Employer Relations Coordinator
May 29, 2014
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: Cultivate and foster employer connections to create partnerships between the university and employers; source and develop internship and job opportunities locally, domestically and globally. Work collaboratively with Career Services staff to ensure impactful experiences in the students’ career development. Ensure employers/internship sponsors are recognized by and connected to the university. DUTIES: 1. Introduce Lawrence to employers through outreach initiatives (e.g., site visits, collaborative programming, email and virtual contacts). Build and maintain pipeline of for-profit and not-for-profit organizations in diverse fields to increase internship offerings. Manage these employer relationships to promote connections with/for students. 2. Develop internship sites according to students’ needs and interests; cultivate and maintain professional contacts at internship sites. With colleagues, source students for the opportunities. 3. Engage employers in creative ways to assist students with their career preparation (e.g., Think Globally, Explore Locally program, mock interviews, panels, mentoring, site visits, case studies). Prepare and coach alumni/employers and students for these interactions. 4. Develop electronic and print marketing materials for students and employers. 5. Serve as collaborative colleague for program development and/or career events as prioritized (e.g. Career Conference, Shadow Programs, etc.). 6. Prepare and execute grants as appropriate. 7. Advise students and alumni – either 1:1 and/or in classroom sessions. 8. Serve as active member of Career Services and student affairs staffs. 9. Evaluate systems and processes in Career Services, providing suggestions to improve efficiency and effectiveness. 10. Attend regional workshops or professional meetings on behalf of the university. 11. Other duties as assigned. WORKING RELATIONSHIPS: Will work collaboratively with students, faculty, Career Services staff, employers/internship/job sponsors, alumni, Alumni & Constituency Engagement and Development offices and student affairs staff.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES, 1. Bachelor’s degree required. 2. Two or more years experience in a higher education setting preferred. 3. General understanding of best practices to engage employers and students in career services. 4. Executive presence with excellent interpersonal skills, high energy level, and the ability to relate well to a variety of people and groups both in and outside of higher education. 5. Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills. 6. Self-motivated. 7. Experience with technology including database or program management software. 8. Valid driver’s license. 9. Commitment to the values and mission of a residential, liberal arts college. 10. Must have successful completion of criminal record, driving record and reference checks. 11. Limited travel may be needed as appropriate.
How To Apply:
Interested applicants should apply online and submit a resume and cover letter at https://lawrencecareers.silkroad.com.