• Employer Relations Job Descriptions


    Assistant Director, Employer Relations (large public institution)

    Assistant Director, Employer Relations (large public university)

    Assistant Director, Employer Relations (large private university)

    Assistant Director, Employer Relations (medium private school)

    Career Counselor/Employer Recruitment Coordinator (medium public university)

    Coordinator of Employer Services (large public university)

    Employer Relations Associate (medium private college)

    Employer Relations Coordinator (medium private college)

    Employment Relations Manager (large public university)

    Employer Relations Specialist (small public college)

    Manager, Undergraduate Corporate Relations (medium private college)




    Assistant Director, Employer Relations (large public institution)

    Career center mission statement

    The career center plays a vital role in the university's mission. Our purpose is to help students establish fulfilling careers, contribute to society, and adapt to the increasing complexity of life and work in the 21st century. We express our mission as we carry out the following:

    1. Provide comprehensive services and information resources that enable students to take active responsibility for their career decisions and job search.
    2. Equip students for making career plans by facilitating awareness of their work-related strengths, interests, and values, and understanding of the world of work.
    3. Prepare students for finding suitable employment by enhancing their job search skills and capacity to express the relevance of their strengths to employers.
    4. Foster relationships with the employer community that provide students with opportunities to develop professional skills, integrate academic learning with work, and find jobs.

    Major responsibility areas

    • Management and development of satellite office
    • Employer development strategy
    • Campus event planning

    Management and development of satellite office (75 percent)

    • Independently operate satellite office as only off-site career center; including financial and personnel management. Select, train, assign work, and supervise up to three part-time employees. Independently represent university to employers and professional associations. Manage own schedule and make decisions to benefit employer partners.
    • Income generation: Promote Career Center Partners program to potential employers with goal of maximizing recruiting dollars and generating income (30 percent increase annually). Secure financial support to enable career center programming that meets or exceeds established goals. Identify and secure funding sources for Multicultural Career Alliance.
    • Employ strategies including cold calling, professional association membership, direct mail, referrals, and cross-industry marketing to increase employer interest and participation.
    • Develop relationships with private sector, public sector, and nonprofit employers to facilitate career opportunities for university students.
    • Design and implement marketing strategies to target regional employers and sell university programs and students.
    • Collaborate with university departments including office of multicultural academic support, student life, university residents, development, and alumni association to design and deliver career-related programs and events.
    • Identify employer needs and recommend recruiting options, strategies, and sponsorship opportunities.
    • Initiate, coordinate, and implement quarterly networking events to facilitate interaction of students and alumni job seekers with corporations seeking to hire.
    • Chair Employer Development Committee and the Multicultural Career Alliance.
    • Schedule and secure employer participants for quarterly multicultural student skill-building events.
    • Lead collaborative efforts among satellite office's tenants to increase visibility.
    • Develop events and programs requiring employer participation.
    • Identify and recruit full-time and part-time employment, paid internships, and summer opportunities.
    • Promote university students to employers primarily located in, but not limited to the Pacific Northwest.
    • Collaborate with various university departments to produce employer development and professional skill events.
    • Establish relationships with employers to increase the diversity and quality of recruiters at the university.
    • Participate in organizations and groups that will enhance the development of employment opportunities.
    • Provide consultation for employers regarding branding their organizations on campus.
    • Develop, grow, and manage the career center partner program.
    • Plan and implement employer led or funded workshops/events as part of the Career Success seminars.
    • Create career opportunities for multicultural students through three major targeted events per year.
    • Provide program opportunities for staff to learn more about key employers and their opportunities via site visits and employer presentations.
    • Manage and continuously update the customer relationship management database with 3,500+ records.
    • Recruit student, alumni, and employer participation in major events.

    Employer development strategy (20 percent)

    • Chair the career center Employer Development Committee (EDC).
    • Implement and facilitate employer development strategies developed in the Employer Development Committee.
    • Create processes for employer outreach and sustaining employer relationship.
    • Establish measurable criteria for employer development goals, maintain records, and submit monthly reports.

