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Job Req ID:  4624

Assistant Director, Employer Relations

Classified title: Employer Outreach Specialist

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/4/MD

Starting Salary Range: $50,956 - $70,095

Employee group (Full-time/Part-time/Limited/Casual): Full-time

Employee subgroup (FLSA Status): Salaried, Exempt

Location: Responsibilities in both the Washington DC area as well as the Baltimore area. Travel between the two offices will be necessary depending on student case load.

Schedule (hours/days): M-F, 8:30am – 5pm, some evenings and weekends may be required

Personnel area (School): Carey Business School 

Department name: Employer Relations


General summary/purpose:

This position builds and maintains relationships with employer organization for student internship and permanent employment, manages employer/student interactions, counsels students on job search strategy, assists the director with all office initiatives, programming and strategic planning.  The Assistant Director for Employer Relations for Social Impact is charged with building the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School brand as a source of talent for employers and with educating students about the hiring processes, timing, and competencies which will allow them to thrive in a competitive employment market.   This position may be based in Baltimore or D.C.


Specific duties & responsibilities:

  1. Employer Relations
  • Develops and manages ongoing relationships with companies, agencies and organizations, domestically and internationally, in assigned industry area, that leads to employment opportunities (internships and full-time) for students.  Assists Director with developing employer relations strategy, including target organizations and plans for connecting with them.
  • Manages relationships with corporate recruiters in their portfolio, identify new employers and develop relationships with them.   Record and manage contacts in database.
  • Networks with alumni and others sources within assigned area to strengthen and broaden relationship.
  • Coordinates with employer partners to conduct on-campus employer focused events, info sessions, on-campus interviews, etc.
  • Analyzes relevant recruiting data and determines trends to target specific companies.
  • Markets students to specific companies based on student interest and qualifications, and hiring organization’s recruitment need.
  • Educates employers on best ways to connect with students and on tools available to employers for student interaction and evaluation. 
  • Collects feedback from employers and students on employer events to ensure quality delivery and mutual satisfaction.  Use feedback to make necessary adjustments.
  • Collaborates with other internal stakeholders (Programs & Advising, Alumni Relations, etc.) on projects as necessary.
  • Researches and stays informed in national, state and local hiring practices, employment trends and other labor related issues for appropriate industry verticals.
  • Represents Carey at regional and national functions which contribute to the mission of Career Development and the Employer Relations team.
  • Work closely with Student Services and industry related student organizations
  • Partner with faculty who teach subject matter related to industry coverage areas to share and engage industry contacts on campus.
  1. Student Advising
  • Provides student advising/counseling in the area of job search strategy.
  • Work with students 1-1 or in groups to assist in the development of targeted job search preparation usually in the area of industry specialization
  • Determine readiness for direct employer interface and assist in connecting students directly with employers, alumni, etc. 
  1. Career Development Project Responsibility:

Assume responsibility for one or more projects within the Career Development office.  Potential projects include but are not limited to:

  • Employer Communication; prepare and regularly distribute communication to employer partners;
  • Point person for industry specific workshops and programming
  • Participates in graduate employment survey efforts in conjunction with Carey IT and Institutional Research team
  • Develop and manage the humanity fellowship program in partnership with internal stakeholders and local employers.
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum qualifications (mandatory):

Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources or closely related field required.  Five years related experience, preferably in career services, human resources, and/or recruiting required. Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


Note: This position will have responsibilities in both the Washington DC area as well as the Baltimore area.  Travel between the two offices will be necessary depending on student case load.



Preferred qualifications:

Master’s degree in human resources, business related field or MBA. 3-5 yrs. experience in corporate/university recruiting, human resources, talent management or career services.  Related industry specific (social impact/nonprofit) experience.


Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Ability to work with individuals and groups, and prepare and deliver presentations. 
  • Must be proficient with technology (MS Office Suite) and interested in identifying and adopting technology to reach and connect with target audiences. 
  • Well-developed interpersonal marketing and communications skills.
  • Open, friendly, personable attitude.
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