Assoc. Dir. Career Development, Private Sector

About The Unit: POSITION SUMMARY Reporting to the Director of Career Development and External Partnerships, the Associate Director of Career Development, Private Sector Relations will manage all facets of the Career Development Office's (CDO) private sector portfolio, securing internship and full-time opportunities for Harris students, and growing and maintaining the private sector employer portfolio. This employer portfolio includes private sector (i.e. Consulting, Public Finance, Finance, Energy) organizations at the international, national, state, and local levels. This position will also advise students on appropriate career management and job search skills in multiple settings including one-on-one sessions, large lectures, hands-on workshops, and special events. Additionally, the Associate Director will conceptualize, develop, and deliver career programming specific to the Private Sector.

Unit Job Summary: Key Responsibilities: Oversee Employer Relations and Recruiting Activities for the Private Sector -Develop and implement a strategic plan for employer relations with private sector employers in partnership with individuals within the Harris School, employers and alumni -Partner with private sector employers to get a clear view on their strategic and financial objectives and hiring needs. -Partner with employers to determine optimal recruitment strategies to meet hiring needs. -Partner with private sector employers on the planning, coordinating and driving candidate interest activities such as developing sourcing strategies, online postings, candidate recruitment and other creative methods, for identifying, attracting and developing candidate pipelines for employers. -Analyze markets and trends as they relate to job searches and the public policy industry -Develop and maintain new relationships and partnerships to increase private sector employer portfolio -Manages and support the design and delivery of communications and marketing material to students and employers regarding recruitment activities. -Actively maintain partnerships with private employers and provide opportunities for engagement between employers and Harris students - Maintains resume book processes, resume referral, and other methods of presenting students and alumni to employers. -Collaborate with internal constituencies including Student Affairs, Admissions, and Alumni Relations to provide cross-functional support for all initiatives and identify synergies in engagement and outreach. -Monitor and participate in private sector employer social media outreach efforts in collaboration with the Harris Communications team -Collaborate with CDO Director and staff on employer recruitment strategic plans and goals. -Represent the Harris School professionally to all external constituencies Provide Student Career Services -Provide career advising and programming to current students, individually and in groups, on topics including, but not limited to: -Responsible for managing the portfolio of students interested in private sector careers -Identify, recommend and plan steps with students that will help them achieve through the career exploration process -Solicit and analyze student feedback and evaluations to inform changes in program offerings and career service approaches -Develop and maintain relationships with student groups, especially those related to career development and the private sector -Track progress towards individual goals and follow-up appropriately Develop and Implement Career Programming and Events -Develop new services and programs to support career planning and job searches in the private sector -Collaborate with other career development staff members, faculty, and student organizations to determine program offerings and innovations -Partner with industry, policy, or functional student groups to assist in planning and delivering career programming -Manage various special projects and programs that provide career related support -Collaborate with career development staff to develop and implement large scale on-campus programming (i.e. "Career Symposium") -Plan and execute Career Treks (2-3 day professional networking trips of approximately 25 students) to locations such as Washington D.C., New York and San Francisco (at least 1 per year)

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree preferred.

Unit Experience: -Three to five years of prior work experience (or equivalent combination of education and experience) in recruiting, job placement, career counseling or coaching and/or significant industry experience in one or more of the following: Consulting, Public Finance, Finance, Energy and Environmental Policy, Healthcare Policy, Housing Policy, Education Policy, Urban Policy International Development, International Relations, Global Security, Social Enterprise, and Social Entrepreneurship. -Deep understanding of recruitment processes and strong knowledge of candidates selection methods -Familiarity with private sector career paths, opportunities, and employers preferred. -Familiarity with private sector firms in key strategic areas of the Harris School (Consulting, Municipal Finance, Finance, Energy and Environmental Science, Economic Policy). -Experience in career advising, program development, and relationship management required. -Experience in, talent mapping and direct sourcing, employer relations, recruiter experience preferred -Knowledge of career development theory and strong coaching/counseling skills preferred -Experience advising students in a higher education institution strongly preferred

Unit Job Function Competencies: SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES -Deep commitment to customer service and the ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and work successfully in a in a fast-paced environment -Demonstrated success in building and maintaining collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies required -Experience with the development and execution of partnership agreements (Memorandum of Understanding, Memorandum of Agreement, Letter of Intent, etc.) -Effective negotiation, influencing and communication skills -Excellent verbal and written communication skills -Client focus along with relationship building skills -Business acumen and market insight -Ability to communicate with large groups as well as one-on-one with students, alumni, senior administration, faculty, and employers -Willingness and ability to travel and work some evenings and weekends required

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