The Assistant Director will work collaboratively with key internal and external constituents, including parents, families, and alumni, to enhance the profile of the Career Development Center. A passionate advocate of the liberal arts, he/she will design, implement, and evaluate a new business development and employer relations strategy for the CDC. Metrics driven and outcome-oriented, the Assistant Director will build upon existing employer relationships while researching and targeting employers with the greatest potential to expand hiring of Trinity students and alumni for externship, internship, and full-time positions. He/she will design and implement marketing strategies and will utilize recruiting technologies to create operational efficiencies that facilitate the development and maintenance of relationships. The Assistant Director will be known for his/her work ethic, integrity, and professionalism.
Duties & Responsibilities
Expand internship, externship and experiential learning opportunities in Hartford and beyond while integrating opportunities to cultivate students’ self-reflection skills.
Maintain portfolio of employer contacts; arrange site visits to current/potential employers to maintain/develop new relationships; document efforts, measure outcomes. Build and leverage relationships with employers to promote Trinity students and to keep a finger on the pulse of employer hiring.
Market CDC and Trinity students to employers and alumni; create processes for soliciting employer feedback (e.g., recruiting process). Assist in development of tailored materials to market internship and job deadlines provided by alumni and other key employer partners.
Lead on- and off-campus employer networking and recruiting activities and services (e.g., Trinity Days Treks).
Collaborate with CDC staff to plan programs that prepare students for internship and job opportunities; ensure robust applicant pools that sustain employers' recruitment efforts.
Provide individualized career advising, including job search strategy, internship search techniques, and offer negotiation.
Build and leverage relationships with campus partners (e.g., Faculty, Admissions, Communications, College Advancement, Dean of Students, Campus Life, Community Relations) to expand awareness of the career development needs. Educate students, colleagues, and campus partners on industry trends, qualities employers seek in candidates, employer culture, and selection processes.
Develop assessment metrics; design and integrate opportunities for feedback loops to inform strategic decisions and operations.
Assist in conducting annual survey of graduating seniors to collect confidential information regarding employment and salary trends, job offers, and graduate school acceptances.
Partner with College Advancement to identify and connect with alumni and parent prospects as well as targeted employers to expand hiring of Trinity students for externship, internship, and full-time positions. Manage stewardship of relationships with alumni and parents involved with job development efforts. Advance employer relations' priorities in accordance with institutional cultivation goals.
Represent Trinity and the CDC at local, regional, and national professional association conferences and workshops.
Monitor financial expenditures relative to team budget.
Ability to travel, including overnight stays, and work nights/weekends, required.
Other duties as assigned.
Comprehensive knowledge of employment trends; demonstrated ability to integrate career development and innovative recruiting technologies, set priorities, take initiative, establish and institutionalize efficient processes and procedures.
Adept at strategic outreach; successful track record of cultivating, recruiting, and maintaining employer relationships, partnerships, and sponsorships.
Strong analytical skills; experience managing databases, data analysis, and advanced knowledge of computer applications including career management systems.
Diligent, proactive, organized, and detail-oriented; capable of managing large workload and multiple projects simultaneously; evidence of ability to follow through. Energy to excel in a fast-paced, demanding environment.
Stellar interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; ability to listen. Capable of exercising good judgment and making independent decisions. Engaged team player.
Bachelor’s degree required, as well as four years’ related experience.
Trinity offers a full compensation package, and the search will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please go to the following link: https://trincoll.peopleadmin.com/. Internal candidates should respond within five days for preferential consideration.
Applicants with disabilities should request, in advance, any needed accommodation in order to participate in the application process. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Trinity College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.