Primary Role

The Assistant Director of Career Services – Employer Liaison will focus on strengthening experiential learning opportunities through internships and employment by strategically leveraging employers, alumni and constituent resources to enhance current and develop new high quality opportunities. The position will utilize the Juniata career team database, Juniata Connect, social media, other interactive and communicative resources, and travel to network hubs to meet with employers, to expand the reach of Juniata’s Career Services operation. The position will work collaboratively with the alumni relations office and the alumni council to utilize constituent volunteers. Finally, to develop learning opportunities for our students, the assistant director will work with the director of career services to connect career development and student learning on campus with alumni and non-alumni constituent networks.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Build employer network and partnerships. Communicate with and travel to visit career/experiential learning network prospects, particularly in regional club HUB areas.  Develop relationships, make presentations about Juniata and the career services program, and solicit involvement.
  • Work collaboratively with alumni relations office, utilize regional clubs, Juniata network, parents council, and other bodies to develop opportunities to meet goals of increasing number and quality of experiential learning opportunities, particularly internships and employment.
  • Provide student career/job/internship counseling on a daily basis as appropriate.
  • In consultation with the marketing and alumni relations offices, develop outreach and marketing materials/resources for the career services office, including writing content and updating web pages, updating publications and developing new resources.
  • Furnish Career Service and Internship information and explain and present policies and procedures to diverse, internal and external, constituencies; collect and process data and information to maintain supporting databases, files and resource library.
  • Assist in planning, implementing and evaluating major events including banquets, career fairs, panel discussions and other office programming functions.

Supervision Required/Given

Works with considerable independence. Must work collaboratively with diverse individuals and groups. May supervise support staff and/or student assistants. Some travel is expected.

Position Qualifications

  • BA/BS required.  Advanced degree is desirable.
  • Experience in career counseling or career services programs desired. Sufficient client development experience to demonstrate competency in solicitation and involvement success or related sales and marketing experience.