The Employer Relations Coordinator facilitates connections between employers, students, and alumni through information sessions, on-campus interviews, resume books, and other recruiting activities. The Coordinator develops and maintains relationships with hundreds of employers in the private, nonprofit, and government sectors to increase the number of experiential, networking, and employment opportunities available to students and alumni. The incumbent also advises employers on appropriate recruiting methods based on organizational needs and students’ career interests.
The Coordinator establishes new relationships and strengthens existing relationships with key employers to increase the number of employment opportunities available to students and alumni. This position evaluates leads, arranges and conducts site visits, and conducts meetings to establish and maintain strong relationships with alumni and employers. The Coordinator works with the Assistant Director, Marketing and Communications to design and implement marketing plans for recruiting activities, including the dissemination of social and digital media and other collateral.
The Coordinator works as part of a team to continually optimize the Center’s career services management system. The Coordinator uses the career services management system to schedule and manage on-campus interviews, employer information sessions and office hours, information tables, site visits and resume books as well as to record student, alumni, and employer participation. This position coordinates recruitment logistics and works directly with other University departments and teams to confirm event arrangements. The Coordinator records and analyzes participation statistics, outcomes, and qualitative feedback through regular reports.
This position supervises 1-2 part-time employees.
A Bachelor’s degree or a combination of education and experience that demonstrates the skills and abilities required for the job.
One to three years of relevant professional experience with an emphasis on program coordination, event planning, and relationship management
Proven planning, organizing, and project management skills in high-volume environments
Unwavering attention to detail
Familiarity with event marketing strategies and tactics
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
Understanding of current employment markets and recruiting trends.
Strong customer focus and a commitment to meeting the unique needs of students, alumni, employers, colleagues, and other stakeholders
Initiative and a drive for results
Strong interpersonal skills and a collaborative work style
High level of maturity, professionalism, and diplomacy
Strong analytical reasoning and problem solving skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, especially Excel and PowerPoint, and contact management systems
Ability to work at least one evening a week (Tuesday or Wednesday)
Prior experience in career services or recruiting
Experience with social media and networking sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook for professional purposes
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a cover letter and resume.
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