Assistant Director of Employer Engagement 10 Months (Asst Dir 2, U21)
Ramapo College of New Jersey
July 30, 2018
Mahwah, New Jersey
This is a full-time, 10 month (September 1 - June 30) Unclassified, AFT position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 pm. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand. Note: This position is in the “NL” category of employment (non-fixed work week) and have no claim or entitlement to time off or cash compensation for hours worked beyond their normal schedule. However, unusual requirements for additional work time by these employees may be compensated by allowing roughly comparable amounts of time off, provided prior approval is given by the supervisor and Unit Head.
Ramapo College of New Jersey is New Jersey’s Public Liberal Arts College, dedicated to providing students a strong foundation for a lifetime of achievement. The College is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. Ramapo College emphasizes teaching and individual attention to all students. We promote diversity, inclusiveness, sustainability, student engagement, and community involvement. Established in 1969, Ramapo College of New Jersey has an enrollment of 5,000 students and offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include nursing and social work. In addition, Ramapo College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels. The College also offers eight graduate programs as well as articulated programs with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New York Chiropractic College, New York University College of Dentistry, SUNY State College of Optometry and New York College of Podiatric Medicine. The College is ranked as fifth in the Best Regional Public Universities North category by U.S. News & World Report. Undergraduate students choose to concentrate their studies in one of five schools with more than 539 course offerings and 36 academic programs. Ramapo College boasts an average student/faculty ratio of 18:1 and average class size of 23, affording students the opportunity to develop close ties to the College’s exceptional faculty.
JOB SUMMARY Under the direction of the Director of the Cahill Career Development Center, the Assistant Director of Employer Engagement leads strategic employer relations, on-campus recruiting and activities related to employment events and programs. Proactively develops and implements plans designed to increase employment opportunities for students and alumni. Develops and maintains effective relationships with local, regional, and national alumni and employers. Manages employers and job postings on Handshake, the College’s career management platform. This is a 10-month position.
DUTIES Assist Director with implementation of strategic employer relations plan.
Coordinate employer relations activities and facilitate outreach to prospective and active employers using effective research, lead generation, prospecting and recruiting skills while conducting employer meetings in-person or virtually to build and maintain current relationships.
Conduct outreach to Ramapo College of NJ alumni to establish connections for current students.
Provide timely and effective responses to employer inquiries regarding recruitment and employment brand building.
Research employment/hiring trends and students’ career interests to develop employer target lists of business, industry, government, education and nonprofit organizations for generating new internship and employment opportunities.
Counsel employers on most effective means of identifying potential job candidates to meet the employer’s specific needs, including, but not limited to: campus recruitment, job postings, internships, career events and campus activities; advise employers on marketing strategies, hiring timelines, recruitment policies and expectations for event participation and student involvement.
Develop branding and marketing materials to promote Ramapo College to employers.
Evaluate internship/job postings and promote to career center staff, campus and students; systematically collect employer outcomes and job-offer data; provide monthly recruitment and outcomes report.
Track all employer contacts, services utilized and recruitment activities in Handshake system. Implement approval criteria when reviewing new employer registrations and internship/job postings for legitimacy, alumni connections, accuracy and relevance to student interests. Implement employer access and restrictions consistent with career center policies and resolve employer access issues. Collect data for annual First Destination Survey and report findings.
Collect, manage and evaluate recruitment data to enhance the employer and student experience. Conduct ongoing assessments, provide event feedback and write reports. Conduct employers needs assessments to evaluate and improve services, resources and programs for employers. Conducts outreach to cooperative education employers to establish long-term relationships.
Coordinate events and workshops including career fair, information sessions and student visits to employer sites.
Serve on Employer Advisory Board with director; identify prospective Board members.
Represent unit on relevant college-wide committees and advisory boards.
Maintain memberships in appropriate professional organizations; attends conferences and meetings.
Support Cahill Center activities and programs.
Graduation from an accredited college with a Bachelor’s degree supplemented by a Master’s degree
Preferred Majors: Higher Education Administration/Student Affairs, Human Resources or Business
Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute required experience on a year-for-year basis (30 credit hours is considered one year of college).
Three (3) years of full-time experience preferred in a higher education or corporate environment focused on employer relations, career services, college recruiting, event planning or other areas where building relationships with individuals and/or organizations is a major responsibility, or other field that is directly related to the functions of the position to be filled or equivalency as determined by the appointing authority.
Experience managing small to large scale events using effective event management skills with a commitment to provide excellent customer experiences.
Strong understanding of employer recruitment, commitment to connecting diverse student populations to career opportunities and extensive skills in engaging stakeholders through effective project and event, communication and technology skills.
Ability to listen to constituencies (e.g. employers, faculty, staff, alumni and students), understand and respond positively to their requests and guide them constructively through processes and procedures with a high level of maturity, professionalism and diplomacy.
Advanced technology skills in Microsoft Office, social media, website development, database and career center systems along with experience using LinkedIn and other professional social networking sites. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to create and maintain collaborative relationships and professional networks with diverse populations, internally and externally, within a diverse, multicultural environment
Ability to think analytically and strategically in a highly collaborative team environment with proven planning, organizational and project management skills
Ability to acquire basic knowledge of the laws and regulations which impact on the section(s) and the program or unit.
Ability to acquire basic knowledge of the college philosophy, goals and organization.
Ability to acquire basic knowledge of the higher education system and the function of institutions of higher learning.
Ability to develop and recommend program goals policies and procedures.
Ability to prepare clear reports and studies that include findings and recommendations.
Ability to prepare clear and detailed correspondence.
Ability to represent the college at conferences, seminars or meetings.
Ability to supervise and/or maintain essential records and files.
Ramapo College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Ramapo has a long history of advocating, advising, and supporting diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Examples can be found in its mission statement, strategic plans, degree and course offerings, community outreach programs, the Diversity Action Committee offerings, and the other numerous diversity conferences and programs. Ramapo’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is infused across all facets of the College; where the environment is welcoming, dedicated to social justice, respectful of freedom of expression, focused on educating and having an ongoing conversation regarding cultural competence and the benefits and importance of diversity.