Associate Director, Student Employment and Employer Connections

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
13 May 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Career Center is part of the Division of Student Affairs (DSA) and takes a holistic approach to career and job search education, encouraging students to investigate opportunities with consideration to their skills, goals, and values. Employer Connections provides a valuable link in the university/employer network by facilitating employers to make the right connections and build relationships that meet their hiring goals and other developmental needs. The Colorado State University (CSU) Career Center recognizes the varied aspirations of our diverse student body and therefore employs a variety of services and networks to support our students on their different pathways. Our vision is that every student at Colorado State will have high quality career education, connections, and community.

Position Summary

The Associate Director of Employer Connections is a full-time, 12-month role with sole responsibility for student employment services and on-campus recruiting services. The Associate Director of Employer Connections develops strategy and manages all functions of CSU Student Employment, including stewardship of off-campus employer relationships as well as facilitating on-campus employer needs. This position serves as a central resource for all on-campus student employment supervisors, consulting on best practices and collaborates with the Associate Director of Career Education to develop trainings and resources that creates a rich student employment experience. Additionally, this position provides leadership for all on-campus recruiting services, such as On-Campus Interviews and Employer Recruitment Events, which serves more than 500 employers and 10,000+ students every year. The Associate Director functions as a key member of the Career Center leadership team and Employer Connections team, participates in all Career Center activities, and supervises three full-time professionals.

Required Job Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in human resources, business, communications, student affairs or a related field

Two years’ of experience directly supervising professional staff

Five years’ experience in a public relations and/or employer relations and/or human resources position in a business or educational environment

Demonstrated experience and commitment to diversity and inclusiveness; experience working with diverse populations across the breadth of diversity

Preferred Job Qualifications

Master’s degree in human resources, business, communications, student affairs or a related field

Demonstrated expertise building new relationships and maintaining them with employers, students, faculty, and administrators OR in a similar relationship building environment such as business sales

Experience creating and delivering presentations to various stakeholders

Demonstrated ability to build partnerships across multiple units/departments

Demonstrated outstanding communication skills

Experience in strategic planning and successful execution of strategic objectives

Experience with high-volume database entry, report pulling and data handling

Experience in visioning, planning, designing, implementing, and evaluating innovative career programs with a knowledge of decision-making processes on a large university campus or in a similarly structured large organization

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Strategy, Leadership, and Management of Student Employment Services Duty/Responsibility

Lead all aspects of Student Employment Services for the CSU Campus

Address issues and make decisions in the absence of the Director or Executive Director

Oversee the technology system that manages all student employment job postings, creating, communicating and ensuring that proper protocol and processes are being followed

Hire, train and supervise two professional Student Employment Coordinators

Formulate, apply and communicate HR policies and procedures for campus employers and student workers by evaluating existing federal and state guidelines, developing and adapting campus policies as needed

Jointly develop and implement department level strategic plan

Determine, evaluate, and manage employers both on and off campus to develop job opportunities, by consulting with them on best practices, updating and maintaining online resources, and answering incoming employer questions

Collaborate closely with Associate Director of Career Education to create and provide trainings, resources, and communications on best practices to CSU departments providing campus employment

Ensure compliance with federal and state laws and regulations for various work-study programs in close consultation with Student Financial Aid

Consult with Student Supervisors across campus to help solve problems and answer questions regarding student employment practices

Percentage Of Time 45

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Relationship Management Duty/Responsibility

Build and manage long-term employer relationships, specifically focusing on part-time employment, both on and off campus. Develop new relationships in order to create more opportunities for students to find work while attending CSU.

Work with employers to develop on-campus engagement plans that fit their goals and needs

Communicate information on Career Center programs, employment opportunities and career development activities to employers, faculty, staff, students and alumni.

Ensure team-wide coordination and knowledge of employer relationships by tracking and recording employer conversations, activities, etc. in Handshake and/or other assigned CRM systems to

Recruit employers for career related events such as the Fall/Spring Career Fairs, Just in Time Job Fair, etc.

Percentage Of Time 20 Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Supervise Professional Staff Duty/Responsibility

Hire, train, and evaluate three professional positions on Employer Connections Team

Percentage Of Time 20 Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Program and Event Management Duty/Responsibility

Provide primary decision making and leadership for on-campus recruiting activities including all-campus career fairs, on-campus interviewing program, job/internship postings, and other on-campus recruitment events

Percentage Of Time 15

Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, please apply by 5/27/2018, 11:59 pm (MST). Interested applicants must submit a cover letter which addresses how professional experiences align with identified required and preferred qualifications of the position, a current resume, and the names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three (3) professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

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EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.