggested agenda and trip strategy to maximize efficiency.
Responsible for coordinating debriefing sessions on job development trips performed by faculty and staff in the division.
Session outcomes would include reports outlining trip ROI and monitoring of lead progression
Learn and understand the process and needs for each co-op offering as well as other ELCE programs.
Develop an understanding of employer metrics, best practices, relationship history, and industry language
Assist employers with navigating the PAL system.
Tasks include creating job postings, identifying competencies, and approving jobs in PAL
Operational responsibilities may include; managing leads, making company visits, developing leads in coordination with faculty and administrators, fostering relationships that lead to employment opportunities, setting up events with alumni/other constituents in key locations across the country, creating and participating in speaking engagements to target potential employers, assisting in creating a strong social media presence (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter); working with internal stakeholders to develop leads/connections and avoid duplication; assist in the development of marketing and promotional materials as needed for target development needs; and general promotion for employer development.
Bachelor's degree with one (1) year experience; -OR- Associate's degree with three (3) years' experience; -OR- five (5) years' experience; expe rience must be in program coordination.
Must have strong written and oral communications skills, strong presentation skills, and a willingness and ability to make cold calls/visits to prospective student employers. Must be able to work flexible hours and willing to travel.
The ideal candidate is energetic, resourceful, enthusiastic, creative, patient, holds good people skills, and communication skills. One that has the ability to successfully address diverse constituencies, and communicates well with a variety of employers. Candidate must be able to balance short term goals with long term planning.
To apply, go to https://jobs.uc.edu/ and search for posting Job# 24501. A copy of your resume and a cover letter must accompany your application.
This position will be a professional position paid at an hourly rate.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.
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