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Employer Engagement Specialist

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

*Interested persons should complete an online application. *Cover letter of interest and resume REQUIRED. *Names and contact information of 3 professional references OPTIONAL. Review of applications will commence on July 6, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the U.S. Community College of Philadelphia is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Equal Access Employer. The College encourages applications from individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Employer Engagement Specialist
Requisition Number SCA00233
General Description

The Employer Engagement Specialist assumes a key role within the day-to-day operations of employer engagement activities within the Career Connections department by developing and maintaining effective employer relationships with local, regional and national employers. This position is responsible for increasing the visibility of the College’s students, and Career Connections activities and services with employers and professional organizations that create opportunities for full-time and experiential learning opportunities for all credit and non-credit students. The Employer Engagement Specialist supports all Career Connections services by forming and fostering strong collaborative relationships with employers, alumni and staff, to further expand career and experiential learning connections for students.

Specific Responsibilities

• Facilitate the successful delivery of employer engagement services such as career fairs, on-campus recruiting, employer information sessions, job postings and employer targeted outreach activities at the College’s main campus, and the College’s three regional centers.

• Provide on-boarding services to employers for on-campus recruitment activities at the main campus and the College’s three regional centers.

• Build and maintain a pipeline of qualified employers, and manage relationships to create student employment opportunities.

• Conduct outreach to employers aligned with Corporate Solutions non-credit workforce certificate programs to identify job placement and career advancement opportunities for students, and assist with job fairs for each WEI workforce program.

• Establish and cultivate new employer relationships and strengthen existing employer partnerships through a variety of outreach activities including regular employer meetings and visits to assess hiring needs delivering ongoing communication and presentations to groups and individuals, and cold calls to establish rapport, provide feedback, follow-up, and ensure timeliness of recruitment efforts/activities.

• Participate in networking/outreach opportunities with professional organizations such as chambers of commerce, Society of Human Resources, and any other relevant organization.

• Research employment trends to assist the Director in the development of career-focused experiential learning opportunities.

• Maintain, update and expand electronic employer database/CRM system.

• Assist employers with registering for the College’s electronic job posting system, encourage employer registration and use of the system, and conduct follow up to ensure successful postings and registrations.

• Act as a liaison between employers and appropriate faculty for the development of experiential learning opportunities.

• Work with Marketing and Government Relations to develop promotional materials for employer outreach activities, including website and social media content.

• Maintain records of employer engagement efforts; evaluate and provide feedback as to the effectiveness of such efforts, and provide reporting on data and outcomes.

• Assist the Director with the development, implementation, and operation of an employer advisory board, and identify and recommend employers to serve on the board.

• Keep abreast of key industry trends, skills, and requirements to assist students with their professional development and career readiness, and inform as appropriate college faculty and staff, as needed.

• Coordinate with Workforce and Economic Innovation staff on outreach to businesses on a regular basis, along with maintaining timely updates to WEI’s CRM system.

• Provide day-to-day assistance to employers and students as an integral member of the Career Connections team, including providing assistance with job assessments, job readiness workshops and coaching to College students and alumni.

• Assist the Director of Career Connections and other staff with special projects, as assigned.

• Supervise work study students as needed.

• Travel to regional campus locations, employers and organizations as needed.

• Perform assigned duties in a manner consistent with the mission, goals and core values of the College.

• Maintain sensitivity, understanding, and respect for a diverse academic environment, inclusive of students, faculty, and staff or varying social, economic, cultural, ideological and ethnic backgrounds.

• Deliver quality customer services to both internal and external constituents in a professional helpful and courteous manner.

• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree required; all degree(s) must be from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

• A minimum of three (3) years of relevant work experience in a university/college career services environment or job placement function is required.

• Demonstrated proficiency with MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and experience with CRM systems required.

• Excellent customer service, oral, written and interpersonal communication, and presentation skills required.

• An understanding of, and sensitivity to, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of employers, college community staff and students required.

• Must be a self-starter who is resourceful, has a strong work ethic, is goal oriented, organized, follows through, and is committed to quality and success.

• Ability to work in a fast paced environment while maintaining a professional customer service oriented demeanor required.

• Must be available to work evenings and/or weekends on occasion.

• Must be able to occasionally lift and move objects weighing up to 50 lbs.

• Must have a valid driver’s license, access to a properly insured vehicle, and the ability to drive to sites within the region.

Preferred Qualifications

• Knowledgeable of local, regional, state, and national employers, the area labor market, employment trends preferred.

• Strong project and time management skills, including the ability to plan and implement successful events preferred.

Work Location Main Campus
Benefits
Special Instructions to Applicants

*Interested persons should complete an online application.

*Cover letter of interest and resume REQUIRED.

*Names and contact information of 3 professional references OPTIONAL.

Review of applications will commence on July 6, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the U.S.

Community College of Philadelphia is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity and Equal Access Employer. The College encourages applications from individuals from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Salary Grade or Rank I
Salary Range $41,208 - $54,601
Job Posting Open Date 06/22/2017
Job Posting Close Date
Type of Position Administrator
Job Category
Employment Status Full-Time

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about Community College of Philadelphia?
    • CareerBuilder.com
    • Higheredjobs.com
    • LinkedIn
    • The Chronicle
    • Veterans Job Fair
    • Professional & Technology Diversity Career Fair
    • AL DIA - Diversity Career Fair
    • Community College of Philadelphia Website
    • Indeed.com
    • Other
  2. * If your answer to the above question is Other, please note the source below. If this question does not apply to you, enter N/A.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * What is the highest level of education you have completed?
    • No Response
    • High School/GED
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Doctorate
    • Other
  4. * Do you have a minimum of three (3) years of relevant work experience in a university/college career services environment or job placement function?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have demonstrated proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and experience with CRM systems?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have knowledge of local, regional, state, and national employers, the area labor market, employment trends?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have strong project and time management skills, including the ability to plan and implement successful events?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. References