Director, Employer & Alumni Engagement
Career Discovery & Success (Orgn: 18100)
Career Discovery and Success seeks candidates for the position of Director, Employer & Alumni Engagement to join our team to lead and support the University’s strategic goals for student achievement.
About Career Discovery and Success:
Career Discovery and Success believes career development occurs in all facets of the student experience, and that all students are entitled to comprehensive, high quality career services that supports career decision-making, academic planning, the development of and articulation of career competencies, and connections with industry opportunities.
Our mission is to support positive career outcomes for students by offering the best career services experience to our students, faculty, staff, employer partners and alumni through innovative services, support, and engagement. This mission and belief support our vision to be an office of career services excellence that empowers everyone across the University landscape to integrate career development everywhere across the student experience, while inspiring other’s through our work within the field.
The cornerstone of our mission and vision are our values, which connect to those of the University. We value individual growth and development, diversity and inclusion of thought and culture, collaborative innovation, mutual respect, integrity, and stewardship. These values guide us in the strategic pursuit to live our mission and envisioned purpose.
Career Discovery and Success leads and supports the University’s strategic goals for student achievement by supporting students’ post-graduation outcomes through a coordinated approach to comprehensive, innovative, and high impact career services across the campus landscape. To achieve this strategic mission, opportunities to build career connections and custom engagement opportunities between students, employers, and alumni is essential. The Director for Employer and Alumni Engagement envisions and implements operational strategies to create efficient and effective processes and communication channels to enhance productive interactions across the campus career services network, and between all stakeholders who have a vested interest in alumni, employer, and corporate engagement.
As a member of the Career Discovery and Success leadership team, the Director builds programs and a team that sets bold goals and innovative plans to establish meaningful connections with alumni and employers while supporting university career development initiatives and fostering opportunities for career exploration, competency development, experiential learning, and post-graduation employment. Through their work, the Direct expands the footprint of engaged companies and organizations recruiting at Auburn and develops opportunities to support recruiting best practices through professional development, enhanced engagement with the university, and honoring best practices in inclusive recruitment and hiring.
This position reports to and works closely with the Executive Director for Career Discovery and Success to develop and assess strategic goals. The Director will develop and implement a data informed, strategic approach to relationship development and management, thus increasing engagement of those seeking Auburn talent and driving the coordinated expansion of opportunities and recruitment activity across industry sectors for Auburn students. As a leader within the unit, the Director supervise, mentors, and develops a team of professionals that assist in coordinating campus-wide engagement, mentorship, and recruitment for part-time, experiential, and full-time opportunities. In addition to career fairs, Employer Days on the Plains, Mentor Meetups, Job Shadow and Trek opportunity development, Honoring Inclusive Recruitment and Employment (HIRE), the Director will lead the Career Connections team to provide innovative and coordinate support to campus partners and stakeholder related to custom engagements, events, and programs. Regular or frequent travel in coordination with the employer relations, advancement and alumni affairs community is expected, along with evening and weekend engagements.
About Auburn: At Auburn, our work changes lives. Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as a premier public institution, Auburn University is dedicated to shaping the future of the people of Alabama, the nation, and the world through forward-thinking education, life-enhancing research, scholarship, and selfless service. Auburn is nationally recognized for its commitment to academic excellence, community outreach, positive work environment, student engagement, and thriving community.
Why employees choose Auburn: Auburn University was named by Forbes Magazine as one of the state of Alabama’s best employers, with employees staying an average of ten years. Employees enjoy competitive benefits that include top-notch health insurance, generous retirement plans, tuition assistance for employees and dependents, flexible spending accounts and more!
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Our Commitment: Auburn University is committed to a diverse and inclusive campus environment. Visit www.auburn.edu/inclusion to learn more about our commitment to expanding equity and inclusion for all.