U Alumni (University of Utah Alumni Association) is seeking a career professional to build and oversee career services to U alumni. Successful candidate for this position will have three or more years of experience in a professional career counseling or career services setting, preferably for higher education. The alumni career engagement specialist must have experience working with web-based platforms that are capable of reaching a large number of individuals. The Alumni Network and Career Programs Manager will help identify, select, and on board these services, so they must be entrepreneurial minded and capable of identifying problems and finding solutions.
• Guide alumni to self-assessment resources, identify available resources and assist alumni with career research
• Partner with the Associate Director of Employer Engagement, Career Services, to help with employer and alumni outreach to a form a stronger recruitment relationship and increased employment opportunities for alumni
• Create career-oriented content weekly for LinkedIn, bimonthly for Alumni Connection (our monthly e-newsletter), and quarterly for our YouTube channel
• Attend regional and local conferences relevant to the industry
• Represent the Alumni Association in professional associations at local, regional, and national levels
• Attend local career fairs
• Examine the creation of webinars for alumni
• Manage Alumnifire, a mentoring and networking platform for U students and alumni
• Work with employers to assist them in posting jobs for alumni and students through our web platforms
• Handle marketing collateral for all relevant events with marketing team
• Grow alumni and career programs on campus to create greater opportunities for collaboration
• Form relationships with large employers who recruit (or could recruit) significant numbers of U alumni
• Develop and present training workshops to inform students of the importance of building a personal network of fellow U alumni to facilitate career advancement; use workshops to connect alumni and students
• Research feasibility and demand for a U Alumni career coaching referral program
• Develop various alumni resource initiatives, such as blogs, articles, career webinars, and other published content incorporating internal and external career searching strategies and practices
• Maintain accurate data on Alumni Relations career-related programs
Bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Four to six years of progressively more responsible management experience. Background knowledge of hiring department’s area of specialization in order to analyze, plan and draw conclusions for recommendations to superiors. Demonstrated leadership skills in planning and directing employees and processes in order to effectively monitor and develop subordinates and to ensure the smooth operation of department. Completion of provided supervisory training within one year of employment may be required. Master’s degree in a related area may be preferred.
Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.
Excellent organizational and follow-up skills; ability to successfully multi-task, prioritize and manage time
Ability to communicate well with a diverse group of alumni, including having excellent verbal, written, and listening skills
Solid presentation skills with the ability to help lead webinars, trainings, and meetings
Experience creating content via articles, podcasts and/or videos a plus
Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office applications, and the aptitude for learning new platforms quickly
The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
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This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.