Employer Development Consultant

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business
College Park, Maryland
Jun 17, 2022
Jul 22, 2022
Full Time

Employer Development Consultant

Position Number:  119506

Multiple Positions

Full-Time, Regular Exempt

The University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business is seeking a well-qualified Academic Advisor to join the team in the Office of Undergraduate Studies. One of 13 schools and colleges located on the University of Maryland, College Park campus, the Smith School is a recognized leader in management research and education for the global economy. The school is consistently ranked among the world’s top business schools by leading business publications such as Business Week, Financial Times, Economist and the Wall Street Journal. 

The Employer Development Consultant plays a critical role driving the growth and expansion of our employer portfolio. They are passionate about connecting employers with our Smith School Students we serve and are dedicated to a high-performance environment. The purpose of this position is to establish year-over-year strategies to optimize relationships with employers who value Smith talent and will hire Smith graduates into great jobs, affording career development opportunities, competitive compensation, and opportunities to lead businesses as they evolve. The OCS team focuses primarily on generating hires with specific time frames in order to support top rankings and support the Smith brand as we attract new students. In addition, the OCS partners with internal education and development partners to involve employers in the overall mission of Smith as co-educators in the classroom and through donor support.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree. A minimum of 8 to 10 years of experience in business development, corporate recruiting and selection, sales, marketing, public relations or communications. Extensive experience interacting with senior-level manager and executives required. Strong familiarity with current trends in higher education.
Strong familiarity with current industry hiring trends within different industries and functional areas; strong understanding of talent acquisition hiring life cycle for entry levels and experienced levels; demonstrated public speaking ability; strong interpersonal, collaboration and negotiation skills.  Demonstrated ability to work under pressure and sustain a high level of professionalism; excellent written and oral skills; strong client service values and a high level of enthusiasm in dealing with internal and external clients; experience with executives in a corporate business environment; excellent organizational skills with proven ability to manage multiple tasks, while paying attention to detail. Ability to work independently as well as in a team; excellent follow through and responsiveness; Must be a dynamic customer service oriented person who displays mature judgment; proficiency in current word processing, email, spreadsheet and presentation software; proficient in managing databases and producing statistical reports. Proficient in CRM tools and databases such as SalesForce, LinkedIn, Trello, and other recruiting platforms. Willingness and ability to take on duties outside of specific job functions to serve needs of the school; high level of enthusiasm for the University and the Smith School; domestic and local travel is required; reliable form of transportation for travel to/from client and prospective student meetings.

Preferred Qualifications: Master’s degree in a relevant field and/or significant experience in employer relations, relationship management, business development or corporate recruitment. Working with HR or staffing firms a plus. Cross-functional and cross-industry experience highly desired. Connectivity within the labor market highly desired. Understanding of technology industry/hiring trends desired. Experience working in a business school/higher education preferred (e.g., Undergraduate, Specialty Masters, MBA, EMBA, etc.).

The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience.  The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage.

When applying, please upload a PDF version of your cover letter, resume and list of references. For best consideration, please submit applications no later than June 17, 2022, 2022 at https://ejobs.umd.edu; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No H1-B Visa sponsorship offered for this position

For more information about the University of Maryland, please visit www.maryland.edu. 

For information about the Robert H. Smith School of Business, visit our Web site at www.rhsmith.umd.edu.

 The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin,

physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political

affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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