Reporting directly to the Assistant Dean for Career Development, the Employer Relations and Recruitment Manager (Manager) serves as the primary liaison between legal employers and the J.D. students they may be interested in hiring.
The Manager is a skilled client services professional who strengthens and manages multifaceted relationships with employer representatives to deliver a highly customized and responsive career employment program for UCI Law Students.
The Manager creates opportunities for employers to make contact with and recruit UCI Law students and advises employers on ways to most effectively convey their marketing messages to students. These efforts assist employers in the development of their long-range outreach strategies and maximize their recruiting potential.
The Manager also markets the unique talents and skills of UCI Law students to potential employers. They think strategically and continually develop innovative and effective ways to reach out and engage with potential employers by cultivating mutually beneficial relationships.
The Manager utilizes their in-depth knowledge of employer needs - gained through prior professional experience, regular, on-going direct contacts and through analyzing formally and informally obtained feedback - to develop and implement highly customized programs, events, and services that address constituent needs and priorities. The Manager also engages in on-going assessments of the efficacy of the array of current programs and services offered and proposes and implements appropriate modifications or changes.
The Manager is responsible for maintaining the job opportunities database, facilitating job interviews between students and perspective employers, and for maintaining required metrics and employer contact information. The Manager will oversee student worker(s) who assist in data entry/job postings.
The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
Bachelor's degree and 2-4 years of related experience in recruiting, career services or other related field. Or equivalent combination of education/experience. Demonstrated experience in employer relations. Experience with the legal job market, legal community, associations, consortiums, and an understanding of legal employment needs. Demonstrated ability to work independently and to set and adjust priorities based on assignments and an acquired understanding of the mission and goals of the organization. Strong interpersonal skills and poise in dealing with diverse constituencies including, among others, current and prospective students to the School of Law, alumni, legal employers, faculty and administrative personnel. Ability to identify, understand, analyze, and interpret complex written materials, situations, and concepts. Ability to effectively communicate results of analysis and recommend or implement effective course of action. High degree of organizational skills, ability to identify and delegate tasks. Skill and experience in conceptualizing and managing special events. Demonstrated experience in the advanced features of standard computer software products such as the Law School's calendaring program, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or their equivalent. Demonstrated experience with electronic mail systems such as Outlook and UCI Webmail, or their equivalent, to include coordination and maintenance of multiple address lists. Ability to maintain confidentiality and use discretion in handling sensitive issues or concerns. Skill in analyzing information, problems, situations, practices and procedures to determine appropriate action. Ability to implement a variety of research data gathering mechanisms and reports; skill to analyze and organize information and provide comprehensive reports from data. Ability to foster professional relationships, build trust, maintain steady and open communications and resolve issues quickly.
Desired: Advanced degree and experience in career services or employment recruiting related activities preferred. Working knowledge of relevant federal and state regulations and University policies, including FERPA. Advanced working knowledge of Symplicity, or willingness and capacity to learn.
About University of California, Irvine School of Law
The Career Development Office (CDO) at the University of California, Irvine School of Law promotes and coordinates employment opportunities in public interest, government, private sector, and alternative careers. We provide professional career services and serve as a liaison between students and employers. Our mission is to provide students with the tools to make informed decisions about employmen...t opportunities and career paths through individual counseling, panel presentations, job fairs, workshops, recruitment programs, job postings, and networking opportunities.