Associate Director of Employer Relations and Community Development
Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey
Internal Number: 201549
Rutgers University-Newark, an urban public research university and anchor institution, located in Newark, New Jersey, a city of promise, is seeking an Associate Director of Employer Relations and Community Development, reporting to the Executive Director of the Career Development Center, the Associate Director of Community Development is responsible for a wide range of management, employer engagement, and coaching functions. The Director of Community Development contributes to the mission and goals of Career Services by providing overall leadership for all aspects of relations with external partners and recruitment, including program development, management, evaluation and outcome measurement.
This position is responsible for the following but are not limited to:
Manages professional staff and student employees, directs all on-campus recruiting programs, and delivers job search focused advising and programs, as well as off-campus recruiting programs
Oversees all internship initiatives, including the development of new programs/initiatives related to experiential education
Ensures that recruiting activities and postings (internships, jobs, other experiential opportunities) remain consistent and are serving the broader mission of RU-N Career Development Center
In addition to directing the core service delivery for external relations, the Associate Director is responsible for career development within the Employer Relations area of Career Services, including overseeing external professional development opportunities, in-service training for staff, and online career development services; and structuring programming that connects Rutgers-Newark students to industry information
Works closely with the Executive Director on technology management and marketing, including overseeing the Handshake platform deployment within the area and researching and assessing emerging career coaching technology solutions and online counseling tools and programs
Works closely with the Executive Director on all data management and reporting services, which are critical in benchmarking employer relations efforts
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a Master's degree or equivalency, with a proven track record of developing and stewarding relationships with a wide variety of constituencies, and a minimum of three years of progressive professional experience in career services, college recruiting, business development, corporate relations, or academic administration within a university setting.
In addition to being familiar with all office software applications (i.e., Microsoft Office Suite and equivalents, database packages, calendaring applications, email services), the Associate Director should have a facility with career services software, such as internship and employer database systems (i.e., Handshake, Symplicity, etc.) and career assessment instruments (i.e., FOCUS, Myers-Briggs, etc.), as well as emerging social media and online teaching platforms.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Must be willing and available to work some nights and weekends as well as travel when needed.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.