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Krissie Doppelheuer
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Subject :George Mason University - Manager of Industry Advising and Employer Development

Manager of Industry Advising and Employer Development

George Mason University, University Career Services (UCS) seeks a Manager of Industry Advising and Employer Development (focused on health/science industries) to provide health and science industry-specific advising to students and, develop employer relationships within the same industries.

The incumbent will support the center mission by engaging in the employer development strategic plan, presenting career education workshops, advising on job/internship search strategies, and bridging the gap between college and career. The incumbent will serve on cross-functional center teams, develop educational programs and events, assist with strategic planning initiatives, and maintain key liaison relationships with university constituents.

1. Individual and Group Career Advising:
•Provide health and science industry-specific advising to students and alumni;
•Serve as center expert within assigned industry areas; and maintaining current information on recruiting practices, timelines, and industry trends;
•Educate and prepare students on the specifics of their job/internship search strategy, including document review, networking techniques, interview prep, and salary negotiation;
•Assist students in leveraging the use of social media and other technology in their search strategy;
•Present educational workshops on a variety of career topics; and collaborate with staff to create, customize and execute employer/alumni/student networking events and educational panels; and
•Consider the needs of academic stakeholders and provide industry-specific programming that meets the interests of Mason students and employers.

2. Employer Development:
•Identify, target and initiate employer relationships within assigned industry area;
•Build and maintain strong employer relationship through the utilization of center programs, events and services;
•Increase internship and full-time recruiting efforts by promoting Mason students and alumni to local, regional and national employers;
•Contact employers by phone or e-mail;
•Host and/or visit local businesses, government and organizations to develop opportunities in consultation with members of the Industry Advising and Employer Development team; and
•Maintain up-to-date knowledge of recruiting and market trends to share regularly with all center staff members.

3. Cross-Functional Teams and University Initiatives:
•Serve on various cross-functional teams to promote the vision and direction of University Career Services;
•Contribute to the strategic planning in order to evolve center services and programs;
•Represent Mason and the center in local and national professional associations and conferences in order to stay current with industry standards and changes, revise programs to reflect trends, and increase the center’s visibility among professionals in the field; and
•Participate in university committees providing representation of the career center on community issues.

•A master’s degree with coursework in career development theories and practices is strongly desired;
•Experience in a higher education setting counseling students on career, internship, and job search issues (a minimum of one year of experience is strongly desired);
•Experience working with diverse populations;
•Exceptional written and oral communication and interpersonal skills;
•Collaborative and team-oriented work style and the ability to multitask and thrive in a changing, dynamic environment;
•Demonstrated proficiency in using career assessment instruments;
•Designing and delivering presentations; and using MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint;
•Working knowledge of career services management software (e.g., Symplicity); and
•Ability to assess and report outcomes.

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number FA735z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information by Monday, March 2, 2015.
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