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Director of Employer Connections | Georgia Tech Career Center

  • 10 Sep 2021 10:05 AM
    Message # 11038907
    Stefanie Swanger (Administrator)

    Department Information

    The Georgia Tech Career Center is a part of the Georgia Tech Office of Undergraduate Education. The Career Center helps students prepare for their future through career exploration, internships, career advising, career fairs, career education, and more.

    The Career Center includes the cooperative education (Co-op) and internship programs in which students can participate while attending Georgia Tech, and Career Education team provides with resources the students need to support their searches for full-time employment after graduation, such as help with the exploration, selection, and pursuit of meaningful careers; career counseling; resume writing interview tips, and more.

    Job Summary

    Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Employer Connections serves as a member of the Career Center leadership team and leads the work to strategically grow and maintain employer connections, which measurably impact the opportunities for all students and alumni. Their primary goal will be to lead the effort to grow and maintain the elite brand and the diverse set of employers engaging the Georgia Tech campus. Serving as part of the Career Center leadership team, they will craft a robust vision for employer development, acting as a connector within the office, division, and Georgia Tech community to facilitate opportunities for internships & co-op, employment, and partnerships across academic divisions. 

    This position will interact on a consistent basis with: Career Center Leadership and staff, Students, Faculty, Alumni, and employer representatives. 

    This position will typically advise and counsel: Career Center Leadership and Staff, Students, Faculty, and employer representatives. This position will supervise Employer Connections Coordinators, Tech Temps and student assistants


    • Design and implement an integrated employer relations strategy for Georgia Tech students and partners.
    • Lead and mentor the employer connections team and other staff engaged with employer connections efforts; hire, train, and equip new staff as needed.
    • Oversee the cultivation and management of employer relationships for the campus, serving students, alumni, faculty, and other relevant constituents within the Georgia Tech community. Maintain and expand relationships with employers in the greater Atlanta community; expand relationships with regional, national, and international organizations. Represent Georgia Tech to the external community, professional associations, and relevant career and workforce development initiatives.
    • Create and lead an Industry Partnerships Council which will engage key employer partners further into the Georgia Tech campus. Collaborate with the Director of Operations & Communications to ensure employer activity on campus is managed and executed effectively; supports the administration of internships and co-op experiences. Lead office efforts to create and develop partnerships with the Alumni Association and the Corporate Relationship office; in collaboration with the Director of Career Education, build successful partnerships with academic divisions.
    • Develop, implement, and measure the outcomes of C2D2 annual goals and objectives related to employer relations; compile and report office-wide quantitative data related to employer relations programs and activities.
    • Manage the Employer Relations team to provide operational and program support for all aspects of on-campus interviewing, information sessions, career fairs and related functions.
      Work to develop relationships among employers, C2D2, and other academic units and relevant administrative departments, faculty, students, and leadership. To this end, oversee the career communities program and establish and chair the Employer Relations Network (ERN), comprised of career and corporate relations representatives from the colleges and relevant administrative units.
    • Collaborate with unit and division leadership to develop and execute on strategic plans, goals, and objectives relevant to multiple functional areas within C2D2 and across the Institute.
    • Perform other duties as assigned


    Required Qualifications

    Educational Requirements
    Master's Degree in Business, Higher Education, or a related field

    Required Experience
    Five to seven years job related experience

    Other Required Qualifications
    - Some travel required

    - Work schedule may need to flex based on business need

    - Supervisory experience 

    Preferred Qualifications

    Additional Preferred Qualifications
    Working knowledge of employment recruiting functions from the university or employer perspective; Budget management skills

    Preferred Educational Qualifications
    Master's Degree in Higher Education, Business, Social Sciences, STEM field, or related field

    Preferred Experience
    Five years of experience in college or university career services. Demonstrated leadership in building relationships and networks. Experience leading change and innovation, resulting in a high level of performance outcomes. Expertise and understanding of emerging trends and innovations within the field of higher education, recruitment, and employment. Strong ability to collaborate with multiple and diverse constituents to accomplish goals. Analytical mind and problem solver with ability to think systemically. Demonstrated experience in generating revenue opportunities through external partnerships with corporations and donors.

    Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    This job requires a working knowledge of office related computer applications; advanced skills in program management and administration; advanced skills in leadership, organization, communication, strategic planning, marketing/promotion, public speaking, and administration.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Georgia Tech provides equal opportunity to all faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including applicants for admission and/or employment, contractors, volunteers, and participants in institutional programs, activities, or services.  Georgia Tech complies with all applicable laws and regulations governing equal opportunity in the workplace and in educational activities. Georgia Tech prohibits discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, on the basis of race, ethnicity, ancestry, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetics, or veteran status in its programs, activities, employment, and admissions.  This prohibition applies to faculty, staff, students, and all other members of the Georgia Tech community, including affiliates, invitees, and guests.

    Other Information

    This is a supervisory position.
    This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
    This position will not be required to drive.
    This role is not considered a position of trust.
    This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
    This position requires travel
    This position does not require security clearance.

    Special Applicant Instructions

    Please include a cover letter with your application.

    Hiring range: $80,000 - $90,000 plus full benefits.

    Application Deadline: September 24, 2021

    Application Link: https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psc/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=3000&JobOpeningId=232252&PostingSeq=1&PortalActualURL=https%3a%2f%2fcareers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu%2fpsc%2fcareers%2fCAREERS%2fHRMS%2fc%2fHRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL%3fPage%3dHRS_APP_JBPST_FL%26Action%3dU%26FOCUS%3dApplicant%26SiteId%3d3000%26JobOpeningId%3d232252%26PostingSeq%3d1&PortalRegistryName=CAREERS&PortalServletURI=https%3a%2f%2fcareers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu%2fpsp%2fcareers%2f&PortalURI=https%3a%2f%2fcareers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu%2fpsc%2fcareers%2f&PortalHostNode=APPLICANT&NoCrumbs=yes&PortalKeyStruct=yes

    Last modified: 15 Sep 2021 1:46 PM | Stefanie Swanger (Administrator)

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