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Assistant Director for Campus Recruiting and Job/Internship Preparation

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Champaign, IL

December 18, 2017

Job Description

The University of Illinois is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana in central Illinois. The campus is situated between the three major metropolitan areas of Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis and is one of the top comprehensive research public universities in the world. The successful candidate will be working with an academically talented and ethnically diverse student population, 15% Asian-American students, 9% Latino/a students, 5% percent African-American students, 3% multiracial, and 24% international from a total enrollment of over 44,500 students. The Career Center, a unit within the Division of Student Affairs, provides all Illinois students collaborative and innovative programs, services, and resources focused on career and professional development that educates and empowers them to become thriving professionals in the global community. The Career Center staff is committed to supporting students from all backgrounds, and promoting inclusiveness on campus as outlined in the Student Affairs Statement on Diversity. The Assistant Director provides leadership for campus recruiting events/services and job/internship preparation services and resources, and is a member of the Career Connections team. The position specifically works with employers, oversees on campus recruiting, leads the mock interview program, and provides services and resources related to students’ preparation and search for job/internship positions. As a member of The Career Center staff, this position responds to student needs, facilitates appropriate and timely service delivery (in person and virtual); conducts individual career coaching appointments; assesses learning and service outcomes; interprets assessment instruments; plans and presents programs and workshops; coordinates events and activities; utilizes career technologies; develops print and virtual resources; and has direct contact with students on a daily basis in a variety of settings. Specific to this Position Manage on-campus recruiting services and programs, job/internship postings, and employer use of the career management software program (Handshake @ Illinois). Plan and coordinate career fairs and other on-campus events and activities for students to engage with employers, explore career options, and develop career readiness competencies. Direct and administer the mock interview program, including hiring, training, and scheduling graduate student employees. Serve on Handshake @ Illinois users group and other campus committees related to meeting the recruiting needs of employers. Cultivate relationships and maintain contact with employers, alumni, and other professionals who want to recruit Illinois students, including occasional travel to visit target employers. Collect, analyze and report data related to employer activity (career fairs, on-campus recruiting, etc.) and student engagement (mock interview, career fairs, etc.). Provide consultation to student organizations, academic units, and other campus partners regarding their recruiting events, such as fairs, forums, and interview days. Supervise and perform timely performance evaluations for students reporting to this position. Common to all Career Center Professionals Coach students one-on-one and in groups regarding career exploration and decision making, preparation for graduate/professional school, and finding jobs and internships. Engage diverse student populations and offices that serve underrepresented students. Assess services and programs to determine student learning outcomes, make evidence-based decisions, and facilitate continuous improvement. Serve as a liaison to designated departments and offices and maintain relationships with campus partners. Create and deliver presentations for a variety of audiences, including students, families, campus partners, and external colleagues. Contribute to the design, creation, and maintenance of print and online resources. Participate in professional development activities and associations. Serve on The Career Center, Student Affairs and/or campus committees, task forces, work groups, and advisory committees. Appointment Type Regular twelve month, 100% academic professional appointment salary range and starting date salary will be commensurate with education and experience. Starting date is as soon as possible after close of search.


Job Requirements 

Requirements: Master’s degree. Individuals working towards a master’s degree must complete the degree by starting date. Demonstrated understanding of diverse populations and knowledge of cultural differences. Experience organizing programs and events. Experience providing high quality customer service. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple work priorities and details. Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment. Preferred Qualifications Master’s degree in counseling, student affairs, higher education administration, human resources, or related field. Demonstrated desire to work with college students. Experience leading teams and projects. Experience with information technology, including effective use of online resources and platforms. Experience leading, developing, and presenting programs and workshops. Experience developing and maintaining professional relationships. Experience planning, implementing, managing, and evaluating programs and events. Experience supervising and motivating others to achieve organizational goals. Experience working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Experience providing one-on-one counseling, advising, or coaching Knowledge of career development, occupational trends, and career planning resources.

How To Apply:

Application Procedures: Initial screening of applications will begin immediately and interviews may be conducted prior to the closing date. No hiring decision will be made until after the closing date. To apply, please complete a candidate profile at and upload a cover letter, resume, and names/contact information for three professional references by January 9, 2018. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the closing date. The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. For questions about the position, please contact ­­­­­­­­­Emma Andruczyk at or 217-333-0820. The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit


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