Employer Relationship Liaison

Job description

TITLE: Employer Relations Liaison  

DEPARTMENT: Career and Professional Development   

REPORTS TO: Associate Director of Career and Professional Development 


EMPLOYMENT STATUS: Full-Time                                            

EMPLOYMENT CLASSIFICATION: Exempt                                       


PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB: The Career and Professional Development Center provides consultation for academic, personal, social, and vocational development to assist students in analyzing interests, aptitudes, personality traits, values, attitudes, and desired lifestyles for suitable employment and educational opportunities. The office provides support for faculty, staff, and administration on employment trends, standards, and requirements that adhere to local, state, and national guidelines.



  • Proactively develop and implement strategies designed to increase employment opportunities for university students and graduates
  • Strategically identify and build relationships with regional, state, national, and international employers for the recruitment of university students, and alumni
  • Partner with employers to develop marketing strategies for an optimal employer campus presence, which includes, but not limited to: on-campus recruitment (OCR), information sessions, tabling events, job postings, internships, career fairs, class/organization presentations, resume searches, etc.
  • Provide technical education and assistance to students/alumni, employers, faculty, and staff in their use and application of the career services management system (currently Handshake)
  • Collaborate with faculty/staff to increase employment opportunities for students
  • Facilitate relationships between employers and the university community, including students, faculty, staff, alumni associations, foundations, etc.
  • Work closely with the Internship Advisory Council (IAC) to support and track internships opportunities for students
  • Actively participate in various local, state, regional, and national organizations such as chambers of commerce, societies of human resource management, NACE, alumni chapters, etc.
  • Compile, analyze and report data on employer relations activities, assess employer relations efforts, and provide feedback as to the effectiveness of such efforts
  • Track job market demand, use of career services, trends in recruiting, job-offer data, and hiring results for students in various academic majors
  • Formulate strategies for achieving greater participation rates for those majors that underuse available career resources
  • Support career development programs coordinated by career services, including, but not limited to, workshops, employer seminars, meetings within and outside of career and services, and other special projects
  • Attend administrative staff meetings
  • Participate in professional development activities
  • Represent career services on campus and in the community as needed
  • Collect and analyze pertinent data related to student and employer participation in targeted career planning programs, events, and services for the department's annual report
  • Participate in various team projects at the university career center
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly departmental reports
  • Other duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President of Career Services and the Associate Director of Career and Professional Development


  • Education/Experience: Master’s degree in higher education administration or related field.
  • Years of work experience in a corporate/industry or university career services environment.


  • A dynamic, professional demeanor with exceptional organization, written, and public speaking skills
  • Familiarity/comfort with computers, technology, and software programs
  • Ability to effectively use and leverage social media platforms and mass email
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment
  • Ability to work nontraditional work hours, including evenings, holidays, or weekends
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and organizational skills
  • Ability to use assessment instruments and computerized career and employer guidance systems
  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials for marketing purposes
  • Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports
  • Ability to resolve employer complaints and concerns
  • Exceptional time management skills
  • Exhibit a motivated/enthusiastic work style
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Travel may be necessary with occasional overnight stays for training, professional development, conferences, etc.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of employer and student records and information
  • Strong interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constancies in a diverse community


  • Certification as a GCDF or CDF by NCDA
  • Must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record and qualify to operate a vehicle
  • within University guidelines


    This position does not have supervisory responsibility  


  • Work is typically performed in a typical interior/office work environment
  • Minimal physical effort required
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk
  • Limited travel only; occasional errands around campus and town

  • KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    The functions, qualifications, knowledge/skills, and physical requirements listed in this job description represent the essential duties of the job, which the incumbent must be able to perform either with or without reasonable accommodation. The Job Functions listed do not necessarily include all activities that the individual may perform. 




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    Job No:
    Posted: 2/25/2021
    Application Due: 8/24/2021
    Work Type: Full Time