University of St. Thomas

Assistant Director of Employer Engagement

Position Summary

The University of St. Thomas (www.stthom.edu), a private Catholic university, located in Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth largest city, committed to the liberal arts and to the religious and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education, is seeking an Assistant Director of Employer Engagement. The Assistant Director of Employer Engagement is a critical position in the Career Services Center and is responsible for developing and maintaining effective relationships with local, regional, and national employers to increase recruitment of UST students and recent graduates, and creating awareness among corporate and community organizations with regard to the benefits of hiring UST students and graduates. They are responsible for generating increased awareness of the services available through the career center. The position reports directly to the Director of the Career Services Center.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage the design and delivery of recruiting activities for undergraduate and graduate Expand the range of employer recruiting activities.
Actively pursue entry-level and internship development Identify and initiate contacts to explore, promote, and solicit employer interest in developing a recruiting relationship with the university.
Partner with employers to develop marketing strategies for enhancement of employer presence on campus, which includes, but not limited to: campus recruitment, job postings, internships, career fairs, class/organization presentations, and resume Manage job fairs, events and professional development workshops
Oversee all communications to students and employers regarding recruitment Design and develop marketing materials, including recruiting-related website documentation. Compose and strategize the content and timing of a large volume of communications to students via career services bulletin boards. Contribute to other office publications including career services newsletter.
Advise employers on comprehensive marketing strategies, appropriateness of employer expectations, inclusion of personnel representative, on-site recruiting process, job description, and salary negotiations.
Conduct external outreach, and job development for recruiting purposes, which includes off-site employer visits, cold calls to employers, follow up on leads, virtual employer meetings, networking, and other outreach initiatives as needed.
Participate actively in various local, state, regional, and national organizations such as chambers of commerce, societies of human resource management, NACE, and alumni chapters.
Develop recruiter events with faculty and staff, and report on recruiting trends to increase knowledge and awareness of job
Establish guidelines for student participation in recruiting Respond to and authorize student requests for exception to policy/procedure, e.g., interviews outside the schedule. Advises students on negotiation of offers, overall ethical/professional conduct, resume/cover letter writing, informational interviewing, interview preparation, time management, and interview cancellations. Handle student feedback on questionable employer behavior or activities.
Design and maintain career management systems for scheduling, interviewing, and registration.
Represent career services center in a variety of events, including Recruiter Forums, recruiting visits to employer sites, and hosting organizations on campus for employer development and cultivation Plan and present recruiting-related programs for students.
Develop and implement policies and procedures that ensure high-quality recruiting program that reflects the needs and expectations of employers and students.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Career Services Center

Knowledge and skills required:
A Bachelor’s degree is A relevant Master’s degree is strongly preferred.
Five years of professional experience in marketing/sales/business development, public relations or community relations is required.
Ability to perform well in a fast-paced environment with strengths in managing multiple projects with competing deadlines; and ability to work independently and in a team setting.
Excellent oral and written communication, customer service, and presentation skills.
Intermediate level of proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Experience serving a diverse student body is strongly preferred.
Experience with college recruiting, from a higher education or a business perspective is preferred.
Ability to speak English and Spanish is desired.

Working conditions:
This position may require occasional irregular office hours including after-hours and weekend work to attend student meetings and Office hours will be established in consultation with the Director of Career Services. Physical requirements are those of a typical office.

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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