The Assistant Director is responsible for supporting students and graduates in their career development and experiential education by coordinating employer activities and events, including the on-campus recruitment program, internship and job listings, and career fairs and additional employer-based networking activities.
Founded in 1852 by the Society of Mary, Marianists, St. Mary’s is a comprehensive Catholic and Marianist university with a strong tradition of integrating liberal arts with professional studies. St. Mary’s enrolls 4,000 students in a diverse university with five schools, more than 40 academic programs including Ph.D. and J.D. programs, and numerous pre-professional programs. St. Mary’s has been cited for high graduation rates among Texas colleges and is ranked among the best in the West Region for value and academic quality by U.S. News & World Report. St. Mary’s is the oldest Catholic university in the Southwest, and continues to advocate the Marianist mission of academic excellence and servant leadership.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other general duties related to day-to-day operations as well as special projects.
Develop a strategic plan to build employer relationships with local, regional, and national to source internships, full-time opportunities for St. Mary’s University students and alumni using available data analysis outlining student career industry interests.
Work with employers to provide comprehensive information about opportunities for partnerships with academic programs and opportunities to coordinate innovative talent recruitment opportunities for current students for internships and graduates for employment.
Coordinate and promote on-campus employer recruitment events and activities, including on-campus interviews, job fairs, information sessions, and classroom presentations, in an effort to promote employer and student/alumni interactions in an effective group format.
Conduct research to develop knowledge of employment trends, and keep abreast of student needs in diverse academic areas.
Maintain and communicate recruiting policies for employers, students and graduates.
Conduct employer site visits and engage in intentional outreach efforts to increase opportunities for students and alumni.
Assess the success of design and implementation of employer relations outreach activities and programs.
Design, promote, and ensure the dissemination of information on employment and experiential opportunities and recruiting activities to targeted groups of faculty, staff, students and alumni through the development of job announcements through relevant communication tools (job posting site, e-mail blasts, social media posts, etc.).
Participate in strategic planning to review the ongoing development, implementation, and supervision of all programs and services.
Assist in the management of existing data files, in the design and development of new databases, and in the identification and use of new technologies that improve access to and use of data.
As appropriate, support student and alumni advising in order to provide direct connections to recruiters.
Perform requirements of the position maintaining professional ethics stated by NACE.
As appropriate, participate in university events such as new student orientation programs, graduation activities, and convocations and may work some evenings and weekend dates on occasion beyond normal work Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule.
Perform additional research activities including the development, maintenance, and analysis of information for management-level decisions.
Additional duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President, Career Services.
EDUCATION: A Master’s degree in Human Resources Management, Marketing, Communications or related field AND two to four years of work experience required.
Ability to interact with employers and effectively communicate their requirements to students, alumni and faculty.
Demonstrate a clear strong customer service orientation; use clear, precise, and effective communication skills.
Ability to manage a variety of internal and external contacts to include: students, faculty, staff, alumni, administrators, academic advisers, and employers.
Evidence of ability to manage multiple projects. Must demonstrate strong project management / organizational skills; outstanding interpersonal and team building skills;
Understanding of job search strategies, labor market supply and demand, employers’ recruitment and interviewing methodologies.
Demonstrated experience with spreadsheets and with relational database software.
Ability to collect, analyze, interpret, and report data.