Job Details

Student and Employer Engagement Coordinator

Willamette University MBA, Salem, Oregon

Job - Education

Close Date: 01/31/2020

Position Summary:

The Student and Employer Engagement Coordinator has primary responsibility for career and professional development events and job posting referral process.

This includes marketing and execution of events and programs, research and engagement of employers in job posting and referral process, marketing and engagement of students in programming and postings, reviewing student application materials and referring to jobs or resources and alumni, and tracking progress of students towards employment.

This also includes management of career data and technologies. Primary emphasis is on successful outcomes for students.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

Recruitment Programming and Events:

Collaborates with the Career Management Team to set a strategy, vision, objectives, and calendar for all major career programs and events.
Manages and executes events and programs and creates or updates timelines; tracks metrics.
Oversees all logistics, outreach to volunteers, communications to students/employers and serves as host of each event and program assuring all details are taken care of and event stays within budget.
Collaborates with Director and/or Assistant Director on some high profile programs.
Serves on campus wide event committee; updates event details in multiple systems.
Collaborates with admissions, recruiting, faculty, alumni relations and other administrators to create positive learning outcomes for programs and engage stakeholders. Tracks metrics on events and programs.
Assists student leaders with event logistics as needed.

Employer Engagement:

Researches and identifies possible employer partners and coordinates with Director to develop target list for outreach.
Manages job/internship postings from initial outreach through referral process, on campus recruiting, and metric tracking.
Reaches out to employers and secures partners for internships and jobs in coordination with Career Management team.
Follows up with employers on a regular basis to maintain relationship and engagement with Willamette; manages employer engagement cycle.
Maintains employer database and records of involvement.
Student Engagement:

Regularly engages students in programming and job referral process.
Develops and delivers communications (website, newsletter, outreaches, social media) to students regarding onboarding, events, programs, jobs, and employment outcomes.
Serves as main point of contact for students with career technologies and resources.
Advises and reviews student application materials and coaches how to improve applications.
Connects students with alumni and professionals in their area of interest and job/internship opportunities.

Career Data Management:

Manages career vendor relations, works with vendor to update interface and troubleshoot issues
Tracks and manages student deliverables, electronic files, and keeps web-pages up to date.
Provides support in the collection and maintenance of employment data following MBACSEA guidelines and generates reports.

Bachelor's degree required.
Experience in career management, human resources, hospitality, project management, recruitment, higher education, or related field that demonstrates the ability to manage and lead events, develop and maintain employer relations, provide high level of customer service, present professionally, maintain confidentiality, and strive for successful outcomes for students.
Master’s degree may be substituted for experience.
Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse colleagues, students, and community members, and to actively engaging in learning and practicing the principles of equity, inclusion, and diversity.


Customer oriented, positive, initiative, organized, oral and written communication, project management, goal oriented, responsible, and culturally competent.


Master’s degree in Education, Human Resources, Business, or related field.
General understanding of careers and employment trends related to business, applications, and interviewing.
Specific experience in career coaching, recruiting, employer relations and development, program development and management.


Monday – Friday 8am to 5pm in Salem, although outreach to employers will require some regular travel to the Portland area and occasional travel outside the area. Some programming will require occasional evenings and weekends.


Typical work is performed indoors in a normal office environment

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