The Indiana University Bloomington Walter Center for Career Achievement (WCCA) provides top-quality career education programming and services to Indiana University College of Arts & Sciences students to help them transfer their diverse passions and talents into successful and rewarding careers. The Associate Director for Employer Relations, Eskenazi School (School of Art, Architecture, and Design - SOAAD) position will advance this mission by developing and executing employer outreach, recruitment, and relationship management strategies that produce high quality full-time and internship opportunities for students in the Eskenazi School.
Develops and executes outreach, recruitment and relationship management strategies that produce high-quality, full-time and internship opportunities for students in the Eskenazi School. Travels to key recruitment markets to conduct onsite visits with current and prospective employer contacts and College/Eskenazi School alumni to increase engagement with on-campus recruiting opportunities. Uses expert understanding of Eskenazi and Arts & Sciences structure to develop and implement customized and efficient strategies to meet employers' hiring needs. Regularly communicates information on available recruiting programs and services to current and prospective employer contacts.
Serves on the WCCA Employer Relations Team charged with coordinating employer outreach and development responsibilities across the College's three schools and three divisions.
Facilitates employer involvement in the WCCA employer partners program, identifies new partners, solicits participation, and ensures that WCCA programs and services meet and exceed employer partner expectations. Collaborates with College and Eskenazi alumni relations and advancement staff to ensure employer partner-related outreach is highly coordinated and inline with larger Eskenazi School development priorities.
Implements standard operation procedures associated with use of the Handshake Career Services Management system. Ensures accurate records of employer relations contacts, outreach efforts, and student engagement in employer-related activities are maintained. Regularly writes reports and presents information on the Eskenazi/College's employer relations strategy and activity to internal and external audiences.
Identifies and leverages existing and emerging technology solutions to create opportunities for students and employers to connect virtually.
Develops annual programming plans in collaboration with Career Advisors to create opportunities for students to explore career fields, develop professional contacts, and build marketable experience.
Creates opportunities for current students to connect with prospective employers and Eskenazi/College alumni by securing employer and alumni involvement in on- and off-campus networking events, including but not limited to information sessions, career-related workshops, receptions, and site visits.
Plans and facilitates multiple career-related events, workshops and classroom presentations each semester on topics relating to job and internship search strategies and the career development process.
Collaborates with relevant student and staff leaders to provide tailored career programing and networking event opportunities.
Builds strong relationships with IU leadership, program directors, and directors of undergraduate studies that produce expert understanding of academic departments, programs, centers and related graduate outcomes.
Meets with faculty on a regular basis, as a representative of WCCA and the Eskenazi School, to present information on relevant employer relations and development efforts.
Collaborates with employer relations professionals from across campus to shape campus recruitment policies. Plans collaborative recruitment programs and events and contributes to the execution, expansion and quality improvement of the on-campus recruitment experience.
Partners with senior staff in the Office of Student and Career Success in the College of Arts and Sciences to identify and execute collaborative programs and initiatives that provide, highly-coordinated and collaborative student support services, which create a seamless experience for Eskenazi School students spanning admissions, recruitment, orientation, academic advising, career services, alumni relations.
Bachelor's degree in business or a related field and two years of experience in employer relations, career consulting, or a related field.
Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.
Proficient communication skills. Maintains a high degree of professionalism. Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills. Demonstrates a high commitment to quality. Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment. Seeks to acquire knowledge in area of specialty. Highly thorough and dependable. Demonstrates a high level of accuracy, even under pressure. Ability to build strong customer relationships. Demonstrated problem solving skills. Ability to represent the company with external constituents. Ability to work within tight time frames and meet strict deadlines.
Master's degree in Higher Education and Student Affairs, College Student Personnel, Human Resources, Studio Art, Design, Merchandising, or a related field. Experience in Art, Design, or Merchandising. Experience in a student services, recruiting, or a related field. Presentation experience.
Proven track record of implementing successful strategic relationship management and development initiatives. Knowledge of a wide variety of careers opportunities for Eskenazi School students and a strong understanding of the marketable components of a liberal arts and sciences education. Relentless commitment to facilitating world-class undergraduate student learning and career development.
Working Conditions / Demands
Standard office environment, except when traveling. Requires regular evening and weekend hours, especially during peak recruiting seasons. Must be able to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.
This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.
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