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Associate Director of Employer Engagement

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jul 25, 2021

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Cooperative & Experiential Education, Other Academic Affairs, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Student Affairs, Career Services, Disabled Student Services
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Full Time
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Job # 037168 Department Code 21901-5040 Department Information Studies-Dean Job Title Associate Director of Employer Engagement Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with experience Staff Level S5 FLSA Status Exempt Hours
Standard University business hours
8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs. Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description
The Office of Career Services & Experiential Learning at the School of Information Studies seeks candidates for the position of Associate Director of Employer Engagement & Experiential Learning to grow and expand the current student, employer, and alumni engagement efforts for iSchool students. Reporting to the Executive Director of Career Services & Experiential Learning, the Associate Director will collaborate with the Advancement and Alumni Relations teams to strategically cultivate and strengthen communication with and between employers, students, and alumni for internship and full-time career opportunities. They will also direct students and alumni for the purpose of lifelong experiential learning opportunities with the iSchool. In addition, this person will be responsible for managing the internship program at the iSchool; including gathering and then disseminating all job and internship opportunities for our student body. They will manage internships for academic credit by collaborating with faculty, internship site supervisors, and students. Additional responsibilities include implementing related employer and student experiential learning programs while promoting internships as an integral, valued element of the iSchool’s learning experience. This role is a highly visible role with a variety of stakeholders: employers, current/prospective students, faculty, and alumni.

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Five (5) plus years of experience working with employer, internship, and/or alumni engagement is required.
  • Master’s Degree in a relevant discipline strongly preferred.
Job Specific Qualifications
  • Advanced problem solving skills, management oversight and direction, public speaking, discernment/judgment, and organizational understanding.
  • Experience with Handshake user platform is highly desirable.
Manage all aspects of iSchool Career Services’ Internship Program:
  • Manage and oversee internship communications with students, faculty supervisors, and initial site supervisor communications.
  • Create, maintain, and analyze internship spreadsheets, seeking trends, changes, and data compilation for internships.
  • Manage the advisement of all international students on the rules, regulations, and process for CPT and OPT application letters. Be the iSchool signature on these letters. Collaborate and consult with The Center for International Services on any issues or questions.
  • Manage Remitted Tuition process for all non-profit and not-for-profit internship sites.
  • Collect and manage all site evaluation information for internship assessment purposes.
  • Advise and assist all iSchool students (main campus, 2U, distance learning) on internship site searches and procedures.
Manage all Career Services and Employer Relations Events:
  • Manage the iSchool Career Fairs for fall and spring semesters; collaborate with other schools/offices on campus for career fair week logistics and employer booth mapping.
  • Develop relationships with prospective employers; seek out new relationships.
  • Create and build all schedules for student and employer engagement in Handshake (resume triage, mock interviews, employer office hours, employer interviews, etc.).
  • Develop a 5-star employer concierge service for visits to the iSchool.
  • Manage all employer visit requests (class visits; coordinate with faculty members; info sessions, meeting w/student groups, event flyers, catering, etc.).
  • Analyze career services and employer relations trends/processes and recommend new and improved ones that will better benefit students and employers.
Manage Information Warehouse on Career Services & Employer Relations Activities and Opportunities:
  • Provide data reports to senior management on job placements and internships. Analyze data for trends, successes and failures in program and process. Implement yearly placement survey by Career Services.
  • Develop and maintain new processes to effectively maintain employer relationships and internship opportunities.
  • Advise all students on services and resources available through the Office of Career Services & Experiential Learning.
  • Collaborate with faculty supervisors in creating Blackboard and 2U courses for required forms and assignments. Compare course registration and student rosters in internship courses then adjust as necessary.
  • Advise Executive Director of Career Services & Experiential Learning on budget and expenditure issues related to career programs.
Student-Alumni Engagement for Experiential Learning:
  • Develop a strategic plan that identifies major goals and objectives for connecting alumni with current iSchool students for career and internship needs.
  • Set priorities and discuss strategies to communicate with students, the public and alumni.
  • Track communications and relations with students and alumni and friends of the School.
  • Develop alumni networks to support recruitment and placement efforts; Assist in the donor recognition programs.
  • Work with Advancement and Alumni Relations team to plan and execute alumni events related to internship, career, and employer needs.
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In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter. About Syracuse University
Syracuse University is a private, international research university with distinctive academics, diversely unique offerings and an undeniable spirit. Located in the geographic heart of New York State, with a global footprint, and nearly 150 years of history, Syracuse University offers a quintessential college experience.
The scope of Syracuse University is a testament to its strengths: a pioneering history dating back to 1870; a choice of more than 200 majors and 100 minors offered through 13 schools and colleges; nearly 15,000 undergraduates and 5,000 graduate students; more than a quarter of a million alumni in 160 countries; and a student population from all 50 U.S. states and 123 countries. For more information, please visit About the Syracuse area
Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000. The area offers a low cost of living and provides many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, professional regional theater, and premier shopping venues. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites, visiting wineries along the Finger Lakes, and biking on trails along the Erie Canal. EEOC
Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
Syracuse University has a long history of engaging veterans and the military-connected community through its educational programs, community outreach, and employment programs. After World War II, Syracuse University welcomed more than 10,000 returning veterans to our campus, and those veterans literally transformed Syracuse University into the national research institution it is today. The University’s contemporary commitment to veterans builds on this historical legacy, and extends to both class-leading initiatives focused on making an SU degree accessible and affordable to the post-9/11 generation of veterans, and also programs designed to position Syracuse University as the employer of choice for military veterans, members of the Guard and Reserve, and military family members. Commitment to a Diverse and Inclusive Campus Community
Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link Job Posting Date 07/25/2021 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants
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