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Program Manager, Employer Relations

Company: Columbia University
Location: New York
Posted on: June 9, 2024

Job Description:

  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $62,400 - $65,000

    The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.Position Summary The Employer and Alumni Relations (EAR) team within the Center for Career Education (CCE) is dedicated to helping 700+ employers recruit undergraduate students and alumni from Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, and the School of General Studies for full and part-time employment and internships. The team also markets the unique talents and skills of Columbia undergraduates attracting a wide array of employers, in a diverse range of industries, nationally and internationally to recruit students from the schools served by CCE.

    The Employer and Alumni Relations team works closely with employers to simplify and maximize their recruitment efforts by:
  • Consulting with organizations to understand their immediate and future hiring needs.
  • Developing targeted recruitment strategies designed to access Columbia talent, including on-campus recruiting; career fairs; a job/internship listing service (LionSHARE), industry showcases; connecting with student clubs, in-person/on-campus options, and virtual.
  • Providing a variety of effective promotional resources.
    Responsibilities
    • Working in a team-based environment to build relationships with employers and alumni interested in engaging in both in-person and virtual career programs and activities managed through CCE. These activities will range from recruiting activities such as career fairs, information sessions, on-campus recruiting, etc.; and other career development programs designed to help Columbia students acquire new competencies and skills to support their overall career development.
    • Maintain an Industry Focus for a given industry or area of career interest to Columbia students. In line with strategic priorities, conduct proactive outreach to employers and alumni in a given industry encouraging them to engage with CCE to develop opportunities for Columbia students.
    • Report on industry trends; provide information and data on employers to staff at CCE, Columbia students, and other key stakeholders as required. Disseminate employer trends and other data broadly through in-person meetings, online, and using CCE's Client Relationship Management system. Manage employer interface with on-campus recruiting where required.
    • Manage a cohort of employers who are looking to recruit Columbia undergraduates both in-person and virtually. Generate virtual recruiting events (ex. career fairs, industry showcases) to engage employers/industries that align with strategic goals. Manage logistics via CCE's online recruiting system LionSHARE, act as their first point of contact for recruiting, monitor student engagement and marketing efforts, and troubleshoot as required. Work with the Admin & Planning team to manage employer billing for recruiting and career events.
    • Support data collection, information management, and database maintenance for the EAR Team. Work with staff to ensure that Salesforce account and contact information is updated and relevant. Assist with compiling data from Salesforce and Handshake to fulfill reporting and information-sharing requests.
    • Participate in team communications planning. This may include creating social media content, drafting In the Know blog posts, contributing to industry-specific newsletters, and developing monthly communications plans.
    • Work with the Event Management & Communications Team to help plan and coordinate employer events such as career fairs and industry showcases, assisting in everything from employer communication to logistics planning and outreach to students through clubs and organizations. Participate in assessment initiatives for designated events.
    • Perform other related duties as assigned.
      Minimum Qualifications
      • Bachelor's degree or equivalent required.
      • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills required.
      • Excellent relationship management skills are required.
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access required.
      • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment with diverse populations.
      • Valid Driver's license and ability to travel on behalf of Career Education to develop and maintain relationships with employers as necessary. *Some evening work during the fall and spring semesters is required.*
        **Applications submitted without a resume and cover letter will not be reviewed.** Preferred Qualifications
        • 2 years of related experience, such as experience in career services, corporate recruiting, college relations, customer service, operations and/or marketing preferred.
        • Technical expertise in design processes, databases, and data reporting and analysis preferred.
        • Experience with Handshake and Salesforce preferred.
          Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

Keywords: Columbia University, New York , Program Manager, Employer Relations, Executive , New York, New York

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