note: Application deadline is Monday, November 11, 2019.
The Meruelo Family Center for Career Development prepares students for lifelong career readiness through innovative and tailored programs, services, and strategic partnerships. Strategic partnerships extend beyond Notre Dame’s campus through the cultivation of relationships with employers and alumni to advance student placement into meaningful internships and full-time positions. The Center’s Employer Engagement and Recruitment Services Team is charged with advancing these relationships.
The Employer Engagement Program Manager (“manager”) of the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development is responsible for cultivating relationships with a broad range of companies and organizations in a portfolio of designated industries with the ultimate goal of advancing recruitment of Notre Dame undergraduate and graduate students into top tier internships and full-time employment. The manager will be charged with strategically advancing relationships through collaborative efforts involving partners including, but not limited to: University Relations (Corporate Relations, Development, and the Notre Dame Alumni Association), faculty, and the Notre Dame alumni community. The manager is regarded as a content knowledge expert on Notre Dame’s academic programs and clearly articulates Notre Dame’s brand and student demographics to advance the hiring of undergraduate and graduate students from all fields of study. The manager will facilitate and implement opportunities for employers to network with students both on and off campus. This role also includes being present at evening information sessions and events for designated industries, as well as a rotating schedule of early morning employer greeting in the interview center in Duncan Student Center. The manager collaborates across all functions of the Career Development team to provide a world-class career development program to benefit all undergraduate and graduate students. Specific responsibilities include:
STEWARDSHIP OF EXISTING EMPLOYERS: Manage relationships of employers with established recruiting relationships at the University to deepen existing recruiting efforts and ensure an unsurpassed recruiting experience. Communicate on a strategic and frequent basis to assess existing recruiting priorities and results and offer creative ways to advance recruiting on and off campus. Identify opportunities to increase hiring of graduate and undergraduate students with top tier employers in new job functions. Serve as a centralized resource for all recruiting needs for a portfolio of top tier employers, including: reviewing and approving job postings and events, coordinating on-campus recruiting, securing participation in career fairs and other networking events, and overall brand management. Attend and support on-campus recruiting events hosted by employers.
RELATIONSHIP CULTIVATION WITH NEW EMPLOYERS: Coordinate and lead research on designated emerging industries, new companies, industry developments, and recruiting trends to effectively engage prospective employers. Collaborate with key partners (including faculty and senior University leaders) to strategically engage prospective employers to establish a recruiting relationship. Travel to meet with employer representatives at their respective locations, as well as conferences and other networking events. Increase employer presence on campus through participation in career fairs, special programs, and networking events.
ON-CAMPUS PROGRAM SUPPORT: Collaborate with employers, Career Development staff and other colleagues on campus to educate students about industries, career opportunities, and preparation requirements. Actively participate in programs offered by Career Development counselors and consultants. Assist with career development efforts (resume reviews, interview preparation, walk-in appointments, etc.).
COLLABORATION, REPORTING, AND COMMUNICATION: Track all interactions and progress with employer engagement efforts and prepare reports. Meet regularly with faculty and University partners to effectively communicate industry, employer, and recruiting trends of existing and prospective employers. Serve as a centralized resource for campus partners to engage employers in University efforts (classroom visits, experiential projects, participation in student club events, etc.).
OFF-CAMPUS PROGRAM COORDINATION: Collaborate with employers and alumni to develop, implement, and attend opportunities for students to engage on-site with organizations across the country through treks (site visits), special programs, and networking events.
SPECIAL PROJECTS AND OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED: Lead special projects and performs other duties as assigned by the Career Development Leadership Team to ensure the success of the Center, the University, students, and other stakeholders. Represent the Meruelo Family Center for Career Development across campus and in professional associations/community organizations.