The Employer Relations (ER) Coordinator in Advising & Career Services (ACS) at Portland State University leads strategic partnership development with local, regional, and national employers in order to provide career and internship opportunities for PSU students and alumni. The ER Coordinator analyzes the current employer mix and cultivates new and existing relationships with employers via targeted outreach to expand both the quality and quantity of available jobs and internships.
PSU is an access institution with a history of diversity and a focus on addressing equity and inclusion, and the ER Coordinator plays a key role in ensuring that employer relationships facilitate experiential learning and career success of all students. The person in this position will advocate for job and internship opportunities for PSU students and alumni from all academic majors and backgrounds.
In completing job duties and responsibilities, the person works collaboratively with the Employer Relations Specialist, and the entire Career Services team in ACS, to offer PSU students and alumni the opportunity to participate in on-campus career fairs, interviews with employers, as well as other career events. The person in this position participates in management of the Career Services jobs database (currently Handshake), collaborates with campus partners in the provision of employer relations, and monitors the Career Fairs budget in collaboration with ACS unit and division leadership.
The position reports to the Director of Advising & Career Services and participates as a member of the Career Services team, which collectively provides comprehensive career exploration and development to PSU students and alumni through career counseling, courses, workshops, employer relationships, and internships coordination.
Bachelor's degree and 3+ years OR a Master's degree and 1+ years of relevant experience.
Knowledge of local business practices in the for-profit, government, and non-profit sectors; community affairs, resources, and employment trends.
Knowledge of best practices and policies related to employment and internships.
Effective written, presentation and interpersonal communication skills.
Experience with and/or demonstrated commitment to serving the needs of students and alumni at an urban-serving institution.
Successful completion of a background check.
Ability to use database management systems and computer software programs.
Ability to create and maintain professional networks.
Ability to work with diverse students, alumni, faculty, staff, or community members from diverse backgrounds.
Ability to work as a part of a team to achieve program, departmental, division and University goals.
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's... Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state