• Columbia University
  • $192,290.00 -192,290.00/year*
  • New York , NY
  • Executive Management
  • Full-Time
  • 21 Warren St

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* Requisition no: 502164
* Work type: Full Time
* Location: Morningside
* School/Department: School of Professional Studies
* Grade: Grade 14
* Categories: General Administration, Stdnt Affairs/Educational Admn
* Job Type: Officer of Administration
* Bargaining Unit:
* Regular/Temporary: Regular
* End Date if Temporary:
* Hours Per Week: 35
* Salary Range:

A strong internal candidate has been identified for this position, however, we are still accepting applications from other qualified candidates.

Position Summary

This position builds and maintains relationships with employer organizations for student internships and permanent employment, manages employer/student interactions, counsels students on job search strategy, supervises professional staff, manages post-graduation outcomes data collection, and assists the executive director with all office initiatives, programming, and strategic planning. The Director for Employer Relations is charged with building the Career Design Lab (CDL) and School of Professional Studies (SPS) brand as a source of talent for employers and with educating students about the hiring processes, timing, and competencies, which will allow them to thrive in a competitive employment market. This position is based in Midtown, New York.


Employer Relations

* Develops and manages ongoing relationships with companies, agencies, and organizations, domestically and internationally, in assigned industry areas, that leads to employment opportunities (internships and full-time) for students; assists Executive Director with developing employer relations strategy, including target organizations and plans for connecting with them
* Manages relationships with recruiters and hiring managers in their portfolio, identifies new employers and develops relationships with them; record and manage contacts, outreach and outcomes in CRM (i.e., 12Twenty Company View); regularly communicates, both verbal and written, with employer contacts
* Networks with alumni and other sources within assigned areas to strengthen and broaden relationships
* Coordinates with employer partners to conduct on-campus employer-focused events, info sessions, on-campus interviews, etc.
* Collaborates with colleagues in Career Development to develop programming for, and run the premier events (i,e., Career Week)
* Analyzes relevant recruiting data and determines trends to target specific companies
* Markets students to specific companies based on student interest and qualifications, and hiring organizations' recruitment needs
* Educates employers on the best ways to connect with students and on tools available to employers for student interaction and evaluation including the CROWN Employer Engagement Program
* Collects feedback from employers and students on employer events to ensure quality delivery and mutual satisfaction. Uses feedback to make necessary adjustments
* Collaborates with other internal stakeholders (Academic Advising, Admissions, Alumni Relations, Experiential Learning, Programs, etc.) on projects as necessary
* Researches and stays informed on national, state and local hiring practices, employment trends and other labor-related issues for appropriate industry verticals
* Represents SPS at regional and national functions that contribute to the mission of the Career Design Lab team
* Works closely with internal stakeholders in Student Life and industry and sector aligned student organizations
* Partners with faculty who teach subject matter related to industry coverage areas to share and engage industry contacts on campus
* Aligns Employer Outreach with Career Outcomes determinants and works proactively and collaboratively with Academic Directors on aligning targets, events, and programming appropriately

Career Readiness

* Advises students and alumni from select M.S. programs on networking, job search and interviewing strategies
* Consults with students 1-1 or in groups to help them prepare for targeted job searches in the areas of industry specialization; must be comfortable presenting professionally using PowerPoint and other technologies, to large groups
* Determines readiness for employer interface and connects students who are actively job seeking directly with employers and others for the purpose of facilitating a relationship that may lead to an internship or a full-time job
* Meets with faculty, alumni, employers, students, and department administrators to identify the career development needs of students and uses this data to inform programming
* Develops and implements career field-specific resources (workshops, interview preparation programming, alumni programs, career treks, online materials) to guide and educate students during their internship and job search process
* Provides leadership and strategic vision for one or more career fields for the Career Design Lab
* Coordinates industry and sector-based career treks for students; advises students on trip preparation; identifies employers and alumni to host students and arranges site visits for trips in partnership with student leaders; travels with students and staff/faculty on a regional and national level
* Collaborates with faculty, alumni relations and development offices and other campus constituents to plan, communicate, and execute related programming and career readiness initiatives
* Represents SPS in speaking to visiting employers, alumni, and prospective students during recruiting visits, company information sessions, alumni events, admissions programs, and orientation functions

Project Responsibility

Assume responsibility for one or more projects within the Career Design Lab; potential projects include but are not limited to:

* Development of employer communication materials, including preparation and regular distribution of information to employer partners
* Point person for industry-specific workshops and programming
* Point person for coordinating a career trek
* Liaison to student organization and faculty aligned with the assigned industry
* Point person to attend and represent CDL at relevant degree program meetings
* Work with colleagues across the institution to capitalize on university resources to benefit students and alumni
* Works with Career Outcomes Analyst to help manage and oversee the collection, assessment, and dissemination of career outcomes verifiable employment data

Other Duties

* Performs other duties and projects, as necessary

Minimum Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree desirable
* 5 years related experience

Preferred Qualifications

* Master's degree in human resources, business-related field or MBA. Experience in international business, experience navigating the global job market, or other related experience preferred

Other Requirements

* Ability to facilitate change, effectively manage up, and to help individuals and groups accomplish their goals
* Entrepreneurial, creative, ability to think outside of the box
* Strong program development and presentation skills
* A self-starter who works independently and is motivated to engage with students, alumni, employers, and others to facilitate connections, build relationships and increase job and internship opportunities
* Must be proficient with technology (MS Office Suite, CRM, Graduway, 12Twenty, Zoom, Skype) and interested in identifying and adopting technology to reach and connect with target audiences
* Well-developed marketing and communication skills
* Strong team and interpersonal skills
* Must be willing to travel between campuses to consult with students and to engage with employers
* Experience in higher education career services, corporate/university recruiting, human resources, talent management, or related field
* Effective ownership and a self-starter

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

Applications open: Aug 07 2019 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close: Aug 22 2019 Eastern Daylight Time

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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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