Job Positions

Career Event and Outreach Associate - Job ID#342699

Categories: North Central Region 6


Student Services


University of Minnesota, College of Biological Sciences

Date Posted:

Sep 9 2021 10:16AM

Close Date:

Sep 17 2021

Position Description

CBS Student Services empowers students to identify, develop, and achieve their academic, career and personal goals so they graduate in a timely manner and are engaged citizens after college. Through helping students to identify meaningful goals that reflect their interests and strengths and create academic, career and co-curricular plans, CBS Student Services staff members are educators who teach students to recognize and connect learning opportunities, both inside and outside the classroom, to their broader goals. Summary of Position The incumbent will serve as a coordinator for event logistics, data collection, and career related outreach for the College of Biological Sciences. Emphasis will be placed on data, events, and outreach related to student career outcomes after graduation. This position will also serve in a limited course management capacity, providing oversight for student instructors of a key career-related course. Serves as a member of the CBS Career Team.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities
35% Event Management, Logistics, and Outreach
Designs and implements new systems, manage logistics and develop procedures for effective project management for services and major career events that support students in making meaningful connections with alumni, employers and professionals that build their network/social capital and contribute to their future success
Coordinate planning and logistics for career, pre-health and graduate school career connection events including the CBS mentor program, networking nights, company site visits, career panels, graduate school fair and similar events/programs
Conduct research about employers, alumni and professionals to engage in on-campus and off- campus career connection opportunities
Contributes to the marketing messaging and strategy for employers and career connection events for students

35% Data collection, analysis and reporting
Identifies prospective employers and graduate school contacts and engage existing contacts via email, cold-calling, virtual meetings, and on or off campus to expand internship, job shadowing, site visits, and full-time opportunities in the biological sciences
Identify a socially conscious portfolio of employers who are dedicated to the recruitment, hiring, and promotion of candidates of diverse backgrounds
Provides information on employment visas and familiarizes employers with standards, policies and procedures set by the University and National Association of Colleges and Employers
Represents office in a variety of University, community and other networking events, and hosting organizations on campus for employer development and cultivation purposes through group meetings and other organizations Responsible for coordinating, tracking and reporting employer engagements, job and internships in the biological sciences
Manages the collection of career outcomes data and contributes to analyzing data
Provides training and support for student employees and staff on approving life science postings and resume reviews in University’s job posting software
Researches career services best practices, market and job trends; keeps abreast of current information and technology relevant to preparing students for the world of work; maintains involvement in appropriate professional associations

10% Career Class Management
Manage the administration of BIOL 1020 - Biology Colloquium including managing and building relationships with student coordinators, serving as support in faculty participation, and participating in training of student leaders. Convene student instructors to ensure smooth transition of course leadership.
Meet regularly with student instructors to address upcoming needs for purchasing, travel, and other considerations. Communicate with Biology Teaching & Learning Department regularly for administrative needs.
Support instructors of BIOL 2001 and 3610 as needed.

10% CBS Student Services Collaborations
CBS Student Services is a blended student affairs unit, and is most successful when the unit works collectively for the student good
Attend CBS Student Services staff meetings and engage in the broader work being done on behalf of CBS undergraduates
Engage in cross-functional area collaborative projects
Participate in college-wide functions to provide an excellent student experience

10% Professional Development & Service
Engage in professional development and career service activities related to the career services and student services profession, within the University of Minnesota community and beyond
Commitment to ongoing social justice and racial equity work in order to identify, challenge, and remove barriers to access at the individual, community, and system level
Engage in professional development and service activities related to the career development and student services profession, within the University of Minnesota community and beyond to maintain knowledge of trends and best practices
Participate on Student Services, College and University-wide committees as requested
Contribute to the strategic planning process for career services and the Office of Student Services and ongoing evaluation for improvement of services

Application Process

How to Apply
Instructions for using the University’s Employment System can be found at the link below:
The first rounds of interviews will be conducted remotely. Format of finalist interviews has not been determined. If in person, funding for travel expenses for non-local finalists is available. Starting salary determined by the candidate's previous experience. Expected salary range is $39,563 up to $44,000. In Fall 2021, CBS Student Services staff will have a multiple-modality service delivery model, with virtual offerings to enhance in-person services. Staff will have opportunities for flexible work time/space and this position will work primarily in the office. Regular in-person services are expected to resume at the start of the Fall 2021 semester. The candidate selected will need to be located near the MSP metropolitan area. For more information about working in CBS Student Services, visit: If you have questions, please contact Christie Her (

Institution Information

The University of Minnesota has a wide array of benefits available as an employee, a summary of benefits for this position is available here. The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Additional Information


Contact Information

Christie Her,


Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
BA/BS degree and at least 4 years of related experience
Evidence of effective relationship building, team building, and oral/written skills
Ability effectively communicate across race, class, and culture
Demonstrated commitment to applying social and racial equity practices
Ability to initiate projects and programs and see them through to completion
Strong computer skills including word processing, spreadsheet, and database management
Open to learning new content areas application of career and student development theories, and the role of intentional learning outcomes for program development

Preferred Qualifications

 At least two years of experience performing similar activities in recruiting, career services,employer relations or science industry (including graduate assistantships/internships)
Experience with college recruiting, from a higher education or a business perspective
Familiarity with employers in the biological sciences
Experience working with students in STEM majors
Experience working with diverse student populations
Training or experience with career development programming or employer relations