Recruiting Coordinator - Career Center


University, MS, US, 38677

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

Note for Current UM Employees

Current employees must apply internally via connectU >

Definition of Class

This position is responsible for on-campus recruiting coordination, including interview scheduling. The incumbent serves as the primary liaison between recruiters, staff and students in the on-campus recruiting process, assists in creating effective recruiting programs, provides consultation and assistance to students in the execution of job search strategies, resume development, employer research, and scheduling of interviews.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Corresponds with potential employers via telephone, electronic mail, and conventional mail. Collects employer information and coordinates the employer literature library. Receives approves and posts job and internship listings.
  • Develops marketing plans to encourage new employer participation in Career Center activities and ensure the return of current employers.
  • Maintains the on-campus recruiting database; and provides statistical data, analysis, and reports.  
  • Assists with planning and executing Career Day, Internship Fairs and other major events.  
  • Coordinates and delivers activities associated with the internship program.  
  • Maintains a computerized recruiting database and ensures information is updated on a periodic basis. Manages the software modules utilized for resume storage/retrieval and student interviews and makes suggestions to enhance the delivery of services to all clientele.
  • Negotiates interview dates and room availability with employers; schedules interviews; manages student interview sign-up process; prepares interview schedules; troubleshoots any problems that arise from on-campus interviews.
  • Arranges employer luncheons, information sessions, classroom presentations, and other public relations activities.
  • Develops and produces marketing materials for the Career Center. Assists with the on-going support of corporate sponsorship program to generate additional revenue for the department.                                    
  • Maintains contact with students; notifies students of Career Center activities and potential employer interview schedules.
  • Serves as staff liaison to assigned school.
  • Conducts outreach activities including workshops and presentations on job search strategies/skills development, career center and on-campus recruiting orientation, internships, employment trends, and special topics for targeted populations; represents Career Center at various on- and off-campus events.
  • Collects statistical data for on-campus recruiting activities; organizes and analyzes statistical data in database; and produces statistical reports.
  • Serves as the spokesperson for the Career Center to outside media as it relates to student employment trends and news.
  • Consults with students regarding the creation and modification of professional resumes and cover letters.                 
  • Prepares work schedules for student recruiting assistants; provides supervision and direction for assigned individuals.  
  • Disseminates information to academic and administrative offices on campus to increase awareness of the programs and services of the Career Center.
  • 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. Facilitates relationships with Career Center constituents to publicize Employment Services provided by the department in an effort to increase career opportunities for students. Assists in developing and implementing revenue-generating programs.
  2. Coordinates Internship Program.  
  3. Serves as staff liaison to assigned school.
  4. Oversees the maintenance and upkeep of the Career Center Interview Suite.
  5. Coordinates the on-campus recruiting program and manages computerized employer database and interview scheduling software system.
  6. Plans, schedules, implements employer outreach programs. Conducts career-oriented workshops and presentations.

Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university.



One (1) year experience related to the above-described duties.

Substitution Statement:
Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Interview Requirements: Any candidate who is called for an interview must notify the Department of Equal Opportunity/Regulatory Compliance in writing of any reasonable accommodation needed prior to the date of the interview.

Salary/Wage Information

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EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, 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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