Miami University’s Center for Career Exploration & Success is poised to take a very successful career center to the next level. The newly created Director of Employer Relations will serve as part of the center’s leadership team to envision and advance a fresh set of employer/parent/alumni development and engagement strategies to measurably impact the outcomes of students and alumni. This individual will help craft a strong vision for employer development, grow the size and scope of the employer relations staff, and be a leader within the office and division to effectively serve the Miami community.
Under the direction of the Assistant Vice President, the Director leads the Employer Relations strategy and innovative approach, both internal and external to the University
Create and implement a strategic plan for employer development and engagement which leverages existing and new employer partnerships as well as alumni and parents; and that increases the number of internships and job opportunities for Miami students
Lead and mentor current Employer Relations Team; hire and train newly created roles on team
Leverage data to inform the development, maintenance, and growth of strategic employer relationships across the wide industry sectors, creating opportunities for all academic areas of study
As part of the Center for Career Exploration & Success senior leadership team, this position is a key advisor to the AVP on all career education and external facing initiatives at the institution
Oversees and expands regional, national, and international employer networks and relationships
Collaborates with Alumni Affairs, Corporate Foundation Relations, Development, Parent & Family Programs and other externally facing offices
Successfully manages multiple projects with complex needs and various timelines
Represents the university at relevant events with external constituents, professional associations, and relevant career and workforce development initiatives
Stays abreast of recruiting practices and hiring preferences of employers and communicate to stakeholders
Minimum 5 years of experience with Master's degree in Higher Education, Business, Leadership, or Related field; or 7 years of experience with a Bachelors degree in Higher Education, Business, Leadership, or Related field
Proven track record of building relationships and networks with external constituents
Knowledge of corporations and relevant industry sectors, trends in the job market, and awareness of employer relations and career development
Minimum Three years working within an office of career development with an understanding for issues involving employer relations, recruitment/talent acquisition, and first destination data
Minimum Three years of experience supervising teams or the work of others
Previous experience managing complex relationship networks internal and external to an organization, with a focus on customer service
Demonstration of leading strategic planning and fostering innovative organizational change
Experience with leveraging technology and CRM systems to manage and execute goals
How to Apply
Applications should include a cover letter that addresses the leadership agenda outlined in this prospectus; resume; and the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references.
To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be received by midnight eastern time on June 10, 2018
About Miami University
Miami University, a student-centered public university founded in 1809, has built its success through an unwavering commitment to liberal arts undergraduate education and the active engagement of its students in both curricular and co-curricular life. It is deeply committed to student success, builds great student and alumni loyalty, and empowers its students, faculty, and staff to become engaged citizens who use their knowledge and skills with integrity and compassion to improve the future of our global society.