Leads the design and implementation of an employer development plan to increase internship and employment opportunities for students and alumni.
Identifies and recruits representatives for employer events.
Provides leadership for developing, implementing and refining employer programs and events such as job fairs, etiquette dinners, information sessions, on-campus recruiting, classroom presentations, industry panels, site visits and networking events that will expose students to the wide range of post-graduate employment options.
Strengthens the recruitment pipeline to employers through innovative techniques; market recruiting and employment services to employers, students and alumni, including the development of appropriate marketing materials.
Leads the Employer Advisory Board which consists of representatives from external companies/organizations spanning a wide variety of industries.
Develops and maintains effective contact with business, industry, and government employers in order to support and expand opportunities for internships and full time employment for UNCW students and alumni.
Collaborates with academic units, faculty and staff to design programs and services which meet employers' and students' needs.
Serves as a part of the Senior Leadership Team and supervises the Employer Development Coordinator.
Collaborate and coordinate efforts with staff of Chancellor's office, Alumni Relations, University Advancement, QENO, Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Wilmington Minority Network, area SHRM chapters, regional Chambers of Commerce, and other campus, community and business network groups.
Provides detailed reports on Employer Development Team initiatives
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
A Masters's degree is required.
Strong teamwork, organizational, program development and interpersonal skills are essential. The successful candidate also must exhibit demonstrated competency to assess, organize, and prioritize multiple tasks with attention to detail; an in-depth understanding and application of best practices in collegiate career services, career trends, workplace changes, impacts of technology and social media; strong computer skills including experience with employer/contact management systems such as Handshake, as well as Microsoft Office suite, and internet research; excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation skills appropriate for small and large audiences; skills in strategic planning and data analysis, supporting an ability to make complex, independent decisions and programmatic recommendations; ability to travel and work non-standards hours, including some nights and weekends, is required.
A master's degree with emphasis in business management, human resources, communications, higher education, career development or related field. Corporate recruiting experience and/or collegiate employer development experience.
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:
The UNCW Career Center is a comprehensive career development and resource center dedicated to empowering students and alumni as active participants in their own career development. Compelling programs and services help students as they explore their academic and career options, gain experience and evaluate their options, and engage with the worlds of work and graduate education.
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.
Internal Number: 20545
About The University of North Carolina Wilmington
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.
A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.
The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.