The University seeks an energetic professional to join the employer
relations team within Career Services. This team partners closely
with over 215 employers who annually seek intern and entry-level
talent among 3,100 Colgate students. Additionally, they monitor the
quality and relevance of opportunities posted on our online job
board. The assistant director ensures a high-quality recruiting
experience for employers and students alike. Employer satisfaction
and retention are top priorities, and the work of this individual
has a direct impact on these metrics.
Career Services is committed to supporting the successful launch of
our students: with a 90% knowledge rate, 98% of respondents from
the Class of 2022 secured employment, graduate/professional school
admission, or a fellowship/scholarship within nine months of
graduation. This position reports to the associate director of
employer relations and sits among a highly-motivated team of 15
Colgate University is a highly selective liberal arts institution
known for its intellectual rigor, world-class professors and staff,
a campus of stunning beauty, and alumni famously loyal to their
alma mater. Ranked among the top twenty liberal arts colleges in
the country by US News & World Report, Colgate offers a
challenging academic environment and close contact with faculty and
staff. Established in 1819, the university seeks to continue its
tradition of academic excellence with a comprehensive Third-Century
Plan designed to take the institution into the next century.
Providing over 55 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs, Colgate
is predominantly residential and enrolls 3,000 students
representing 50 states and 74 countries. The university is located
in Hamilton, New York, recognized as one of the country’s most
friendly towns, and is within one hour’s driving time of Syracuse
and Utica. Career Services reports directly to the Vice President
and Dean of the College. Colgate was named in 2022 as one of the
Top 30 Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs by ACPA and
Diverse Issues in Higher Education for a second consecutive year.
Learn more about Colgate University and the Dean of the College
Division by reviewing A
Candidate’s Guide to Colgate.
Professional Experience/ Qualifications
- Develop a portfolio of potential and existing contacts to
provide recruiting opportunities for current students.
- Responsible for maintaining a high level of relationship
development with alumni, parents, and employers that results in
employers seeking Colgate talent for diverse internship and
full-time employment opportunities.
- Responsible for identifying and independently sourcing new
target employers that represent the geographic and industry
interests of Colgate students.
- Accountable for increasing the number and satisfaction of
employer representatives who visit campus or are engaged in
recruitment efforts. Responsible for sustained, longitudinal
employer retention. Responsible for the high level of employer
satisfaction in working with Colgate to recruit and employ students
and graduates. Ensures accurate and timely capture of employer
feedback. Accountable for maintaining productive recruiting
relationships with existing employers to sustain, broaden, and/or
deepen their engagement with students.
- Responsible to oversee formal internship recruiting and
consortium programs (i.e.: Summer on the Cuyahoga).
- Must have a minimum of two years of full-time professional
- Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills;
strong organizational and analytical skills and the ability to set
priorities and take initiative.
- Must demonstrate an aptitude for building and maintaining
- Must be self-motivated and able to manage multiple projects and
programs simultaneously with an appropriate sense of urgency.
- Must be team-oriented and effective working in collaborative
- Must demonstrate a solid comfort level with social media,
- 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
- Must be able to travel up to 10% annually.
- One or more years of career services, recruitment, talent
acquisition, or sales experience preferred.
- Prior experience working with alumni and parents to develop
internship and job leads is preferred.
- Prior experience working with diverse student populations is
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required.
Job Open Date
Job Close Date
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Special Instructions Summary
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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