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Assistant Director, Employer Relations (Prospecting and Relationship Management)

Kingston, RI - Posted on: Friday 09/16/16


Position Number 106414
FTE 1.00
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Faculty/Professional Staff
Union PSA/NEA - Professional Staff Assoc
Pay Grade Level 12
Pay Rate $59,714 - $75,364
Status Calendar Year, Full-time, Permanent

Department Information

Department Center Career Experiential Edu

Gail Henriques
Faculty/Professional Staff Recruitment
Office of Human Resources

Contact Phone/Extension
Contact Email ghenriques@uri.edu
Physical Demands
Campus Location Kingston
Grant Funded No
Extension Contingency Notes
Duties and Responsibilities


Oversee all aspects of Employer Relations, including for-profit and non-profit companies, organizations and agencies. Maintain excellent relationships with current employers and cultivate new relationships. Maintain excellent relationships with the University community, and encourage new relationships with faculty, administrators and staff. Collaborate with the career education specialists and experiential education coordinators to connect well-prepared student candidates to the employment community. Manage all aspects of outreach to the employment community, encouraging program and service participation. Ensure inclusive practices in all Career Education Services operations.


Maintain and increase outreach to new employers seeking to connect with URI students and graduates.

Provide education and knowledge to employers concerning appropriate recruitment strategies on the URI campus; monitor and ensure employer adherence to federal, state and local employment laws.

Involve Career Education Specialists (CES) regarding employer relations, ensuring consistent message and outreach to the employment community.

Manage the online employer database and career management system used by the University of Rhode Island, RhodyNet.

Lead the technology management team and supervise technology staff. Review, evaluate and recommend systems for continuous improvement in technology acquisition, usage and training.

Manage financial operations concerning career events and payment to vendors involved in career events.

Oversee the approval of and data collection regarding job, internship and volunteer postings.

Solicit and collect resumes for on-campus recruiting.

Familiarize employers concerning all facets of the on-campus interview program, guiding them through processes involving pre-selection, open schedules, pre-recruitment activities, referrals to faculty contacts and student organizations, and completion of paperwork.

Compile required written and graphical reports outlining recruiting activities and salaries. Monitor and report hiring activity through follow-up to employers and students.

Assist with the implementation of a campus wide destination survey to collect data on alumni in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research, the assessment office, alumni relations, the Provost Office, and the Director of CCEE.

Conduct a gap analysis on the postings in RhodyNet by career cluster and connect with new employers to encourage job, internship and volunteer postings.

Collaborate with other entities on campus with ties to the employment community, including, but not limited to, the Office of Experiential Education and Community Engagement, and all academic colleges.

Establish procedures for employers to use to navigate university.

Oversee and manage on-campus interviews, networking events, and special employer recruitment efforts.

Research, develop and deliver industry-specific programming and invite relevant guest presenters based on assigned industry areas.

Assess and evaluate the effectiveness of the Employer Relations Program, and recommend changes/modifications as needed.


In the absence of the Director and the Assistant Director for Career Services, act as the Director.

Provide presentations to classes and organizations to encourage participation in Career Services programs and offerings.

Serve as part of the Career Services Management Team.

Perform additional duties as required.


Personal computers, printers, word processing, database management and spreadsheet software.



Required Qualifications


1. Earned Master’s degree.

2. Minimum of five years of progressively responsible administrative experience.

3. Demonstrated supervisory and leadership experience.

4. Minimum of two years of experience working in a college or university setting in one or more of the following: college relations, human resources, and/or college career services.

5. Demonstrated ability in developing relationships with employing organizations, students, alumni, faculty and staff.

6. Demonstrated knowledge of college/university academic programs and their relationships to the job market.

7. Demonstrated experience with recruiting and hiring procedures.

8. Demonstrated experience in using current career management platform technology designed for recruiting college-level candidates (such as Experience, CSO Interfase, and/or NACElink).

9. Demonstrated willingness to work flexible hours.

10. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and oral communication skills.

11. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

12. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

Preferred Qualifications


1. Demonstrated ability to take initiative.

2. Demonstrated experience with EEO guidelines.

3. Demonstrated computer proficiency with the Internet and Web-based applications.

4. Demonstrated experience using and designing databases.

5. Demonstrated experience using word processing and spreadsheet applications.

Environmental Conditions

The incumbent is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions

To Apply:

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach 2 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter; and (#2) A resume which is to include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.uri.edu/postings/1607