Williams is pleased to announce the opening for the Associate Director of Employer Relations! We are seeking a dynamic, independent, and motivated professional to join our Operations & External Relations team to manage all aspects of employer partnerships and recruitment strategies. This individual will work closely with career center colleagues to build and execute a strategic employer cultivation and maintenance plan. With goal-oriented relationship building at its core, this role will oversee our employer partnerships with the support and supervision of the ‘68 Center Employer Relations Assistant as well.
Williams has a deeply diverse student body in terms of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Our expectation is that the successful candidate will excel at fostering a fully inclusive community and working with individual students, groups, and potential employers from a wide variety of backgrounds, experiences, and fields.
Manage the ‘68 Center recruiting program including employer information sessions, interview schedules, meetups, and collecting employer feedback.
Expand and develop job and internship opportunities for students through outreach to employers, alumni, parents and other constituent groups.
Work closely with employers to identify their needs and recommend best-practice recruiting options.
Consult and collaborate with Career Center colleagues to share industry trends, employer information, and identify potential recruiting partners within each Career Community.
Ensure that employer events are marketed across campus through appropriate channels by working with Career Center colleagues and working closely with the Communications & Events Coordinator.
Maintain records and report on the statistics of recruiting activities and employer contacts.
Provide direct supervision for a full-time Employer Relations Assistant & ‘68 Center Coordinator and part-time student Recruiting Assistants.
Manage Handshake, the office recruiting management system. Oversee the posting of job descriptions and other relevant information, and coordinating sign-up procedures and deadlines for students participating in the recruiting program and other related activities. Attend users conference, and stay abreast of the latest vendor updates and functionality.
Actively represent the college and its students to prospective employers. Seek opportunities from a highly diversified range of student industry interests. Deliver the highest level of customer service for employers.
Collaborate with and follow up on OCR/Senior Development Officer sourced alumni internship and job introductions.
Manage and maintain EphLink Opportunities which includes Job, Internship & Projects postings.
Participate in many other Career Center activities as needed.
This is a full-time, year-round, regular appointment. Some evening and weekend hours are required during recruiting seasons, this may include travel to employer sites and professional conferences.
A Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) with an emphasis on higher education, student affairs, human resource management, marketing, or similar fields is required.
At least 5 years of relevant experience including experience related to recruiting or career development in a related business, sales or career center setting
Demonstrated experience supervising or directing staff and managing events; excellent interpersonal skills; strong customer service, organization and written and oral communication skills.
Must be able to work collaboratively and establish relationships with students, faculty, administrators, alumni, families, and employers, in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.
Cultural Competence: Experience relating well to people from diverse backgrounds; sensitivity to group differences; demonstrated understanding of DEI issues.
Demonstrated experience utilizing data to set, meet, and surpass goals
Familiarity with career service management systems- specifically Handshake - is preferred.
Application review will begin on September 28, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Pay starts around $75,000, commensurate with experience. Job band 2-D. Please visit https://staff-careers.williams.edu/ to apply.
Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.
Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Williams College is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive. As part of this commitment, we will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-2681 or email at [email protected].