Director of Employer Relations and Internships

Kenosha, Wisconsin
Aug 07, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Career Services
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Career Services Office seeks a Director of Employer Relations and Internships. The Director of Employer Relations and Internships is responsible for developing and implementing a strategy for external employer and industry partnerships, as well as expanding creative opportunities for employers to engage with students and the Carthage community.   This position will build and sustain employer relationships and will work collaboratively with students, faculty and staff to create powerful outcomes for Carthage students and alumni.


  • Cultivate new relationships with employers through personal outreach, site visits, conferences, etc. resulting in a broader array of internships and job opportunities.
  • Maintain and grow a targeted list of key employers to engage Carthage students and develop effective and productive relationships with employers.
  • Responsible for increasing collaboration with returning employers to grow existing opportunities within targeted organizations.
  • Work proactively with faculty members to identify internship/job candidates and employers.
  • Manage and execute employer-related programming and workshops.
  • Ensure accurate and timely capture of employer feedback to assess career readiness of students and alumni.
  • Analyze relevant data and determine trends to identify areas of opportunity with new employers based on industry trends, student interest, and alumni/parent connections.
  • Provide individual career coaching and group presentations to students and alumni on topics including, but not limited to self-assessment, internship and job search strategy, interview preparation, and networking.
  • Recruit, place, monitor, and track students participating in the Carthage in Chicago program.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • 3 - 5 years relevant experience
  • Candidates with experience in higher education, executive placement, and collegiate recruiting are encouraged to apply.  


  • Demonstrated ability to set goals, develop programs and methods to achieve goals, and to implement, facilitate, access, modify and maintain strategic initiatives and programs. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, public speaking, and strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment, set priorities, take initiative, and work independently.
  • Demonstrated experience working with diverse populations and be self-motivated and able to manage multiple projects and programs simultaneously.
  • Comfort with social media, especially LinkedIn.
  • Ability to travel in the region and to work occasional evenings and weekends.


Apply online using the link below. Completed application packets will include (1) a letter of interest (cover letter), (2) resume or Curriculum Vitae, and (3) Three current references. All application materials should be submitted through the "resume upload" section.

Paper copies will not be accepted. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. First consideration will be given to applications received by August 21.

Founded in 1847, Carthage College combines an environment of reflection and self-discovery with a culture of high expectation, so that our students uncover and ignite their true potential. As a four-year private liberal arts college with roots in the Lutheran tradition, we place a strong emphasis on both moral and intellectual values. Our prime location in Kenosha, Wisconsin, midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, allows students the opportunity to learn in a professional context. Our beautiful campus, an 80-acre arboretum on the shore of Lake Michigan is home to 150 scholars, 2,600 full-time students, and 400 part-time students. Our rich academic experience equips students with foundational knowledge and skills, preparing graduates to be lifelong learners and to lead meaningful, productive lives.

 Carthage College is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse community.  We welcome applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or status as an individual with a disability.