Asst. Dir. Employer Engagement, Career and PD

Ursinus College
Collegeville, PA, US

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Alumni Relations & Development, Student Affairs, Career Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Summary and Scope of Position:

The Assistant Director for Employer Engagement develops and nurtures employer relationships that yield high-quality internship and job opportunities as well as informal mentorship for Ursinus College students and alumni. The Assistant Director will report to the Director of Career and Post-Graduate Development and be responsible for leading a comprehensive employer engagement strategy in a liberal arts setting. 


Specific Responsibilities:                                                                                                            

  • Implement a comprehensive employer engagement strategy representing the interests of Ursinus College students and alumni.
  • Cultivate, nurture, and expand relationships with local and regional employers and organizations to secure internship and job opportunities for students and alumni. Strengthen strategic partnerships by implementing customized recruiting and branding/campus engagement plans.
  • Serve as point of contact for all employer inquiries and outreach.
  • Manage contact notes, approve new employers and job postings via Handshake system.
  • Direct strategic engagement of Employer Advisory Board.
  • Develop opportunities for cross-campus collaboration with faculty and staff to identify and promote unique value propositions for recruiting Ursinus College talent.
  • Collaborate closely with Alumni Relations and Advancement in engaging alumni as employers.
  • Recruit employers for annual career fair. Organize employer networking luncheon.
  • Collaborate with Assistant Director in organizing and facilitating Externship Program. 
  • Represent Ursinus College in local and regional professional community including attending various Chamber of Commerce functions and similar events. 
  • Organize and facilitate employer and graduate/professional school visits including Information Sessions, Info Tables, On Campus Interviews and Employer In Residence program.
  • Develop and enforce student and employer policies regarding recruiting practices. 
  • Review resumes and cover letters and provide career coaching on job application/interview processes. 
  • Participate in staff and campus activities and engage in professional development, which may include regional, state and national organizations.
  • Oversee on campus job posting process. Communicate with department “employers” across campus to train and provide guidance on using Handshake. In collaboration with the Director, develop educational materials and programming related to on campus employment for students.
  •  Required Qualifications:                                                                                                               

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, business, marketing, psychology, social sciences, or related discipline. 
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of relevant experience in a career services operation, directly related to employer relations, on-campus recruiting, human resources or marketing, or within a recruiting or business development function.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to quickly build rapport with diverse constituents including employers, faculty/staff, students, alumni, parents and other partners. 
  • Familiarity with the benefit of a residential liberal arts education and ability to articulate the value of liberal arts students to employers.
  • Able to work autonomously and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • High attention to detail, flexibility, and ability to initiate and manage multiple tasks, projects and events under competing deadlines and shifting priorities.
  • Familiarity with job recruitment processes.
  • Experience in marketing, program development, project management, and event planning.
  • Understanding of current employment markets and recruiting trends, career services, and college student development.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Must be able to engage in occasional regional travel.
  • Preferred Qualifications:                                                                                                  

  • Master’s degree in higher education, counseling, or related field.
  • 3 years of relevant experience in a career services operation, directly related to employer relations, on-campus recruiting, human resources and career development, marketing, or within a recruiting or business development function.
  • Other Duties:

    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the individual(s) assigned to this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. 

    Job responsibilities and activities may be modified or changed at any time with or without notice.  Job descriptions will be audited periodically by the Ursinus Human Resources department to ensure they are up-to-date and reflect the essential responsibilities and duties of the job. 



    Interested candidates should hit the apply button.  Once you create an applicant account, you will be prompted to upload your cover letter, resume, and a list with contact information for three references to the applicant database.  

    Ursinus is an AA/EO employer.  Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law in the administration of any of its educational programs or activities or with respect to employment.


    About Ursinus College

    • Founded in 1869
    • First admitted women in 1880
    • 1,650 students from 35 states and 12 countries
    • 20% students of color
    • 12 to 1 student-faculty ratio
    • Accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
    • All students and faculty are issued laptop computers
    • Nationally renowned First-Year Experience, including the Common Intellectual Experience(CIE) Freshmen Seminar
    • Over 60 courses of study, including a variety of interdisciplinary programs.
    • The Center for Science and The Common Good offers students the opportunity to focus on the intersection of science and society.
    • Idyllic 170-acre campus 25 miles from Philadelphia
    • Member of Phi Beta Kappa, the Watson Foundation list, Project Pericles, Bonner Leader Program
    • Member of Project DEEP, the Annapolis Group, the Centennial Conference
    • Home to the Berman Museum of Art
    • U-Imagine Center for Integrative and Entrpreneurial Studies

    The College's most important assets are its faculty and staff. From time to time, a variety of job opportunities are available, both part-time and full-time. Ursinus is an ideal workplace where there are excellent resources and benefits and, of course, great people. The campus is beautiful and the students keep you young.

    Ursinus College is committed to the celebration of and respect for human diversity.

    Ursinus College does not discriminate on grounds of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, disability, or other classification protected by applicable law with respect to all aspects of employment.

    Ursinus College complies with all federal, state, and local statutes and regulations governing employment practices.

    Ursinus College is an equal employment/affirmative action employer.

    All employees are expected to abide by Ursinus College’s equal employment/affirmative action policy.

    Specifically, in matters affecting employment and application for employment, the College will take affirmative action to ensure that each employee and applicant, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, creed, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, or disability (except as limitations may be mandate by law) is accorded equal treatment with respect to terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placement, and opportunities for advancement. The College will make good-faith efforts to enhance employment opportunities for minorities and women compatible with the availability of qualified candidates in relevant employment markets in which Ursinus College is able to recruit.

    Ursinus College is committed to the celebration of and respect for human diversity.  We believe that human beings derive meaning and purpose through their membership in groups as well as through their common humanity and their uniqueness as individuals.  Intellectual and personal growth are enhanced by understanding and appreciating the similarities and differences among groups and individuals.

    The celebration of, and respect for, human diversity at Ursinus is based on the following:

    • The principles of freedom and the quality of individuals as expressed in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States.
    • The practical goal of preparing students to make significant contributions in an emerging global community.  All communities -- local, national and global -- are stronger and richer to the extent that individuals within them are able to communicate and to affirm life-enhancing values.
    • Individuals whose education has been grounded on mutual understanding and the celebration of human diversity are best prepared to contribute to the making of a just and equitable society.

    This statement on human diversity should inform and guide the Ursinus College community as it establishes and implements educational and administrative policies and practices.  These ideals seem especially relevant to those policies and practices that touch upon race, ethnicity, age, religion, sexual orientation and gender, and all other aspects which tend to differentiate human groups.

    In making this statement on human diversity, Ursinus College at the same time acknowledges the primary importance in an educational community of the diversity of ideas expressed in the pursuit of truth by all reasonable and free minds in an atmosphere of intellectual openness.

    This statement on human diversity at Ursinus College has been developed in the context of the mission statement of the College and the institutional values generated by the mission.

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