In coordination with the Master of Science Career Services Director, serve as the lead employer relations team member in developing, coordinating, and executing a comprehensive business development strategy that results in employment opportunities for students in the MS Programs in the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.
Lead efforts in initiating contact with employers new to recruiting MS Program students, including but not limited to, cold calling and email interactions. Educate employers and key stakeholders on the value of the MS Programs and the unique skill set and job profiles for each MS Program. Vet inbound employer inquires and direct to appropriate recruiting resources. Identify employer recruiting needs; recommend and implement involvement opportunities and hiring strategies. Manage and expand existing relationships with various stakeholders.
Own process for creating, managing, and maintaining employer relationship information in databases including utilizing existing information systems (i.e. Symplicity). Monitor and report on business development progress, employer involvement, and other key metrics. Develop feedback loop with employers and key stakeholders in order to inform improvements to career services programming and curriculum.
Recommend and document MS Career Services/Employer Relations program policies, procedures, and best practices. Provide mentoring and training to junior employer relations team members.
Organize events to increase employer involvement with the MS Programs.
Travel locally, statewide, and nationally to represent the MS Programs at corporate visits, campus functions, conferences, and professional meetings.
Bachelor’s degree. Five (5) years of professional experience in employer relations or business development. Demonstrated experience managing multiple tasks at high volume and performing routine activities. Experience leading a team. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated interpersonal skills and professional demeanor. Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Master’s degree. Professional experience in employer relations or business development in a university career services setting. Proven ability to develop relationships that result in employment opportunities.