Associate Director of Employer Relations - Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs New York

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Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, New York

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Skidmore College is a highly regarded, selective, independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts College. Located in beautiful Saratoga Springs, New York, Skidmore sits on a pristine campus of over 750 acres near the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Saratoga Springs is a not-so-well-guarded secret of rich tradition accented with an abounding youthful feeling. The college's unique location makes it the perfect place for those who desire the peace of country-like living as well as the excitement and activity accessible in nearby larger cities. Skidmore College offers its employees opportunities for professional and personal growth, a very competitive benefits package, and the ability to positively impact the community.

The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!

Job Summary

The Associate Director of Employer Relations will create and manage collaborations with new and existing employer partners for recruitment opportunities for Skidmore students and alumni, and create systems, processes and initiatives that will support this work. This position reports to the Executive Director of the Career Development Center and supports both internship and employment opportunities. The Associate Director will work with staff, faculty, students, parents, and alumni to identify career fields of interest and develop opportunities accordingly.

  • Build successful relationships with employers, parents, and alumni in targeted industries and organizations

  • Develop employment and internship opportunities for students and alumni

  • Grow and manage the newly-created Skidmore Dedicated Internship Postings

  • Research employment areas and specific employers that correspond to the career interests of Skidmore students

  • Make a number of site visits each year to prospective or existing employers to better connect, learn the businesses and look for new ways to bring opportunities back to our campus.

  • Create unique and customized recruitment initiatives with employer partners

  • Market and promote recruiting opportunities to students and alumni

  • Participate in Career Development Center's strategic planning initiatives

  • Manage all aspects of career fairs, on-campus recruitment, and employer information sessions

  • Review employment trends and develop outreach, services, and initiatives in congruence with these trends

  • Create and maintain an ongoing database of employer partners and prepare reports and metrics as needed, and manage the maintenance of the center's employment database

  • Facilitate brief workshops for students regarding specific opportunities

  • Assess programs and create strategies for future engagement

Minimum Qualifications

Master's Degree. Experience in employer relations, human resources, alumni relations, recruiting, executive search or a related field. Preferred experience and demonstrated success in developing and stewarding relationships with a wide variety of constituencies  

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with a Liberal Arts environment. Demonstrated skills in relationship building with exceptional communication skills (oral and written). Proficiency with Word, Excel, and Access. Willingness to travel; some evening and weekends required. Experience with social media.  

Required Applicant Documents

Cover Letter
List of Three References

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, military or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or prior arrest or conviction record or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Masters
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: See Job Description