Employer Relationship Liaison
TITLE: Employer Relations Liaison DEPARTMENT: Career and Professional Development REPORTS TO: Associate Director of Career and Professional Development EFFECTIVE DATE: TBDEMPLOYMENT 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. SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY: Proactively develop and implement strategies designed to increase employment opportunities for university students and graduatesStrategically identify and build relationships with regional, state, national, and international employers for the recruitment of university students, and alumniPartner 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 studentsFacilitate 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 studentsActively 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 effortsTrack job market demand, use of career services, trends in recruiting, job-offer data, and hiring results for students in various academic majorsFormulate strategies for achieving greater participation rates for those majors that underuse available career resourcesSupport 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 projectsAttend administrative staff meetingsParticipate in professional development activitiesRepresent career services on campus and in the community as neededCollect and analyze pertinent data related to student and employer participation in targeted career planning programs, events, and services for the department's annual reportParticipate in various team projects at the university career centerPrepare monthly and quarterly departmental reportsOther duties as assigned by the Associate Vice President of Career Services and the Associate Director of Career and Professional Development MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: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. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: A dynamic, professional demeanor with exceptional organization, written, and public speaking skillsFamiliarity/comfort with computers, technology, and software programsAbility to effectively use and leverage social media platforms and mass emailAbility to exercise independent judgmentAbility to work nontraditional work hours, including evenings, holidays, or weekendsExcellent communication, presentation, and organizational skillsAbility to use assessment instruments and computerized career and employer guidance systemsAbility to create, compose, and edit written materials for marketing purposesAbility to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and proceduresAbility to gather data, compile information, and prepare reportsAbility to resolve employer complaints and concernsExceptional time management skillsExhibit a motivated/enthusiastic work styleAbility to work independently and in a team environmentTravel may be necessary with occasional overnight stays for training, professional development, conferences, etc.Ability to maintain the confidentiality of employer and student records and informationStrong interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constancies in a diverse community LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS PREFERRED:Certification as a GCDF or CDF by NCDAMust have a valid driver's license and a good driving record and qualify to operate a vehiclewithin University guidelines SUPERVISOR RESPONSBILITES:
This position does not have supervisory responsibility PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
:Work is typically performed in a typical interior/office work environmentMinimal physical effort requiredNo or very limited exposure to physical riskLimited travel only; occasional errands around campus and town
KENTUCKY STATE UNIVERSITY is an Equal Opportunity EmployerThe 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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