George Mason University, University Career Services is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person for an Employer Engagement Consultant. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
About the Department:
University Career Services (UCS), a unit within the Division of University Life (UL), is the centralized career center for George Mason University (Mason), serving 40,000 undergraduate and graduate students. UCS is dedicated to helping students identify and pursue opportunities where they can make a positive impact in a complex and quickly evolving world. In partnership with our strong network of employers, alumni, and faculty we are able to break down barriers and successfully connect students with meaningful opportunities in their industries of interest to help them reach their full potential and advance not only themselves socio-economically, but their families too. Existing services and programs include one-on-one appointments, career exploration, industry specific programs, career fairs, experiential learning opportunities and graduate school preparation.
About the Position:
The Employer Engagement Consultant is responsible for cultivating relationships with a broad range of companies and organizations in a portfolio of designated industries with the goal of advancing recruitment of Mason's undergraduate and graduate students into meaningful internships and full-time employment.
1.EMPLOYER & ALUMNIENGAGEMENT: The Employer Engagement Consultant will be charged with strategically advancing employer relationships through collaborative efforts involving University partners, related academic departments, and the Mason alumni community. The consultant is regarded as a content knowledge expert and clearly articulates Mason's brand and student demographics to advance the hiring of undergraduate and graduate students from all fields of study. The consultant will facilitate and implement opportunities for employers, with a special focus on alumni representatives of employers, to network with students both on and off campus. This role also includes being present at evening information sessions and events for designated industries. The consultant collaborates across all functions of the UCS team to provide a world-class career development program to benefit all undergraduate and graduate students.
STEWARDSHIP OF EXISTINGEMPLOYERS: Manage employers with established recruiting relationships at the University to deepen existing recruiting efforts and to ensure a meaningful recruiting experience. Communicate on a strategic and frequent basis to assess existing recruiting priorities and results and to offer creative ways to advance recruiting on and off campus. Identify opportunities to increase hiring of graduate and undergraduate students with employers in new job functions. Attend and support on-campus recruiting events hosted by employers.
RELATIONSHIPCULTIVATIONWITHNEWEMPLOYERS: Coordinate and lead research on designated emerging industries, new companies, industry developments, and recruiting trends to effectively engage prospective employers, including alumni working at those employers. Collaborate with key partners (including faculty and University partners) to strategically engage prospective employers to establish a recruiting relationship. Travel to meet with employer representatives at their respective locations, as well as conferences and other networking events. Increase employer presence on campus through participation in career fairs, special programs, and networking events.
2.COORDINATION & COLLABORATION: Regularly collaborate with multiple Career Services roles connecting and assigning employers to career events to increase networking opportunities for Mason students. Assist in planning employer engagement events in collaboration with a variety of staff, attend employer events and track and report-out related data and trends. Actively participate in regular, collaborative cross-functional meetings to share employer trends and industry/workforce data.
ON-CAMPUSPROGRAMSUPPORT: Collaborate with employers, Career Services' staff and additional campus partners to educate students about industries, career opportunities, and preparation requirements. Actively participate in programs offered by the Career Services colleagues.
OFF-CAMPUSPROGRAMCOORDINATION: Collaborate with employers and alumni to develop, implement, and attend opportunities for students to engage on-site with organizations across the country through site visits, special programs, and networking events.
REPORTING, ANDCOMMUNICATION: Track all interactions and progress with employer engagement efforts and prepare reports to present and distribute. Meet regularly with faculty and University partners to effectively communicate industry, employer, and recruiting trends of existing and prospective employers. Serve as a centralized resource for campus partners to engage employers in University efforts (classroom visits, capstone projects, participation in student organization events, etc.).
3.SERVICERESPONSIBILITIES: Support staffing needs for large-scale events (e.g. career fairs, orientation), both in-person and virtually. Contribute to UCS strategic plan development and implementation. Serve on division/university committees to represent UCS. Serve as liaison to university departments as appropriate. Participate in all-staff meetings, trainings and symposia for UCS and the division. Represent Mason and the center in local and national professional associations and conferences in order to stay current with industry standards and changes, revise programs to reflect trends, and increase the center's visibility among professionals in the field.
Master's degree or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience;
Demonstrated experience (typically obtained in 3+ years) in business development, sales experience, client management, or within a university setting;
Excellent customer service skills;
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills demonstrated through teamwork and collaboration;
Experience managing projects, setting priorities, and meeting deadlines;
Data analysis skills;
Demonstrated experience successfully working with diverse populations; and
Demonstrated proficiency with technology (e.g., MS Teams, MS Planner and Zoom including career services management software, e.g., Handshake).