    Campus event planning and participation (5 percent)

    • Travel one to two times per month to satellite campus lead and participate in meetings and office functions.
    • Direct employer related events on the satellite campus three times per term.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in business administration, marketing, public relations, communications. or related fields.
    • Minimum two years of experience within a university or business/industry environment involving career and employment issues, sales/marketing, or other business development functions.
    • Ability to create and maintain professional networks.
    • Ability to create, plan, implement, and manage career programs.
    • Effective written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Sensitivity and demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.
    • Demonstrated ability to set and achieve goals.
    • Effective problem solving and organizational skills.
    • Knowledge of career development theory, career paths, and job-search strategies.
    • Display creativity, initiative, and positive attitude in carrying out responsibilities
    • Ability to build and lead a team as well as be an contributing team member.



    Assistant Director, Employer Relations (large public university)

    Summary

    Strategically cultivates and strengthens corporate relations with and between employers, students, alumni, and faculty to maximize student employment in accordance with the university's Quality Enhancement Plan outcomes. Provides leadership in the employment services division of career services and with the employer advisory board. Assists the director with the STAR Employer Program.

    Responsibilities

    • Strategically identify and build relationships with state, regional, national, and international employers for recruitment of university's students and alumni.
    • Work with employers to develop marketing strategies for enhancement of employer presence on campus; evaluate appropriateness of employer expectations; assist with diversity recruitment; promote adherence to office procedures and deadlines, interviewing protocols, offer/accept lead times, and ethical/professional conduct. Discuss student feedback with employers and notify director of problematic employer activities/behavior and significant trends.
    • Collaborate with designated college liaisons and faculty/staff to increase employment opportunities for students, including but not limited to underserved populations and graduate students.
    • Facilitate relationships between employers and the university community, including students, faculty, staff, alumni association, foundation, etc.
    • Work closely with the experiential education staff to develop internship and cooperative education opportunities to students.
    • Assist in coordinating on-campus recruitment to address program resources, employer and student accessibility, and policy/procedure formulation. Assist with check-in of employers for faculty visits and luncheons, etc. as part of the on-campus recruitment program.
    • Participate actively in various local, state, regional, and national organizations including, but not limited to, chambers of commerce, Societies of Human Resource Management, state agencies such as U.S. Dept. of Labor and Economic Development, etc. to increase employment opportunities for students and alumni.
    • Design and develop marketing material to employers, including website content, compose content and coordinate timing of communications to employers.
    • Assist the director with the STAR Employer program and lead the development and implementation of the employer advisory board.
    • Conduct ongoing assessment of employer relation's efforts and provide feedback as to the effectiveness of such efforts. Oversee the management of the recruitment-tracking database.
    • Provide leadership for the employment services staff in strategic planning and goal setting, monthly and annual reports, etc.

    Professional Staff Responsibilities

    • Attend administrative staff meetings, participate in professional development activities, and represent career services on campus and in the community as needed.
    • Assist in large office projects and other duties assigned by the director.

    Qualifications

    Education

    • Bachelor's degree. Preferred: Master's degree in student affairs, human resource management, business, or a related discipline.

    Experience

    • Three years of experience in a corporate or university career services environment. Experience with college recruiting, from a higher education or a business perspective Experience in marketing, negotiation, and strategic planning.

    Required Skills

    • Must possess a dynamic, professional demeanor with exceptional organization, written and oral communication skills;
    • Ability to oversee multiple tasks with attention to detail, a motivated/enthusiastic work style;
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a broad range of internal and external constituents including students, employers, alumni, faculty, and staff.

    Preferred Skills

    • Master's degree in student affairs, human resource management, business, or a related discipline.



    Assistant Director, Employer Relations (large private university)

    Summary

    Assumes responsibility for employer relations, recruiting, and all activities related to employment events and programs.

