Employer Development Specialist - Career Services (507189)

  • California Polytechnic State University
  • San Luis Obispo, California
  • May 19, 2022
Full Time Planning and Development

Job Description


Job Summary

Primary responsibilities include the development of employer partnerships resulting in job opportunities for students and graduates, with a special focus targeting jobs in the Arts, Humanities, Sciences and other targeted areas. Outreach and communicate with employers, expanding the employer database. Meet with employers, private industry councils, workforce development agencies, chambers of commerce, economic development boards and other professional groups. Support Career Services Advisory Council activities. Contribute to economic, major, employer, alumni, and industry research projects. Collaborate with faculty in order to uncover and connect with relevant employers and cultivate Career Services/Academic partnerships. Develop and deliver presentations and participate in networking opportunities to cultivate employment opportunities and educate students. Assist employers with utilization of MustangJOBS, on-line recruiting system, as well as use and manage other technical platforms to support student and alumni s uccess. Under the supervision of the Assistant Director of Employer Services, manage the day-to-day execution of a technology platforms including data collection, reporting, outgoing communication and supervising of the student assistant(s). C ultivate new employer participation in career fairs, career events, employer panels, on-campus recruiting, job postings and information sessions. Research economic trends and identify emerging markets. Assist employers with recruitment strategies, plans and access to students/graduates.

Department Summary

Career Services mission is to empower Cal Poly students to achieve a lifetime of meaningful career success. Our team is looking for an Employer Development Specialist that can cultivate deep relationships with employers and create job and internship opportunities for students.

Key Qualifications
  • Thorough knowledge of outreach, recruitment, employer development, networking, public affairs, marketing and/or media relations.
  • Working knowledge of and ability to apply standard theories, practices, principles and techniques related to communications in public affairs, marketing and/or media relations.
  • Demonstrated ability to keep abreast of campus events and subject matter expertise in relation to current events to identify and capitalize on media opportunities that will promote the Career Center and University.
  • Ability to build and manage sophisticated employer/alumni contacts and networks.
  • Working knowledge of marketing and research techniques and methods. Ability to apply market research to identify communication needs and target industry audiences.

Education and Experience

Equivalent to graduation from a four-year college or university and three years of progressively responsible experience in marketing and public relations, or a related field. A graduate degree in a related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Salary and Benefits

Anticipated Hiring Range: $50,000 - $55,000 per year

Classification Range: $42,180 - $76,296 per year

Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. See our benefits website for additional information.

Cal Poly

Cal Poly is a nationally-ranked public university located in San Luis Obispo, California, and known for its Learn by Doing philosophy. Each year more than 20,000 top-tier students come to San Luis Obispo to put knowledge into action, taking their learning outside the classroom as they prepare for careers in engineering, agriculture, science, business, humanities and the built environment. Cal Poly's hands-on philosophy, small class sizes and close student-faculty mentorships result in graduates ready from day one to impact their communities, California and the world. For more information, visit calpoly.edu.

Diversity Statement

At Cal Poly, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.

Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. Cal Poly is an equal opportunity employer.

Supplemental Information

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/9779821/latest/ and questions may be sent to humanresources@calpoly.edu.

Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is not a sponsoring agency for staff positions (i.e. H-1B visas).

Positions are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days.

Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

San Luis Obispo, California 93405 United States View Map