The Center for Student Success in the Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is seeking a Student Affairs Officer III (Director of Employer Engagement) to plan, implement, and support the college's efforts associated with employer relations. This position will build and strengthen relationships between external and internal stakeholders including faculty, staff, employers, and other college and campus partners and will work with key stakeholders to create career/industry/government/non-government and employment specific events and workshops that facilitate student learning and skill development, including developing and teaching up to two sections of a career development course. Additionally, this position will be responsible for building and managing an effective, relevant, and inclusive advisory board that supports the mission of employer relations and the college. Performs other duties to ensure the student success on behalf of the college and university.
Extremely well organized with excellent follow-through ability. Effectively manage multiple tasks and competing priorities; experience in counseling, advising, or teaching of students/adults on their career/professional development; ability to collaborate cross-functionally and to interface effectively with students, alumni, faculty, and university administrators; ability to embrace and drive change and to organize and manage multiple priorities, programs, and projects, both independently and in a team; proficient in the use of web-based software. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel required; must demonstrate effective oral and written communication, program planning, presentation, and computer skills; ability to establish rapport and relate well to students, faculty, staff, and employers; ability to work with a diverse population of team members and constituents; willingness to work collaboratively with academic units; service-oriented approach; careful attention to detail.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
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Prefer a minimum of 2-3 years of experience working with college students; prefer experience in college/university career services and/or in sourcing college talent for an employer.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
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