The Employer and Career Engagement Specialist facilitates strategic relationships with industry partners to engage all students in experiential and career opportunities including pre-career preparation, internships, and employment. This person will collaborate with various divisions, departments, and offices across the College to strengthen career pathways and mentorship opportunities for all students.
Works under the supervision of the Director of the CCO.
May exercise supervision over assigned student assistants and interns.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Establish new and strengthen existing relationships with key employer partners to increase experiential and employment opportunities for all students.
Collaborate with academic programs, department chairs, and division directors to develop career pathways and opportunities.
Coordinate with the College’s Advancement Division, Alumnae Relations, and other campus partners across the various divisions to develop and increase opportunities for students.
Lead the implementation of campus recruiting (in-person and virtual), with support from the CCO staff, including career fairs, networking events, and employer information sessions, tables, open hours, and other recruiting events.
Identify, plan, and coordinate off-campus employer and industry site visits as well as job shadowing to engage students in the exploration of career pathways.
Coach students one-on-one to explore, pursue, and connect with experiential, internship, and job opportunities that align with passions, strengths, and skills.
Work with CCO staff in the implementation of student preparation workshops and programming.
Assess and evaluate the ongoing effectiveness of employer relationships, partnerships, and recruiting activities.
Assist the Director of the CCO in the collection and analysis of experiential learning and graduate outcome data; distribute reports to relevant stakeholders.
Perform other duties as requested by the Director of the CCO to further the mission of the Office, College, and institutional strategic priorities.
Established record of success in building relationships, programming, and partnerships with employers for experiential, internship, and employment opportunities.
Ability to maintain positive and effective relationships with students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumnae, and college stakeholders.
Experience in serving diverse students, including first gen, BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and other diverse communities.
Exceptional written, verbal, and presentation communication skills.
Service-focused mindset and ability to professionally represent the Office and College in an outwardly-facing role.
Must be a proactive, self-starter with the ability to work both independently and with a team.
Proficient in Google Workplace, Microsoft Office, career management systems, databases, LinkedIn, and other technology tools.
Available for occasional travel to visit with regional employers and industry partners.
Understanding of and commitment to the Mission of Saint Mary’s College.
ADDITIONAL DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Experience in career development in higher education, particularly in an employer relations role.
Leadership in professional networks, particularly those interfacing with employers and recruiting.
Experience in effectively planning and executing events as well as public relations.
Founded by the Sisters of the Holy Cross in 1844, Saint Mary’s College promotes a life of intellectual vigor, aesthetic appreciation, religious sensibility, and social responsibility. Saint Mary’s is a Catholic, residential, women’s, liberal arts college offering undergraduate degrees and co-educational graduate programs.
A pioneer in the education of women, the College fosters an inclusive, academic community where students discover and develop their talents as they prepare to make a difference in the world. All members of the College contribute to this mission in their response to the complex needs and challenges of contemporary life.