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Assistant Director, Employer Engagement
Stevens Institute of Technology

Date Posted May 6, 2024
Title Assistant Director, Employer Engagement
University Stevens Institute of Technology
Hoboken, NJ, United States
Department Employer Relations & Career Center Operations for the Stevens Career Center
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Associate/Assistant Director
  • Student Affairs
    Public Relations/Marketing
    Administration - General

Job Description

Reporting to the Director, Employer Relations & Career Center Operations for the Stevens Career Center, the Assistant Director, Employer Engagement actively supports a student-centered career center which serves an undergraduate and graduate population pursuing degrees in engineering, the sciences, business and management, the humanities and the fine arts. The Assistant Director, Employer Engagement, is responsible for establishing and expanding employer relationships and recruitment opportunities.


Employer Engagement

  • Strategically cultivates and strengthens relationships with employers, students, alumni, faculty, development, and corporate relations.
  • Manages the design and delivery of recruiting activities for undergraduate and graduate students. Organizes the annual recruiting calendar, including deadlines and processes.
  • Schedules and oversees a variety of on-campus and virtual recruiting events such as employer information sessions, interviews, and career fairs. • Ensures and takes ownership of achieving student attendance goals for employer/alumni recruiting events. Takes immediate actions to increase student engagement using creative tactics to ensure employers view Stevens as a top school for recruitment and hiring.
  • Surveys employers to gather hiring data and to ensure continuous improvement related to the quality of engagement services.
  • Conduct an ongoing assessment of employer relations efforts and provide feedback on their effectiveness. Oversee the management of the recruitment-tracking database and contact management platforms.
  • Designs comprehensive employer engagement and employer retention strategies and advises employers on recruitment best practices at Stevens.
  • Work closely with the Co-op Program staff to develop internship and cooperative education opportunities for students. Understands and stays abreast of placement outcomes and develops recruitment strategies to increase hiring.
  • Ensure employer adherence to policies and changes in early-career hiring practices.
  • Establishes guidelines for student participation in recruiting programs and events. Enforces student adherence to recruiting deadlines, policies, and schedules.
  • Ensures the development of high-quality marketing materials and ensures the career center website stays updated.
  • Represents the career center in a variety of events, including new student orientation, admissions events, faculty collaborations, recruiting visits to employer sites, and hosting organizations on campus for employer development and cultivation purposes.
  • Willingness to work weekends and evenings as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Staff Management

  • Recruits, hires, supervises, trains, and develops a team of employer relations professionals. Oversees onboard to ensure role clarity.
  • Establishes team and individual goals and conducts annual and mid-year performance reviews.
  • Evaluates the work performance of direct reports. Identify and communicate areas for improvement, including providing constructive feedback through verbal conversations, written documentation, and taking disciplinary actions when needed.
  • Establish appropriate boundaries to ensure the department and team remains equitable for all staff.
  • Identify and participate in ongoing training and development to advance staff management, supervisor, and leadership skills.


  • Bachelors degree required, masters degree preferred
  • At least five years of relevant work experience in employer relations, program management, career services, corporate recruiting, or business development.
  • At least one year supervisory experience is desired.
  • Demonstrates an ability to work with diverse student populations and serves as an advocate for diversity.


  • Possess an understanding of computer applications with proficiency in Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience using a career management system such as Handshake or Symplicity desired.
  • Ability to exercise responsible independent judgement.
  • Interprets and translates perspectives and advocates for various constituents.
  • Supports college diversity/EEO policies.
  • Possesses a professional demeanor and thrives in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail and the ability to remain organized while successfully managing competing priorities.


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