Alumni & Employer Relations Advisor



Type:
Full-Time




Posted:
10/29/2021



Application Due:
Open Until Filled




Diversity

The Alumni & Employer Relations Advisor serves as the main point of contact for potential mentors and employers of Beloit College
students, establishes and maintains excellent relationships with a diverse array of alumni and employers. As part of Beloit College’s
commitment to anti-racism, this staff member will focus particularly on building relationships with alumni from historically marginalized
backgrounds. They will also focus on collaborating with organizations that are led by or work with Black, Indigenous, and/or People of
Color. This person also advises college students on career development and facilitates alumni and employer programming for the student body
and for the Career Channels program.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

Alumni &
Employer Relations (50%)

  • Builds and sustains relationships with regional, state, national, and international employers
    for the recruitment of college students.
  • Expands access to professional networks, internship opportunities, and job opportunities
    for students from historically marginalized backgrounds, including students from low-income backgrounds or populations; Black, Indigenous,
    and/or Students of Color; students with disabilities; LGBTQ+ students; and others.
  • Collaborates with staff in the Development &
    Alumni Relations division and faculty and staff in the Career Channels program to establish and enhance alumni mentoring relationships.
  • Serves as the alumni and employer point of contact for online recruiting tools (career management software/employer database, alumni
    networking platforms, and supplementary aggregate sites.)
  • Uses the career management database to report on employer engagement,
    including job postings and student applications for external internship and professional job opportunities.
  • Executes the annual
    First Destination Survey and reports findings to the Center Director.

Career Development Advising (25%)

  • Coaches students in professional portfolios, job and internship searches, volunteering, and experiential learning.
  • Refers
    students to workshops, other advisors, and/or resources as appropriate.
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge and information about career
    development, community engagement, and alumni/employer relations trends and best practices.

Programming
(15%)

  • Develops innovative alumni and employer events for the student body, including (but not limited to): information
    sessions, classroom visits, alumni and employer panels, etc.
  • Markets on-campus and off-campus employer events and career fairs to
    the campus community.
  • Develops annual industry/alumni trips, in partnership with the Career Channels coordinators and other staff
    departments.
  • Supports the execution of campus-wide annual events that connect students to alumni employers.

Operations (10%)

  • Participates as a team member in activities related to the goals and objectives of Career
    Works.
  • Delegates First Destination Survey and related research tasks to student paraprofessional staff.
  • Supervises
    Community-Based Learning student paraprofessionals, in partnership with the faculty director of Community-Based Learning.

Perform other similarly related duties as assigned.

Credentials and Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s degree
    required
  2. 1-3 years’ experience in a university or professional setting.
  3. Experience developing relationships with diverse
    groups of internal and external stakeholders. (Experience working with students from low-income backgrounds or populations; Black,
    Indigenous and/or Students of Color; students with disabilities; and/or LGBTQ+ students preferred.)
  4. Experience with independently
    conceiving and completing projects.


Because equity and inclusion are central to our students’ liberal education and vital to the thriving of all members of our residential learning community, Beloit College aspires to be an actively anti-racist institution. We recognize our aspiration as ongoing and institution-wide, involving collective commitment and accountability. We welcome employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate our cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity. We encourage all interested individuals meeting the criteria of the described position to apply. Located in a diverse community close to Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago, Beloit is a selective undergraduate liberal arts college that attracts students from across the United States and the world. The college emphasizes excellence in teaching, learning beyond the traditional classroom, international perspectives, and collaborative research among students and faculty. It is recognized as one of the Colleges That Change Lives.



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