Assistant Director, Employer Engagement

Furman University

Assistant Director, Employer Engagement

  • Institution: Furman University
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Greenville, SC US
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Assistant Director, Employer Engagement

  • Furman University | Greenville, SC US
  • Hourglass IconDeadline: February 28, 2022
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Job TitleAssistant Director, Employer Engagement

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Administrator

Salary Range $ 50,000 - 60,000

Location Greenville, SC US

Deadline February 28, 2022

Contact Information

Contact Name Lauren Payne

Department Malone Center for Career Engagement


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Job Description

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The Malone Center for Career Engagement (MCCE) directly supports The Furman Advantage by strengthening academic partnerships, alumni and employer connections and programming to prepare students for a successful first match upon graduation. The Assistant Director for Employer Engagement reports to the Assistant Vice President of Career and Professional Development, and is responsible for advancing Furman University’s Strategic Vision by developing and strengthening employer, alumni and parent relationships leading to increased quality employment opportunities for Furman students.

This position seeks an innovative, self-starter that can establish and cultivate relationships with targeted employers and organizations through email campaigns, phone outreach, site visits, and networking events. In collaboration with the Assistant Vice President and other Assistant Director of Employer Engagement, develops and implements a strategic employer engagement strategy to cultivate new employer relationships and expand existing employer partnerships.

The Assistant Director will provide students with the opportunity to connect with employers, alumni, and parents through industry-specific networking events, employer information sessions, career fairs, career panels, workshops, classroom presentations, company visits, and virtual platforms. The Assistant Director is responsible for managing Handshake (Career Management System), employer engagement budget, and measuring outcomes related to overall employer and alumni engagement.


Employer Engagement:

In collaboration with the Assistant Vice President for Career and Professional Development and other Assistant Director for Employer Engagement, develops and implements a strategic employer outreach plan to identify and increase engagement with targeted employers and organizations.

Establishes, cultivates and maintains relationships with targeted employers, alumni, and parents resulting in increased local, national, and global job opportunities for Furman talent.

Conducts employer outreach calls and travels to key recruitment markets to conduct onsite visits with current and prospective employer contacts to increase engagement and employment connections for Furman students and alumni.

Maintains accurate database of employer connections, outreach efforts, and engagement with students.

In collaboration with Marketing, Events, & Operations Coordinator, develops ongoing marketing materials to bring greater visibility of Furman University to relevant employers and industries.

Collaborates with Development Office and Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement to identify and target prospective employers and industries that align with student’s majors, career interests, and geographic preferences.

Represents Malone Center for Career Engagement at Furman events including regional alumni events, homecoming, and family weekend.

Manages annual budget for employer outreach.

Program Management :

Manages on-campus recruiting activities including on-campus interviews, employer information sessions, and career fairs and networking events.

In collaboration with career advisors, connects employers directly to students through student organization meetings, classroom presentations, career panels, workshops and webinars.

Coordinates the company site visits and alumni reception component of the Career Trek program, providing students with the opportunity to participate in company site visits and network with alumni, recruiters, and other professionals in a variety of industries in multiple geographic locations.

Collaborates with the Marketing, Events & Operations Coordinator to effectively communicate employment opportunities and recruitment events to students and faculty.

Technology & Program Assessment:

Responsible for managing the Center’s Career Management System (CMS), Handshake, including marketing effectively to the campus community and training staff and employers with utilization of CMS. Serves as the Center’s primary liaison to CMS vendor.

Reviews and approves companies, job postings, and employer events in Handshake; communicates appropriate job opportunities to career advisors.

Responsible for updating and managing employer content on Malone Center’s website.

Identifies and leverages existing and emerging technology solutions to create opportunities for students and employer to connect virtually.

Develops and manages a dashboard of metrics for employer engagement and recruiting activities.

Generates monthly and annual reports of employer engagement activity.

Other Administrative Duties:

Pursues professional development to keep pace with demands for services and information; including maintaining up-to-date information about the Center and the University.

Serves on other campus committees as assigned.

Performs other duties as assigned by the Assistant Vice President of Career and Professional Development in support of the goals and objectives of the Division of Student Life. The intent of this job classification description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions in this classification and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically present in this description.

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