2014 Leadership Fellows Program – New York, NY
The Employer Connections and Special Events Coordinator, under the supervision of the Associate Director for Employer Connections and Experiential Learning is responsible for coordinating career networking and job expos and other special career and recruitment event functions. This position is also responsible for assisting in marketing recruitment services and developing partnerships with employers to actively engage them in the recruitment of students and graduates.
Essential/Marginal Functions of the Position:
• Plan, organize, and coordinate all logistical, administrative and operational details of Career Center special events (Part-Time Job Fairs, Expos, Meet and Greets, On-Campus Interviews, and others as they arise.
• Manage a Career recruiting event timeline.
• Foster strong working partnerships with current employers to retain their participation in fairs and expos, special events and recruitment services, including creating strategic on-campus recruiting programs to suit each client’s needs.
• Collaborate with Career Planning Coordinators and the Employer Connections Team to develop a working knowledge of UWF majors and programs to educate employers on hiring fit.
• Conduct assessment surveys with employers and students and alumni participating in career events, special events and recruitment services in order to continue to improve our services and meet employment needs. Assess hiring results of employers participating in above activities.
Assist in monitoring an electronic employer database and assist employers in establishing a UWF JasonQuest account, as needed.
Establish recruitment timelines to manage application, candidate selection and interview sign up
• Collaborate with other members of the Employer Connections Team to ensure quality service is provided to employers and employment opportunity information is provided to students and alumni in a timely manner.
• Chair and/or serve on Career Center workgroups and university-wide committees. Participate in professional associations to represent USF Career Center.
Policy-Making and/or Interpretation:
• Interpret and enforce office policies regarding all employer recruitment events, special event programs and recruitment services.
• Collaborate with the Associate Director during policy review or revision and makes recommendation for policy changes, as needed.
• Understand federal, state, university and office policies on all aspects of the employment process, including equal opportunity, affirmative action and ADA guidelines, as applied to recruiters, hiring managers and/or human resource professionals utilizing Career Services’ programs.
Program Direction and Development:
• Exercise decision making authority over the planning of Career Services’ employer recruiting events.
• Develop strong working partnerships with campus administrators and Career Services staff regarding logistical details and/or updates on event activities;
• Coordinate physical logistical arrangements and arrange for catering and parking needs for employers participating in career events.
• Co-develop a marketing plan and outreach activities to promote career events to employers and students and alumni.
• Consult with employers to develop connections to services and programs that best fit the employer’s needs and create the best impact for recruiting students and alumni.
Level of Public Contact:
• Extensive contact with many internal and external constituents via telephone, fax, e-mail and in person.
• Daily contact with campus administrators and staff within Career Services.
• Extensive and daily contact with recruiters, managers, human resource professionals and others representing themselves as employers.
Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience):
A high school diploma and four years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.
Preferred Qualifications (Education and Experience):
A bachelor’s degree in Communication, Marketing, Public Relations, Hospitality Management, and Business Management with two years of experience related to event planning is preferred. Expereience in planning and coordinating events, creating prospect lists for marketing a service, and relationship-building with the purpose of establishing ongoing and long-term partnerships with customers is preferred. Computer proficient with database management, word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, and social media software.
Special Skills/Licesnes/Training/Certifications Necessary:
Valid Florida Driver’s License
The University of West Florida (UWF) is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action employer. A criminal background check is required for the successful candidate. Pursuant to provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting the UWF Human Resources Department at
1-850-474-2694 (Voice) or 1-850-857-6114 (TTY).