Colgate University Associate Director of Employer Relations in Hamilton, New York

Position Information

Job Category
Professional/Administrative
Position Title
Associate Director of Employer Relations
Full Time/Part Time
Full Time
Division
Institutional Advancement Division
Department
Career Services
Department Statement
Accountabilities

Accountable for providing the primary vision and departmental leadership for the employer development and recruiting components of Career Services.

Responsible to lead the employer relations team to track and analyze data related to student career interests and internship and post-graduate outcomes.

Responsible for activating the "Colgate advantage" by identifying key alumni and parent influencers to build and sustain robust employer relationships. Ensures creation and maintenance of targeted list of employers to engage with Colgate students in a hiring capacity. Responsible for developing effective and productive relationships with new employers that represent the geographic and industry interests of Colgate students.

Accountable for increasing the number and satisfaction of employer representatives who visit campus or are engaged in recruitment efforts. Responsible for sustained, longitudinal employer retention. Responsible for the high level of employer satisfaction in working with Colgate to recruit and employ students and graduates. Ensures accurate and timely capture of employer feedback. Accountable to maintain productive recruiting relationships with existing employers to sustain, broaden, and/or deepen their engagement with students.

Responsible for identifying opportunities to improve candidacy of individual students as well as overall trends across student applicants. Responsible for bringing to attention opportunities for improvement in advising and preparation based on employer feedback.

Responsible for the job evaluation, development and continued professional growth of all direct reports.
Responsible for the effective supervision of staff as assigned. Ensures selection and hiring of high quality employees; ensures appropriate distribution of work assignments and high quality of employee work product; ensures fair, accurate and timely performance assessments and feedback to include identifying areas for professional development and documenting and conducting disciplinary measures, as needed. Responsible for ensuring fair and accurate decisions regarding employment status (hire, promotion, salary increases, termination); ensures the creation of effective opportunities and programs for employee mentoring, development and sustained performance.

Technical Competencies

Name
Employer Relations Applied Thinking
Description

Demonstrated mastery to understand career development models and concepts sufficient to effectively establish and achieve goals for the employer relations team as aligned to Career Services goals.

Demonstrated mastery to build long-term and ongoing relationships with relevant external stakeholders to offer potential opportunities and or career advice/ support to current students.

Demonstrated mastery to understand external clients' interests, requirements, and goals and build ongoing trusting relationships.

Technical Competencies

Name
Employer Relations Industry Domain
Description

Demonstrated comprehensive understanding of the world of work. Demonstrated mastery of differentiation between industries and occupations, premier organizations and entry points, sufficient to create targeted "must get" employer lists.

Demonstrated mastery to court employers who best resonate with Colgate students. Demonstrated ability to identify employers with specific fits for individual students. Demonstrated expertise in the preparation of students for successful candidacy with specific industries and organizations.

Technical Competencies

Name
Employer Relations Strategic Planning
Description

Demonstrated ability to set goals, develop programs and methods to achieve goals, and to implement, facilitate, access, modify and maintain strategic initiatives and programs.

Technical Competencies

Name
Employer Relations Facilitation and Presentation
Description

Demonstrated ability to relay the results and implications of employer relations outcomes to senior University leaders, key external stakeholders and internal Career Services staff.

Demonstrated ability to effectively present (oral and written) to high-leverage (e.g. students, faculty, staff, employers, key alumni and parent leaders) audiences both individually and in larger groups sufficient to realize strategic outcome(s).

Technical Competencies

Name
Employer Relations Operations
Description

Demonstrated expertise with relevant employment law and hiring practices sufficient to protect and advise students.

Demonstrated mastery of employment opportunity information capture and categorization sufficient to set policy and practice related to same.

Demonstrated expertise with key departmental software sufficient to set requirements and ensure optimal realization of investment.

Demonstrated ability to set procedures and established operational processes within employer relations.