    Responsibilities

    • Develops and maintains employer relationships to expand the range of employer recruiting activities. Actively pursues college relations/recruiter contacts as well as other hiring sources for students and alumni. Networks with chambers of commerce, employers, and professional associations for recruiting purposes.
    • Maintains resume book processes, resume referral, and other methods of presenting students and alumni to employers.
    • Manages the coordination of career events. Oversee the communication between appropriate campus departments and program participants. Conduct on-going assessment and provide feedback as to the effectiveness of such events.
    • Manages the design and delivery of communications and marketing material to students and employers regarding recruitment activities.
    • Organizes and sets the annual recruiting calendar, including all deadlines and processes. Schedules dates for employer information sessions, interviews, and fairs. Advises employers on comprehensive marketing strategies, appropriateness of employer expectations, inclusion of personnel representative, on-site recruiting process, job description, salary negotiations, etc.
    • Surveys and assesses employer recruiting needs, quality of recruiting services provided, and other employer related data management in order to improve the recruiting program.
    • Develops and enforces policies for employer participation in recruiting program regarding acceptable methods of employer outreach/marketing and diversity recruiting efforts, adherence to office procedures and deadlines, interviewing protocols, offer/accept lead times and incentives, testing practices, ethical and professional conduct.
    • Manages the administration of interview schedules. Coordinates with staff to ensure appropriate and efficient delivery of recruiting services. Conducts employer evaluations of services and interviewing experiences. Reviews and acts upon employer evaluations of interviews. Conducts surveys to identify students hired by recruiters.
    • Establishes and enforces guidelines for student participation in the recruiting program including recruiting deadlines, procedures, and schedules.
    • Works with the assistant director of operations and campus relations in coordinating data management systems for all recruiting and event scheduling, interviewing, and registration components.
    • Represents career services in a variety of university, community and other networking events, visits to employer sites, and hosting organizations on campus for employer development and cultivation purposes.
    • Prepares and distributes employer events and recruitment information calendar to all students and academic departments through a variety of advertising media.
    • Researches and stays informed in national, state and local hiring practices, employment trends and other labor related issues.
    • Contacts alumni chapters to initiate employer/career services relationships.
    • Assists the director of career services in preparing and managing the department budget.
    • Develops promotional material to increase additional employer services including web and career sponsorship, information sessions, mock interviews and resume critiques, hosting workshops, sponsoring receptions, and other programs/events.
    • Serves as a resource to the regional education centers, distance students and online programs to target employers in other areas.
    • Actively participates as a member of the Southeast Florida Career Consortium of Private Universities.

    Additional Responsibilities

    • Attends meetings on campus, and off campus, conferences and workshops regarding career planning and job search.
    • Assists the director of the career services and other staff with special projects

    Qualifications

    Requirements

    • Master's degree in college personnel administration, business, human resources, communications or related field.
    • Two+ years of experience in communications, marketing, human resources, promotion, recruiting, or public relations.
    • Knowledge of recruiting, career services, career development, and student development.
    • Experience with web-based career related management information programs.

    Preferred

    • Demonstrate abilities in interpersonal relations, organization, management, communication, problem solving, oral and written communication, and presentation skills.
    • High energy, enthusiasm, flexibility, and ability to deal with multiple projects desirable.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team helpful.
    • Commitment to higher education and students' success.



    Assistant Director, Employer Relations (medium private school)

    Description/Goals

    Directs the external relations and recruiting programs with employers seeking to hire talent. Negotiates nature of the employer/college relationship and appropriateness of services/referrals. Strategically cultivates and strengthens communication with and between employers, students, alumni, faculty, development, foundations, and corporate relations. Maximizes student employment outcomes and college resources, expands new employment opportunities and fundraising/revenue potential. Cultivates long-term relationships with employers. Strategically constructs and manages high volume year-round recruiting activities of the office of career services. Serves as consultant and liaison for and between employers and students. Initiates and enforces recruiting policies which reflect college stand on issues such as alcohol consumption, priority of academics, etc. Acts as the chief corporate fundraiser and revenue generator for the department. Schedules and assures effective implementation of employer recruiting activities for entry-level and leave-term employment, including information sessions, interviews, and other marketing strategies directed to students. Demonstrates an ability to work with a diverse student population, and serves as an advocate for that diversity.

