Job Requisition Number: 27446. The University of California, Berkeley is the preeminent public university in the country and one of the leading employers in the Bay Area. The Career Center at UC Berkeley is a dynamic team, providing innovative and comprehensive career services. The Center works with a wide spectrum of customers including all UC Berkeley undergraduates, a large number of graduate students, and recent alumni. There are 7 staff members on the Employer Relations team in the Career Center. The team manages a very high volume of recruitment activity, including up to 15 career fairs per year and over 200 employers conducting on campus interviews.
OVERVIEW: The Assistant Director of Employer Relations manages highly complex and visible career fairs, forums, other major campus events and special services, resulting in maximized revenue generation, optimal relationships with employers and significant campus-wide impact. Each event is purposefully created to assist a target student population with their career plans and aspirations. All together the Career Fairs and Forums annually serve 1100+ employers/graduate programs, 20,000+ students, and generate $800,000+ annually in revenue. The Assistant Director manages the Berkeley Circle Partner Program for high-profile employers which generates approximately $350,000 annually, coordinates employer sponsorships of Career Center services and events, and additional visibility services for employers which in the past generated $20,000 in annual revenue. The total of these revenue sources amounts to three quarters of the Career Center’s total revenue which supports all department activities and services. Many employer representatives with whom we are interacting are key managers and high level executives, often alumni, who influence their corporation’s funding decisions at Berkeley. The incumbent plays a vital role in cultivating, maintaining, and enhancing these important relationships as well as delivering key services that generate significant revenue for the Career Center. The Assistant Director facilitates employers’ relationships with the university, ensuring that connections are made with other departments and units as necessary.
•Researches, designs and develops strategic employer/graduate schools event plan for career fairs and forums including scheduling •Plans and coordinates advance and on-site operational logistics with multiple campus and off-campus service vendors to produce smooth-running, effective events. Acts as main liaison to business operations, to make final decisions about vendors, and financial management of all fairs. •Manages a comprehensive web-based Career Fair Management system that supports all event management functions, including event registrations, confirmations, fee collections, employer and student marketing, and reporting. •Designs and maintains fair management and planning tools utilized by other department staff who manage fairs. •Manages Berkeley Circle Partnership Program for the Career Center’s top employers (60-80 employers) and which generates over $300,000 annually. Annually determines benefit package for partners and oversees benefits usage, revenue collection and relationship management. •Manages annual Employers Roundtable for Berkeley Circle members. •Coordinates employer outreach for the purpose of obtaining employer sponsorship of Career Center services. Establishes new relationships with employers and alumni to promote fundraising and enhance the campus's relationship with outside organizations. •Consults with employers to help them optimize their recruiting strategies on campus. •Manages program improvement processes. •Analyzes and interprets data, makes reports and recommendations. •Develops and maintains the financial budgets and develops cost-saving strategies for all career fairs and forums. Determines the fee structure for each fair/forum, considering projected costs and vendor negotiations, revenue requirements, and affordability (i.e., not pricing potential fair registrants out of future events). •Monitors student and employer recruiting trends to shape future programming. Benchmarks resources and services with other campus units or college/university career centers as needed. •Presents sensitive and difficult information about programs, including presentations to the media and the public. •Acts as work lead for _AAIII who has primary responsibility for coordinating career fairs.•Advanced project management skills, including skills to plan and implement successful events. Skill to recognize potential areas of constituency concern and address, resolve and/or mitigate problems or issues. •Extensive knowledge of employers, the labor market, and employment trends, both locally and nationally, as related to hiring students from a top-tier public university for all job academic requirement levels including advanced degrees. Extensive knowledge of Federal, State and University regulations governing employment processes, and the principles and standards of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). •Public relations expertise, tact, discretion and political acumen skills are required. •Knowledge of workshop and program design. •Ability to design and modify computer applications to meet program needs, problem identification, presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, and organization skills. •Ability to work with people from diverse cultures. •Knowledge of industries sufficient to select employers suitable for participation in all Career Center programs, and to identify expanding industries to diversify potential employment opportunities for clients. Knowledge of professional terminology utilized by recruiting representatives. •Advanced understanding and creativity in designing specialized employer services that are appropriate for all levels of students and alumni seeking careers in all sectors of employment (business/industry, government, not-for-profit, etc.) and that utilize the latest technology to ensure effective program delivery and access. •Advanced computer user skills. •Must be available to work evenings and/or weekends on occasion.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.