is highly dynamic, ambitious, and robust. In the
2020-2021 school year, CCS partnered with 77% of the Colgate
student body to complete over 11,500 career development
engagements. Alumni and parent engagement efforts brought nearly
1300 alumni and parent volunteers into initiatives that supported
students’ career development. Many of these volunteers fuel our
recruiting program, which boasts nearly 200 employers each year
partnering with our team to provide internship and entry-level job
opportunities for Colgate students. Colgate is outcomes-oriented:
95% of the Class of 2020 secured employment, graduate/professional
school admission, or a fellowship/scholarship (90% response rate)
within nine months of graduation.
Under the division of the Dean of the College, CCS has realized
significant institutional support in pursuit of this vision.
It is an exciting time for the University as Colgate enters its
third century. President Brian W. Casey is leading the campus
through a comprehensive Third-Century
to raise the institution’s profile as a distinctive and
strong undergraduate liberal arts institution to even-higher levels
Having celebrated its Bicentennial in the academic year 2018–2019
and forging into its third century, Colgate has distinguished
itself as one of the finest residential universities and has sought
a special purpose among institutions of higher learning.
Learn more about Colgate University and the Dean of the College
Division by reviewing A
Candidate’s Guide to Colgate
Career Services is excited to welcome a high-impact professional to
the role of assistant director of employer relations operations.
This position is accountable to operationalize Employer Relations’
efforts to meet identified and aspirational goals in Career
Services’ strategic plan.
A key to success is this this person’s partnership with alumni,
parents, and employers to coordinate all of Colgate’s internship
and employment recruiting efforts: organizing the logistics of
on-campus interviews and info sessions, resume collections;
ensuring accurate management of job postings; and assisting to
create targeted marketing to campus colleagues and students.
As the main system administrator for the team’s recruiting
software, and co-supervisor for interns, this person is heavily
involved in all aspects of our team’s work. In that vein, the team
looks to this person to establish and independently facilitate the
operational workflows and processes that drive progress on Employer
Relations’ pipeline of recruiting prospects. Employer satisfaction
and retention are top priorities for this team, and the work of
this individual has a direct impact on these metrics.
In addition to these employer relations’ tasks, this role is
accountable for tracking and reporting on student internship and
post-graduate outcome data for the university.
Professional Experience/ Qualifications
- Must have two years of relevant experience in a role heavily
focused on planning, operations, process development, project
management, and leveraging systems to advance a goal.
- Must have excellent follow-through and thrive within a
fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
- Must have solid judgement, and the ability to recognize what
challenges should receive immediate management attention.
- Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills,
outstanding attention to detail, and superb organizational,
prioritization, and analytical skills.
- Must have outstanding anticipatory skills and the confidence to
- Must be able to consistently make mutual agreements around roles,
responsibilities and results.
- Must be self-motivated and able to manage multiple competing
priorities simultaneously with an appropriate sense of
- Must have demonstrated technical and database expertise, and the
ability to learn a CRM system.
- Must demonstrate a strong aptitude for running reports and data
- Must be able to articulate a passion for the advantages of a
liberal arts degree and market the university to potential new
- Must be capable of working collegially with a diverse group of
parents, alumni, employers, faculty, staff and students within a
- Prior recruitment operations, or other operations experience is
- CRM technology experience is a plus
An Associate’s degree in combination with five (5) years of work
experience, or a Bachelor’s degree is required.
A Master’s degree is preferred.
Job Open Date
Job Close Date
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It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against
any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their
race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin,
marital status, disability, protected Veteran Status, sexual
orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic
information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial
status, and all other categories covered by law. This policy shall
apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to
recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion,
layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of
compensation and selection for training at all levels of
employment. Colgate University will not discharge or discriminate
against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or
disclose their own compensation or the compensation of another
employee or applicant. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected
Veterans are encouraged to apply.
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