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Career and Employer Relations Specialist

Mohawk Valley Community College
Utica, NY

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Administrative Jobs
Student Affairs, Career Services
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

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Career and Employer Relations Specialist

Salary: $53,735

Mohawk Valley Community College provides accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to meet the diverse needs of our students. We are the community’s college, committed to student success through partnerships, transfer and career pathways, and personal enrichment.The College is looking for exceptional colleagues to join the MVCC community. We are currently seeking a full-time Career and Employer Relations Specialist in our Career Development Center. The Career and Employer Relations Specialist provides individual and group career counseling to assist students with the development of career goals and the alignment of those goals with associated academic programs. This position will provide training for students on career planning to include topics such as resume development, interview and professional skills. The Career and Employer Relations Specialist is also responsible for independent management of relationships with industry and workforce development agencies to support student recruitment for applied learning and professional employment opportunities for graduates of MVCC.

Key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Serves as liaison to an academic school, collaborating with and Student Support Advisors to support the career development of students through class presentations and programming;
  • Develops and manages relationships with local industry and agencies to facilitate postings for career and internship opportunities;
  • Utilizes Career Services Management software as conduit for communication between industry partners and students;
  • Collaborates with faculty liaisons and academic administrators on the development of applied learning experiences;
  • Provides group programming and workshops to classes and other groups to support student career development to include interviewing, resume development, professionalism, and job search skills;
  • Connects students with applied learning opportunities such as job shadowing and informational interviews to further enhance the student understanding of specific careers;
  • Provides individual and group career counseling to assist students with the development of career goals and the alignment of those goals with associated academic curriculum;
  • Advises students on current developments and trends in the job market, as well as career opportunities;
  • Collaborates with college offices to coordinate a Student Employment Program that facilitates the development of career competencies;
  • Performs other duties as related to the job description and as assigned by the Director of Holistic Student Support.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Three (3) years’ experience in a student development related field
  • Experience with diversepopulations
  • Effective written and verbalcommunication, interpersonal skills, computer literacy
  • Critical thinking abilities
  • Ability to travel locally and workoccasional evenings

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in relevant field
  • Experience in career planning in a college setting

Special Instructions to Applicants: Official academic transcripts required upon hire.

Review Start Date: 6/17/2024

Mohawk Valley Community College is an Affirmative Action,Equal Opportunity Employer deeply committed to a community of excellence,equity, and diversity. MVCC maintains an inclusive learning environment inwhich students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities,governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse,multi-cultural, and global worldview. We value the many similarities anddifferences among individuals and groups. We are committed to preparingstudents to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in a world made up ofpeople with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds,religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, differentabilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. All qualified applicantswill receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran statusor on the basis of disability.


Mohawk Valley Community College has more than 800 full-time and part-time employees at our campuses in Utica and Rome, NY. We are located in the Central New York region at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains between Syracuse and Albany, NY in Oneida County.

Founded in 1946 as one of the first community colleges in New York State, MVCC is one of 64 campuses that are part of the State University of New York.

The College offers about 100 transfer and career technical programs, including liberal arts and sciences, healthcare, engineering technologies, trades, engineering science, business, human services and fine arts. A diverse institution with a global view, MVCC offers career, transfer, and transitional education, programs for personal and cultural enrichment, and supports community and economic development.

Interested candidates will find competitive salaries and outstanding benefits along with an enriched, collaborative work environment that is based on excellence in teaching and student service, employee success with continued contributions, and commitment to our surrounding communities.

Mohawk Valley Community College does not discriminate.  MVCC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  MVCC is committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction.

Employees, students, applicants, or other members of the College community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law, or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.

The College's policy is in accordance with federal and state laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination and harassment. These laws include the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as Amended by the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972, and the New York State Human Rights Law. These laws prohibit discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and other laws, regulations and policies prohibiting discrimination may be directed to the Executive Director of Human Resources.

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