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Employer Relations Coordinator

Alfred University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 29, 2023

The Alfred University Career Development Center empowers students and alumni to find their professional purpose and meaningful work through informed decision-making, practical experience, and connection to the global community.

Reporting to the Director of the Career Development Center (CDC), the Employer Relations Coordinator manages all aspects of on-campus recruiting and is the primary liaison to all employers, recruiters, and industry partners. The position requires high external visibility with employers in the private, public, and non-profit sectors. The Coordinator will strategically cultivate and strengthen communication with and between employers, students, alums, and faculty to maximize student employment outcomes and university resources. The Employer Relations Coordinator will oversee employer recruiting, including information sessions, interviews, networking opportunities, and marketing strategies directed to students and alums. Candidates must demonstrate an ability to work with a diverse student population and serve as an advocate for that diversity. This position is a 35 hour a week position.

  • (60 percent) Represents the university at recruitment events held on- and off-campus to educate employers on the university's academic programs. Establish and cultivate relationships with targeted employers and organizations through various mediums, including but not limited to site visits, lunches, association meetings, conferences, and networking opportunities. Manage and maintain all aspects of the Employer Advisory Board. Develop ongoing marketing strategies and materials to bring greater visibility of the college to relevant employers and industries. Aid and support collaborative initiatives in the CDC office and across campus. In coordination with the CDC staff, oversee all aspects of two all-industry, on-campus career fairs annually. The purposes of these relationships are to:
    • Create greater visibility of the university, its students, and alums within relevant professional communities.
    • Grow the number of full-time, freelance, internship, and co-op opportunities advertised to Alfred University students and alums.
    • Grow the number of on-campus interviews and information sessions conducted at the university.
  • (20 percent) Oversees all communications to students, alums, and employers regarding recruitment activities; designs and develops marketing materials, including recruiting related website documentation. Engage employers and recruiters to attend career fairs and other on-campus recruitment opportunities. Compose and strategize the content and timing of a large volume of communications to students via Handshake and other
    mediums, and present job-search strategies workshops to students participating in on- and off-campus recruiting activities.
  • (10 percent) Update, distribute, collect, and analyze undergraduate and graduate students' graduate outcomes survey data; write two comprehensive and interpretive reports annually to distribute survey findings and industry analysis.
  • (10 percent) Oversee employer approvals in Handshake, the on-campus online recruiting system; serve as point person for communication and outreach to employers and recruiters.
  • Education: Bachelor's degree in education, human services, business, liberal arts, or business is required.
  • Experience: Minimum of two years of experience in college recruiting, human resources, employer relations, management and supervision of staff, marketing, or related fields preferred.
  • Additional Knowledge/Skills:
    • Proven professionalism and ability to interact effectively with individuals from interns to CEOs.
    • Demonstrated computer expertise such as database administration, career-related internet sites, proficiency in Microsoft Office, and various social media platforms.
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills.
    • An outgoing customer service-oriented style, effective in building relationships through in-person, phone and online networking required.
    • High level of cultural sensitivity and strong interest in working with a diverse population.
    • Commitment to confidentiality required in all matters, especially with student meetings, handling resumes, and employment situations.
    • Willingness to develop as a professional in an office that must be responsive to changing job markets and career/student development trends.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, exhibiting strong time management skills, strategic thinking, sound judgment, and a sense of humor.
Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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