Employer Relations Coordinator

Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
Posting Summary

Posting Number S00743P Classification Title Benefited Hourly Position Type Disclaimer

Liberty University's hiring practices and EEO Statement are fully in compliance with both federal and state law. Federal law creates an exception to the "religion" component of the employment discrimination laws for religious organizations (including educational institutions), and permits them to give employment preference to members of their own religion. Liberty University is in that category.

Position Title Employer Relations Coordinator Does this position require driving? Yes Contact Sarah Falwell Contact Phone Ext 434-592-4109 Contact Email careers@liberty.edu Job Summary/Basic Function

JOB SUMMARY

Employer Relations personnel cultivate relationships with employers locally, regionally, nationally and around the world; thus bridging these employers with Liberty University students, alumni, staff and faculty. The ER will develop external relations and recruiting programs for employers seeking to hire Liberty talent; enhance and facilitate relationships with employers and companies in an effort to expand recruiting and job opportunities for students and alumni; and contribute to the expansion and growth of the Career Center initiative to develop improved and extended services for students seeking internships and jobs.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Target and cultivate employers to introduce them to Liberty University, identify employment opportunities, and strengthen connections/communication between employers, students, alumni and faculty.

* Collaborate with Career Counselors and staff to identify the skills, talents, and experience that students bring to the workplace and to identify employer targets that will maximize visibility and opportunities for both students and employers.

* Collaborate with others in the university community (alumni relations, university advancement) to maximize visibility and opportunities for relationship-building among employers, students, and the University.

* Build partnerships on campus and between the university and external communities as appropriate and strategic to developing employment opportunities for students.

2. Advise employers on strategies for successful recruiting at Liberty.

* Work with employers to develop marketing strategies including to enhance their employer presence on campus;

* Coordinate with Events Coordinator for events to facilitate employer participation

* Coordinate employer involvement in workshops/programs, class presentations, and other staff outreach activities that contribute to students' career development and increase employers' visibility.

3. Provide leadership (planning, goal setting, policy/procedure formulation, reporting, etc.) for employment services, including On-Campus Recruiting, Job/Internship Fairs, LUNETWORK job listings and Resume Books to be distributed to employers.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

Candidates must have a bachelor's degree in counseling, student affairs, higher education, business management or human resources or related discipline with a minimum of three years of related experience in education, human resources, or related field. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills are necessary. Organizational abilities and a passion for the field of career development are needed.

ABILITIES AND COMPETENCIES ESSENTIAL TO THE FUNCTION OF THE JOB

Communication and Comprehension

* Skilled in the development of employment opportunities and in career counseling or related experience with an interest in meeting student career needs.

* Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.

* Ability to network and establish relationships, with strong interpersonal and communication skills.

* Knowledge of computer programs including MS Word, Excel, Internet and Outlook.

* Public speaking or presentation/workshop experience preferred.

* Strong organizational and programming skills with attention to detail.

Problem Solving

Intuitively able to reason, analyze information and events, and apply judgment in order to solve problems of both a routine and complex nature.

Physical and Sensory Abilities

Occasionally required to travel to local, regional, and national locations.

Frequently required to sit for extended periods to perform deskwork or type on a keyboard.

Regularly required to hear and speak in order to effectively communicate orally.

Occasionally required to stand, walk, and climb stairs to move about the building.

Handle materials, reach overhead, kneel or stoop in order to conduct business.

Regularly lift 10 or fewer pounds.

Preferred Qualifications

Business development experience working in the C to C space.

Proven experience communicating to the C Suite of companies.

Work Hours

40 hours per week / Monday through Friday

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