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Associate Director for Employer and Alumni Engagement

Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002
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    160284528

Amherst College


Amherst has taken a leadership role among highly selective liberal arts colleges and universities in successfully diversifying the racial, socio-economic, and geographic profile of its student body. The College is similarly committed to enriching its educational experience and its culture through the diversity of its faculty, administration and staff.

Job Description:

Amherst College invites applications for the Associate Director for Employer and Alumni Engagement position. Given Amherst's distinction as one of the most diverse liberal arts colleges in the country, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ways in which they bring value to and will work towards supporting a broadly diverse community.

This position is eligible to participate in the College's hybrid work program, and during its pilot period can be done either as a full-time on-campus role or as a hybrid role with some work completed remotely in Massachusetts and some on-campus work required.

The Associate Director for Employer and Alumni Engagement is responsible for employer development and alumni engagement, with a focus on cultivating new relationships and connections with organizations, alumni, parents, and other friends of the college to increase and expand the number of quality internship and job opportunities for Amherst students. The Associate Director will be committed to growing the Loeb Center's network of employers who value diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) both in their recruiting practices and in the workplace and will serve as the Loeb Center's subject matter expert on local, regional, and national hiring practices, employment trends, and other labor-related matters.

In addition, this position provides leadership, management, and strategic coordination for Loeb Center and Advancement cross-divisional opportunities.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Employer Development
  • Cultivate new relationships and connections with organizations, alumni, parents, and other friends of the college to increase and expand the number of quality internship and job opportunities for Amherst students.
  • Manage employer development planning and execution of new recruitment strategies.
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with employers who foster a diverse and inclusive workplace.
  • Work collaboratively with on-campus partners including faculty members and other administrators to identify opportunities to engage employers and alumni.
  • Develop ongoing marketing strategies and materials to bring greater visibility of the college to employers and industries. Conduct on-site visits with current and prospective employer contacts and College alumni to increase engagement with recruiting opportunities.

Alumni and Parent Engagement
  • In partnership with Advancement, recruit and build relationships with alumni and parent volunteers to facilitate career opportunities for students and recent graduates.
  • Manage the Hire a Mammoth recruitment initiative that integrates employer relations and the alumni network.
  • Project manage the Alumni-in-Residence Program.
  • Provide strategic coordination for Loeb Center/Advancement cross-divisional opportunities.
  • Serve as project lead on emergent alumni/student initiatives as needed.
  • Identify ways to maximize the efforts of alumni to help students and recent graduates navigate the world of work.

Planning and Management
  • Research and stay informed on local, regional, and national hiring practices, employment trends, and other labor-related issues.
  • Synthesizes feedback from advisors, the early engagement team, career communities, and other sources of expertise to identify new partners and ensure opportunities are available across industry areas and disciplines.
  • Track, analyze, and report out on employers to evaluate recruiting portfolio.
  • Maintains current and timely outreach records and communicates regularly with team members.
  • Maintain a customer relationship management (CRM) for contact management, and develop standards and processes to support and facilitate integration with career community programs.
  • Provide direct supervision of part-time student intern(s), as needed

Qualifications

Required:
  • Bachelor's degree or a combination of education and relevant experience
  • 5 years' related experience in higher education, business, or nonprofit setting
  • Knowledge of current employment trends, branding strategies, and targeted recruitment principles, procedures, and resources
  • Relevant experience with diversity and early career recruiting
  • Solid relationship-building skills, able to interface with executive-level leaders within a company, alumni, donors, volunteers, faculty, and administrators
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required, both written and oral, as well as high-level of sophistication and maturity in social and professional settings
  • Must be willing to travel to meet with employers and alumni as needed
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Proficient with G-Suite and MS Office Suite and the ability to run reports and analyze data
  • Able to work evenings, weekends, etc. as needed for events and programs

Preferred:
  • Experience in corporate/campus recruiting, employer relations, or related donor/volunteer relations field.

Amherst College requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (medical and religious exemptions may apply).

This position may be eligible for a relocation stipend.

Amherst College is pleased to provide a comprehensive, highly competitive benefits package that meets the needs of staff and faculty and their families. Benefits are an important part of our overall compensation, so it is critical that you review all of the options to ensure it meets your total compensation requirements. Click here for Benefits Information .

Interested candidates are asked to submit a resume and cover letter online at https://amherst.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/Amherst_Jobs . Please be sure to upload all requested documents prior to clicking Submit. Applications cannot be revised once submitted. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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Posted: 2022-01-07 Expires: 2022-02-08

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