Assistant Director of Employer Engagement

San Jose, CA
Jun 09, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 24590
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job Code: 1038
Department: Career Center


Classification: Administrative Analyst/Specialist - Exempt II
Salary Range: $4,693/month - $8,002/month
FLSA status: Exempt

San Jose State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package. For more information on programs available, please visit

About the Position

The Assistant Director of Employer Engagement performs duties under limited supervision of the Director, working independently to provide leadership and operational management to the center's employer engagement and on-campus recruiting programs. The Assistant Director leads the strategic cultivation of employment opportunities within the regional and global organizations. The Assistant Director serves as the center's and university's consultant regarding talent acquisition and development to the employer community. Oversees, enhances and optimizes daily operations of the employer engagement team to ensure quality service, adherence to legal guidelines on student recruitment, effective fiscal management.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Develop annual strategic marketing plan and budget for the employer engagement program, including the development of service, event, and sponsorship packaging and pricing.
- Manage the employer engagement team budget to meet expense and revenue goals, including accounting of partner benefits.
- Supervise the employer engagement team to deliver campus recruiting services and events, such as the job/internship board, career fairs, employer information sessions, and on-campus interviews to ensure quality service to employers.
- Ensure compliance with all EEOC/AA, ADAAA, federal, state, and University guidelines on employment.
- Regularly gather and align to student and employer feedback on employer engagement and on-campus recruiting program services and events.
- Leverage the capabilities of SJSU Handshake, the career services system, and the knowledge of the career counselors to research, analyze and define student employment needs and opportunity gaps.
- Oversee communication and outreach to employer community, including the development of marketing collateral, content, and channels.
- Collaborate with community leaders to identify potential for mutually beneficial partnerships. Serve as the center's representative to employer steering committees on and off campus.
- Collaborate with campus partners, including Advancement, the Alumni Association, and various college administrators to build campus-wide relationships with employers.
- Conduct research and analysis of regional and global economic and recruiting trends affecting college graduate employment.
- Plan, execute, and report recruiter needs assessment to understand recruiting needs and goals

Education and Experience

A bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training and four years of administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs.

Preferred Qualifications

- M.A. or MBA in HR, marketing, PR, or similar
- 5 years of experience related to recruiting, onboarding and/or development of diverse, early-career candidates
- 5 years of experience in event or program leadership, including research, planning, execution, evaluation, and budget management for revenues of at least $100,000.
- 5 years of experience developing and executing marketing and/or promotions to diverse customers
- 5 years of experience in higher education career services or advancement
- 5 years of experience in customer needs analysis and service development

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

- Ability in program management, including team leadership, research, strategic planning, execution, evaluation, budget management, and slate prioritization.
- Ability to gather and analyze data for the purpose of solution development and strategic opportunity development.
- Ability to design, implement, and evaluate large-scale marketing, communication, and outreach campaigns.
- Ability to compose and format communication tailored to diverse audiences and the ability to deliver effective presentations
- Effective research skills in the area of student job searching and employment.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to perform with focus and accuracy in a fast-paced, multiple priority environment.
- Ability to establish, measure, and respond to team operational standards.
- Ability to interact and consult with diverse stakeholders and partners to establish and maintain cooperative, solution-focused working relationships
- Knowledge of large-scale research methodology and reporting to gather performance feedback and employment data from stakeholders.
- Knowledge of early-career employment dynamics, economics, and regulations.
- Ability to interpret and apply those policies and program rules.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality of information shared in a variety of formats, including data in IT systems and details revealed in conversation.
- Ability to exercise mature judgment, assess and resolve complex problems, handle sensitive communications and mediate disputes between team members, students, and/or external stakeholders.
- Computer skills including the basic use office productivity tools and the use of enterprise-wide IT databases.

Posting Date

June 8, 2018

Application Screening

Application Screening begins June 25, 2018
Applications received before that date will receive first consideration.

This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.

Required Application Material:

Letter of interest
Complete SJSU Online Employment Application

Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration.

Note To Applicant

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a conditional offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San Jos State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Equal Employment Statement

SJSU is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability.

It is the policy of SJSU to provide reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities who self disclose.

Contact Information

One Washington Square San Jose, CA 95192-0046
Phone: 408-924-2250


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