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Assistant Director, Employer Relations - Career Services, School of Arts and Sciences
Tufts University

Date Posted Jun. 15, 2021
Title Assistant Director, Employer Relations - Career Services, School of Arts and Sciences
University Tufts University
Medford\/Somerville, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Human Resources

Assistant Director, Employer Relations – Career Services, School of Arts and Sciences – (21001448)


The Tufts Career Center provides comprehensive career development assistance to undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni from Arts, Sciences and Engineering, and the SMFA at Tufts. We provide individual career advising, drop-in hours, online resources, workshops, graduate school advising, career and internship fairs, networking and presentations with alumni and employers, job and internship search assistance, and online job and internship listings. We strive to transform students’ lives so that they can have a profound impact on the world. Through the Campus Recruiting Program, the Career Center works closely with recruiters/employers to arrange various types of programming including workshops, employer highlight sessions, resume collections and interviews, industry nights, as well as career fairs throughout the academic year.

As a member of the Employer Relations team in the Tufts Career Center, the Assistant Director supports a comprehensive employer engagement effort to increase internship and full-time opportunities for students and alumni. The position involves daily relationship building with contacts from corporations, non-profits/NGOs and government agencies. The Assistant Director will help identifty employer partners in various assigned industry sectors and develop strategies to engage these organizations in Tufts recruiting activities and events. The Assistant Director will regularly participate in employer engagement (on and off site) to consult with organization representatives on recruiting strategies; therefore, they must be able to clearly and convincingly articulate the value of a Tufts education and effectively market Jumbos to potential new employers. The Assistant Director is part of a broader team that implements marketing strategies for the Career Center to ensure high visibility, engagement and integration across the university community and beyond. Assistant Director will also carry a small caseload of drop-in appointments and will conduct resume reviews.


Basic Requirements:

Knowledge and experience typically acquired by:

Bachelor’s Degree and 2-3 years of related professional experience including: career/academic advising; business operations, communications/marketing, recruiting or human resources.
Strong relationship building, program management, event planning, problem-solving and communication skills.
Proven presentation skills and comfort level in dealing with the business, public sector and academic communities as well as a diverse population of students, alumni, faculty, parents and employers.
Knowledge of national trends in career services, the job market, and diverse student populations.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong customer focus, attention to detail and an ability to deal with frequent interruptions.
Ability to market Tufts students and establish relationships with employers.
Strong technical skills: database management and familiarity with web-based recruiting software (Handshake preferred), client management systems, Microsoft Office (including excel) and online resources. Expertise in social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and blogs.
A demonstrated understanding and commitment to building an inclusive environment.
Knowledge of general office procedures including proficiency in MS Office.
Ability to supervise student assistants and interns.
Must be willing to travel and work evenings and occasional weekends as needed.

Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Counseling, or related field of study preferred.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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