Unclassified - Academic Staff - Employer Relations Coordinator (Advising and Career Center)

Code: 098 Posted: 12/29/2014

Employer Relations Coordinator
Academic and Career Advising Center
University of Wisconsin-Parkside

The University of Wisconsin Parkside invites applicants for an Employer Relations Coordinator in the Advising and Career Center



  • Bachelor's degree in business, human resources, communication or related area.

  • Two or more years of experience in a university career center, marketing, career development or a related field.

  • Demonstrated understanding of how to incorporate emerging career development theories into an integrated campus model of service delivery.

  • Experience using career management systems such as CSO.

  • Experience in program management.

  • Experience in marketing programs.


  • Master's degree in Career Counseling or in business, human resources, communication or related area.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Employer Relations Coordinator (Official Title: Associate Student Services Coordinator) will facilitate and support student-centered action initiatives; provide leadership and guidance to students, and to model inclusiveness and collaboration. The position will effectively establish and cultivate relationships with employers to assist UW-Parkside students in gaining internships and employment.

In addition, this position will act as liaison and collaborate with academic departments to create career development programming and post-graduation preparation for all active students and alumni. This position will also assist students in assessing their career interests and skills and advise students regarding job search strategies.

Off-campus travel required. This is a year round position reporting to the Director of the Advising and Career Center.


  1. Establish and cultivate relations with employers in Southeast Wisconsin and Northeastern Illinois to facilitate consideration of UW-Parkside current students for internships and graduating students for full-time professional employment. Create and implement an employer recruitment plan.

  2. Meet with employers to discuss recruiting objectives, increase awareness of UWP programs and introduce services available.

  3. Maintain data base of employer contacts/information.

  4. Provide information on students/curriculum/programs to assist potential employers in meeting their needs.

  5. Collect and analyze data; report on activities for both internal and external audiences. Prepare annual career programming and employer relations reports



  1. Collaborate with Advising and Career Center staff and communicate opportunities to other staff, students and faculty.

  2. Use a variety of marketing techniques to gain student interest, using technology and social media.

  3. Promote employer/University dialogue by collaborating with faculty, University Relations, professional and community organizations.



  1. Assist students in determining career and advising focus; utilize assessment tools as needed.

  2. Assess students' skills and interests to maximize major and career development and employment potential.

  3. Advise students on an individual and group basis regarding job search strategies including major decision making, resume preparation, interviewing, locate prospective employers, etc.


  1. Participation in campus committees or attendance at student club events.

  2. Other duties as assigned including assistance with the collection and compilation of data and statistics for advising and yearly survey of graduates.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with diverse students having a variety of major and employment interests.

  • Considerable proficiency in software applications such as Microsoft Suite (MS Word, Excel, Power Point), etc.

  • Knowledge of advising techniques, theory, job search techniques and employers' recruiting methods.

  • Ability to interact with faculty, staff, students and employment community.

  • Ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems or concerns.

  • Ability to work independently and with a team of colleagues.

  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize multiple work assignments and projects.

  • Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, email and database applications.

  • Working knowledge of time management techniques and practices.

  • Ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems or concerns.

  • Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records.

  • Demonstrated ability to create and implement strategies to encourage student participation in various programs and events.

  • Demonstrated ability to conduct presentations.

  • Knowledge of problem solving and conflict resolution techniques.

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply regulations, policies, guidelines, and procedures; analyze work and reporting requirements.

The University and Area

UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the University’s primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at www.uwp.edu.

Review of Applications

Applications received by January 9, 2015, are ensured full consideration; position is open until filled.

Application Process

Go to: https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu

Click the "Apply Now" button. You must create an account and login before you can apply. If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password' and select "Login." Use the Keyword “Parkside” to locate the job posting and begin the online application process.

Interested candidates should submit the following in electronic format. Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and required fields are completed:

  • Cover Letter covering required and preferred qualifications

  • Current Resume

  • Copy of transcripts (may be unofficial)

  • The names and contact information for three references

It is the policy of UW Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual's disability.

A criminal background check and degree verification is part of the application process.

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Contact Information

If you have application questions call or email:

Judith Muhlenbeck
University of Wisconsin Parkside
Advising and Career Center
Office (262) 595-3219
Email: muhlenbe@uwp.edu

Contact Name: Judith Muhlenbeck

Contact Phone: (262) 595-3219

Contact Email: muhlenbe@uwp.edu

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