Reporting to the Associate Provost for Career and Professional Development (CPD), and an active member of the office's leadership team, the Director of Employer Engagement develops and implements a comprehensive employer engagement strategy involving alumni, parents, friends, and other current and prospective employers in the career development and recruitment of LMU students and graduates. The Director supervises two career coaches focused on business and STEM fields, an event and promotions coordinator, and several student employees.
- Lead the overall employer engagement strategy for the university, meeting with current and prospective employers in all industries of interest to LMU students across all academic disciplines.
- Meet virtually and travel as needed to employment-focused off-campus meetings, events, and conferences to establish, maintain, and enhance internship and employment opportunities for LMU students.
- Supervise, coach, and develop three direct reports (Assistant Director for Business Professions; Associate Director for Internships and STEM Professions; Event and Promotions Coordinator), and provide guidance and oversight to student employees, working closely with other career coaches and the CPD Leadership Team to cultivate and promote internship and employment opportunities.
- With the support of the CPD Operations Team, develop and manage all on-campus and virtual recruitment events and services--including on-campus recruiting, fairs and expos (on-campus and virtual), industry mixers, Handshake job postings, and any other activities that leverage employer involvement for the career development and professional outcomes of LMU students.
- Partner regularly with University Advancement on the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors interested in the career development and recruitment of LMU students and graduates.
- Collaborate regularly with deans senior leadership within LMU's six schools and colleges to develop and maintain relationships with employers seeking to hire and recruit students from college-specific disciplines.
- Educate the CPD staff on hiring and industry trends, emerging career fields, and popular destinations for LMU graduates, and alert them to opportunities of interest to their assigned populations.
- Serve as a member of Associate Provost's leadership team, providing counsel to the office's program planning, strategic direction, assessment, and day-to-day operations.
- Educate employers about inclusive recruiting practices, ensuring all recruiting organizations are committed to: (1) providing interns and employees with educational opportunities to develop diversity and inclusion competency; (2) taking action to create an increasingly diverse and inclusive work force by engaging in continuous organizational self-assessment aimed at decolonizing company traditions and practices; (3) implementing equitable opportunities for historically underrepresented individuals and groups to participate in organizational change within their company despite position or authority; and (4) expanding opportunities for employers' senior leadership to understand the experience of historically underrepresented employees by centering their voices and incorporating their feedback into organizational decision making.
- Serve as an active contributor to the Division of Enrollment Management and Career and Professional Development, participating in division and campus-wide events and committees as requested.
- Contribute fully to the career services profession; representing the university through involvement in professional associations and strategic partnerships with LMU employers, alumni, parents, and other external stakeholders.
- Perform other duties as assigned or requested.
Loyola Marymount University Expectations
Exhibit behavior that supports the mission, vision, and values of the university. Communicate and employ interpersonal actions that model high standards of professional, responsible, accountable, and ethical conduct. Demonstrate a commitment to outstanding customer service.
- Typically a Master's degree and/or related experience in higher education, human resources, business, or related field. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
- Minimum of 5 years experience in recruitment, human resources, sales, or employer/industry relations.
- Experience in cultivating and soliciting employers with the capacity to recruit interns and graduating students.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with software relevant to career development (Handshake, Banner, PeopleGrove, Big Interview, VMock, etc.), content management, and digital communications.
- Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the student recruitment and employer engagement process.
- Comfort with engaging campus development officers, alumni, parents, and friends to secure employment opportunities.
- Excellent strategic planning, program implementation, and reporting abilities.
- Exemplary written and oral communication skills. Proven engagement with external stakeholders—in particular internship sites and current and prospective employers.
- Effective organizational and collaborative skills. Demonstrated ability to balance many complex and sometimes competing interests.
COVID Vaccination Requirement
To ensure the safety and well-being of our community Loyola Marymount University requires that all students, faculty and staff are vaccinated or have been approved for a qualifying medical or religious exemption.
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