    Responsibilities

    • Manages the design and delivery of recruiting activities for undergraduate and graduate students. Organizes and sets the annual recruiting calendar, including all deadlines and processes. Schedules dates for employer information sessions, interviews, and fairs. Advises employers on comprehensive marketing strategies, appropriateness of employer expectations, inclusion of personnel representative, on-site recruiting process, job description, salary negotiations, etc. Negotiates severance agreements for released hires. Consults on marketing and communication strategies to be used by employers based on knowledge of student constituents and campus calendar. Follows-up to clarify and resolve problems. Oversees allocation of room assignments, acquisition of audio-visual equipment, and distribution of employer materials. Develops strategic plan to publicize planned activities. Surveys employers on quality of recruiting services provided, to improve recruiting plan.
    • Constructs policies for employer participation in recruiting program. Policies include: acceptable methods of employer outreach/marketing and diversity recruiting efforts, adherence to office procedures and deadlines, use of alcohol, interviewing protocols, offer/accept lead times and incentives, testing practices, ethical and professional conduct. Reviews and enforces policies with employer representatives, negotiating satisfactory solutions. Discusses student feedback with employers. Notifies associate director and director of problematic employer activities/behavior, and significant trends. Advises and educates employers on inappropriate/inaccurate procedures and information.
    • In support of the divisional communication and outreach plan, takes office lead on corporate friend and fundraising initiatives. Develops and maintains employer relationships for cultivation and stewardship of employer contacts. Strategically expands the range of employer recruiting activities. Actively pursues entry-level and internship development and fundraising opportunities. Identifies and initiates contacts to explore, promote, and solicit employer interest in developing a recruiting relationship with the college. Creates, designs, and maintains friends/donors/volunteers database. Collaborates and advises various academic departments on campus, as well as foundation and corporate relations, principal/capital giving to maximize publicity/opportunities for students, employers, and the college. Establishes reasonable fees for employer use of recruiting services in order to generate revenue. Tracks and bills employers for recruiting related expenses, handling collections as required.
    • Trains, supervises, and coordinates activities of permanent and temporary recruiting assistants. Ensures that assistants register students for recruiting services, processes incoming employer materials/requests for mailing labels, answers student and employer inquiries, prepares/finalizes interview schedules, filling vacancies and handling no-shows/late arrivals as required. Manages just-in-time administration of interview schedules and vacancy fulfillment for decentralized recruiting locations (three separate buildings). Coordinates with facility and staff to ensure appropriate and efficient delivery of recruiting services. Conducts employer evaluations of services and interviewing experiences. Reviews and acts upon employer evaluations of interviews. Conducts surveys to identify students hired by recruiters.
    • Establishes guidelines for student participation in recruiting program. Enforces student adherence to recruiting deadlines, procedures, and schedules. Responds to and authorizes student requests for exception to policy/procedure, e.g., interviews outside the schedule. Advises students on negotiation of offers, overall ethical/professional conduct, resume/cover letter writing, informational interviewing, interview preparation, time management, and interview cancellations. Handles student feedback on questionable employer behavior or activities.
    • Designs and maintains all data management systems for all scheduling, interviewing, and registration components. Identifies commercial software appropriate for use in office functions; identifies improvements or modifications to office procedures to enable effective use of computer applications; performs cost/benefit analyses; recommends acquisitions as appropriate. Researches databases, the Internet, and other campus resources as required for employer development projects. Conceptualizes, designs, implements, and oversees database systems associated with entry-level and leave-term recruiting opportunities. Creates and generates a range of recruiting reports to facilitate the application, interview, and evaluation processes. Monitors flow of information through the office and to student and employer clients to identify ways to capture, manage, and use information more efficiently. Conducts employer/student offer surveys and class-wide career interests survey and compiles and analyzes data for consultation and workshop design, respectively.
    • Oversees all communications to students and employers regarding recruitment activities. Designs and develops marketing materials, including recruiting-related website documentation. Composes and strategizes the content and timing of a large volume of communications to students via career services and career services-senior jobs bulletin boards. Contributes to other office publications including career services newsletter.
    • Represents college and career services in a variety of events, including Wall Street Recruiter Forums, recruiting visits to employer sites, and hosting organizations on campus for employer development and cultivation purposes. With the associate director, plans and presents recruiting-related programs for students.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    Education
    Bachelor's degree with computer training.

