This position strategically constructs and manages high volume year-round recruiting activities for the Career Development Center, maximizing internship and employment outcomes for students. The Employer Relations Specialist manages USJ employer relations program for employers seeking to hire USJ students for both full-time and internship roles and conducts employer site visits involving travel. This is a 12 month position with some evening and weekend responsibilities.
Manages the design and delivery of recruiting activities for all undergraduate and graduate students at USJ, including program implementation and evaluation.
Organizes and sets the annual recruiting calendar, including all deadlines and processes.
Schedules and coordinates employer information sessions, interviews, and fairs.
Advises employers on strategies for alerting students to opportunities for internships and jobs; manages employer expectations throughout the on-campus recruiting process.
Oversees process of identifying and publicizing non-credit internships.
Collaborates with faculty in academic departments to identify academic credit internships for students.
Identifies not-for-academic-credit internship opportunities for all students and collaborates with faculty to manage student internships for academic credit
Serves as consultant and liaison for and between employers and students
Develops strategic plan to enhance employer relationships with the University.
Oversees database systems associated with recruiting opportunities.
Creates and generates recruiting reports to facilitate the application, interview, and evaluation processes.
Compiles and analyzes data on employer needs via national surveys.
Assists with the planning and promotion of the Career Development Center to students, faculty, staff, alumni/ae, and employers through wide-array of marketing efforts.
Assists with the updating of existing marketing materials and/or development of new materials.
Oversees all communications to students and employers regarding recruitment activities.
Works hand-in-hand with Marketing and Communications to disseminate information on full-time employment, internships, and part-time employment to all interested students and alumni.
Maintains and updates Career Development Center website.
Serves as an administrator of career services’ technology systems, and provides assistance to the Director in web-based technology, data collection, management, and reporting on employment outcomes.
Designs and develops marketing materials, including recruiting-related website documentation.
Represents the University at all employer events, including recruiting visits to employer sites, and hosting organizations on campus for employer development and cultivation purposes.
With the Director, plans and presents recruiting-related programs for students.
Bachelor's degree in any discipline required; Master's degree preferred.
Two years of experience in a higher education setting strongly preferred.
Two to four years of relevant program management, recruiting, employer relations experience or equivalent experience preferred.
Familiarity with career services-related software a plus.
Strong student advocacy with proven ability to work with a diverse population;
Excellent project follow-through ability;
Team-building skills focused on student interaction/relationships;
Excellent oral and written skills and ability to communicate comfortably with students, faculty, staff, alumni/ae, and employers;
Analytical, reasoning and problem solving skills;
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Commitment to the mission and core values of the University of Saint Joseph
Physical ability to perform essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.