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Assistant Director-Employer Relations

Schenectady, NY - Posted on: Tuesday 05/31/16


Full Time- Benefit Eligible

Grade E1- Salary Commensurate with Experience

The Assistant Director is primarily responsible for supporting the Senior Associate Director of Employer Relations to promote, manage and grow the employer relations program for undergraduate students.

The Assistant Director will lead and manage the communication and logistical details of employer, alumni, networking and consortium events, develop and present workshops and programs, provide individual instruction on the fundamentals of job or intern search strategies (resume, cover letter, interviewing and networking skills development), and review, modify and maintain the student marketing plan. Responsibilities include educating students on appropriate and effective research techniques utilizing career center internet and print resources, organizing, coordinating, and implementing career education programming (including student group, residence hall, classroom and in-house presentations), managing first-destination graduate data, maintaining and updating the Becker Career Center's social media presence, participating in campus community outreach efforts, and actively partnering with campus clubs/organizations, student groups, resident assistants, specific student cohorts, and student affairs offices in disseminating the message of the Career Center and in administering career education programs. The selected candidate will also create, write, and edit career education materials on resume and cover letter writing, professional networking, effective interviewing, and other career education topics.


Bachelor’s degree required with 1-3 years of employment experience preferred. Candidates must be familiar with the profile of the Union College student, must be able to manage event details effectively, and be familiar with resume, cover letter, interviewing and networking skills development. Candidates must also have excellent interpersonal and team development skills, including the presence and poise needed to interact and develop rapport with varied constituencies (faculty, staff, students, alumni, parents, and employers), and have effective public speaking and presentation skills with ability to positively influence on- and off-campus groups. Familiarity with the internship and employment recruitment process and career related information technologies is highly desired. Candidate must be safety conscious and able to work with a diverse group of individuals. Must also be able to travel, and work weekends and evening as required.


Review of application materials will commence immediately and only finalists will be notified. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume.

Please apply via email, U.S. Mail, fax or in person:

Human Resources
Req. # 7265
Union College
807 Union Street
Schenectady, NY 12308

Telephone: (518) 388-6108
Fax: (518) 388-6529
Email: hr@union.edu

Please submit all electronic application materials as a single pdf or doc file.

Union College, founded in 1795, is a highly-selective, independent college. Located in the Capital District of New York State, Union is known for its distinctive blend of the liberal arts and technology. Union College offers its full-time employees an exceptional benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life and disability coverage, a generous retirement plan and tuition remission.

Diversity at Union College

Union College is an equal opportunity employer and strongly committed to student and workforce diversity.

Union College is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its application process for individuals with disabilities and encourages applicants with disabilities to request any needed accommodation(s).

Union College’s strategic plan highlights the role of diversity in providing an effective education for the 21st century at the heart of our mission and vision for the College. Diversifying the student body, the faculty, the administration, the staff and the curriculum requires a commitment to honor our mission and advance our goals. Union provides a blend of intellectual, social and cultural opportunities to facilitate the integrated academic, social and personal development of a diverse community. We value and are committed to a host of diverse populations and cultures including, but not limited to, those based on race, religion, ability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and national origin.