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Associate Director for Employer Relations

Posting Details

Posting Summary

Posting Number STA00150PO17
Classification Title Program Manager I
Internal Title Associate Director for Employer Relations
Campus Columbia 01
College/Division Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support
Department Career Center
Band 7
Advertised Minimum Salary $48,622
Advertised Salary Range Commensurate with experience
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per week 37.5
Work Schedule

The standard hours this employee is expected to work per week are 8:30 am – 5:00 pm with one hour for lunch. Occasional evening work and travel is also required.

Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
Basis 12 months
Job Search Category Student Services

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at Research Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.

Benefit Eligibility Type Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)
South Carolina Retirement Yes
State Insurance Programs Yes
Annual Leave Yes
Sick Leave Yes

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Seeking a qualified career services practitioner to develop and manage all employer relations initiatives for the University of South Carolina Career Center, to include both targeted employer outreach and ongoing employer relationship management. Facilitate employer recruitment activities through the delivery of year-round employer programs and services which provide student access to jobs and internships.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

30% – Develop annual employer relations plans and related initiatives. Provide administrative oversight for client relations management (CRM) system used for employer relations. Monitor legal issues and establish related policies.

20% – Supervise an Assistant Director for Employer Relations (who supervises Employer Relationship Managers) in the delivery of employer outreach and relationship management and related programmatic initiatives. Establish and maintain Employer Advisory Board and Employer Partnership Program.

20% – Supervise and oversee staff in the coordination of in-person and virtual Career Center-wide job fairs and special events. Review and authorize all contracts with vendors.

20% – Supervise and oversee staff in the coordination of on-campus recruiting services such as on-campus interviews, employer information sessions, employer information tables, and employer account and job postings management in the online career management system.

10% – Direct employer relations-related marketing activities to promote services to employers.

This position reports to the Senior Associate Director of the Career Center and serves as a member of the Career Center’s Leadership Team. The Career Center reports to the Department of Enrollment Management within the Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

Master’s degree in related field and 2 years 
related program experience, or bachelor’s 
degree and 4 years related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience in employer or constituent relations, account management, human resources, sales/marketing, public relations, event planning, and/or public speaking is beneficial. Prior background in higher education and/or university career services is strongly desired.


Must have excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills. Must demonstrate abilities in planning, resource allocation, critical thinking, problem solving, negotiation, facilitation, and coordination.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Non-Essential
Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies
Desired Start Date
If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date
Job Open Date 08/17/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quicklink for Posting
EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a master's degree in related field and 2 years  related program experience, or bachelor's degree and 4 years related experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of References and Contact Information
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Letter of Recommendation 2
  4. Letter of Recommendation 3