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Director Employer Relations, Career Services, Carl H. Lindner College of Business, Hybrid

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 340,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion. The University’s overall regional economic impact exceeds $10.6 billion, paving the way for the future of Cincinnati.

About the University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati Lindner College of Business (LCB) delivers academic excellence with an emphasis on experiential learning in a multi-disciplinary environment, adding real-world value to students and the communities they serve. The college enrolls over 4,500 undergraduate students and 1,100 graduate students and provides them with unique opportunities to build professional experience, cultural competency and leadership skills through co-operative education, internships, field-study research, and cross-disciplinary studios. The college’s new $120 million, 225,000-square-foot facility, Carl H. Lindner Hall, which opened in Fall 2019, positions Lindner among the nation’s best business schools with excellent programs and high growth potential.

Lindner Career Services is an award-winning team of career development professionals who coach Lindner College of Business students through their co-op and full-time job searches and cultivate mutually beneficial relationships with employers in the Cincinnati region and beyond. Co-op at Lindner is a game changer, enabling students to engage in multiple, paid, professional work experiences that fit the real and varying needs of employers. The team is agile and multidisciplinary – coaches advise students, work with employer partners, and teach a required career development course. As a result of the team’s stellar work developing relationships with students and employers, they were recently awarded the “Exemplary Career Center Program” by the National Career Development Association (NCDA).

Job Overview

The Director for Employer Relations creates and manages the employer relations strategy for the department to ensure a vibrant recruiting program for Lindner College of Business students. The position also involves working with alumni and other friends of the university to establish and maintain relationships that are beneficial to students' career development and individual goals.

This position will have the option of a hybrid work schedule (3 days in the office/2 days work from home) for those with a residence within OH/IN/KY following 90 days of training. Residence must be in the tri-state area within reasonable distance to UC Main Campus to have ability to report to campus as required. Remote work arrangements are subject to change in accordance with university policies.

Essential Functions
  • Strategically identify and build relationships with local, regional and national employers to increase opportunities for recruitment of LCB and UC students.
  • Develop short- and long-range goals to strengthen partnerships with existing employers and establish partnerships with new employers.
  • Create and execute a plan for travel and employer visits.
  • Manage departmental outreach to potential employers through marketing campaigns and materials and targeted events.
  • Utilize techniques including cold calling, professional association membership, direct referrals and cross-industry marketing to increase employer participation in campus recruiting.
  • Work with employers to develop marketing strategies for enhancement of employer presence on campus; evaluate appropriateness of employer expectations; assist with recruitment; promote adherence to office procedures and deadlines, interviewing protocols, offer/accept lead times, and ethical/professional conduct.
  • Conduct training for employers on increasing their brand presence on campus.
  • Directly supervise Associate/Assistant Directors and Program Manager for full-time, part-time and co-op development positions.
  • Provide leadership to center staff who have direct contact with employers in strategic planning and goal setting and communication with employers.
  • Develop and manage corporate partnerships by recruiting employers to offer sponsorship, providing services throughout the year and planning annual meeting.
  • Maintain employer data within the Handshake system and other CRM databases.
  • Track employer contacts to facilitate record keeping, goal setting and follow-up activities.
Essential Functions (cont'd)
  • Monitor and report monthly on employer recruiting activities.
  • Report employer hiring data in concert with first destination data efforts of office.
  • Periodically conduct employer needs assessments to evaluate and improve services, resources and programs for employers.
  • Monitor corporate involvement with Development and Alumni Relations.
  • Serve as departmental liaison with Alumni Affairs to engage alumni in hiring of LCB and UC students.
  • Engage with employers and alumni to impact experiential learning programs for students such as shadowing, career treks/industry visits, and the like.
  • Serve on the departmental leadership team with the Assistant Dean of Lindner Career Services, the Director of Experiential Learning (co-op 2.0), and the Director of Professional Development & Curriculum.
  • Participate in professional development activities to ensure professional growth and knowledge needed to provide effective leadership.
  • Investigate employment trends and hiring practices and train center staff on such information.
  • Participate in various local, state, regional, and national organizations such as, chambers of commerce, SOACE and NACE to increase employment opportunities for students and alumni.
  • Assist with the execution of events and programs consistent with the office's mission, including departmental marketing, community outreach, etc.
  • Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Required Education

Bachelor's Degree.

Required Experience
  • Seven (7) years full-time work experience in a field that requires building relationships such as career services employer relations, corporate employment/recruitment, development, sales, or other field that supports the objectives of the position.
  • Experience leading a team and supervising staff.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to create and maintain working relationships and professional networks.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Skilled in preparing clear and concise reports, policies, procedures, correspondence, and other written materials.
  • Demonstrated ability to set and achieve goals.
Additional Qualifications Considered
  • Master's Degree in Business Higher Education, Counseling, Human Resources, Student Personnel, or related field.
  • Experience as Director or Associate/Assistant Director of a Career Center or similar organization.
  • Demonstrated commitment to advocate for students from all backgrounds and academic disciplines.
  • Experience developing and managing recruiting events and related programming
  • Familiarity with educational software and platforms (e.g., Handshake, Symplicity, Salesforce) and adaptive in learning new systems
  • Expertise in employment trends and opportunities for undergraduate and graduate business students.
  • Experience assessing curriculum and making data-informed decisions.
  • Evidence of developing and maintaining positive relationships and partnerships.
  • Knowledge and ability to incorporate NACE career readiness competencies into career coaching and curriculum design.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.
  • Application Process

    Please attach a resume, cover letter, and list of 3 references with your application.

    References will be checked for finalist.

    Compensation and Benefits

    UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

    • Competitive salary range of $72,000 - $76,000 dependent on the candidate's experience.
    • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
    • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
    • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
    • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
    • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
    • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

    For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at

    The University of Cincinnati is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    REQ: 95803

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