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Associate Director for Employer Connections

Company: Wheaton College
Location: Wheaton
Posted on: March 12, 2023

Job Description:

Position: -Associate Director for Employer Connections Location: - Wheaton, IL
Job Id: -945 # of Openings: -1 Associate Director for Employer Connections Job Overview Reporting to the Director of the Center for Vocation and Career, the Associate Director for Employer Connections is a key member of the CVC leadership team. This leadership team, which includes the Associate Director for Career Education, develops strategies to equip every Wheaton student with tools and opportunities to discover, prepare for, and launch into their next steps to help build the Church and benefit society worldwide. This position supervises the Employer Connections team, identifies and develops strong relationships and hiring pipelines with employers in key industries, and advises students as opportunities allow. Duties and Responsibilities Creating Vocational Development Opportunities for Students

  • Manages and directly supervises two full-time employees on the Employer Connections team, including but not limited to: recruiting, hiring, training, identifying and coordinating professional development opportunities, managing workloads, and using quarterly metrics to assess individual and team effectiveness
  • Leads the development and execution of a strategic approach to employer engagement; grows connections with key industries, geographies, employers, organizations, and alumni
  • Works with the Director to identify and develop opportunities for students to gain skills and experiences, including programming during the academic year (events, on-campus employment, workshops, etc.) and summer opportunities (internships, research opportunities, etc.)
  • Develops opportunities for employers to engage with and recruit on campus; thinks creatively to increase positive student and employer interactions
  • Builds relationships with on-campus employers and co-creates programs that facilitate the development of career competencies and workforce readiness for Wheaton students
  • Identifies skills employers are seeking in early career hires; works with coaching team to develop and implement strategic skill-building initiatives and curriculum
  • Maintains active role in professional associations to remain current with employer/college trends and establish/maintain relationships with recruiters
  • Collaborate with other CVC staff to maintain a knowledge of current industry trends and new career opportunities for students Leading in the CVC
    • Collaborates with Director to identify communication and outreach strategies to encourage engagement with students and build relationships with various departments on campus
    • With the Director, develops and implements strategies to enable the CVC to reach growth goals
    • Researches best practices, oversees the collection and analysis of data, and engages in professional development to ensure the CVC is offering the latest innovations to our students and young alumni
    • Publicly represents the CVC and the College in a manner consistent with Wheaton College and the CVC's values
    • Builds and maintains a diverse network of Wheaton alumni and industry professionals to serve as resources to Wheaton students and CVC team
    • Functions as an advocate for CVC staff and Student Workers, enables execution of CVC vision while supporting and developing all direct reports This job description is intended to represent key areas of responsibilities; specific assignments may vary from time to time, and other duties may be assigned. - Required Qualifications
      • 3-5 years of professional experience, sales preferred; 2-3 years of management experience
      • High degree of personal responsibility and commitment to strategic planning, goal setting, excellent communication, improvement, innovation, and high performance - personally, for the coaching team, and for the overall work of the CVC
      • Strong knowledge of industries, job functions/roles, corporate cultures
      • Demonstrated record of accomplishment and experience managing projects and people, including ability to motivate and empower staff and student workers
      • Experience developing programs for ethnically diverse populations, First Generation college students, and other underserved student populations Preferred Qualifications
        • Experience working with undergraduates; ability to work with faculty, employers, and alumni
        • Comfortable creating trainings, workshops, and other programming to assist students and staff
        • Willingness to travel when necessary Physical Requirements The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, or hear; frequently required to use repetitive hand motion, handle or feel, and to stand, walk, reach, bend, or lift up to 10 pounds. FLSA Status - Exempt As a Christ-centered community, Wheaton College faculty and staff must affirm the College's Statement of Faith as expressing their own theological convictions and agree to live by the moral standards in Wheaton's Community Covenant, modeling these commitments for the Christian formation of our students. Wheaton College faculty and staff also support the Christ-Centered Diversity Commitment which highlights our desire to treat all individuals as equal image-bearers of Jesus Christ through diversity, inclusion, justice, and unity.

Keywords: Wheaton College, Wheaton , Associate Director for Employer Connections, Executive , Wheaton, Illinois

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