University of Utah Associate Director, Student Services in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 05/01/2017

Requisition Number PRN14132B

Job Title Associate Director, Student Services

Working Title Associate Director for Employer Engagement

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Care Job Code?

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Mon-Fri 8-5; sometimes weekends and/or outside normal hours if needed.

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00304 - Career Services

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $52,000 - 65,000

Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.

Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime. Yes

Job Summary

The University of Utah seeks a highly motivated, student-centered, and dedicated professional to serve as the Associate Director for Employer Engagement (ADEE). Reporting to the Director of Career Services, theADEEis responsible for leading the employer outreach and engagement efforts for the Department of Career Services. TheADEEsupervises a team of 4 full-time outreach and on-campus recruiting staff who are ultimately responsible for all employer-facing interactions between recruiters and students including, but not limited to, career fairs, on-campus interviewing, information sessions, employer site visits, employer panels, workshops, etc. TheADEEmust strategically lead the employer outreach efforts, balance incoming employer requests, cultivate new relationships and deepen existing relationships. Additional charge to grow partnerships with employers who have a strong commitment to diversity hiring initiatives as part of their mission. This position is responsible for providing leadership, training, support and guidance to members of the Career Services community including employers, staff, faculty, students and alumni.


•Supervises professional and student staff and is responsible for the strategic direction and daily operations of the employer outreach efforts of Career Services.

•Serves as part of the Career Services Executive and Leadership Teams

•Directs strategic and quantifiable employer outreach efforts for Career Services

•Oversees and administers the Career Services Employer Partnership Program including cultivation, fulfillment, tracking and retention of partner employers, particularly employers who have a strong commitment to diversity hiring initiatives

•Develops and sustains deep and reciprocal relationships with a variety of external stakeholders including, but not limited to, corporate leadership, HR professionals, university recruiting staff, alumni, etc.

•Develops and maintains collaborative and transparent working relationships with a variety of internal stakeholders including, but not limited to, Career Coaches, students, College/Department leadership, faculty, academic advising, University Development, Alumni Association, etc.

•Ensures the viability and employer/studentROIof recruiting events such as career fairs, panels and other events

•Develops, administers and revises as appropriate student recruiting policies and procedures consistent with University policy, professional best practices and federal/state laws

•Chairs and facilitates the appointment of our Employer Advisory Board members

•Serves as industry lead/liaison for 3-5 identified industry sectors

•Maintains accurate and complete employer interaction records and communicates to stakeholder groups

•Oversees communication with employers regarding student recruiting opportunities and best practices

•Provides consultation for employers with questions, and/or concerns regarding a variety of recruiting-related situations

•Develops, implements and analyzes assessment initiatives that foster recruitment and student success

•Prepares/oversees the preparation of departmental employer-facing publications, statistical and annual reports as it relates to student recruitment activities

•Represents Career Services and the University on campus-wide and divisional committees as well as to external organizations as appropriate.

•Serves as a member of the state-wideUACE(Utah Association of Colleges and Employers) Employer Relations group

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Higher Education, a related area, or equivalency required (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Six years of progressively more responsible management and/or recruiting experience; and demonstrated leadership, human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Department Specific Qualifications

Master’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Higher Education Administration, Public Administration, or related area.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


•Working knowledge of on-campus recruiting processes and a foundational understanding of the current trends influencing recruitment of college students

•Ability to exercise independent judgment in a highly collaborative team environment while carrying out highly individualized work

•Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds, in support of an inclusive and welcoming environment

•Ability to handle difficult or urgent requests in a proficient manner. This includes the ability to maintain composure and decorum in face of resistance or disagreement

•Strong problem solving ability

•Proven and effective oral and written communication skills

•Supervisory, assessment, and fiscal management experience

•Ability to translate data and trends to stakeholders and into actionable strategies

•Familiarity with currentCSMsoftware (“Symplicity” is currently in use)

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Cover letter, resume and answer to supplemental question should clearly demonstrate how applicant meets the requirements of the position.

For full consideration, applicants must submit with their application:

1.Cover letter which summarizes qualifications and expresses interest in the position and answers the following question: Career Services believes in creating the best career opportunities for University of Utah students and alumni. What does this mean to you and, if you are selected as the Associate Director for Employer Engagement, how will you help us achieve this goal?

2.Current résumé, which includes dates of employment

3.Name and contact information for at least three professional references

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will remain open until filled. For questions about the position, please contact Kristi Mak at 801-581-7963.

Additional Information

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.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.