Knowledge of recruiting process for internships and full-time positions;
Knowledge of workforce and industry trends;
Demonstrated commitment to eliminating barriers to economic and social mobility;
Ability to think organizationally, conceptually, and strategically;
Experience coordinating recruiting events for college students; and
Familiarity with program assessment.
Salary: Salary starting in the low $50k's, commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
Mason Ad Statement:
Great Careers Begin at Mason!
George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report
George Mason University is a public, comprehensive, research university established by the Commonwealth of Virginia located in Northern Virginia, outside of Washington, D.C. Mason was initially founded as a branch of the University of Virginia in 1949, and became an independent institution in 1972. George Mason University is an innovative and inclusive academic community committed to creating a more just, free, and prosperous world.
George Mason University has 37,000 students from all 50 states and 130 countries and a residential population of more than 6,000 students. Mason is a vibrant and dynamic community of scholars. 80% of our students are employed within six months of graduation. Nearly two-thirds of the 140,000 Mason alumni live and work in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area.
Mason is a young university that, in just a short time, has made impressive strides in size, stature and influence. Today, as Virginia’s largest public research university, we are setting the benchmark for a bold, progressive education that serves the needs of our students and communities. To that end, we have 10 schools and colleges devoted to a variety of study.
We prepa...re Mason students for the demands of work, social responsibility, and life in an ever-changing global society. University Life's mission statement is core to our work. We support every student at Mason, from orientation through graduation.
George Mason: Patriotism Personified.
George Mason, for whom our university is named, was one of the greatest of the founding fathers of the United States. Mason drafted the Virginia Declaration of Rights, which became a model for the first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights.
We Are in Virginia. But We Serve the World.
Mason is committed to creating a more just, free and prosperous world. Located in one of the most important political, economic and intellectual hubs in the world, we accept our responsibility to serve others: to help our students succeed, enrich the life of our community, and contribute to solving some of the most complex global problems of our time.
Washington, D.C.: Land of Opportunity.
Mason’s main campus is in Fairfax, Virginia, just 15 miles outside of Washington, D.C. The nation’s capital is easily accessible by car or public transportation.
At Mason, you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a beautiful wooded residential campus and outstanding college experience, as well as numerous internship and recreational opportunities that only a world-class urban setting like D.C. can offer.
You can intern with National Geographic or the Justice Department, visit the numerous museums with your Art History classmates, take a selfie in front of Lincoln Memorial, catch a Nationals baseball game, kayak along the Potomac, or check out the many neighborhoods where you’ll discover lots of great shopping, places to eat, art galleries, music venues, and much more. You can attend events and hear nationally recognized speakers. You’ll run out of time before you run out of things to do.
There’s more to explore. Students participate in a field trip to the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., organized by the Office of International Programs and Services.
In just a short drive, you can be hiking in the Shenandoah Mountains or walking the boardwalk in either Ocean City, Maryland, or Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Our closest airports are Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan National Airport, and Mason is easily accessible by public transportation. Free shuttle buses help you get to the nearest Metro station in Vienna, Virginia, just a short distance from our Fairfax Campus. The Arlington Campus is within walking distance of the Virginia Square-GMU stop on the Orange Line.
Enriching Work Environment.
We will invest in recruiting, retaining, and developing talented and diverse faculty and academic and professional staff. We will create a vibrant campus life in which all members can grow and thrive.
Diversity is one of our core values; everyone is welcome here. Mason was recently named the most diverse university in Virginia by U.S. News & World Report.
We bring together a multitude of people and ideas in everything that we do. Our culture of inclusion, our multidisciplinary approach, and our global perspective makes us more effective educators and scholars.
While at Mason, you’ll be making your own decisions and forming your own view of the world. Engaging with diverse groups of individuals, including students, faculty, and staff, will enrich this experience. You will learn from them, and they will learn from you.
We have a variety of communities here, and you're sure to find a group of people who are like you. The great thing is you'll also be embraced by communities of people who are not like you. At Mason, you'll be in a place where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Interacting with people from a variety of backgrounds will:
•Widen your outlook of the world,
•Show you how to work and collaborate with people of differing views,
•Expose you to new perspectives from people with disparate life experiences, and
•Give you the social skills to interact with all kinds of people.
Diversity also enhances learning and creative thinking by prompting the study of new material and the awareness of fresh viewpoints. The power of many perspectives will boost your capacity to explore original ideas and solutions. Seeing issues in a new way heightens your creativity and problem-solving abilities.
Another benefit: As our nation becomes more diverse, students who learn in a diverse environment will be more competitive in an increasingly global economy. You’ll enhance your critical thinking skills and improve your ability to develop nuanced solutions to real-world problems.
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