Full Time Employer Relations & Alumni Outreach Manager in Portland, Oregon at University of Portland

Employer Relations & Alumni Outreach Manager

University of Portland

Location: Portland, Oregon
Industry: Education, Jobs
Type: Full Time

OB TITLE: Employer Relations & Alumni Outreach Manager


The Employer Relations & Alumni Outreach Manager will provide strategic vision, leadership, and creative implementation for the Employer Relations and Alumni Outreach program at the University’s Career Center. The purpose of this position is to expand the University of Portland’s employer network with the goal of providing students and alumni with resources that lead to desired gainful employment.


Employer Relations & Alumni Outreach

•Serve as the first point of contact for employers seeking to hire students or alumni for part-time and full-time employment opportunities.

•Increase visibility for the University of Portland as a leading source for top talent by actively engaging with a variety of external audiences.

•Research the current employment landscape to identify employer and alumnipartners.

•Conceptualize and implement creative programs to connect students and alumni with employers, UP alumni, parents, and friends.

•Develop relationships with faculty and staff to assess employment needs of students; cultivate relationships with organizations that align with needs.

•Manage Handshake, the recruiting platform for internships and job opportunities, to include serving as the internal and external liaison, communicating within the system, and updating policies and procedures.

•Direct the Career Center staff in monitoring internships, part-time and full-time employment opportunities in the internship/job database.

•Expand the range of employer-recruiting activities to include mock interviews, resume critiques, and student club/organizationevents.

•Create processes and tracking systems for employer and alumni outreach.

•Collaborate with Alumni Relations to build a network of alumni/ae to provide students with job shadows, career mentoring, and networking opportunities.

•Identify and evaluate career-networking opportunities with alumni chapters including career treks.

•Partner with University Relations to manage individual requests and relationships with alumni and parent constituents.

•Participate in the evaluation of current technologies to select and implement system upgrades in order to provide state-of-the-art software programs for students/alumni and employers to utilize for internship and job searches.

•Network with employers through direct contact, site visits, and professional association meetings for recruiting purposes.

•Lead the development and implementation of the employer advisory board.

Marketing & Promotion

•Design and develop marketing materials for employers, including website content, brochures, e-newsletters, etc. and coordinates timing of communications.

•Manage the design and delivery of communications and marketing material to students and employers regarding recruitment activities.

•Communicate with students, alumni, and faculty through technology and social media.

Strategic Planning and Assessment

•Communicate with the Career Center team during weekly meetings to discuss employer engagement opportunities and trends.

•Research and stay informed in: national, state, and local hiring practices; employment trends; and other labor related issues.

•Collaborate with all Career Center staff members in program management, development, and outreach.

• Assist in strategic planning, development, and evaluation of the programs and services of the Career Services Center.

•Comply and report data on employer relations and alumni outreach activities, assess employer relations efforts and learning outcomes for employer-related activities, and provide feedback as to the effectiveness of such efforts.

•Partner with the Career Center staff to coordinate annual career fairs.


Education and Experience


Bachelor’s degree in related field.

•Strongly preferred:

Master’s degree in business, communications, human resources, higher educ ation, or related field.

•Required: A minimum of 3

-5 years of relevant experience within a university, business/industry, or other relevant environment.

Proven track record of developing partnerships within a higher education setting and throughout the community is essential.


An established network of local and community contacts is preferred.

•Or equivalent education and/or experience.

Application Guidelines:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Strong orientation towards taking initiative and ownership of programs, by being proactive with projects, assignments, and process improvements.

Ability to establish effective working relationships, professional rapport, and effectively accomplish work within a University setting that includes a wide array of individuals, groups, policies, and processes.

Demonstrated competence and commitment to diversity and inclusion, and ability to be an effective partner with diverse students, faculty, and staff.

Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with organizations outside of the University.

Exceptional organizational skills.

Ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment.

Excellent problem-solving skills.

Ability to work independently as well as in a team setting.

Ability to exercise excellent judgment.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Polished presentation skills; strong public speaking skills.

Strong and effective interpersonal and customer service skills.

Knowledge of career services and higher education technology such as Banner, contact management systems, and reporting tools, or ability to learn such technologies in a timely manner.

Ability to quickly learn and use new technologies and applications in depth.

Knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Word and Excel) required.

Please see full job description (link above) for information about physical requirements, working conditions, work standards and statement about reasonable accommodations.

Supplemental Questions

1. Please describe a time when you built a system or program and the methods you used to build the system or program. Please describe some of the difficulties or challenges you encountered and how you addressed them.

2. Please share an example of a time when you built consensus toward a shared need. Please describe how you built the consensus, difficulties or challenges you faced in that process, and whether knowing what you know now, you would have done anything differently.

3. Please describe a time when you made contact with a person who would be impacted by your work in order to understand their perspective.

4. Please share an example of a time in which you used data to inform a decision. Please describe how you determined the type of data that would be helpful, how you gathered that data, whether that data was helpful to the decision-making process, and whether knowing what you know now, you would have done anything differently.

Required Documents:
Cover Letter, References, Resume, Supplemental Questions

Salary: 45,000 annual compensation
Application Link: https://up.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=43675&job=employer-relations-alumni-outreach-manager