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[New Job Vacancy] Assistant Director – Career Development: Employer Relations job in Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, (New York, NY 10027) – Jobs in New York, NY 10027

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Job Opening details:-
Company Name :-
Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Position Name :-
Assistant Director – Career Development: Employer Relations
Company Location :-
New York, NY 10027
Job Category :
 Education Jobs

Full Job Description :-
Position Summary
The Assistant Director will foster relationships with employers and facilitate job and internship opportunities for master’s and doctoral students across the 70+ graduate programs in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. They will partner with appropriate staff, faculty, and administrators to develop and implement strategic plans focused on students’ career development and employer relations; represent the office to internal and external audiences; and maintain a robust job board, an accurate employer database, and up-to-date employer engagement records. This position requires occasional travel for employer meetings and evening events.
Outreach (35%)

Builds and maintains relationships with a diverse set of employers (international and domestic, on-campus and off-campus) and alumni interested in hiring graduate-level talent;
Conducts cold outreach to potential new employers to increase the number of employers who post on our job board and participate in recruiting events;
Partners with recruiters and other hiring professionals and with master’s and doctoral programs to identify potential talent pools in GSAS and build hiring pipelines;
Tailors employer outreach to the career interests and needs of GSAS’s diverse MA and PhD student population;
Continuously expands knowledge about career-related needs of GSAS’s graduate student population and accurately communicates that knowledge to employers;
Represents GSAS Compass and the School to numerous constituencies, including current and prospective employers, other career development professionals at Columbia and at other graduate schools, and professional organizations.

Communications and Technology (35%)

Serves as the first-line responder for employer inquiries;
Improves systems for planning and tracking employer outreach;
Manages internal job board on a daily basis;
Maintains accurate and up-to-date employer contact information;
Tracks student and alumni engagement, relevant achievements, and employment outcomes for data collection and analysis;
Grows student and employer use of internal job board and provides user support and training to employers, alumni, and students;
Contributes to print and web resources and office communications to students such as newsletters, flyers, and email messages to promote events, opportunities, and resources, and share student and alumni success stories;
Assists in preparing students for employer events and interactions.

Programming and Advising (20%)

Plans, coordinates, promotes, and assists with design of virtual and/or on-campus career fairs, employer information sessions, employer site visits, panels, interviews, and other employer engagements;
Collaborates closely with other GSAS Compass team members to integrate resources, programming, and support for employers and students;
Collaborates actively with other Columbia career development offices, student groups, and graduate program staff on employer engagements and outreach and promotion of events and opportunities to students;
Occasionally advises students on improving their job search materials.

Administrative (10%)

Contributes to yearly evaluations of GSAS Compass;
Monitors activities of work-study students;
Assists in policy development and goal setting for the office;
Performs other duties as assigned by the director to ensure the success of career services on behalf of the School, its students, and alumni.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent experience required, and at least 3 years of related work experience.
Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills with a commitment to customer service, and a desire to apply these skills to building employer relations and serving graduate students.
Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
Excellent organizational, event, and project management skills, and ability to manage multiple projects effectively.
Computer proficiency (Google Workspace, Microsoft Office, and Zoom).

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree preferred.
Prior experience in one or more of the following: graduate or professional career development, talent acquisition/recruiting in a corporate or nonprofit setting, client management, sales and business development, and/or marketing.
Familiarity with graduate education and training in academic fields and associated career outcomes.
An entrepreneurial orientation; the successful candidate will be imaginative, creative, analytical, and flexible.
Knowledge of career planning and preparation tools and platforms (Symplicity, or a similar platform), and experience with database management.
Knowledge of employment markets, hiring practices, processes and trends, and strong desire to apply that knowledge to graduate student career and professional development needs.

Other Requirements

Interested individuals must supply a résumé and cover letter to be considered. Applications submitted without both a résumé and cover letter will not be reviewed. Finalists will be asked to complete a brief job simulation exercise.

Apply on the Columbia website:
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $62,200.00 per year

401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Employee discount
Flexible schedule
Flexible spending account
Health insurance
Health savings account
Life insurance
Paid time off
Parental leave
Professional development assistance
Retirement plan
Tuition reimbursement
Vision insurance


Monday to Friday

COVID-19 considerations:Must be vaccinated and boosted to work on Columbia camups.
Ability to commute/relocate:

New York, NY 10027: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)


Bachelor’s (Required)


related: 3 years (Preferred)

Work Location: One location

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