• Full Time
  • New York, NY
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Employer Relations Specialist

Career Services, Rose Hill

Fordham University


Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools. 


Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents 
A generous employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.  
University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

Hybrid Policy:       

Please review the Hybrid Policy here.



Position Summary

Reporting to the Senior Associate Director of Employer Relations, the Employer Relations Specialist plans, promotes, and executes Career Fairs and Networking Events. They identify and attract new recruiters to Fordham University and establish and maintain relationships with recruiters interested in recruiting Liberal Arts majors, focusing on the needs and career interests of students. This position may require travel, early mornings, evenings, and occasional weekend hours.


Essential Functions        

Serves as a contact for consortium events; including employer outreach, logistics, payment collection, marketing, etc.
Coordinates a minimum of four to six meetings per week with employers, as well as other off campus networking events.
Tracks employer relations efforts and success for continuous improvement to enhance program efficiency within the department and assists Associate Director and Director in compiling data for quarterly reports and annual reports.
Researches and benchmarks best practices to create and implement a strategic plan for improving external relations.
Researches and analyzes employment trends and prospects employment leads.
Prospects and cultivates relationships with alumni and employers for purposes of increasing mentoring, internship, and employment opportunities for students and alumni.
Assists the Senior Associate Director and Director in preparing presentations and related data for University-wide forums (Admission Open Houses and Athletic Recruitment functions).
Assists the Employer Relations Team in managing the on-campus recruiting program with regards to on-campus interviews, career discovery events and policy development to ensure successful employer experiences.
Represents the University and Office of Career Services at events coordinated by the Office of Development and University Relations, Admission (Open Houses and Preview Weekends), other recruitment events and off campus networking events.
Provides individual and group counseling for students and alumni, conducts mock interviews and professional development workshops.

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.


Management Responsibilities  

Guides work of other employees who perform essentially the same work and/or student workers. Organizes, sets priorities, schedules and reviews work, but is generally not responsible for final decisions in hiring, performance management or compensation.


Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

B.A./B.S. in the relevant area .
Minimum 2 years of experience in higher education, career services, human resources, or employer relations.

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Knowledgeable of latest technological advancements/resources in career services.
Knowledge of basic computer office software.
Ability to handle multiple responsibilities and prioritize projects.
Knowledge of affirmative action and equal opportunity non-discrimination guidelines necessary.
Excellent leadership, management, attention to detail, organizational, interpersonal communication, public speaking, and time-management skills.
Dedication to serving students and assisting them in their development required.
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications 

M.A./M.S. in counseling or another relevant area

Minimum Starting Salary: $62,400


Maximum Starting Salary: $65,000


Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.


FLSA: Exempt




APPLY HERE: https://careers.fordham.edu/postings/7022



Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. 


Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.


Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories