Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
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The University of Washington’s Information School is seeking a Employer Engagement Manager to build and foster relationships with industry and community organizations to increase mentorship, internship, and employment opportunities for iSchool students in all four of our programs (Informatics, MSIM, MLIS, and PhD). Reporting to the Associate Director for Career Services, this person implements targeted employer and alumni outreach to promote iSchool students and engage employers on and off campus in a variety of programming including recruitment, networking, mentorship, industry panels, professional development workshops, and workplace tours.
Additionally, this position works closely with the Career Services staff to provide leadership to develop career programs and services for targeted student populations and supports annual events such as the iSchool Career Fair. The Employer Engagement Manager will work closely with students, faculty, staff, alumni, employers, and other UW departments.
Career Services is committed to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion at the iSchool and in the communities where our students and alumni live and work. Candidates are encouraged to read our Anti-Racism and Equity Action Plan to learn more about our commitments to equity in career programming and advising. In the iSchool there is an expectation that all faculty and staff will step up where they see an opportunity to apply their special expertise or talents, speak up when they identify opportunities or concerns, and lead by taking actions that exemplify the iSchool’s core values.
What You’ll Be Doing:
Employer Relationship Management
•Develop and implement strategies to increase employment opportunities for iSchool students and graduates.
•Identify and cultivate relationships with companies, organizations, and industries that have not previously interacted with iSchool Career Services.
•Advise and counsel employers on the most effective way to identify and recruit iSchool students to meet the employer’s needs, including campus recruitment, job postings, career fair attendance, and participation in panels, networking events, and workshop presentations.
•Share best practices with employers for establishing a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and working with international students in recruitment activities.
•Update and expand employer contact database.
•Design and implement marketing and communication strategies to target local and national employers and share opportunities for engagement.
•Maintain a working knowledge of local and national employment market trends and the impact of these trends on hiring iSchool students and graduates.
•Attend meetings with employers and network on behalf of the iSchool at appropriate professional organizations.
Employer Programming Management
•Develop and lead programs for employer and alumni engagement with students including industry panels, networking nights, resume review days, and mock interview events.
•Coordinate and lead at least three Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion focused employer events for students annually.
•In collaboration with the Alumni Coordinator and Associate Director for Career Services, identify and recruit employer and alumni participants for panels, workshops, and other events.
• Collaborate with Career Services staff to plan, organize, and lead the annual iSchool Career Fair and MLIS Career Week.
•Partner with the Director of Student Services, Academic Advisors, iAffiliates Director, Capstone instructors, and the Advancement Office on employer engagement activities and communication with employer partners.
•Serve as point of contact for student organizations officers looking to engage with employers for events such as hackathons, industry panels, and networking nights.
Mentorship Program Management
•In collaboration with faculty, develop a strategy to expand the iMentorship program with an equity and inclusion lens and focus on supporting the growth of the program.
•Support faculty in pairing students, developing mentorship training for student and mentor participants, and troubleshooting issues.
•Assist with marketing and outreach for the iMentorship program.
•Collaborate with faculty to coordinate and lead an end of the year thank you event for iMentorship participants.
•Update, distribute, collect, and analyze the annual first destination job survey (where students land up to 6 months after graduation) and internship survey.
•Clean data and create annual reports on survey findings including pay, companies hiring iSchool students, and overall industry trends.
•Contribute to writing the annual Career Services report, presenting data on employer engagement through recruitment activities and career events.
•Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources, information science, communications, or related field.
•Two years of experience in career services, student services, recruiting, or sales and marketing.
•Familiarity with career development, the job search and hiring process, and local and national industry trends.
•Experience in program and event planning and management.
•Must demonstrate excellent communications, planning, and information technology skills.
•Demonstrated success in working with diverse populations and commitment to equity.
•Must be able to work independently, as part of a team, and to lead others.
•Must possess excellent customer service, interpersonal communication, and presentation skills.
•Strong data management skills and comfort working with and learning new technologies.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
•Experience coordinating internship and/or mentorship programs.
•Familiarity with the unique hiring challenges for international students.
•Knowledge of Microsoft Office products including SharePoint.
•Familiarity with Canvas or equivalent learning management systems.
•Familiarity with Handshake or similar career CRM systems.
•Familiarity with video/web conferencing technology such as Zoom.
What’s in it for you
•Full benefits, including medical and dental insurance and retirement plan.
•Paid vacation and sick leave, as well as 10 paid holidays a year and one personal day.
•Work for an exciting, cutting-edge school within the University of Washington.
Conditions of Employment
•A satisfactory outcome of a reference check of previous employment.
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