$36,000 target entry to commensurate with qualifications
New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
The Employer Relations Coordinator position is a key member of the Career Service Staff that stewards current and future employers who are seeking NMSU students/graduates for part-time employment, cooperative education and internship experiences, and permanent employment opportunities. The Employer Relations Coordinator works with employers in scheduling and coordinating information sessions, coordinating meetings with faculty and administrators, scheduling employer recruiting events (interview schedules), registering for career fairs, posting of employment opportunities on AggieCareer Manager, and managing the student side of the AggieCareer Manager system. The Employer Relations Coordinator also informs students, faculty, and staff of Career Services events through the electronic bi-weekly recruitment calendar. The Employer Relations Coordinator is a key position that serves as a liaison between the University and employers. The Employer Relations Coordinator position, in collaboration with administrators, faculty, and staff, is critical to achieving a higher level presence of corporate, government, and non-profit employers who are interested in recruiting NMSU graduates for internship and career opportunities.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
Three (3) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.
Advises students about employment opportunities and careers. Encourages employers to recruit NMSU graduates. Conducts individual and group sessions to inform students of services, policies, and procedures and to provide assistance in resume preparation and interviewing techniques. Serves as liaison between employers and students; administers activities associated with the campus interview program. Coordinates production of job opportunities bulletins and refers students to prospective employers.
Classification Standard Duties
Coaches and prepares students and alumni on finding suitable employment by developing job-search skills, effective presentation skills, and understanding of all services available in the Career Services Office through individual advising and group and class presentations. Coaches and assists students and alumni to seek desired employment opportunities. Coaches and assists student and alumni to gain experience through student activities, community service, student employment, research projects, cooperative education, internships and other creative opportunities. Creates and manages the link between alumni, employers, and professional organizations who will provide opportunities for students and alumni to develop professional interests and competencies, integrate academic learning and work, and to explore future career possibilities. Works with faculty in order to develop understanding of the curriculum and corresponding job market to build potential employer contacts. Provides office hours to assigned college areas to advise students and deliver employment services information. Utilizes available computer technology to design and deliver presentations, design and edit office publications, and maintain required statistical information. Develops the personal, internet and print resources necessary to accurately and professionally advise students, alumni and employers. May lead and guide other staff, either same or lower level, or student workers.Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of current and emerging trends in technologies, techniques, issues, and approaches in area of expertise. Knowledge of career counseling, career testing, resource library utilization, on-campus recruiting, job postings resume referrals and career fairs. Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community. Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications. Proofreading and editing skills.
Ability to advise students/alumni with regard to resume writing, cover letter writing, interviewing skills and job search strategies. Ability to interact with students, faculty and/or staff in a team environment. Ability to provide excellent customer service. Ability to identify and develop employment opportunities at the internship, co-op and full time levels. Ability to foster a cooperative environment to work within the department, as well as with constituencies in other organizational units. Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
New Mexico State University (NMSU) is dedicated to providing equal opportunities in our employment and learning environments. NMSU does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, retaliation, serious medical condition, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, spousal affiliation or protected veteran status in its programs and activities as required by equal opportunity/affirmative action regulations and laws and university policy and rules.
Additional Salary Information: $36,000 target entry to commensurate with qualifications