Career Liaison

  • University of Southern Maine
  • Portland, ME
  • Apr 14, 2021
Full time Careers Services & Placement

Job Description

 

 

Position Title: Career Liaison Campus: Portland City, State: Portland, ME Department: Career Employment Hub - PCEH Bargaining Unit: UMPSA Salary Band/Wage Band: 3 Work Schedule: M-F 8-4:30 Statement of Job:

Passionate about helping students achieve their career goals? Do you work in job placement and wonder what it would be like to work at a University or do you work in higher education and desire more opportunities to communicate the power of internships, career outcomes, and the deep value associated with a college education?  Then read on - the University of Southern Maine (USM) seeks applicants for two newly created Career Liaisons in the Career & Employment Hub to focus on workforce and career engagement with students, faculty and local employers.

The Career Liaison position is a primary point of contact between the Career & Employment Hub. Each Liaison has a designated academic unit(s) and is responsible for working closely with strategic partners and creating a culture of collaboration among a variety of stakeholders. Our Career Liaisons will develop successful partnerships that connect employers, students, alumni, to the academic unit and the Career & Employment Hub. These positions will work with employers and potential employers to identify and increase career-related experiential learning opportunities, e.g. co­ops, internships, volunteer, and employment.

USM's Career & Employment Hub assists our diverse student population with a variety of services, from their first day on campus and for years after they graduate. We support USM students through guidance on career exploration, self-assessments, resume and cover letter development, the internship search, interviewing skills, and more. We help USM students identify and cultivate their interests and strengths and connect them with opportunities to acquire the knowledge, experiences, and relationships necessary to become workforce-ready and achieve employment that aligns with their goals.

By focusing our work towards student success, the Career & Employment Hub support the University's Service Promise to be "student focused every day." We live the USM Service Promise and seek team members who understands that promise and supports our values of Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity, and Responsiveness. We are committed to ensuring our work reflects a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for all students.

USM is located in Portland Maine's metro area that is home to over half a million people with a lively, livable community nationally known for its arts and culture, outdoor recreation, beautiful beaches, and amazing food.  Over 60 languages and dialects are spoken in the greater Portland area alone!

We are committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff.  We welcome applicants who are multilingual. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, those in our LGBTQI communities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Qualifications:

Required:

Bachelor's or equivalent international degree with a minimum of 5 years of cumulative experience in Career Advising, Human Resources, Job Placement or similar experience or a comparable combination of post high school education and experience 

Other Information:

Pay & Benefits: The University of Southern Maine provides a highly competitive benefits package that includes: Paid Time Off (Holidays, Vacation, & Sick), Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance, Tuition Waiver Program for Employee & Dependents, a 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more. Starting salary $45,040 (non-negotiable).

Benefits Information Summary

Location: These positions will be based on our USM Campuses with the expectation of a flexible schedule, depending on need, and potential in-state travel.

Want to know more about employment, benefits and local resources? Our Employment webpage has additional information to help you become more familiar with developing a new career at USM as well as exploring everything the greater Southern Maine area has to offer.

To apply: 

Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position."  You will need to create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and a separate statement explaining your experience with and or commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

Review of applications will begin May 9, 2021.  We are not able to consider applicants who require Visa sponsorship support.

Appropriate background screening will be conducted for the successful candidate.

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, please contact: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711

Application Details

Apply Here: https://usm.hiretouch.com/view-all-jobs

 

The University of Southern Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Equal Opportunity Office, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

 

When inquiring or applying for positions at the University of Southern Maine, please also reference AcademicCareers.com

Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at the University of Southern Maine and at other institutions of higher education in the region on www.AcademicCareers.com

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