TC NEXT (Navigating and EXploring for Tomorrow) is a new kind of career and professional development model for students enrolled in and graduating from the nation’s oldest and largest graduate school of education, health, psychology and leadership. TC NEXT will provide current students and alumni with career advisement/coaching and postgraduate support, access to networking and community engagement, internships, research opportunities and fellowships; career identification and job search process assistance.
Reporting to the Director of TC NEXT, the Associate Director for Employer Relations will engage with employers and hiring managers to connect TC students and alumni to postgraduate opportunities.
Design and deliver a plan to build and diversity TC’s reputation as a source of qualified talent for a variety of roles in education, health, psychology and leadership
Manage all arrangements for organizations recruiting students/alumni through TC NEXT (e.g., creating interview schedules, confirming room assignments, coordinating resume collections, etc.)
Utilize the current online student/employer online system to manage logistics of campus recruitment program. (5%)
Possess knowledge and experience with current best practices in the operation of a comprehensive and innovative career education model as it relates to employer outreach and engagement
Identify and develop relationships with employers across diverse sectors (e.g. education, not-for-profit, corporate, international education, instructional technology, counseling/clinical psychology) in order to expand the opportunities available for full-time/part-time employment and internships.
Collaborate with internal stakeholders (faculty, staff, students, alumni) and partners within the greater Columbia University community
Develop innovative ways to deliver programming and provide career-related development and services to TC students and alumni
Maintain strategic employer communications to develop opportunities
Develop and strengthen relationships with multiple constituencies (academic program staff, faculty and administration) within the TC community
Work with academic departments to streamline internship programs currently in place at TC
Determine potential to coordinate these efforts jointly or entirely through TC NEXT to ensure students' ability to gain relevant work experience to complement academic preparation
Instruct staff, students, alumni, & employers in the use of web-based systems: specifically the online student/employer system for job searches and campus recruitment
Provide and analyze statistical data for periodic and end-of-the-year reports regarding student and alumni participation with recruitment program, job offers received, etc
Collaborate with TC staff, faculty/administrators and Columbia University’s Offices of Career Services to develop and/or promote services/resources and recruiting options to students/alumni/employers.
Manage and implement web page updates for recruitment program, publicize events on web-based calendar, send weekly email announcements to the TC student, alumni and departmental listservs.
Conduct individual advisement sessions, group advisement sessions, mock interviews and additional services, as needed, for students and alumni.
Coordinate and participate in employer-based programs including workshops, career panels, presentations, information exchanges, career fairs and networking events for students and alumni.
Coordinate the annual "Meet the Firms" networking event as well as the Education Career and Charter School Career fairs
Handle the arrangement of other employer recruiting events on campus including employer information sessions and panels as well as employer site events
Represent TC NEXT at campus events such as new student orientation, admitted student day and other events to promote the services and events of the Office.
Other duties as assigned
Advanced degree in relevant field (i.e., Master Degree in Higher Education Administration, Organizational Psychology, Counseling or a related degree)
3-5+ years of experience in Career Advising, Career Coaching, Employer Relations, Corporate Recruiting or a related field
Experience with program planning/administration;
Excellent interpersonal, counseling and supervisory skills
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
Strong verbal and writing skills
Strong computer skills,(i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) career-related software as well as the ability to use web-based technology.
Ability to work effectively with diverse constituents, including employers, students/alumni, faculty and administration
Ability to work some weekends and after business hours during events
Proven ability and experience working with a graduate student population
Ability to demonstrate an entrepreneurial mindset with the ability to further drive program enhancements.
Strong commitment to the use of technology to foster a more efficient overall experience for both students and staff.-
Internal Number: 505747
About Teachers College, Columbia University
Teachers College, Columbia University, is the oldest and largest graduate school of education in the United States, and also perennially ranked among the nation's best. Its name notwithstanding, the College is committed to a vision of education writ large, encompassing our four core areas of expertise: health, education, leadership and psychology.