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Employment Consultant Senior

Lexington, KY 40507
Job Title Employment Consultant Senior
Requisition Number RE27050
Working Title
Department Name 3J540:Employment
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 44
Salary Range $41,475-66,373/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


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Required Related Experience

4 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements

The essential job functions of this position require you to: communicate and build working relationships with staff, faculty and candidates from diverse backgrounds; abide by University guidelines; maintain confidentiality; prioritize and manage work effectively; provide exceptional customer service and positively represent the university; ensure work is detailed, accurate and completed in a timely manner; perform work in a sedentary position; interact with individuals from various levels throughout the university and work successfully in a team as well as independently.


Typically Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; additional hours may be required based on departmental needs.

Job Summary

The Employment Consultant Senior will serve as the lead consultant for all faculty searches and staff hiring. This position and will collaborate with appropriate employment team members and departments/colleges to ensure all posting and selection requirements are adhered to as outlined by University policies and procedures. This position will proactively build and maintain strong working relationships with College Deans, Department Chairs, and hiring department contacts to assist their areas with the resources and tools to support faculty recruitment and selection. This can include coaching and training as well as developing search specific resources, etc. This position will review department/college’s faculty hiring process and provide recommendations for improvements and share best practices. Will partner with Search Committee Chairs to develop strategic recruitment and hiring plans to assist in meeting the University’s strategic plan and diversity goals. Will develop and monitor measures of success for recruiting efforts, turnaround time, and overall candidate experience.

This role will be responsible for: facilitating the posting and hiring process for all faculty requisitions; creating and documenting standard operating procedures; identifying and implementing technology solutions to support faculty searches; overseeing, developing, and promoting UK’s Faculty Hiring Guidelines and Toolkit; serving as the primary presenter for Search Committee trainings; and developing and promoting the established services and resources created under the Hiring Enhancement Program as well as identifying needed resources and leading work-groups through the development process.

In addition, this position will provide executive search recruitment assistance which includes: creating search timelines/deliverables; conducting research to identify best possible sources for applicants prior to searches and throughout the search process; assisting in direct outreach to potential applicants (e.g. emails, calls, etc.); building successful candidate profiles; coordinating logistical needs for search including candidate arrangements (e.g. travel, hotel accommodations, etc.) and interviewing logistical needs (e.g. video conference, room reservations, open forums, lunches), etc.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

The ideal candidate must have the ability to build and maintain strong working relationships, effectively influence, coach and train hiring departments and provide leadership and problem solving. This individual must possess professional knowledge of hiring and selection techniques and quickly be able to gain an understanding of the business operations of distinct units of the University. The successful individual will deliver superior customer service focus, have excellent communication skills (written and verbal), attention to detail, planning and organization, information monitoring and analysis and presentation skills. We are seeking a collaborative, innovate individual with a strong respect for diversity and high emotional intelligence which are all keys to success in this position.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience

Prefer Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources or related field. Prefer several years of experience and a proven track record in hiring and selection coaching and/or consultation. Experience with Targeted Selection is a plus.

Deadline to Apply 04/18/2021
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2021-04-07 Expires: 2021-05-07

Career Employment at UK

UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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