Unclassified, Employee Relations Coordinator

Code: 025 Posted: 04/04/2014

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside invites applications for an Enrollment Relations Coordinator for a 12 month Academic Staff appointment in the Advising and Career Center.

The Employee 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 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.



  • 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.


Develop internship and employment opportunities

  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. Prepare annual career programming and employer relations reports.

Market Opportunities

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

Career Development

  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.

Additional responsibilities

  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.

Essential 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.

University and Community:
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a comprehensive campus of the University of Wisconsin System with approximately 4800 students, 120 faculty, and 70 instructional academic staff offering 33 undergraduate majors and 3 master's degrees in 22 academic departments. The campus is located between the cities of Kenosha and Racine in southeastern Wisconsin, within the Chicago-Milwaukee corridor.

The university is situated on 700 acres of prairie and woodland approximately two miles west of Lake Michigan. Consisting of 15 buildings, the coherence and unity of the original campus design within its natural landscape has been sustained over four decades of development. Recent additions include a renovated and expanded student center, a 250 bed suite-style residence hall, and a greatly expanded and renovated center for the arts and humanities.

Salary:Commensurate with qualifications and experience.The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan. 

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 the Human Resources Office at 262-595-2204.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 are part of the application process.

Review of Applications: Applications received by April 23, 2014 are ensured full consideration. The position is open until filled.

TO APPLY:go to https://www.careers.wisconsin.edu

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."If you have questions about how to apply from the Candidate Gateway, go to https://kb.wisc.edu/hrs/page.php?id=21900

Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.

Please be sure you have included:

Cover Letter
Names and contact information of 3 professional references

If you have application questions call or email:

Contact Name: Judy Muhlenbeck

Contact Phone: (262) 595-3219

Contact Email: Judith.Muhlenbeck@uwp.edu

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