    Experience
    Four to five years of relevant program management, strategic planning, public relations, and supervisory experience; or the equivalent.

    Special Requirements
    Strong negotiation, fundraising, advisery/consultative, marketing forecasting, and data management skills. Ability to exercise independent judgement. Performs as a liaison between students, employer representatives, faculty, staff, development, foundations, and corporate relations. Interprets and translates perspectives and advocates for various constituents. Supports college diversity/EEO policies, advising employers on appropriateness of professional behavior and marketing strategies (demonstrated experience with marketing and recruitment activities). Possesses a professional demeanor that strives in an intense, deadline-filled environment, where multi-tasking and the ability to initiate, enforce/justify policy under pressure is essential. Attention to detail and the ability to remain organized despite frequent interruptions is essential.



    Career Counselor/Employer Recruitment Coordinator (medium public university)

    Description/Goals

    The department of career services is a community leader in assisting individuals to identify and implement career choices. Using strong partnerships with local, statewide, and national community members, we provide career counseling, job-search advising, and graduate/professional school assistance for students and alumni. Our teacher placement program serves as the statewide education clearinghouse.

    Responsibilities

    • Supervise one full-time staff member and several student employees.
    • Facilitate individual and group career counseling sessions in the areas of academic/career planning, job-search, and graduate school selection.
    • Conduct Internet research, develop knowledge of employment trends, and keep abreast of student needs in diverse academic areas.
    • Obtain professional qualification to administer both the MBTI and the STRONG Interest Inventory.
    • Coordinate university-wide job fairs.
    • Manage on-campus employer recruitment program.
    • Develop recruiting tools (job announcements, e-mail, website postings) and target applicants.
    • Develop and maintain student/employer databases and research outcomes/statistics.
    • Assist with generation of employer advertising revenue to defray publication costs.
    • Provide primary back-up in director's absence.

    Qualifications

    Education
    Bachelor's degree in education, human services, business, or liberal arts is required. Master's degree in related area is also required or the equivalent in relevant career counseling and job-search advising experience.

    Experience

    • Demonstrated experience working in a higher education student services setting is strongly desirable.
    • An established network of local and statewide community contacts is very helpful, as is experience advocating on behalf of the university and our students.
    • Existing relationships with faculty, staff, and student groups is a major benefit.
    • Experience using university-wide services, specifically career services is ideal.
    • Knowledge of employment law, ADA, EEO, and human resource management is desirable.
    • Knowledge of employment trends in diverse fields is also desirable.

    Special Requirements
    Proven track record of strong ability to develop partnerships within a higher education setting and throughout the community is essential.
    Experience with event planning/coordination is also required. Additional skills include: public speaking experience, demonstrated outstanding verbal and written communication, organizational ability, strong follow-through, initiative, training/supervisory experience, empathy, and respect for confidentiality.
    The successful candidate will also demonstrate a strong background in collaborating as a team player and in maintaining tact, professionalism, and a sense of humor in stressful situations.
    A strong history of providing exceptional customer service and displaying a positive attitude with staff, faculty, and students is a must. Strong computer skills, including MS Office programs, Internet, web site development, and email is required. Spreadsheet and database experience are specific skill requirements, with preference given to applicants familiar with Excel and Access.
    Occasional travel and frequent evening and weekend work is required.



