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Manager Of Student and Employer Relations
Tuskegee University

Date Posted Apr. 21, 2021
Title Manager Of Student and Employer Relations
University Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Human Resources

Manager Of Student and Employer Relations

Posting Date: March 9, 2021                                                                 Posting End Date:  May 9, 2021

Position: Manager of Student & Employer Relations              Department: Career Development & Placement Services

Status: Full-Time; Exempt                        (Temporary- 4-month contract)

Special Qualifications
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University demonstrating "Excellence in Every Way", the ideal Manager of Student & Employer Relations will possess the willingness to use his or her expertise to assist in the university’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Tuskegee University welcomes applicants for the position of Manager of Student & Employer Relations in the Career Education Center.  The position will manage the day-to-day operations of the department and ensure that projects, department milestones/goals are met, and adhere to approved budgets.  The primary role is to support career services, internship and co-op courses, manages career advising events, and provides additional support to the office on career resources for international students. The Manager of Student & Employer Relations works with faculty advisors, the REACH/QEP team, and staff across campus, alumni, and students.


In collaboration with staff, determine annual and ongoing priorities for office, working diligently to bring these priorities to fruition. Establish the policies and protocols for the programs and services offered. Lead and track progress on departmental goals. Prepare the annual operating budget and monitor monthly activity in all career services’ accounts. Steward several endowments and gift accounts and regularly update benefactors Create and monitor multiple reserve funds. Write and present grant proposals to obtain funds to support ongoing programs and for the development of new projects. Working in tandem with Advancement to engage in alumni and employer relationship development and cultivate gifts. Directly supervise support staff and/or student staff. Provide extensive guidance for staff engaged in outreach/marketing, programming, and management of the office Identify student needs for information and advising on career planning, employment (job searches,) graduate education, and scholarships.  In collaboration with staff, create programs, services, and publications to meet those needs Develop, manage, and track internships and co-op programs that serve academic and industry needs


Advise students on an individual and group basis regarding career planning and employment issues. Interpret career development/vocational instrument such Myers Type Indicator and Holland Code. Develop and deliver workshops and career-related programs. Represent Tuskegee in various professional organizations and address a wide range of constituencies as chief spokesperson for the career planning and development function. Address alumni groups, parents, faculty, student organizations, and other administrators or career-related issue. Serve on committees to investigate new career-related opportunities. Evaluate candidates for positions in the department and serve on search committees elsewhere within the institution. Perform all other duties as assigned.


Serve as primary liaison between the REACH Center and faculty advisors regarding career education services, student assessment and personal development, career fairs (on campus and virtual), and internship and co-op courses.  Provide administrative support for co-op course: coordinate orientation and training for students; coordinate hiring, section assignments, selection and training for career mentors; provide updates to the course websites and send email communications to students; attend regular meetings; communicate issues in timely manner; and other duties as assigned Support co-op and internship students 1:1 or in small group settings. Build rapport with students, check in with them throughout the courses, and coach students through challenging situations, elevating them as necessary. Oversee course assessment process: facilitate students’ evaluations of the courses; develop and implement course assessments; collect academic and demographic information about enrolled students; and develop and implement other surveys as required Collaborate with Marketing and Communications team on course marketing and student recruitment Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders to build awareness and increase opportunities to partner across campus.


Coordinate workshop and programming requests from faculty, advisors, student organizations, and other student service offices on campus. Plan and deliver large and small-scale career events. Develop programming and deliver presentations career advising topics such as resume/cover letter writing, interviewing, networking, job offer/salary negotiation, and using tools such as Handshake, LinkedIn, and Badger Bridge


Maintain resources to a) support international student career development, and to b) educate employers on international student hiring process for internship and full-time positions Facilitate workshops and programs in support of career development needs of international students Stay up-to-date regarding labor and immigration law as related to nonresident career opportunities; incorporate findings into resources and programming          ​ Work in collaboration with Global Education to support international students completing internships: process all Curricular Practical Training (CPT) applications, and stay up-to-date on and comply with federal employment regulations for international students


A Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Relations, Students’ Affairs, or closely related field. At least three (3) years of professional experience in career services in an institution of higher learning or supporting clients in a business or community organizatiion. Familiarity with NACE principles for ethical and professional practice Knowledge of the career development process and available career development resources. Ability to work effectively within a culturally, socially, and economically diverse community with skills in communicating across cultures. Ability to collect and analyze both quantitative and qualitative data using various applicable computer software. The ability to successfully complete a criminal background check Graduate degree in education, higher education, business or relevant field (Preferred).

Commensurate with education, training and experience: Salary is contingent upon outside funding.

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility.  It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **
APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources.  Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position.  The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

Office of Human Resources
Attn: Employment/Recruitment
101 Kresge Center
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
Email Address:   Fax: 334-724-4319

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled

Federal law requires identity and employment eligibility verifications on Form I-9 within three (3) business days of employment.

Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.

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