Technical Competencies

Name
Managerial Skills
Description

Demonstrated knowledge of Colgate managerial processes and requirements, to include:

Demonstrated ability to fairly and accurately assess employee performance in accordance with university practices. Demonstrated understanding of federal and state regulations, as well as university policies and guidelines related to human resources sufficient to effectively select new employees, recommend pay actions, determine employment status and initiate or approve employee changes in status.

Demonstrated ability to select, develop and retain high performing work teams, to include:

Demonstrated skill in the development of employee skills, performance and behaviors. Demonstrated ability to effectively coach and communicate with employees on issues of pay, performance and development. Demonstrated ability to consistently identify, hire and retain high performing employees.

Behavioral Competencies

Name
Personal Accountability for Results
Description

Takes responsibility for decisions, performance, and outcomes; behaves in a responsible manner with a positive attitude; shows self-awareness and openness to feedback.

Behavioral Competencies

Name
Effective Communication
Description

Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills; shares information and seeks input from others; adapts communication to diverse audiences; protects private and confidential information.

Behavioral Competencies

Name
Problem Solving and Decision Making
Description

Analyzes and prioritizes situations to identify and solve problems; generates solutions to improve efficiency and quality; involves others in solving problems and making decisions; factors organizational goals into decisions; makes clear, transparent, and timely decisions.

Behavioral Competencies

Name
Change Management
Description

Responds positively to changing university initiatives and readily adapts behavior to maintain effective performance; understands the long-term direction of the university and can relate this to departmental area; adapts to new methodologies; identifies and acts on areas where change is appropriate.

Behavioral Competencies

Name
Leadership and Teamwork
Description

Applies skills and knowledge to provide a climate to achieve departmental and organizational success; balances individual and department goals; helps others perform at their best; builds productive relationships to enhance individual and organizational effectiveness; treats others with respect; resolves conflicts among team members.

Behavioral Competencies

Name
Creativity and Innovation
Description

Generates, explores, encourages, and implements innovative ways of creating strategic value for the university, division, department, and individual level; critically assesses the effectiveness of new initiatives.

Behavioral Competencies

Name
Diversity and Inclusion
Description

Demonstrates respect for people and their differences; understands the benefits of a diverse workforce; earns the trust and respect of others; includes and welcomes others; works to understand the perspective of others; promotes opportunities to experience diversity within our community.

Behavioral Competencies

Name
Sustainability
Description

Understands the impact of decision making and personal behavior in achieving the university's commitment to a sustainable and carbon-neutral campus; supports and advances the university's sustainability initiatives; influences others to use sustainable practices.

Requirements

Professional Experience/ Qualifications

- Five years relevant experience are required.
- Prior supervisory experience is required.
- Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills; strong organizational and analytical skills and the ability to set priorities and take initiative.
- Must demonstrate experience working with diverse populations and be self-motivated and able to manage multiple projects and programs simultaneously.
- Must be capable of working collegially with a diverse group of faculty, staff and students within a university context.
- Comfort with social media, especially LinkedIn is required.
- Highly qualified candidates will be passionate advocates of the advantage of a liberal arts degree.
- The ability to travel 25% and work occasional evenings and weekends is required.

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience building local networks, developing employer accounts, and interacting with individuals at the C-suite level preferred.
- Prior supervisory and recruitment experience preferred.

Education

Bachelor's degree is required.

Physical Requirements
Other Information

Priority will be given to applicants who apply by May 25, 2018.

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number
2018S069P
Temporary
No
Work Schedule
Job Open Date
05/08/2018
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled
No
Special Instructions Summary
EEO Statement

It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veteran Status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by law. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training at all levels of employment. Colgate University will not discharge or discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their own compensation or the compensation of another employee or applicant. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.


It is the policy of Colgate University not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of their race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, marital status, disability, protected Veterans status, sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, genetic information, victims of domestic violence and stalking, familial status, and all other categories covered by recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training at all levels of the employment. Colgate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, Minorities/Females/Persons with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.