    Coordinator of Employer Services (large public university)

    Responsiblities

    • Plans, organizes, promotes, and evaluates employer visits and interview schedules. Systematically collects student performance and job-offer data. Reports internship/co-op and post-graduate results to national salary survey (NACE) and academic deans and chairs.
    • Develops and maintains relationships and regular communications with employers (local, state, and nation-wide) to ensure repeat recruiting visits designed to provide internship, co-op, and professional opportunities for our students and alumni.
    • Represents the university at recruitment events held on and off campus to educate employers on the university's academic programs. Provides university program and salary offer information to employers.
    • Collaborates with multiple university college/faculty representatives and RSO's to ensure employer visits meet employer, faculty, and student needs.
    • Selects, trains, and supervises graduate assistants and student employees who schedule, promote, and staff career event and interview services. Schedules training sessions, evaluates job performance, and resolves operational and personnel issues.
    • Assists the associate director with current and potential corporate donors to ensure financial support.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree.
    • One year of experience in a related field.
    • Excellent event planning, marketing, public relations, and database management skills.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal relations skills.



    Employer Relations Associate (medium, private college)

    The staff of the career center is a high functioning, self-managed team committed to the balance between personal responsibility and teamwork. With the absence of a traditional director, team members are responsible for holding themselves and the team accountable for supporting the goals and mission of the office. The self-managed team consists of three other full-time career services associates, a part-time career services associate, and a staff assistant.

    Key Constituents

    Alumni relations; Experience, Inc./recruiting vendors; established company contacts; department chairs; relevant industry associations; school deans; program chairs; student organizations.

    Responsibilities

    • (60 percent) Establish and cultivate relationships with targeted employers and organizations through site visits, lunches, association meetings, conferences, etc. Develop ongoing marketing strategies and materials to bring greater visibility of the college to relevant employers and industries. The purposes of these relationships are to:
      • Create greater visibility of the college and its students within relevant professional communities.
      • Grow the number of full-time, freelance, and other non-internship opportunities advertised to the college's students.
      • Grow the number of on-campus interviews and information sessions conducted at the college.
    • (15 percent) Update, distribute, collect, and analyze the graduate survey data for both undergraduate and graduate students; write two comprehensive and interpretive reports annually to distribute survey findings and industry analysis.
    • (15 percent) Oversee the online recruiting system; serve as point person to for communication and outreach to vendors and users.
    • (10 percent) Present job-search strategies workshops to students participating in on-campus recruiting activities.

    Qualifications

    • Minimum of two years of experience in recruiting, human resources, career services, or other related fields; demonstrated experience in employer relations.
    • Ability to work productively within a high functioning, flat team structure.
    • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, organized, flexible, and willing to take risks.
    • Strong oral and professional communication skills, presentation and public speaking skills, strategic planning and decision making ability, and problem solving skills.
    • Demonstrated experience in report writing and/or industry analysis.
    • Knowledge of internet resources, Filemaker Pro, Excel, Microsoft Office, and PowerPoint.
    • Master's degree preferred in human resources counseling, higher education administration or related field.



