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Job Req ID:  63536

Associate Director Employer Relations

The Career Development Office is seeking an Associate Director of Employer Relations  (Employer Outreach Specialist) who will build and maintain relationships with employer organization for student internship and permanent employment, manage employer/student interactions, counsel students on job search strategy, assist the director with all office initiatives, programming and strategic planning.  The Associate Director for Employer Relations for Health Care 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 role will also be a valued partner in the growing Business of Health space at Carey. This position is based in Baltimore and is a partially remote role (1-2 days on campus).


Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Employer Relations (60%)

  • 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 recruiters and hiring managers in their portfolio, identify new employers and develop relationships with them.   Record and manage contacts in CRM.
  • Share insight on top employment options and employers in the Heath Care space with leadership at Carey.
  • Networks with alumni and others sources within assigned area to strengthen and broaden relationships.
  • Employer Communication; prepare and regularly distribute communication to employer partners.
  • Coordinates with employer partners to conduct on-campus/virtual/remote/hybrid 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., Admissions) 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.


Student Advising (25%)

  • Provides student advising/coaching primarily to full time MBA and Masters students in the area of job search strategy and industry insights.
  • 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. 


Project/Program Management (15%)

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

  • Summer internship program creation and management with large hospital and health system (ex. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Cedar Sinai, etc.)
  • Contribute to building large scale events (ex. MBA Summit)
  • Point person for industry specific workshops and programming
  • Participates in graduate employment survey efforts in conjunction with Carey IT and Institutional Research team
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Human Resources or closely related field.  
  • Five years’ experience in corporate/university recruiting, human resources, talent management, or related career services/higher education field.
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Human Resources, Business related field or MBA.


Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently and is motivated to engage with employers, alumni, students, colleagues and others to help employers access talent and students meet their unique career goals and secure meaningful career opportunities.  
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate change and help individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds (including International students) with varying degrees of professional experience accomplish their goals.
  • Strong interpersonal, team collaboration and communication skills.
  • Ability to design and deliver impactful presentations.
  • Strong attention to detail, with ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Creative and innovative, with the ability to think outside of the box.
  • Ability to effectively organize and lead project teams.
  • Proficient with technology (MS Office Suite, MS Teams, Handshake, Zoom, CRM, video recording/editing) and interested in identifying and adopting technology to reach and connect with target audiences.
  • Flexible and resilient attitude, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and navigate change.


Physical Requirements:

  • Must be willing to travel to meet with employers and alumni as needed.
  • Work occasional evenings or weekends as needed (average of 1 Saturday per semester; most dates can be set based on employee’s availability).


JHU Equivalency Formula:  30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.  Additional related experience may substitute for the required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job. 


Classified Title: Employer Outreach Specialist
Working Title: Associate Director, Employer Relations 
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD 
Starting Salary Range: $52,495 - $72,210 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: 8:30-5:00 Monday through Friday with occasional evenings and weekends to support departmental events 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: JH at Harbor East 

Department name: Career Development Office
Personnel area: Carey Business School


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.


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The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work.  Your recruiter will advise accordingly.


The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.


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