Reporting to the Dean of Career and Professional Development, the Manager of Employer Engagement is responsible for developing and coordinating job opportunities for students and recent alumni.
Cultivate and build relationships with prospective employers in the legal community and relevant businesses and industries.
Identify and develop relationships with employers across diverse sectors in order to expand the opportunities for full time and part time employment, as well as externships.
Develop and promote job openings and externships. Screen and approve employer job postings for appropriate criteria. Monitor and review job postings.
Share employment opportunities with career counselors, appropriate faculty and student groups.
Seek to use the latest employer networking and recruitment techniques, cultivate partnerships that provide and enhance employment opportunities for students and recent alumni.
Monitor progress regarding employer development/relations activities and collaborate with career counselors to increase applications.
Deliver excellent customer service and represent the Career Development Center. Manage arrangements for employers, greet employers and make sure their needs are met for OCI, information sessions and other recruiting events, including employer site events.
Follow up with employers to obtain accurate information regarding new hires.
Maintain up-to-date records on student employment and maintain steady communication with the dean.
Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to develop innovative ways to deliver programming and career-related information and services to students.
Coordinate and participate in employer-based programs including workshops, career panels, presentations, information sessions and networking events for students and alumni.
Create industry experts within the Career Development Center who work directly with students to ensure students are career ready.
Collaborate with career counselors to develop appropriate programming, services and guidelines for ensuring that students are well-prepared for the job search and to ensure that employers reach appropriate targeted students and alumni.
Prior experience in legal recruiting, employer relations or hiring and recruitment practices in the law school setting.
Knowledgeable about hiring standards and practices throughout the legal community. Familiarity with private and government legal and law-related employment.
Familiarity with, and interest in, trends in legal education and legal hiring. Experience with career-related technology preferred
Ability to act independently within broad procedural guidelines, exercise sound judgment and take initiative.
Can research, analyze and implement solutions to unanticipated problems and situations.
Has proven experience working successfully in a collaborative and cooperative environment with a team of peers.
Excellent organizational skills and the flexibility of temperament to adapt to changing priorities. Understands and can communicate with traditional and non-traditional legal employers.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish rapport and gain trust.
Skill in interacting with individuals and groups representing various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds.
Ability to work efficiently during peak seasons of activity, frequent interruptions and distractions, and emotional tensions of law school population.
Deep respect for the need for responsiveness. Tact, diplomacy, patience and a sense of humor.