    Employer Relations Coordinator (medium private college)

    Description/Goals

    • Proactively develop and implement strategies designed to increase employment opportunities for university students and graduates.
    • Strategically identify and build relationships with regional, state, national, and international employers for recruitment of university students and alumni.
    • Work with employers to develop marketing strategies for enhancement of employer presence on campus, which includes, but not limited to: campus recruitment, job postings, internships, career fairs, class/organization presentations, and resume searches.
    • Collaborate with faculty/staff to increase employment opportunities for students.
    • Facilitate relationships between employers and the university community, including students, faculty, staff, alumni association, foundation, etc.
    • Work closely with the internship staff to develop internships opportunities for students.
    • Work closely with the student employment staff to develop part-time job opportunities for students.
    • Participate actively in various local, state, regional, and national organizations such as chambers of commerce, societies of human resource management, NACE, alumni chapters, etc.
    • Design and develop employer marketing material, compose content, and coordinate timing of communications to employers.
    • Lead the development and implementation of the employer advisory board.
    • Compile and report data on employer relations activities, assess employer relations efforts, and provide feedback as to the effectiveness of such efforts.
    • Track job market demand, use of career services, trends in recruiting, job-offer data, and hiring results for students in various academic majors. Report results to NACE, academic deans, and the president.
    • Formulate strategies for achieving greater participation rates for those majors that underuse available career resources.
    • Participate in career development programs coordinated by career services, including, but not limited to, workshops, employer seminars, meetings within and outside of career and counseling services, and other special projects of career and counseling services.
    • Provide assistance in budget planning, strategic planning, goal setting, monthly and annual reports, etc.
    • Attend administrative staff meetings.
    • Participate in professional development activities.
    • Represent career and counseling services on campus and in the community as needed.
    • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisors.

    Qualifications

    Required qualifications

    • A bachelor's degree and three years of work experience in a corporate/industry or university career services environment.
    • A dynamic, professional demeanor with exceptional organization, written, and public speaking skills.
    • Ability to exercise independent judgment.
    • Ability to multitask. Exceptional time management skills.
    • Exhibit a motivated/enthusiastic work style.
    • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
    • Ability to work nontraditional work hours including evenings, holidays or weekends.
    • Travel is necessary with occasional overnight stays.

    Preferred qualifications

    • A master's degree.
    • Experience in marketing, negotiation, and strategic planning.
    • Familiarity/comfort with computers, databasing, and web page design and editing.
    • Experience with college recruiting, from a higher education or a business perspective.

    Must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record, must also be able to obtain a state vehicle operator's license within 30 days of employment and must qualify to operate a vehicle within the university's guidelines.



    Employment Relations Manager (large public university)

    Summary

    The employment relations manager is responsible for building relationships and creating awareness among corporate and community organizations with regard to the benefits of hiring university students and graduates and of the services of career center. The goals of the position are to increase job posting, recruitment, and hiring activity for the university's students and graduates and to generate increased monetary and non-monetary support for the career center and the university.

    Responsibilities and Duties

    • Proactively develop and implement strategies designed to increase employment opportunities for our students and graduates.
    • Identify and cultivate relationships with organizations and business sectors that historically have had little or no interaction with the career center and/or experience with hiring our students and graduates. Seek to connect these entities with the appropriate resources and personnel at the career center and/or the university.
    • Advise and counsel employers with regard to the most effective means of identifying potential job candidates to meet the employer's specific needs, including, but not limited to campus recruitment, job postings, internships, career fairs, class/organization presentations, and resume searches.
    • Seek to generate monetary support, sponsorships, and gifts-in-kind from the private sector to support the goals and objectives of the career center and the university.
    • Track job market demand, use of career services, and hiring results for students in various academic majors; formulate strategies for achieving greater participation rates for those majors that underuse available career resources.
    • Monitor the quality of customer service for the career center, including the collection and analysis of survey data and assessment of and follow-up with informal feedback. Make recommendations as to how the career center can maintain and improve quality customer service.
    • Maintain a working knowledge of local and national employment market trends and their actual and potential impact on the hiring of college students and graduates.
    • Coordinate outreach activities, when appropriate, with other university departments and personnel, including, but not limited to, the Office of Development, alumni groups, and college-based career services offices.
    • Participate in career development programs coordinated by the career center, including, but not limited to, work-study job placement, workshops, employer seminars, and meetings within and outside of the career center, and other special projects of the career center.
    • Perform other duties as assigned to advance the goals and objectives of the career center and the university.



