Oberlin College's Career Exploration & Development (CED) helps students and recent alumni identify and achieve meaningful career objectives that build upon their Oberlin education and experiences. We offer group and individual advising and experiential opportunities that complement all students' learning and experiences at Oberlin and the Conservatory. Students are interested in education, business, creative professions, nonprofits, environment & sustainability, human & social services, racial and social justice, social entrepreneurship, and public sector careers.
CED seeks an individual as the Manager of Special Events & Program. This position will work closely with the Executive Director and the Associate Director for Employer and Alumni Engagement to develop and execute the strategic development and scheduling of brand management and marketing. This includes email, print, web, and social media outreach initiatives for internal and external audiences to support the mission. This position will positively contribute to CED's efforts to help students acquire skills and learn critical career readiness and professional development strategies to manage their careers. In addition, the Manager of Special Events & Programs also works with the Career Advisors to provide graphic consultation services for the career communities programming. They will also oversee an office-wide calendar of events and support CED with event coordination and logistical needs for alumni panels and speaker series. Also, this position will assist with managing all subscription-based CRMs, including Handshake, Interstride and Peoplegrove (OberLink).
We seek a candidate who has demonstrated competency and understanding in areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion and can implement strategies to a diverse audience by marketing CED events and employer engagement. The individual must seek to creatively empower students and recent alumni to navigate the job search process, build professional networks, and make a successful transition to the workplace. This is an exciting time to join the reimaged Career Exploration & Development. The position is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, continuing, professional position reporting to the Executive Director & the Associate Director of Employer & Alumni Engagement.
1 Developing Marketing & Brand Strategies: The Manager of Special & Program creates and implements effective marketing & brand strategies to promote the career center's programs, resources, and services or brand. The ability to analyze, manage programs, create, and problem-solve in an independent, dynamic, and fast pace environment.
2. Marketing and Promotional Materials: Work closely with all staff to develop student, alumni, and employer supporting materials, focusing on signature programs such as the Ashby Business Scholars Program, Internship+ Program, Senior Launch Series, Winter Term, Summer Funding Program, Moot Court, and Summer on Cuyahoga.
3. Supports the Alumni and Parent Engagement Manager by producing the Annual Internship Program digital booklet in collaboration with Advancement, Alumni Engagement, and the Communications department/Web team.
4. Career Education Programming: Collaborate with CED team members, Student Affairs Division, Office of Undergraduate Research, Director of Entrepreneurship, and other campus partners to develop and implement collaborative career education programs that support students ' career readiness.
5. Compile and distribute weekly email newsletter to students and internal stakeholders (SALT, ELT, Chairs, and Co-chairs of the Integrative Concentrations, CELA Offices, and Academic departments.
6. Work with the Associate Director of Employer and Alumni Engagement to schedule and send mass emails to CED-sponsored Winter Term programs.
7. Coordinate and execute a marketing plan to drive the Winter Term Micro Internship application and other pilot programs.
8. Website: Manages the CED's website content and troubleshoots all problems with website functionality for the career center's staff.
9. Assist with managing all of CED's subscription-based CRM, including Handshake, PeopleGrove and Interstride.
10. Pull reports, and provide metrics for monthly and yearly reports.
11. Coordinate with CIT to ensure new student information is uploaded to the systems at the beginning of the new semester.
12. Oversees office-wide calendar of events and programming to avoid scheduling conflicts with major campus-wide events.
13. Supports the career center staff with in-person and virtual event coordination needs for alumni career panels, employer visits, and career treks.
14. Collect and analyze data on the effectiveness of communications and outreach initiatives; assess current marketing practices via focus groups and implement adjustments for improvement.
15. Overall, provide additional support to the Employer & Alumni Engagement team as needed throughout the year.
● Demonstrated ability to determine the best communication tools to build and engage various audiences.
● Experience with email marketing and social media campaigns required.
● Demonstrated skills in engaging a diverse student population utilizing student development models and methods.
● Excellent written and interpersonal communication with the ability to communicate effectively with all components of the College and external constituents, especially with students.
● Comfortable working with computer technology and online web-based services.
● Design and production of print and digital material/working knowledge of Creative Suite Programs is ideal (InDesign, Canva, Photoshop, etc.).
●Demonstrated ability to take the initiative and work independently when necessary; well-organized and detail-oriented.
● Demonstrated ability to engage with multiple constituencies in various situations and contexts personally.
● Well-developed skills in team collaboration, coalition building, and operation in interdisciplinary working groups required.
● Strong leadership and relationship-building skills; experience developing relationships with people from different cultural backgrounds, including race, ethnicity, international origin, religion, socioeconomic status, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or other aspects of human diversity.
● Ability to work independently and collaboratively with a team to proactively identify opportunities and challenges and propose solutions.
● Ability to respond to common inquiries or concerns from students and college stakeholders.
● Ability to work with students, faculty, and staff in a multiethnic and multicultural environment. Some extended hours including evenings and weekends, will be required.
● Excellent time management skills.
● Ability to multitask and be flexible, resourceful, and organized in a fast-paced environment.
● Excellent computer skills (PC and Mac), including experience with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, Box, and Drupal, and comfortable learning new programs and technologies.
● Appreciation for and understanding of the liberal arts experience.
With the range established for this position, salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes an excellent benefits package.
Special instructions to applicant:
A completed application will consist of a cover letter, resume and list of references.
Oberlin College & Conservatory is a four-year, highly selective liberal arts college that combines a top-ranked college of arts and sciences with a world-renowned conservatory of music. Combined, the two divisions enroll approximately 2,900 students. Founded in 1833, Oberlin College & Conservatory was the first college in America to make interracial education and coeducation central to its mission-traditions that live today within a commitment to positive social engagement. Located 35 miles southwest of Cleveland, OH, Oberlin College & Conservatory has earned a reputation of excellence based on the quality of its richly diverse student body, outstanding faculty, excellent facilities, and academic and technological resources. Learn more at http://new.oberlin.edu/about