Career Services, Human Resource/Staffing, Recruiting/Talent Acquisition
Founded in 1819, Centre College is a small, selective educational community located in Danville, Kentucky, and serves approximately 1,400 students by focusing on high quality undergraduate education as its primary mission. The historic, picturesque 150-acre campus is 30 miles from Lexington, in the famed Bluegrass Region of Central Kentucky. Centre accomplishes its goals in an atmosphere of caring and respectful relationships among faculty, student, and staff. The College has an endowment in excess of $300 million and an operating budget of more than $65 million.
Centre College, a four-year private institution that both U.S. News & World Report and Forbes continuously rank among the nation’s top 50 liberal arts colleges, is accepting applications for the position of Employer Relations Specialist.
Job Skills / Requirements
Strategically plans and oversee all aspects of employer engagement with the Center for Career & Professional Development. Facilitates relationships with employers, alumni and parents. Provides comprehensive marketing strategies and solutions for the office.
Essential Job Functions: • Strategically identify, cultivate and maintain relationships with employers to develop internship and post-graduate employment opportunities for students; • Develop and implement a comprehensive employer relations plan; • Design and develop employer marketing material; • Compile and report data on employer relations activities, assess employer relations efforts, and provide feedback on the effectiveness of such efforts; • Engage alumni and parents to establish mutually beneficial relationships dedicated to connecting students with alumni and parent employers; • Facilitate relationships between employers and the Centre community, including students, faculty, and staff; • Participate in various local, state, regional and national professional organizations, such as Chambers of Commerce, Society of Human Resource Management, NACE, Centre Alumni chapters, etc; • Provide individualized and innovative solutions to employers seeking to maximize their presence with Centre students; • Develop and manage dynamic programs and events designed to connect employers with students, including on-campus recruitment events and activities and the Emerging Professionals series; • Expand student access to alumni, parents and employers for career information and networking; • Manage Handshake, the Center for Career & Professional Development’s on-line job and internship posting and event management system; • Development and implement a comprehensive marketing plan for all aspects of the office; • Lead Center for Career & Professional Development social media marketing efforts; • Train and supervise the Center for Career & Professional Development Career Ambassador program (student marketing representative) • Appreciation of, a sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty and staff of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Marginal Job Functions: • Represent the Center for Career & Professional Development at various campus events and make presentations to campus community and business community on employer relations efforts; • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, psychology, communication, public relations or other related major. Three or more years of progressively responsible office or higher education program administration experience.
Knowledge and Skills: Effectively interact with employers, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, administrators and students. Familiarity with corporate and non-profit human resource management. Proven ability to organize effectively and work both independently and as part of a team. Strong presentation and public speaking skills. Excellent written and oral communications skills. Strong analytical and problem solving skills necessary. Proficiency with Windows environment including word processing and knowledge of database programs as well as popular social media venues. Travel required.
Physical Requirements: Limited pushing, pulling, lifting. Lifting would not exceed 20 lbs. Mobility on campus necessary.
Additional Information / Benefits
Centre College is committed to an environment that welcomes and supports diversity. Centre strives to create an environment where differences are celebrated rather than discouraged, where the individuals have the opportunity to exchange ideas and share in the richness of mutual experiences. Please view the Statement of Community. For information concerning the college, visit our web site at www.centre.edu
Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Long Term Disability, 401K/403b Plan, Pension/Retirement, Educational Assistance
Screening Requirements: Motor Vehicle, Criminal Background Check, Social Security & Sex Offender traces