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Assistant Director, Employer Relations

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 8, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Community Relations & Institutional Outreach, Human Resources Administration, Alumni Affairs, Student Affairs, Career Services, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
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Full Time
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Posting Details

Job # 038769 Department Code 40305-3150 Department Career Services Job Title Assistant Director, Employer Relations 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 Assistant Director, Employer Relations supports the Central Career Services mission to promote, manage and grow the University’s employer relations function. Under the guidance of the Director of Career Services, Assessment & Student Success, the Assistant Director will serve as the first point of contact for current and future constituents who seek to engage with Syracuse University students for career-based opportunities, while engaging in inter-University conversations with the individual school/college career units on career opportunities for our undergraduate students. S/he will be tasked with increasing the quantity, quality and variety of job and internship opportunities, and engaging employers/alumni/parents to provide programs and services to help students compete effectively for opportunities of interest. Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and 5 – 10 years of related experience.
  • Proven experience with developing and maintaining positive working relationships with external organizations.
  • Database management experience required. Strong Excel skills. Knowledge of and experience with Handshake highly preferred.
  • Familiarity with the internship and employment recruitment process, desirable.
  • Ability to travel and work weekends and evenings as required. 10-15% travel.
Job Specific Qualifications
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, with a heavy emphasis on creative thinking and reasoning abilities that are demonstrated through oversight of multiple tasks with attention to detail.
  • Requires excellent interpersonal and team development skills, including the presence and pose needed to interact and develop strong relationships with various constituencies (faculty, staff, students, employers and alumni).
  • Well-developed and effective public speaking and presentation skills with the ability to positively influence on-and-off campus groups.
  • Knowledge of career trends, employer relations, workplace changes, impacts of technology and social media, etc.
  • Ability to think strategically, sustainably and analytically with the ability to move items from vision to action.
  • Ability to track data and metrics of employer engagement and outcomes.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, be flexible and adapt well to an evolving campus.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work with a diverse student population and serve as an advocate for that diversity.
  • Ability to collaborate with others to support initiatives across units.
Manage and support the development of partnerships between SU Colleges and Schools, the University, and external communities (corporations, public sector and not-for-profit entities) to expand the number and type of experiential learning, internship and full-time employment opportunities for Syracuse University students. Partner with the Director of Career Services within the Central Career Office to develop and expand internship and employment opportunities. Oversee and participate in site visits (in-person and virtual) to include local, regional, and national employers. Act as an information resource to employers looking to grow their relationship with the University, as well as serving as the first point of contact for new company partnerships. Serve as a central point of contact career service programming and Career Fairs that cross college/school lines.

Pursue and maintain strong internal relationships with the multiple career service units within Syracuse University in support of their mission(s) for employer relations. Collect and manage data related to all college and school employer relations work including internships, mentoring opportunities, and job placement. Work closely with university Corporate and Foundation Relations team to coordinate these efforts within an all-university perspective. Track data and metrics of employer engagement and outcomes.

Oversee operations within the Employer Relations function of the department. Manage budget and determine allocation of resources for recruiting, events (Career Fairs, Industry Days, Immersion Programming), and employer relations.

Collaborate with other Career Services staff to develop outreach programming and customized workshops centered on career exploration. Coordinate employment connections between employers and student organizations with similar interests across campus. Plan, implement and evaluate special programs (e.g. Transition into the Workplace, Diversity Conversation Circles, etc.), utilizing both employer and campus professionals to better prepare students for the workplace. Collaborate with Director and staff in all operational functions of Career Services.

Support Career Exploration Advisers on issues related to the job search strategies. Collaborate with Assistant Director, Career Systems on technology utilization and creating best practices within the University’s shared online platform, Handshake. Represent Career Services and the Division of the Student Experience on University-wide committees. Physical Requirements
Not Applicable Tools/Equipment
Not Applicable Application Instructions
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. EEO Statement
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 08/08/2022 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants
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