St. John's established in 1870, has three New York City campuses; international locations in Rome, Italy; Limerick, Ireland; and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University's outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John's University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of programs offered online. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.
A dedication to diversity, equity and inclusion is at the heart of our mission. As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John's is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all members of our community. We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution. Our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world.
University Career Services
Specific Job Title:
Director of Employer Relations
Senior Director of Employer Relations
The Director of Employer Relations serves as a liaison between industry, faculty and students, the University Career Services Department and alumni. The Director of Employer Relations cultivates relationships with new and existing employers and connects them with faculty and students. The overall performance standard for this position is a measurable increase in experiential learning and job opportunities and connections for St. John's students.
The St. John's University Career Services team strives to ensure equitable access to career resources for all students and alumni as they work towards meaningful and satisfying careers.
Showcase your talents by effectively engaging employers and creating career connections. The ideal candidate will cultivate productive relationships with faculty and utilize technology and on-demand resources as well as next destination data and marketing analytics to advance students' opportunities and pathways to career.
The Director will support the overall effectiveness of the Career Services department and the Division of Student Affairs.
St. John's values your work/life balance and offers this full-time opportunity with potential for partial remote work after six months of employment. (Typically in office 4-5 days per week during the semester with increased flexibility on breaks and during the summer.)
Employer Outreach and Constituent Network Development:
Assist Assistant Vice President, Sr. Director of Employer Relations, and other University administrators in setting Employment Development Plans.
According to priorities set out in the employment development plans: generate interest, develop and maintain relationships with employers from the private, public, and non-profit sectors for campus recruiting, internships, posting positions, panels, special programs, etc.
Collaborate with other units, including but not limited to: academic deans, Institutional Advancement, Athletics Department, and Alumni Relations to maintain and enrich existing relationships and develop new partnerships for potential internship and job opportunities.
Perform extensive external outreach to organizations to enhance pre-and post-graduate opportunities for students, including designing an outreach strategy and assistance with creation of marketing collateral and materials needed to expand the recruiting program.
Acquire and maintain an intimate knowledge of academic programs and pedagogy.
As one point of contact for the Dean of the college, work closely with faculty, departments, student groups, and alumni to design and/or present career related programming, events, special projects, and to communicate various career services initiatives.
Facilitate advanced career development workshops or programs for target student and alumni populations.
Leverage alumni base in support of expanded internship and career opportunities for students.
Utilize technology to meet student and employer needs in recruitment and placement.
Represent the office in a variety of University, community, and other networking events.
Collaborate with other members of Employer Relations and central management team to fully leverage employer relationships for the benefit of the institution.
Remain informed of national, state, and local hiring practices, guidelines, and labor related issues.
Foster a productive and inclusive environment that encourages student enrollment, retention, persistence, and positive outcomes.
Support the mission and strategic priorities of the University.
Assist with designing and presenting career-outcome based special reports/projects necessary for accreditation institutional reporting needs upon request.
Assist with management of the employment statistics process, which may include collecting, verifying, and reporting statistics and data internally or for external purposes.
Must be collaborative, self-directed, outcome oriented, and able and willing to work under pressure with frequent interruptions.
Must have strong customer service focus for internal and external constituents and been successful in working both independently and in cross-functional teams.
Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.
This position operates in a professional office environment; this position is required to use standard office equipment such as personal computers, printers, etc.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work:
This position is full-time, and the expected hours are generally Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This position occasionally requires extended hours and weekend work.
Minimum of seven years of experience in corporate recruiting/business development, company recruiting, corporate relations, or senior human resources required.
Proven success in developing and maintaining internal and external relationships, able to interact with high level executives.
Related industry/role experience.
Demonstrated ability to build a network of employers or clients in a results-driven environment.
Must have familiarity of employment and industry trends, coupled with business acumen and a passion for learning new businesses.
Proficiency with Office 365 and familiarity with CRM technology required.
Familiarity with higher education and on-campus recruitment preferred.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
In compliance with NYC's Pay Transparency Act, the annual salary range for this position is $78,000 - $90,000. St. John's University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.
This position may be relocated to any of St. John's University's physical locations at any time.
St. John's offers a competitive compensation program which is commensurate with your qualifications, experience, and contingent upon the departmental budget. We also offer an extremely comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. Along with exceptional benefits such as medical, dental, life insurance, long term disability insurance, tuition remission, generous 403(b) employer contribution, employee assistance program, and liberal paid time off policies, faculty and staff can also enjoy St. John's performing arts, libraries, bookstores, dining facilities, campus recreation and sporting events
Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John's University of satisfactory references, verification of employment and education.
St. John's University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
St. John's University is Catholic, Vincentian and Metropolitan. We are committed to attracting, motivating, and retaining a highly qualified and diverse workforce to support our mission of academic excellence and the pursuit of wisdom. Known for over 100 years of proud athletic tradition, our Big East excitement keeps Red Storm fans cheering. Ranked among America's top universities by The Princeton Review, St. John's University educates leaders for today's global society through quality academics, high-tech resources and an expanding international presence. With 1,500 Faculty and 1,400 Administrators/Staff, St. John's is a leading Catholic University in the Vincentian tradition, dedicated to making a positive difference in people's lives through active engagement in issues of energy and resource conservation, social justice and global citizenship. These values enhance the academic experience of more than 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students on three residential New York City campuses in Queens, Staten Island and Manhattan; a graduate center in Oakdale, NY; an international campus in Paris, France and Rome, Italy; and learning centers in other locations worldwide.