Manager of Employer Relations
Founded in 1869, Chatham University is a fully coed institution with an enrollment of over 2,200 students and over 60 undergraduate and graduate programs in our areas of excellence: sustainability; health & lab sciences; business & communication; and the arts & humanities. Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson (Class of '29), and is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been selected as one of the Top 50 Green Colleges by The Princeton Review; ranked in the top five nationally for sustainability achievements in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS); and mentioned in a 2012 Forbes article as one of the places "contributing to Pittsburgh's transformation into a destination for green living."
Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened in 2014 the world's first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus. Consistently ranked as a best college by U.S. News & World Report in the Regional Universities North category, Chatham consists of the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability & Environment; the School of Arts, Science and Business; and the College for Continuing & Professional Studies.
To help support the work of the University we have an immediate opening for a Manager of Employer Relations. The Manager of Employer Relations reports to the Director of Career Development.
This position is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive plan related to employer relations with the highest potential to provide professional mentorship to Chatham University undergraduate and graduate students and to hire students for internship and career opportunities. A Chatham education focuses on academic excellence, personal wellness and professional development. The staff member will contribute to long-term planning, project management and program development in a fast paced student oriented operation. Success in this position is dependent on being energetic, highly motivated and results-oriented in building and maintaining strong connections with employers, administrators, faculty, and staff as well as external and internal partners. At some points in the year, evening and weekend hours are necessary. Career Development reports through the Division of Student Affairs and staff must be prepared to contribute to the overall mission of Student Affairs. Candidates must feel comfortable working in an evolving organizational framework with shifting responsibilities.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Develop goals and strategies for developing a comprehensive employer services program.
- Enhance the office’s communication strategies to external partners and employers by providing accurate and up-to-date information about the advantages of hiring a Chatham student and the opportunities to recruit on campus.
- Partner and collaborate with Student Affairs and other campus departments to coordinate major career-related events on campus.
- Oversee employer contact database utilizing Handshake, LinkedIn and other data sources.
- Other duties as assigned.
Master’s in Counseling Psychology, Education, Higher Education Administration, Student Personnel, Human Resources or related field required and at least five years of experience in the field of career development or student affairs in higher education. A demonstrated commitment to diversity and the ability to perform in multicultural settings. A commitment to educating students and providing a world-class collegiate experience and the ability to travel within the region on a regular (almost daily) basis and occasional state-wide or national travel.
Chatham University offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, including tuition remission for qualified personnel, and a generous retirement plan.
Interested candidates should visit www.chatham.edu/careers and follow the instructions to complete the application process. To ensure full consideration, please submit a cover letter addressing the qualifications of the position, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Chatham University is an Equal Opportunity Employer