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Assistant Director of Career Center-Employer Services


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Career Center (10001015)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)
Definition of Class

This position manages the Job Location Development Program, a federally-funded grant program which develops and helps students locate part-time, off-campus employment opportunities. This position organizes career fairs and serves as a liaison between the University and company/school representatives. Discretion and Independent judgment is used in overseeing the Peer Career Educator Program and instructs a Career and Life Planning course. The incumbent assists in identifying prospective employer sponsors which includes site visits.  

Examples of Work Performed
  • Coordinates the Job Location Development Program, including developing and listing off-campus, part-time employment opportunities, screening and referring applications, determining program needs and projecting budget for fiscal year, tracking statistics for the preparation of federal reports, complying with federal guidelines governing the program’s grant.
  • Plans and coordinates career fairs; serves as a liaison between the University and company/school representatives, makes facility reservations, coordinates arrangements for visits to campus, develops invitation list, advertises and markets the career fairs within the University community, prepares students for attendance and informational interviews and collects data for preparation of statistical reports on program assessment.
  • Manages the Peer Career Educator Program including recruitment, selection, training, and supervision of student staff. Schedules student staff to conduct or assist in programs and outreach activities in collaboration with the career development staff.
  • Instructs Career and Life Planning Courses.
  • Maintains an electronic career management database, and prepares monthly and annual reports related to student engagement and employer activity.
  • Organizes and implements the annual Educator Recruitment Day, serves as a liaison between the University, and school districts, coordinates arrangements for the recruiter’s visits to campus, assists with student preparation through class presentations and orientation sessions, and markets the event to academic and other campus departments.
  • Advises students individually and in groups on recruiting opportunities, career and vocational issues, job search strategies and interviewing techniques, and development of career plans.
  • Conducts outreach activities, including workshops and presentations for undergraduate students.
  • Promotes summer jobs and internships and conducts classroom and organization presentations on such subjects.
  • Serves as the primary liaison for the Graduate School; designs and facilitates outreach activities and workshops for graduate students; assists with employer development activities.
  • Assists in identifying prospective employer sponsors and conducts site visits to corporate liaisons.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.
Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Coordinates the Job Location and Development Program.
  2. Coordinates Career Fairs for general and targeted student populations.
  3. Instructs Career and Life Planning courses.
  4. Manages the Peer Career Educator Program.
  5. Assists in identifying prospective employer sponsors and conducts site visits to corporate liaisons.
Minimum Education/Experience

Master’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in student affairs, student personnel, counseling or related field.  Experience may not be substituted for the minimum education requirement.


Two (2) years’ experience related to the above described duties.

Salary/Wage Information
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EEO Statement
The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.
Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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