Employer Relations and Career Development Manager

JOB TITLE:  Employer Relations and Career Development Manager

SUPERVISOR’S TITLE:  Director of Career Development

DIVISION:  Academic Affairs

DEPARTMENT: Career Development

BASIC FUNCTIONS:

  • Ensure continuity of services by maintaining and analyzing data relative to faculty development, and stakeholder development and partnerships, assist with analyzing and reporting student success and engagement in career readiness, service-learning, and leadership-centered activities.
  • Ensure data is recorded, maintained, uploaded to meet required reporting tasks relating to compliance and timelines including and not limited to state, Commission on Higher Education grantee requirements.
  • Assist with the development and tracking of partnership and project engagement relative to curricular and co-curricular service- learning activities as needed.
  • Develop and assist with content delivery, workshops, consulting services, workshop facilitation, Work study or other student supervision and program delegation or management.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITY

    • Works as strategic manager, plans, executes, supervises, delegates, and implements activities to meet the career readiness components of the College and its students.
    • Collaborates with academic advisors and faculty on discipline-specific advising teams.
    • Manages employer and key stakeholder relationships utilizing exemplary customer service and responsiveness including and not limited to Advisory Council membership and stewardship, workshops, Info sessions, Tabletop sessions, Career Events, new employer, or stakeholder onboarding (i.e., Handshake, resume review, interview workshops, alumni lifelong development services and events)
    • Manager of the Career Development and Handshake, fluent with 12 Twenty-first destination or other and related career management systems, advising models, career resources, and programs to innovatively enhance the career development experiences of students.
    • Assists in establishing community partnerships to include businesses and organizations for the placement of students in jobs, internships, and other co-curricular or experiential learning activities.
    • Leads student Career events including business planning, logistics, execution, follow-up, and student marketing.
    • Supports recruitment and retention efforts of the college by coordinating and implementing career sessions for new, extending learning, and transferring students and families while also providing programming and workshops for students in enrollment and retention-related outreach campus events.
    • Help maintain and coordinate operations of the Career Center. Responsible for and managing Career Fairs and Events.
    • General support of the mission of the Benedict College Guided Career Pathways and Service-Learning strategy by performing other duties as assigned.
    • Proficient in reporting and managing projects/ special projects.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

    • Professional with work experience in career services or related functional areas within a college or business setting.
    • Ability to use and learn career management and career development technology to assist students and contribute to the center’s assessment plan and evaluation.
    • Uses knowledge of career, occupational, and employment information for guiding students.
    • Technology skills related to the area of career counseling/advising including career planning and job search tools and resources and/or career assessments (e.g., LinkedIn, Holland Self-Directed Search, MBTI, social media, computerized career guidance systems such as Handshake, Standout, and related tools)
    • Manages, and coordinates fairs and other in-person and virtual recruiting events.
    • Demonstrated experience creating and presenting educational workshops/programs.
    • Innovative thinker and doer. Strong personal initiative.
    • Attention to detail, works with a sense of passion, purpose, energy, punctuality, and urgency.
    • Program and content creation for career-related topics that meet the goals and objectives of the Career Center, including experiential learning, and faculty and employer engagement.
    • The ability to relate well with individuals, ability to motivate, and possess experience in presenting workshops.
    • Adaptable, flexible. Creative and able to meet deadlines without follow-up.
    • Goal-oriented, self-starter, ability to work effectively independently and in teams.
    • Focused on measurable objectives and documenting outcomes.
    • Superior customer service skills and teammate.
    • Strong communication, interpersonal skills, and presentation skills.
    • Demonstrated interpersonal competence and the ability to work effectively with diverse populations including high-risk, marginalized populations.
    • Proficient in the use of technology to facilitate learning and efficient completion of tasks.
    • Availability to work flexible hours that will include nights and weekends as necessary.
    • Commitment to fostering a diverse working and learning environment supportive of a public liberal arts mission.

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

    • Bachelor’s degree.
    • Experience in higher education, academic support services, student experience programming or business, management, HR, workforce, career advising, or related.
    • Strong computer skills, communication, and presentation skills.
    • Successful background check is required.

PREFERRED CHARACTERISTICS:

    • Master’s degree in Business, Higher Education, Student Affairs, Counseling, Career Counseling, Education, or related field.
    • Experience in program development, workforce, and career development.
    • Professional Certifications; Career Development Certification, and management, supervisory experience.
    • Strong Knowledge and understanding of employer relations or business development strategies.
    • Experience conducting applied workshops, and courses.
    • Knowledge of corporate culture, strategy, and employee onboarding.

To apply for this job please visit www.benedict.edu.

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