The Employment Specialist (officially called Job Location and Development (JLD) Coordinator) will work with employers, recruiters, students, faculty and staff to develop a spectrum of applied work experience opportunities for students including part-time, flexible, temporary and seasonal jobs, volunteer opportunities, and cooperative education positions, internships, and apprenticeships. The JLD Coordinator will counsel students to help them clarify their career goals relative to obtaining experiential educational opportunities. The JLD Coordinator will work collaboratively with the university staff and faculty, and participate in career-related liaison activities with key stakeholders including employers/recruiters, UNO colleges, academic departments and specialty/diverse populations.
Develops relationships with new employers to locate and develop off campus jobs/internships part-time or full-time, for either for profit or nonprofit employer
Advises and guides undergraduate and graduate students regarding applied work experiences, such as internships, co-ops, part time jobs, and/or volunteer opportunities
Collaborates with the UNO Career Services, faculty/staff, and employers regarding services that facilitate students in their part time job, internship, and/or coop search
Assists students with resume writing, interview skills-building, and other job search strategies
Plans and organizes the Career Fairs, on-campus recruitment, coordinates job fair activities, and the publication of all JLD and recruiting/promotional materials
Develops materials and teaches experiential employment workshops, classes, and special programs regarding work experience opportunities (i.e. resume preparation, interview skills, business etiquette and communication, soft skills development, networking, career fair orientations, workplace values, and job search strategies, etc.)
Maintains a current database of all employers and job listings
Maintains annual earnings records, job titles, and number of students placed in part-time jobs and experiential learning. Follow up with employers who do not provide this information voluntarily and/or readily.
Provides quarterly progress reports to supervisor
Assists with maintaining the Career Services website
Manages departmental marketing and social media efforts
Attends departmental staff meetings and other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree in Business, Education or a related field. One year of work experience in a university career services position or a related position with a human resource, recruitment, or career preparation focus. One year of work related experience managing social media platforms and creating posts. Strong interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and excellent public relations skills. Experience with creative workshop presentations. Experience with information technology database management.
Two years experience working in an experiential education office or university career office. Human services or career counseling experience. Two years experience in managing social media platforms and posts. Experience in teaching and/or marketing. Expertise in working with diverse, non-traditional, student populations. Demonstrated ability to work as a team member. Ability to multi-task, goal oriented and results driven, with strong organizational, problem solving, and project management skills.
Position will remain open until filled.