Alumni & Employer Relations Advisor
The Alumni & Employer Relations Advisor serves as the main point of contact for potential mentors and employers of Beloit College students, establishes and maintains excellent relationships with a diverse array of alumni and employers. As part of Beloit College’s commitment to anti-racism, this staff member will focus particularly on building relationships with alumni from historically marginalized backgrounds. They will also focus on collaborating with organizations that are led by or work with Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color. This person also advises college students on career development and facilitates alumni and employer programming for the student body and for the Career Channels program.
This is an 11-month position.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
Alumni & Employer Relations (50%)
- Builds and sustains relationships with regional, state, national, and international employers for the recruitment of college students.Expands access to professional networks, internship opportunities, and job opportunities for students from historically marginalized backgrounds, including students from low-income backgrounds or populations; Black, Indigenous, and/or Students of Color; students with disabilities; LGBTQ+ students; and others.Collaborates with staff in the Development & Alumni Relations division and faculty and staff in the Career Channels program to establish and enhance alumni mentoring relationships.Serves as the alumni and employer point of contact for online recruiting tools (career management software/employer database, alumni networking platforms, and supplementary aggregate sites.)Uses the career management database to report on employer engagement, including job postings and student applications for external internship and professional job opportunities.Executes the annual First Destination Survey and reports findings to the Center Director.
Career Development Advising (25%)
- Advises students in areas related to career development (including professional portfolio, graduate school, job searches, etc.) and community engagement (including volunteering, college funding, experiential learning requirements, etc.).Refers students to workshops, other advisors, and/or resources as appropriate.Maintains up-to-date knowledge and information about career development, community engagement, and alumni/employer relations trends and best practices.
- Develops innovative alumni and employer events for the student body, including (but not limited to): information sessions, classroom visits, alumni and employer panels, etc.Markets on-campus and off-campus employer events and career fairs to the campus community.Develops annual industry/alumni trips, in partnership with the Career Channels coordinators and other staff departments.Supports the execution of campus-wide annual events that connect students to alumni employers.
- Participates as a team member in activities related to the goals and objectives of Career Works.Delegates First Destination Survey and related research tasks to student paraprofessional staff.Supervises Community-Based Learning student paraprofessionals, in partnership with the faculty director of Community-Based Learning..Perform other similarly related duties as assigned.
Credentials and Experience:
- Bachelor’s degree in counseling, human resources, or related field. (Master’s degree preferred.)1-3 years’ experience in employer/employee recruitment from a university or business perspective.Experience developing relationships with diverse groups of internal and external stakeholders. (Experience working with students from low-income backgrounds or populations; Black, Indigenous and/or Students of Color; students with disabilities; and/or LGBTQ+ students preferred.)Experience with independently conceiving and completing projects.
Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.