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The director of employer engagement and programming is a member of the Cohen Career Center management team, reporting to the associate vice president of career development. The director provides leadership to all aspects of the Center’s employer relations program that involves 150 to 200 unique companies and agencies on an annual basis. Developing a strategic approach to employer development that strengthens existing relationships and expands outreach and partnerships with employing organizations across multiple industries reflecting the full spectrum of William & Mary student interests is a key focus for the director. Additionally, the director is responsible for managing a robust program of career fairs, as well as other on- and off-campus, and virtual recruitment events in coordination with campus academic partners throughout the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and the Mason School of Business. The director is directly engaged in assessment activities designed to measure outcomes and impact of employer relations initiatives and the overall value proposition of the Cohen Career Center to the liberal arts experience. As a member of the AVP’s leadership team, the director will work closely with the William & Mary Career Collaborative that leverages and unites employer development across the university, University Advancement and Alumni Relations, the Student Affairs Parent and Family Council, Employer Sponsorship Program, and Employer Advisory Board. The director manages a team consisting of an assistant director, graduate assistant, and six student employees supporting special events and employer relations, and is engaged in budget decision-making, development of Center policies and procedures, and long- and short-term strategic goals and priorities in conjunction with the associate vice president and other members of the management team.
The successful candidate will possess an advanced degree in higher education, student personnel, human resources management, or business, and a progressive record of professional experience in career services, employer relations, or talent acquisition and/or equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional requirements include: strong written and verbal communications skills; effective organizational and management skills; demonstrated public relations/marketing abilities; strong computer skills including database management and familiarity with CRM systems, career development platforms, and related software applications; proven track record of employer/relationship development; understanding of the contemporary job market, recruitment strategies, and employment trends; experience with project and event management; and documented record of developing and supervising staff.
Preferred qualifications include: Previous experience working in a centralized career services model with a background in employer development, employer engagement, programming, and/or career development.
Application and Nomination
Review of applications will begin February 13, 2020, and continue until the position is filled. A resume with an accompanying cover letter may be submitted via the Spelman Johnson website at www.spelmanjohnson.com/open-positions. Nominations for this position may be emailed to Valerie B. Szymkowicz at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.
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