Columbia University Assistant Director, Employer and Alumni Relations in New York, New York

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Assistant Director, Employer and Alumni Relations

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4561- CCO Center for Career Educ



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The Employer and Alumni Relations (EAR) team within the Center for Career Education (CCE) is dedicated to helping 700+ employers recruit undergraduate, graduate students, and alumni for full and part-time employment and internships. The team also markets the unique talents and skills of Columbia students attracting a wide array of employers, in a diverse range of industries, nationally and internationally to recruit students from the five schools served by CCE.

The Employer and Alumni Relations team works closely with employers to simplify and maximize their recruitment efforts by:

-Consulting with organizations to understand their immediate and future hiring needs

-Developing targeted recruitment strategies designed to access Columbia talent, including on-campus recruiting; career fairs; a job/internship listing service (LionSHARE), industry showcases; connecting with student clubs

-Providing a variety of effective promotional resources

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, working in a team based environment to build relationships with employers and alumni interested in engaging in career programs and activities managed through CCE. These activities will range from recruiting activities such as career fairs, information sessions, on campus recruiting etc.; and other career development programs designed to help Columbia students acquire new competencies and skills to support their overall career development.

Maintain an Industry Focus for a given industry or area of career interest to Columbia students. In line with strategic priorities, conduct proactive outreach to employers and alumni in a given industry encouraging them to engage with CCE to develop opportunities for Columbia students. Report on industry trends; provide information and data on employers to staff at CCE, Columbia students and other key stakeholders as required. Build connections to appropriate student advisers at CCE disseminating employer trend and other data broadly through in-person meetings, online and using CCE's Client Relationship Management system. Manage employer interface with on-campus recruiting where required.

Manage a cohort of employers who come to campus to recruit Columbia students annually. Manage logistics remotely and via CCE's online recruiting system LionSHARE, act as their first point of contact for recruiting, monitor student engagement and marketing efforts and troubleshoot as required. Work with the Admin & Planning team to implement effective processes to manage employer billing for recruiting and career events. Oversee the calendar for CCE's On Campus Recruiting Program.

Work with the EAR team to develop best practices for the dissemination of industry information -- employer trend data; employer stories; employer and on campus recruiting outcomes etc. through all forms of media -- to students, student groups, CCE staff and other key stakeholders.

Manage alumni volunteer programs as required e.g. mentoring, informational interviewing, etc.

Participate in CCE's student career advising initiatives, including Quick Questions, mock interviews. Develop and deliver innovative programs, media, workshops and other opportunities to help students learn more about given industry focus area. Work with the faculty and administrators of the schools that CCE serves to understand the demographics, skill sets, and interests of the students.

Work with the Associate Director of Event Management & Social Media to help plan and coordinate employer events such as career fairs and industry showcases, assisting in everything from employer communication, to logistics planning and outreach to students through clubs and organizations. Lead assessment initiatives for designated events.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Some evening work during the fall and spring semesters is required.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Bachelor's degree or equivalent required. A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in career services, corporate recruiting, college relations, customer service, operations and/or marketing

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant

Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills required. Excellent relationship management skills required. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access required. Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment with diverse populations. Valid Driver's license and ability to travel on behalf of Career Education to develop and maintain relationships with employers as necessary.

Applications received without a resume and cover letter will not be reviewed.

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Preferred Qualifications

Master's Degree in a relevant discipline preferred. Experience organizing large events preferred. Technical expertise to design processes, databases and data reporting and analysis preferred. Experience with Handshake and Microsoft Dynamics CRM preferred.

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