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Hobart and William Smith Colleges Senior Associate Director of Employment Development and Engagement in Geneva, New York

Senior Associate Director of Employment Development and Engagement

Salisbury Center for Career, Professional and Experiential Education

SUMMARY:

As a member of the Career Services team, the Senior Associate Director of Employer Development and Engagement 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 Senior Associate Director of Employer Development and Engagement will provide leadership that cultivates 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 Senior Associate Director will educate employers about the breadth of knowledge, skills, and abilities that HWS graduates can bring to their workplace as well as keeping current on job trends. Oversee the Assistant Director of Employer Development and Engagement and Research Administrator. Travel is required.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Recruitment:

  • 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

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

  • actively promote 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

  • manage alumni/ae/parent networking database

  • host on-campus recruiters and promote students' candidacy

  • travel to establish and maintain connections with employers, recruiters, alumni/ae, parents

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

  • meet with students as they apply for opportunities

  • supervise Assistant Director of Employer Development and Engagement in developing, strategizing and sustaining opportunities for careers in the not-for-profit sector

  • arrange and staff the annual Fullbridge Program

  • lead the Business Case Study course annually

Program Development and Promotion:

  • develop, manage and lead winter break and spring break Career Trek events in the private sector

  • oversee the development and execution of winter break and spring break Career Trek events to Washington, DC, Boston and NYC in the non-profit sector

  • develop and facilitate career-related evening workshops for the private sector

  • supervise the development and facilitation of non-profit career-related evening workshops

  • coordinate the Professionals in Residence speaker series for private sector

  • supervise the coordination of the Professionals in Residence speaker series in the non-profit sector

  • publicize and promote career programs and services

  • assist with writing and producing office and campus publications

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

  • lead the Finance Society bi-monthly, a select group of high-performing, finance-focused students

  • attend Trustee and alumni events

  • represent the office at meetings, events, etc.

QUALIFICATIONS:

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

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

  • Experience with outreach, marketing and recruitment.

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

  • 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 to develop relationships with employers, alumni, alumnae and parents.

  • Technical knowledge preferred: Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, desktop database programs such as Handshake

  • Preferred technical knowledge: Raiser’s Edge.

OTHER INFORMATION:

This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible administrative salaried position. Normal campus office hours of work are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the academic year with a possible shortened workweek during the scheduled summer hours. Some evening and weekend work will be required. The salary is competitive and is negotiable depending on the strength of qualifications. The benefit package includes but is not limited to: 20 days of vacation each year; 10 paid holidays; medical, dental, and vision insurances; long-term disability coverage; life insurance; and retirement benefits. This position is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

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 https://apply.interfolio.com/59043.

If you have a question, are looking for help, please contact Interfolio's support team at help@interfolio.com or call 1-877-997-8807 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. through 6 p.m., EST, Monday through Friday.

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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.

Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions. The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. With an enrollment of approximately 2,000, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program. Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.

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