George Fox University seeks a dynamic and collaborative individual who is dedicated and passionate about career development and internship opportunities for students, networking with industry, and building alumni relationships to help achieve our goals. The Employment Relations Manager is responsible for creating awareness among corporate and community organizations with regard to the benefits of hiring George Fox University students. The goals of the position are to increase job posting, recruitment, and hiring activity for the university's graduates.
This is a 32 hour per week job with a flexible schedule, prorated benefits, and 15 days leave.
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.
Advise and counsel employers with regard to the most effective means of identifying potential job candidates at George Fox 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 in Handshake.
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 and communicate findings to the IDEA center coaches to better coach students in their search for meaningful work.
Coordinate outreach activities and communicate internship opportunities when appropriate, with other university departments.
Network with alumni, community members, parents and others to find contacts within potential organizations to participate in job shadows, career fairs, campus speakers, internships and employer-focused student events.
Track employer contacts to facilitate record keeping, goal setting and follow-up activities.
Participate in various local, state, regional, and national organizations such as, chambers of commerce and Portland Business Alliance to increase employer connections.
Identify organizations who are recruiting students of color and work with Intercultural Life to make those connections.
Perform other duties as assigned to advance the goals and objectives of the career center and the university.
For Your Personal Well-Being We Offer:
A beautiful and peaceful campus environment with areas to walk and coffee shops and restaurants close by
A strong Christian vision and mission-led organization with opportunities for your growth and contributions
Wonderful Christian peers and a vibrant student population
Free Fitness Center membership
Rich employee benefits
**This position is subject to close at any time, regardless of the date on the posting.
Minimum of three years' full-time experience in a higher education or corporate environment focused on employer relations, college recruiting, sales, development, communications, public relations or other areas where building relationships with individuals/organizations is a major responsibility.
Demonstrated ability to build relationships across multiple populations, internal and external.
Employer Relations or Alumni Relations experience at a university preferred.
A commitment to working with a diverse population of students is essential; demonstrated experience in this area is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Keenly aware of today's current corporate and non-profit marketplace.
Excellent information system and database management skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to create and maintain collaborative relationships and professional networks with diverse populations internally and externally.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to project professionalism to constituents.
Skill in preparing clear and concise reports, procedures, correspondences and other materials.
Value an environment that reflects the diversity of God's kingdom, engages in global concerns, and connects culturally.
All applicants must express a personal commitment to Jesus Christ and express their Christian testimony in a local church. IN addition, applicant must agree to live in agreement with the Community Lifestyle Statement and affirm the theological commitments expressed in the Statement of Faith
Additional Salary Information: This salary range is for 32 hours a week. This position is expected to be 40 hours a week the next academic year.