The Employer Relations Specialist is responsible for raising the profile, number, and quality of job and internship opportunities for undergraduate students at Vanderbilt University. They will focus on developing and maintaining successful relationships with employers, organizations, alumni, parents, and friends of the university. The Employer Relations Specialist is expected to remain current with the employment marketplace including trends, research, and best practices within both the employment community as well as student populations. Employer Relations Specialists are assigned to manage connections with specific industries based on their experience and interests.
The Vanderbilt Career Center serves undergraduates enrolled full-time in the Blair School of Music, College of Arts and Science, School of Engineering and Peabody College. In addition, the Center provides career coaching to recent graduates (0-2 years) after graduation. The Center provides many opportunities for students to learn about and explore professional opportunities including internships, career coaching, credit-based career courses, workshops, career panels, on-campus recruiting, job fairs, and industry-based Treks. The Career Center also supports students who are seeking graduate school admission as well as prestigious scholarships and fellowships. The Center consists of a leadership team, a coaching team, an employer relations team, and support staff.
Duties and Responsibilities
Employer and Opportunity Outreach and Sourcing
Constantly research various sources to find potential new contacts and internship and post-grad opportunities.
Network and connect with potential employers, internship sites, alumni, and other contacts to increase student employment opportunities.
Conduct employer development activities (on-site visits) with targeted organizations and industries to raise the profile, number, and quality of jobs for students.
Recruiting Event/Activities Management
Manage ongoing activities of the Employer Relations program including hosting on-campus recruiters, coordinating career fairs, information sessions, niche recruiting events, and other recruiting-related activities.
Enhance the employer hosting program ensuring employers a high-quality experience while visiting with the Career Center.
Develop and provide recruiting information to the coaching team and students
Work with the Career Coaching team to develop appropriate programming, services, and guidelines to ensure that students who participate in recruiting programs are well-prepared for the job search process.
Serve as an "industry expert" and provide related programming to students. Coordinate/facilitate programs, presentations & workshops to enhance and increase the visibility of students to employers and vice versa.
Manage communication to students with an interest in specific industry areas.
Co-lead Vandy In career communities with a Career Coach.
Build Industry Research and Knowledge
Compile data and write reports focusing on employment trends and opportunities within specialization areas, and supply information and resources to students and coaching team. Collect, maintain, and present recruiting and placement-related data as needed, including conducting need and satisfaction surveys among students and employers.
Internal Number: 2000523
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