Human Resources

Employer & Alumni Relations Coordinator

General Statement of Duties:

This position is to develop, engage and maintain partnership with employers and alumni in a wide range of industries to increase experiential and employment opportunities for students and alumni.  The position will primarily serve alumni and employers to positively impact student outcomes and post-graduation career success.

Specific Duties Preformed:

  • Plan and host career and professional development events: Career Explo, In-City Interview Program, Job Pursuit, Living and Working in Series, Academic department alumni networking events and the Community Breakfast.
  • Support Career and Internship Ambassador Program for faculty, parents, alumni and administrators to promote opportunities to students.
  • Represent Alma College through involvement in the Michigan College’s Alliance and the Great Lakes Bay Initiative.
  • Develop and maintain the Community Work Study Program.
  • Supervise one student staff member.
  • Attend quarterly Alumni Board meetings and facilitate board’s career and professional development committee
  • Develop and maintain an alumni mentorship component of the Alma Ambassador Program.
  • Collaborate with faculty and employers/alumni to develop affiliation and internship agreements.
  • Create and collect employer satisfaction surveys, analyze data, evaluate and make recommendations.
  • Scout and recruit new employers to form employment partnerships and diversify opportunities.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain high quality on campus recruitment activities including career fairs, on-campus recruitment programs, employer information sessions and portfolio reviews.
  • Research and vet internships, jobs and other experiential opportunities to determine the suitability, legality and potential advantages for students.
  • Act as initial point of contact for employer and alumni inquiries pertaining to jobs, internships and events.
  • Enforce employer recruitment policies.
  • Other duties assigned.

Reports to: Director of Career Coaching & Senior Director of Alumni & Family Engagement

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience in career development, human resources, student development, or a related field
  • Demonstrated positive interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and project a positive image
  • Ability to balance several projects and meet deadlines

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • 3-5+ years of work experience

Application Process:

Interested candidates must submit an Alma College application, a letter of interest, a current resume, and the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to Roxann Harrington, Administrative Assistant at fatchett-hrb@alma.edu

For an Alma College application, please go to: https://www.alma.edu/live/files/897-employment-application.

Deadline for applications is November 16, 2018.

Alma College is a selective, baccalaureate liberal arts college committed to academic excellence and development of responsible leaders.  Alma’s undergraduates thrive on challenging academic programs in a supportive, small-college environment emphasizing active, collaborative learning and close student-faculty interaction.  Alma is a private Phi Beta Kappa institution located in the center of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. 

Alma College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. 

Story published on October 30, 2018