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Hobart and William Smith Colleges Assistant Director, Non-Profit Employer Development & Engagement in Geneva, New York

As a member of the Career Services team, the Assistant Director of Employer Development will contribute to the strategic leadership of the Center by proactively partnering and collaborating internally and externally to build the future of career education at the Colleges. The Assistant Director of Employer Development will cultivate and maintains relationships with employers to make full- and part-time employment, internships, and career opportunities available to students, alumni, and alumnae. This will include identifying and cultivating relationships with parents, alumni, and alumnae as employers. As part of the relationship building, the Assistant Director will educate employers about the breadth of knowledge, skills, and abilities that HWS graduates can bring to their workplace. Travel will be required.



  • Coordinate and host on-campus recruiters and promote students' candidacy

  • develop and maintain relationships with employers, alumni, alumnae and parents

  • develop and maintain relationships with faculty to further meet the needs of students

  • meet annually with faculty via department meetings or individual outreach

  • share opportunities with faculty for purposes of sharing opportunities with students

  • provide opportunities for faculty to meet with employers

  • devise marketing strategies and implement outreach to campus and external communities

  • build and maintain close relationships with representatives and recruiters for job and internship development opportunities, candidate referrals and on- and off-campus recruiting efforts

  • develops substantial database of opportunities for students; work with career counseling staff to identify students' interests and provide relevant jobs and internships

  • actively promotes opportunities to students and maintain web-based database system of position listings

  • assist with the placement of students into job shadow and externship opportunities

  • coordinate special recruiting efforts: partnership events, job fairs, networking events

  • target for expansion underrepresented disciplines, industries, and career fields

  • help to maintain the alumni/ae/parent networking database

    Career Advising:

  • provide general career advising for students with defined career goals regarding resumes, professional correspondence, job search and networking strategies and specific employment opportunities; help support them with the use of AI/resume scanning services to enhance their materials for specific employers/industries

  • meet with students as they apply for opportunities and connect them with appropriate contacts, including alums and employers for networking and guidance

  • partner with the Assistant Director of Career Counseling in working with students interested in careers in not-for-profit, arts, education, and the sciences as it relates to identifying specific opportunities for those students

  • lead weekly meetings to review caseload of students

  • provide action steps to support the caseload of students

    Program Development and Promotion:

  • develop and facilitate career-related evening workshops

  • coordinate the speaker series for not-for-profit, arts, architecture, education, and government fields

  • publicize and promote career programs and services

  • develop, coordinate, and attend winter break programs including Day on the Hill, Fashion Day, Arts, Non-Profits, and Environment Experience, and others as decided by the director

  • assist with writing and publishing office communications

  • present at Admissions events at peak times of the year and meet with individual recruits and prospective students/families

  • represent the office at meetings, events, etc. as requested by Executive Director


  • Manage research student worker, including trainings on Handshake (i.e. approving jobs, posting jobs, and approving employers) and overseeing their weekly work assignments

  • Increase Salisbury Center campus presence through collaboration with other offices in the development of programming and events

  • Responsible for managing the Guaranteed Internship Funding application process and applicant submissions

  • Schedule required workshops

  • Post, promote and review applications each Fall, Spring and Summer

  • Cross reference applications against the requirements checklist to ensure applicants completed requirements; follow up with those that haven’t

  • Schedule and host mandatory orientation sessions for all students receiving funding; coordinate paperwork for business office including accountability contracts, thank you cards and requests for payment in Unimarket

  • Work with the business office to set students up in the payment system

  • Work with the director to Award funding from the 20 award sources

  • Assist the director in Follow up with all recipients to obtain their 2-page summaries for the donors; edit all papers before submitting them to the donor relations staff

  • Work closely with the Executive Director on administrative tasks as needed


    This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible administrative, exempt position. Normal campus office hours of work are 8:30am to 5:00pm during the academic year and a possible shortened workweek during the scheduled summer hours’ period. This position is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned. Annual salary- $58,500

  • Bachelor's degree. Master’s degree in a relevant discipline highly preferred.

  • Successfully have demonstrated skills in selling, a sense of urgency to complete tasks, and outstanding interpersonal skills.

  • Experience with outreach, marketing, and recruitment.

  • Knowledge and experience with employer relations and other career programs preferred.

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.

  • Ability to develop and manage projects with independence and accountability.

  • Experience leading training sessions, designing and delivering workshops or teaching.

  • Ability to execute in a pressured environment.

  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication, and management/supervisory skills.

  • A motivated/enthusiastic work style.

  • Appreciation of liberal arts curriculum

  • Valid Driver’s License and ability to travel on behalf of the Salisbury Center

  • Required technical knowledge: Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook; Familiarity with Google Docs

  • Preferred technical knowledge: Raiser's Edge. Unimarket and Handshake

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a cover letter, resume and the names with contact information of at least three (3) professional references to our application service, Interfolio (utilizing the Apply link on the right). Background check required.

If you have a question or need help on uploading your application materials, please contact Interfolio's support team at or call 1-877-997-8807 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. through 6 p.m., EST, Monday through Friday.

Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to providing a non-discriminatory and harassment-free educational, living and working environment for all members of the HWS community, including students, faculty, staff, volunteers, and visitors. HWS prohibits discrimination and harassment in their programs and activities on the basis of age, color, disability, domestic violence victim status, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other status protected under the law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment, sexual violence, sexual assault, and other forms of sexual misconduct including stalking and intimate partner violence, and gender-based harassment that does not involve conduct of a sexual nature.