    Employer Relations Specialist (small public college)

    Summary

    The part-time employer relations specialist is responsible for developing and maintaining effective relationships with local, regional, and national employers to increase recruitment of college's students and recent graduates. The employer relations specialist will determine hiring needs of employers and promote the college's majors to employers via cold calls, mass mailings, and off-site employer visits. This position will assist with on-campus recruitment events and will oversee the posting of employment opportunities.

    Responsibilities

    • Establish new employer contacts and strengthen current employer contacts through outreach activities such as cold calls, mass mailings, and individual employer visits.
    • Schedule and conduct employer visits to determine hiring needs and promote the college's students and alumni as a potential candidate pool.
    • Maintain, update, and expand electronic employer database.
    • Demonstrate the college's electronic job posting system and encourage employer registration and use of the system.
    • Collect applications for part-time employment and provide job referrals to currently enrolled students.
    • Oversee the posting on campus to the college's students and alumni of part-time and full-time positions.
    • For employers who are interested in developing a practicum, act as a liaison between employers and appropriate faculty.
    • Complete employer site visit forms and generate monthly and annual reports.
    • Serve on the college's career advisory committee.
    • Assist career counselor in coordinating job fairs and professional development workshops.
    • Attend meetings and network at appropriate professional organizations.

    Requirements

    Bachelor's degree in business or related field, two years of experience in career services, recruiting, or sales and marketing. Must possess excellent customer service, interpersonal communication, and oral presentation skills.



    Manager, Undergraduate Corporate Relations (medium private college)

    Job Summary

    Oversees and administers all internal operations of the recruiting office serving as the primary contact for students and corporate recruiters. Coordinates support to recruiters and students throughout the recruiting process for internship and full-time opportunities. Conducts external outreach and job development for the recruiting program, which includes phone-calling employers, off-site employer visits, and other outreach initiatives as needed.

    Responsibilities

    • Markets the institution and its students as prospective employees to college recruiters.
    • Performs outreach by cold calling employers, following up on leads, networking, and sending direct mail initiatives.
    • Represents institution at off campus events, i.e. EACE conferences.
    • Responsible for developing and implementing policies and procedures that ensure a high-quality recruiting program that reflects the needs and expectations of employers and students.
    • Arranges and confirms recruiting dates and company information programs.
    • Responsible for all written correspondence between the career center's recruiting program and employers and students, including the dissemination of company information.
    • Manages job posting, collection of student credentials, and interview scheduling for recruiting companies via online recruiting system.
    • Prepares packets for employer's submission.
    • Follows up with recruiters to establish and confirm interview schedules, and to communicate selection results with students.
    • Establishes and maintains detailed database of corporate contacts, company interview dates, visits, and cancellations. Is the lead person responsible for the technology that supports the on-line registration and interview selection process.
    • Drafts forms/information sheets and supplies content for the career center's website that outlines guidelines, systems, procedures, and policies.
    • Assists director and associate director with policy setting. Makes sure job announcements are up-to-date on career center's web page, along with other announcements.
    • Arranges recruiter lunches with faculty and staff.
    • Compiles statistical information for recruiting annual report. Contacts company representatives for data collection, maintaining continual follow-up to ensure accurate results. Records and reports interview statistics.
    • Assists director with the development of the department's information technology capabilities.
    • Works closely with career center's staff and director to share information on recruiting trends and to collaborate on special projects.
    • Responsible for strong internal relations with students and faculty. Assists in the coordination of events with other offices on campus.
    • Assumes additional responsibilities as required.

    Supervises

    Student assistants (2)

    Requirements

    Education
    Bachelor's degree

    Experience
    Two to four years

    Additional Skills

    • Project management expertise
    • Strong detail orientation
    • Excellent information system and database management skills
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent oral, written, and telephone communication skills.
    • Ability to work with all constituencies

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