Recruitment Coordinator

Posted: 12/23/16 | SHARE:


Under the leadership of the Associate Director, the Recruitment Coordinator works independently to engage, onboard, and support employers in campus recruitment initiatives.

This position serves as the primary point of contact for organizations interested in hiring students from Amherst College. This individual represents the college in phone, e-mail, and face-to-face contact with employers, alumni, students, faculty and other constituents and is therefore responsible for providing high-quality service and support for on-campus and other recruiters.

The Coordinator takes appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the College’s efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

Key Responsibilities

Employer Engagement

  • With direction from the Associate Director for Alumni & Employer Networks, establish and maintain employer relationships with private, government and nonprofit organizations to expand career opportunities for students and alumni.
  • Work with alumni in a wide range of fields to develop new employment opportunities for students.
  • Advise employers on marketing strategies, hiring timelines, recruitment policies, and expectations for event participation and student involvement.
  • Communicate, clarify and confirm on-campus job/internship recruitment opportunities and Loeb Center employer services to employers
  • Serves as point person for on-campus recruitment activities such as info sessions and interview days

Recruitment Systems and Operations

  • Manage the on-line job posting system and serve as internal Loeb Center expert on career management software platform (currently Symplicity)
  • Review new jobs for legitimacy, alumni connections, accuracy, and advisor interests.
  • Share responsibility for checking and maintaining the general on campus recruiting email account.
  • Maintain employer accounts, recruiter contacts, and jobs in the career services database.

Program Development

  • Assist with researching hiring trends to identify new employment opportunities.
  • Leverage the on-campus recruitment system to survey/analyze/report employer needs, develop employer services, promote services to employers, and report key performance indicators for the employer engagement team.
  • Responsible for employment opportunity reporting for the advising team.



  • Bachelor’s degree, or two additional years of related experience in lieu of degree
  • A minimum of 3 years of related experience in a career services operation (preferably directly related to employer relations), on-campus recruiting, human resources, or marketing
  • Demonstrated relationship building skills; comfortable cultivating new relationships
  • Strong analytical reasoning, problem solving, planning, organizational and time management skills
  • High attention to detail, flexibility, and ability to initiate and manage multiple tasks, projects and events
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite specifically Excel, Word and PowerPoint and comfortable learning new technology
  • Familiarity with social media and experience with marketing and designing promotional materials
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to generate data and reports, and experience in program development, project management, and event planning
  • Understanding of current employment markets and recruiting trends, career services and college student development
  • Able to work evenings and occasional weekends, and travel for the College a few times a year

To Apply:

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Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information (e-mail and/or telephone number) for three professional references.   Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. 

Amherst College is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities to apply.  The College is committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff.

Amherst College, one of the premier liberal arts colleges in the nation, is located in Amherst, Massachusetts, a town of approximately 35,000 residents in the western part of the state. The college’s community is composed of about 1,800 students from 49 states, plus D.C., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and 54 countries around the world, and about 1,000 staff and faculty.  The college’s scenic 1,000-acre campus includes a 500-acre wildlife sanctuary and the Book & Plow Farm; three museums:  Emily Dickinson MuseumBeneski Museum of Natural History and Mead Art Museum; and multiple educational and cultural venues and resources through the Five College Consortium.  The town of Amherst offers an amazing variety of coffee shops, restaurants and entertainment, and a very active outdoor life.   Our vibrant campus, diverse community and beautiful surrounding, makes Amherst College and the Town of Amherst a great place to work, learn and live!

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