Employer Relations Coordinator

Alfred, NY
Full Time
Career Development Center
Mid Level

Reporting to the Career Development Center director, the employer relations coordinator manages all aspects of on-campus recruiting and is the primary liaison to all employers, recruiters, and industry partners. The position requires high external visibility with private, public, and non-profit employers. The coordinator will strategically cultivate and strengthen communication with and between employers, students, alumni, and faculty to maximize student employment outcomes and university resources. The employer relations coordinator will oversee employer recruiting, including information sessions, interviews, networking opportunities, and marketing strategies directed to students and alumni.

Salary: $45,000-$48,000; 35-hours per week

Essential Functions:

  • Represent the University at recruitment events held on- and off-campus to educate employers on the university's academic programs
  • Establish and cultivate relationships with targeted employers and organizations through various mediums, including but not limited to site visits, lunches, association meetings, conferences, and networking opportunities
  • Engage employers and recruiters to attend career fairs and other on-campus recruitment opportunities
  • Maintain relationships to create greater visibility of the University, its students, and alums within relevant professional communities while documenting all interactions in the Center employer relationship management system
  • Oversee employer approvals in the on-campus online recruiting system and serve as point person for communication and outreach to employers and recruiters
  • Manage and maintain all aspects of the Employer Advisory Board
  • Aid and support collaborative initiatives in the Center and across campus
  • Update, distribute, collect, and analyze undergraduate and graduate students' graduate outcomes survey data; write two comprehensive and interpretive reports annually to distribute survey findings and industry analysis
  • Develop ongoing strategies to bring greater visibility of the college to relevant employers and industries
  • In coordination with the Center staff, oversee all aspects of two all-industry, on-campus career fairs annually
  • Under the supervision of the Center director, manage all communications to students, alums, and employers regarding recruitment activities, including recruiting-related website documentation
  • Compose and strategize the content and timing of a large volume of communications to students via Handshake and other mediums, and present job-search strategies workshops to students participating in on- and off-campus recruiting activities
Other Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Research and compile job, internship, fellowship, co-op, and residency opportunities for various industries
  • Communicate with University leadership and faculty to assess recruitment opportunities for students
  • Support and assist in creating intersections for faculty, staff, and students that will assist in transforming people’s lives
  • Support and assist in creating an evolving mentoring culture and rich engagement opportunities for faculty, staff, and students
  • Maintain a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and a high degree of cultural competence and respect for a wide range of identities and experiences, therefore welcoming and supporting all faculty, staff, and students and expanding access to the AU experience
  • Maintain a safe working environment within and around their facilities and associated equipment and supplies, including, but not limited to, obtaining Safety Data Sheet (SDS) information pertaining to any hazards associated with their work environment
  • Participate in all required assigned training, including safety training, and will comply with safety rules, regulations, and protocols
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Contribute to the University's overall success by performing other duties as assigned
Qualifications-Education & Experience, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Formal Education:
    • ​​​​​​​Bachelor's degree in education, human services, business, liberal arts, or business is required
  • ​​​​​​​Experience:
    • ​​​​​​​Minimum of two years of experience in college recruiting, human resources, employer relations, management, and supervision of staff, marketing, or related fields preferred
  • Additional Knowledge/Skills:
    • ​​​​​​​Candidates must demonstrate an ability to work with a diverse student population and serve as an advocate for that diversity
    • Proven professionalism and ability to interact effectively with individuals, from interns to CEOs
    • Demonstrated computer expertise such as database administration, career-related internet sites, and proficiency in Microsoft Office
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills
    • An outgoing customer service-oriented style, effective in building relationships through in-person, phone, and online networking required
    • Commitment to confidentiality is required in all matters, especially with student meetings, handling resumes, and employment situations
    • Willingness to develop as a professional in an office must be responsive to changing job markets and career/student development trends
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, exhibiting strong time management skills, strategic thinking, sound judgment, and a sense of humor
Physical Demands & Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

Personal Protective Equipment must be worn when required.  A respiratory function test and the ability to use respirators may be required.  Stairs and uneven surfaces may be present; artificial lifts, etc., may or may not be available.  The position may require the incumbent to walk outdoors in all types of weather to other buildings or offices located on the campus.  The Campus is in an area that contains numerous hills and slopes and may not always be fully accessible for mobility-impaired individuals.

About Alfred University:
Lighting the way for students since 1836. “We've always been a place for makers, especially those who make the future. Our commitment to independent thinking, creativity, academic rigor, and community have made us a unique kind of leader since 1836.”
Alfred University (AU) was founded on principles of social justice in 1836 by liberal, independent thinkers who placed high value on education for all citizens. The University has retained and built upon the strong values of its founders, developing as an institution of national and international renown that is responsive to the needs of contemporary society while remaining consistent with the spirit of its origins. Alfred University is the second oldest coeducational college in the United States as well as one of the earliest nineteenth-century colleges to have enrolled African American and Native American students. It has a long-standing history of educating socially conscious students who make a difference in their professions and their communities.
Over the course of the twentieth century, Alfred University evolved into a complex institution offering a full range of programs in the liberal arts and sciences, art and design, engineering, business, education, counseling, and school psychology to its nearly 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students that live, learn, and play on a 232-acre campus located in an idyllic, creative valley in Western New York.

Alfred University actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee, student or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, gender identification or expression, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, military or veteran status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction status, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Protected veterans, minorities and women are encouraged to apply.


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