Columbia University, School of Professional Studies
Location: New York City, New York
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
4 Year Degree
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: 528258
Columbia University School of Professional Studies invites applications for the full-time position of Industry Relations Specialist. The Industry Relations Specialist works as part of the CDL team in executing an employer outreach strategy, focused on engaging industry partners including but not limited to internship and full time opportunities and SPS alumni employers.
The Specialist will work closely with CDL staff, alumni relations and the SPS academic programs to market industry, facilitate and evaluate career development programming, and support workshops, panels, speakers, and networking opportunities for students. This role will ensure that students have the opportunity to explore career options and develop career decision-making skills.
Industry Relationship Building
Develops intentional, collaborative, and supportive working relationships with employers and supports day-to-day operations of the employer engagement, providing a world class customer service experience for all employers, students, alumni, faculty, and other key stakeholders of the university.
Works actively to promote recruitment of our students by desirable employers through outreach to new and existing employers relationships
Work closely with team members to plan and implement programming and initiatives for connecting employers and students.
Creates and implements school-wide and program-side employer events, including employer presentations, panels, networking events.
Establish new employer contacts and strengthen current employer contacts through outreach activities, such as cold calls, emails, and individual employer visits.
Identify and share featured jobs to highlight in the weekly newsletters and CDL website, and to be shared with career advisors.
Assist in developing an effective employer communication & marketing outreach collateral
Strategic Planning and Program Development
Support all SPS employer focused programs and initiatives.
Encourage employers to engage by providing detailed information on recruitment and engagement methods including but not limited to: Industry showcases, HBCU employer mentors, Greater Good Challenge coaches, judges, sponsors, UNICC Think-a-Thon, SPS-wide Recruitment Events & Programs, Career Fairs & Networking, E-Mentors and Alumni Employer Volunteers. Educates employers on recruiting services and determines whether follow-up for deeper engagement is appropriate.
Integrates DEIA into employer engagement by providing education and resources to support recruiting for diversity, as well as to support employer accountability for inclusion and commitment to DEIA in their recruiting and hiring practices.
Develop relationships across campus and global centers to grow student work opportunities
Data and Infrastructure Management
Update, and expand employer databases with students, alumni, employers, and other campus community members for jobs and internship
Maintain a job portal to track and follow up on leads, encourage employer registration, and train employer partners on how to navigate job portal and utilize recruitment tools when necessary.
Track and record employer engagement
Tracking, assessing, and reporting on career services outcomes
Utilize data to inform internship and career opportunities with industry
Perform other duties and special projects as assigned or requested.
Bachelor's degree and/or equivalent related experience required
2 years of related experience
A resume and cover letter with salary requirements must be submitted for the applicant to be submitted for the position
Masters’ degree in related field (Higher Education, Human Resources, Marketing)
Experience working with employers in settings such as career services, HR or recruiting
Substantial experience with computer programs, including MS Office applications, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, UConnect, 12 Twenty or other database management systems.
Must be detail oriented, self-motivated, and able to work independently and carefully manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously with short deadlines in a high volume environment
Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills with the ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of constituencies
Ability to work well under pressure with short deadlines and changing priorities is needed
Candidates must be self-starters with the ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively in a team environment
Candidates must possess strong organizational, time management, and prioritization skills
Strong coaching skills and understanding of diverse cultural backgrounds
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.