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This key role in the Career Development Office (CDO) has the primary responsibility to lead, develop, and deliver comprehensive employment and student internship services in support of students’ professional and career development. The person in this role will manage and expand the new FLAME program (Field Leadership and Management Experience) to increase internship opportunities and build relationships with local non-profits and government agencies.
Responsible for new employer outreach, and cultivation and management of existing employer relationships. Will develop and implement the employer relations strategic and operational plan including marketing our services, creating opportunities for students and employers to connect through networking or career events. Responsible for collaborating with employer representatives in developing an on-campus recruiting strategy leading to internship and full-time positions for graduate students.
This position reports to the Director of Career Development and works closely with all the offices of Academic Professional Development Offices and Student Services.
The regular hours for this position are 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Hours may vary due to needs of the University or department. While currently remote, once campus is open this position requires employer site visits and attendance at other off campus events, which requires flexibility in work hours.
Lead the strategic plan to deliver a robust portfolio of internship and career related resources and services for CGU students. Identify and procure job and internship opportunities for graduate students through the cultivation and maintenance of relationships with organizations in the public, nonprofit, government and private sectors.
Manage and build out the new FLAME internship program.
Manage current relationships and build new relationships with recruiters, hiring managers, and alumni at local, statewide, and national organizations interested in hiring both domestic and international graduate students.
Manage database of internship/employment opportunities and all communication of these opportunities to students and alumni.
Research and quickly develop knowledge of employer recruiting strategies, job market trends, and employment information sources. Share this information with CDO staff and the CGU community.
Guide employers with developing internship descriptions and appealing programs that comply with legal, NACE, and campus regulations and policies. Provide employers with guidelines, policies, compensation information and referral to other employer services offered by the CDO.
Represent the CGU CDO at conferences, employer site visits, and networking events to build relationships with employers and career services colleagues.
Create and manage budget for employer engagement activities.
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT
Hire, supervise, train and evaluate student workers, establishing expectations and goals to ensure, the success of the program and evaluating performance. This person will manage both the Employer Outreach Specialist team and the Data Analyst.
Secure employers to participate in internship/career panels and networking events. Collaborate with other campus partners on school/departmental career related events.
Plan Spring Mock Interview Day, secure employer interviewers, prepare students, lead all logistics leading up to and on the day of the event, with the assistance of the CDO staff.
Assist Director in developing and delivering professional online workshops related to internships, job search and networking.
Create informational and instructional online and print resources that feature internship content.
Consult with employers regarding optimal marketing strategies to connect students to internships and jobs and to collaborate on events and workshops. Coordinate various events, activities, and fairs related to internships and career positions.
Work closely with Academic Division Program Coordinators, Student Support Services, and other departmental staff and students to learn about students’ interests in regards to internships and employer contacts.
Collaborate with the Offices of Alumni Engagement and Advancement to identify alumni interested in hiring CGU students, being involved in career related events, and serving as mentors.
Work toward centralizing all employer and campus partner internship/part-time listings on Handshake, the CDO’s online job and internship posting database.
Keep CDO staff and counselors informed about internship and career opportunities they should promote to students.
Represent the CDO on campus work groups/committees as appropriate.
Keep CDO and university aware of changes to internship laws and regulations as they develop.
Serve as CGU CDO’s representative to the 7Cs Employer Relations Committee (comprised of representatives of the other 6 colleges in the Claremont Colleges Consortium).
Knowledge of Handshake for maintaining internship/job database, managing employer relationships and creating reports. Advanced user of MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook, knowledge of Workday/Kronos.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned by supervisor.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES:
Individual must possess knowledge, skills and ability to be able to successfully perform the essential functions of the position, or be able to explain or demonstrate how the essential functions will be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
Knowledge of specific fields, such as academic careers and the expanded job market for Ph.D.’s.
Ability to cultivate relationships with local, regional, national employers to stay informed of hiring and internship trends. Share trends with CDO staff, campus partners, and students.
Ability to facilitate access to internship opportunities for all CGU graduate students, through research and effective partnerships with employers, alumni, and campus partners.
High level of initiative and responsibility without direct supervision. Leads formally and informally. Mentors and imparts expertise to others.
Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills to effectively work with and interact with diverse individuals and groups of faculty, staff, students, alumni, and employers.
Knowledge and experience in a diverse cultural environment and working with culturally diverse people. Experience working with international students highly desired.
Experience with or understanding of recruiting and scheduling technologies (for example, Handshake).
Familiarity with employment law and employment recruiting trends.
EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT/DATA ANALYSIS
Demonstrated ability to evaluate, assess, and interpret a variety of program details aligned with CDO goals and objectives. Hire, train, manage and evaluate CDO Data Analyst (student worker position).
Ability to maintain data on internship/career opportunities; develop reports on available internships/career positions and present them to appropriate groups.
Ability to assess student and employer needs and satisfaction levels and respond to program changes, needs, and priorities as they arise.
Provide data to Director for presentations and reports and to inform stakeholders.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field, Master’s degree preferred or any combination of education and experience that provides the required skills and ability. Minimum of four years of directly relevant work experience, (recruiting, human resources, alumni engagement etc.). Experience in student services, university career services, employer recruitment, and/or internship program coordination experience desired.
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Claremont Graduate University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, place of national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, or physical handicap in its employment practice and in admission of students to educational programs and activities in accordance with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other applicable laws. Claremont Graduate University is committed to affirmative action in employment practices regarding ethnic minorities, the physically handicapped, Vietnam-era veterans and women.
The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges, two graduate institutions, and Claremont University Consortium, which provides shared institutional support services, is reminiscent of the Oxford-Cambridge model. The undergraduate colleges include Pomona College, Scripps College, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, and Pitzer College. The two graduate institutions include Claremont Graduate University and Keck Graduate Institute.