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Industry Outreach Specialist - Government, Education, Non-Profit & Arts
University of California in Riverside, California
Date Posted 05/19/2021
Nonprofit-Marketing & Communications
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
Serves as primary employer developer for Non-Profit, Education & Government. This includes the Career Center's segment of the Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) and the Job Location and Development (JLD) Program. Strategically identifies prospective employers (including on-campus) for UCR students and cultivates relationships within assigned industry. Promotes and markets the quality of the UC Riverside campus as one of rich tradition and excellence to the corporate community. Increases employer awareness of UCR students and graduates to maximize on-campus visits, employer partnerships, job postings, internships, recruiting and ultimately increase hiring by local, regional, and brand name employers. Devises methods and strategies to take existing campus partners to new levels of meaningful relationships. Works with the employment community on strategies to increase name recognition on-campus via direct and indirect recruiting activities. Works closely with the Student & College Engagement Team. The budgeted annual range for this position is $50,000.00 - $74,300.00


Education Requirements

Advanced degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.


Must possess or obtain a Valid CA Drivers License in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles.


4 - 7 years of related experience.
Minimum 3 years of related industry experience

Special Conditions

Special Condition
Demonstrated sales, marketing and communication abilities. Comfort and skill in communicating with decision makers. Superb ability to build relationships.
Shift Work (hours outside standard Mon-Fri 8AM-5PM work hours)
Valid Drivers License
Travel Outside of Normal Business Hours
Hired applicant must successfully pass a background check through the Department of Justice.

Minimum Requirements

Ability to work well under pressure, especially with the constant succession of inquiries from employers and students, with the flexibility to respond to changing priorities and fluctuating workload. Proven skills in organizing work, defining tasks, prioritizing assignments and follow through.
Strong written and verbal communication skills. Must be effectively able to deliver information in a clear, concise and articulate manner to both students and employers. Experience in presentations from small to large groups.
Thorough knowledge of needs assessment theory, processes, and practice; workshop and program design.
Knowledge and skill with identifying, and creating strategic partnerships with employers.
Ability to work with people from diverse cultures.
Ability to maintain a convincing, outgoing and confident external presence.
Ability to serve as Career Center and UCR representative at on and off campus events, professional meetings and conferences. Ability to offer services that meet or exceed expectations, utilize persuasive dialog when needed and mediate potential issues before they escalate. Creativity and tenacity to drive new business within the employment community.
Demonstrated sales, marketing and communication abilities. Comfort and skill in communicating with decision makers. Superb ability to build relationships.
Ability to design and modify computer applications to meet program needs, problem identification, presentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, and organization skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong knowledge of career development theories, adult development theory, counseling process, career coaching techniques, career decision making, learning styles, and job search techniques.

Skill developing collaborative relationships with academic departments, creating trust, and mutual support.

Knowledge of CRM Handshake.

Experience in sales and marketing within an academic environment. Experience in marketing people, products and/or services to internal and external clients.

Knowledge of evaluating the role of social media for employer and student engagement.

Knowledge of UC programs, career services, employer, alumni, and faculty needs and expectations, recruiting and staffing methods, and employment trends.

Additional Information

In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities' air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history, and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • UC Riverside is proud to be ranked No. 12 among all U.S. universities, according to Money Magazine's 2020 rankings, and among the top 1 percent of universities worldwide, according to the 2019-20 Center for World University rankings.

  • UC Riverside is the top university in the United States for social mobility. - U.S. News 2020

  • UCR is a member of the University Innovation Alliance, the leading national coalition of public research universities committed to improving student success for low-income, first-generation, and students of color.

  • Among top-tier universities, UC Riverside ranks No. 2 in financial aid. - Business Insider 2019

  • Ranked No. 2 in the world for research, UCR's Department of Entomology maintains one of the largest collections of insect specimens the nation. - Center for World University Rankings

  • UCR's distinguished faculty boasts 2 Nobel Laureates, and 13 members of the National Academies of Science and Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview

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