Job Description Summary The Assistant Director for Employer and Alumni Engagement, reports to the Director of Career Engagement, and is responsible for advancing Furman University's strategic vision by establishing, cultivating and maintaining relationships with targeted employers, alumni, and parents resulting in increased local, national, and global job opportunities for Furman students and alumni. This position demands an innovative, take charge, self-starter that can establish and cultivate relationships with targeted employers and organizations through site visits, phone meetings, networking events, and conferences. In collaboration with the Director of Career Engagement, develops and implements a strategic employer engagement strategy to cultivate new employer relationships and expand existing employer partnerships. The Assistant Director will manage on-campus recruiting activities including on-campus interviews, employer information sessions, career fairs and networking events and collaborate with Career Community Advisors to provide additional opportunities for students to connect with employers, alumni, and parents through industry-specific networking events, career panels, workshops, classroom presentations, company visits, and virtual platforms. The Assistant Director is responsible for managing the Career Management System (CMS), employer engagement budget, and statistics related to overall employer and alumni engagement.
Furman University is a selective private liberal arts and sciences college committed to helping students develop intellectually, personally, and interpersonally and providing the practical skills necessary to succeed in a rapidly-changing world. Furman professors are exceptional teacher-scholars who mentor undergraduate students within a campus community that values and encourages diverse ideas and perspectives. Our recently-launched strategic vision, The Furman Advantage, promises students an individualized four-year pathway facilitated by team of mentors and infused with a rich and varied set of high impact experiences outside the classroom that include undergraduate research, study away, internships, community-focused learning, and opportunities to engage across differences.
Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.
The Furman student experience is supported by a rich network of centers and institutes that includes The Riley Institute, The David E. Shi Center for Sustainability, The Institute for the Advancement of Community Health, The Herring Center for Continuing, Graduate, and Professional Education, The Rinker Center for Study Away and International Education, The Cothran Center for Vocational Exploration, The Shucker Center for Leadership Development, The Malone Center for Career Engagement, and our newest addition, The Center for Inclusive Communities.
Furman is located in Greenville, South Carolina, which is one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast and is ranked among “America's Ten Best” by Forbes Magazine. The charming downtown features excellent restaurants, in-town parks, shops, museums, galleries, music venues, and theaters. The city also has excellent public and private schools and a vibrant international community. A 20-mile bike and running trail connects the university to Greenville and to Travelers Rest, which was named “one of America's coolest small towns.” The surrounding area abounds with outdoor recreational activities and has some of the most beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains in the country. Greenville is within easy reach of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Atlantic Beaches. The newly renovated Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, located just 25 minutes from downtown, runs daily flights to major cities and airline hubs. Greenville is 2 1/2 hours from Atlanta and only one hour from Asheville, North Carolina. It is an ideal place to live and work.
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's Degree and at least three years of experience in business development, account management, employer relations, recruiting, human resources or related industry experience required.
Exceptional relationship management skills that have produced successful and measurable results.
Excellent interpersonal, presentation and customer service skills.
Team player, able to work effectively with others. Demonstrated ability to interact with employers, students, alumni, parents, administrators, faculty, and other constituents within a diverse multicultural environment.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and implement events with complex logistics involving multiple tasks and priorities. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
Preference given to candidates with University Career Center experience with proven track record of engaging industry/alumni for the benefit of successful student outcomes.
Flexible schedule and willingness to work occasional nights and weekends. Ability to travel.
Desired experience using Career Management System tools (Handshake, Symplicity, GradLeader, etc.).
Work Environment Work is performed under usual office conditions.
Flexible schedule and willingness to work occasional nights and weekends.
Posting Detail Information
Close Date 05/11/2018
Open Until Filled No
Employment Period: 12 Month
Special Instructions to Applicants The cover letter should include a description of how your experience mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values.