Business Development Manager for Employer & Alumni Engagement
University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Salary: 54,000.00 - 65,000.00
Internal Number: 359514
The Office of Undergraduate Education in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) invites applications for the position of Business Development Manager for Employer & Alumni Engagement. The Business Development Manager is charged with creating and sustaining relationships with regional, national, and global employers for the 12,000+ undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts.
Under the direction of the Associate Director of Employer & Alumni Engagement, the Business Development Manager will work closely with colleagues in CLAâ™s Career Services, corporate engagement, alumni relations, and Office of Undergraduate Education to create an employer and alumni engagement strategy that aligns with CLAâ™s career readiness philosophy to facilitate opportunities for CLA undergraduate students. They will provide excellent service to employers seeking to recruit CLA students for internship and permanent roles.
The Business Development Manager for Employer & Alumni Engagement has a special focus on strategically developing new relationships with employers that align with the most common career fields CLA graduates pursue.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Business Development (60%)
Seek out and develop new, mutually beneficial employer relationships to expand career opportunities for liberal arts students.
Strategically identify employers for deeper engagement with CLA, including but not limited to engaging with career courses, career field communities, sponsorships, and eventual philanthropic investments.
Maintain existing employer relationships by providing a high level of customer service and clear communication.
Maintain thorough notes and regularly update Salesforce CRM with leads and contacts.
Consult/advise employers and CLA colleagues on recruiting best practices, policies, labor market trends, and other information related to hiring entry-level talent.
Facilitate relationships between employers and campus partners.
Visit employersâ™ workplaces and participate in state and national professional organizations to build relationships with employment communities.
Contribute to the development of reports for campus stakeholders related to employer engagement and activities.
Participate in the development of marketing strategies and materials to bring greater visibility of the College of Liberal Arts to relevant employers and industries.
Employer Engagement and Programming (30%)
Support and assist with hosting employers and alumni on campus for recruiting and networking events.
Partner with CLAâ™s Communication Specialist to promote employer engagement opportunities through a variety of channels including newsletters, CLAâ™s career coaching team, academic department contacts, and other communication tools.
Lead efforts of CLAâ™s Employer Advisory Council (EAC). Plan and host two EAC meetings each academic year.
Share information and updates with employers about CLA Career Services.
Other Responsibilities, Professional Development, and Service (10%)
Demonstrate a commitment to ongoing social justice and racial equity work that identifies, challenges, and removes barriers to access at the individual, community, and system levels.
Engage in professional development and scholarly activity in the field of student affairs and career development to maintain knowledge of trends and best practices (e.g. membership in professional associations, attendance at conferences and seminars, writing articles, serving on teams, and collaborating with other professional groups, etc.).
Participate in Career Services, Undergraduate Education, College, and University-wide committees and meetings as requested.
Other duties as assigned and as appropriate to the individualâ™s background and experience.
Bachelorâ™s degree and at least four years of relevant work experience, or masterâ™s degree plus at least two years of relevant experience.
Demonstrated ability to set goals, oversee projects, and work autonomously in a fast-paced environment.
Strong skills in interpersonal communication, relationship development, follow-up, and contact management.
Demonstrated commitment to ongoing social justice and racial equity work
Affinity for the liberal arts.
An understanding of job search barriers for undergraduate students from historically underrepresented populations.
Proficiency with technology and systems such as: Handshake, Qualtrics, Salesforce, Microsoft Office, G-Suite, and LinkedIn
$54,000.00 - $65,000.00 (depending on qualifications)
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.