Director of Employer Relations

Posted: 05/05/17 | SHARE:



Director of Employer Relations

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Pay Type:

Exempt (salaried)


Career and Professional Development

Reports to:

Senior Director of Career and Professional Development

Appointment Type:

Continuing Full-Time

Hours Per Week:


Work Schedule:

52 weeks per year

Benefits Eligible:

Full Benefits

Qualifies for relocation reimbursement:


Job Summary:

CONNECTICUT COLLEGE, is conducting a national search for a strategic professional to support the College’s current and graduated students as the Director of Employee Relations. Reporting to the Senior Director of Career and Professional Development, the Director of Employer Relations will develop, manage, implement and coordinate activities to enhance the success of Connecticut College students and alumni in the realization of their experiential learning goals and post-baccalaureate plans. This position will be a key interface between the Office of Career and Professional Development, the Office of Alumni Engagement, and employers interested in recruiting student and alumni(a) talent. Responsibilities include increasing the visibility and support of the recruitment program, enhancing existing services, and benchmarking with similar institutions to identify best practices.

This position is responsible for employer related programming including the development and implementation of career and job fairs, both on- and off-campus, networking events, and other programming. The director will contact and visit employers independently or with other College leadership teams to market Connecticut College as an institution of choice for college and alumni talent recruitment.  The director will seek to identify and help students secure increased numbers of employer-paid internships.  The director will also seek to build alumni pipelines for recurring internship slots and preferential employment opportunities. S/he will be responsible for manipulating on-line systems to schedule interviews, manage career fairs and other events. S/he also will be responsible for developing/enhancing the current on-line career management database for use by employers, students, and alumni.

General Duties & Responsibilities:

The Director of Employer Relations will be responsible for alumni/employer relations and outreach; develop an employer relations program that leverages relationships with alumni and employer partners that fit short- and long-term need/goals of Conn College students; steward relationships with existing and new employers to build a robust, competitive employer base for the College; maintain effective communication with employers, faculty, staff, and students to ensure impactful connections are made; conduct regular and on-going employer prospecting campaigns for consortia, on-campus recruiting, and off-campus interview programs; conduct outreach activities that may require moderate travel locally and regionally to solicit employer participation with the College; conduct workshops, seminars or other programs for students regarding job search strategies, employer networking, etc. and oversee the on-line resume management system.

In addition, the Director of Employer Relations will coordinate on and off campus recruiting efforts.  This will entail prospecting new, returning and alumni recruiters for career and employer information sessions; oversee and coordinate growth and development of interview programs with targeted employer partners; liaise with advisers and academic partners to communicate events and activities; oversee on-campus recruiting program, from on-line job posting, resume collection and coordinating interviews; and work with advisers to advise students on job openings, recruiting, and job fair opportunities.  The Director will partner with on campus departments to collect data, including first destinations information from graduating students in relationship to internship activities; share data with internal constituents and prepare annual and other written reports as requested; maintain the system to provide regular statistical reports on employment related activities; partner with Communications to oversee recruiting publications that reflect a program that offers diverse opportunities for a wide spectrum of the population; assist in the development of a process and method used for tracking and reporting employment statistics of recent graduates and supervise Sr. Associate Director and create a strategy to achieve relevant goals of the department.


Master’s degree with 3 to 5 years of related experience required. Experience with Symplicity (or comparable CSM) and Banner preferred. Must have excellent oral, written and interpersonal skills. Periodic travel and availability to work on special events weekends and evenings required.

Required Documents:

Cover Letter, Resume

Applicant Credentialing:

Thorough applicant credentialing, including criminal records check will be conducted on the selected applicant. 

As a highly selective residential liberal arts college, Connecticut College is committed to creating a vibrant community enriched by diverse perspectives, talents and experiences.  We encourage applications from candidates who share this commitment and will contribute to the diversity of our college community, especially members of historically under-represented groups.   AA/EOE


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