National Institute on Aging

Miami University — Assistant Director, Employer Relations and Career Exploration

Job Summary:
The Miami University Center for Career Exploration and Success (CCES) is seeking an Assistant Director for Employer Relations designed to support the growth and management of employer relationships and cultivate internship and job opportunities for all Miami University (OH) undergraduate and graduate students.

Reporting to the Director of Employer Relations, the Assistant Director will have excellent teamwork and communication skills and understand employer relations, college recruiting, employment, and recruiting trends, and develop an in-depth familiarity with the employment needs of assigned Colleges and Career Clusters. Additionally, this role provides consultation to employers looking to expand their talent pipelines and provides employers with virtual and in-person engagement opportunities that foster mentoring and networking with students.

The Assistant Director of Employer Relations is a member of the Employer Relations Team (ERT) within CCES, which includes the Director, two Associate Directors, Assistant Director, Recruiting Coordinator and Data Coordinator. ERT collaborates and backs-up the work of each other as needed.

CCES is a growing office with an ambitious strategic plan designed to situate students for lifelong career mobility and satisfaction. Our efforts in collaboration with Miami’s Career Community, extend beyond the typical career center offerings as we strive to be the most immersive and comprehensive four-year career development experience in the nation. Our office comprises five teams: Career Education and Exploration, Career Connect (diversity and international initiatives, mock interviewing, peer career consultants), Employer Relations, Operations, and Administrative. CCES provides ample professional development to staff and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Miami University is nationally recognized as one of the most outstanding undergraduate institutions and is situated in Oxford, OH, an idyllic college town that was recently voted “Best College Town” by Forbes.

This position is campus-based. This position is eligible for remote work on a hybrid basis. Remote work is not a right, but a working arrangement that can be modified or revoked by Miami University at any time for any reason.

The salary range is $46,000 – $55,000/year.

Duties/Physical Demands:
Develop new and maintain existing employer relationships and work actively to promote recruitment of Miami University students through direct contact with employers. Leveraging technology and personalized outreach efforts, work together with CCES staff and Miami University Divisions (i.e. Academics, Advancement, Student Life and Enrollment Management and Student Success) as needed. Lead employer relations efforts for assigned career clusters and/or colleges. Spearhead employer relations efforts for the following career clusters: Management, Sales, and Consulting; Economics and Data Analytics; Health and Science.

Advises employers on recruiting strategies that will help them build their brands and increase loyalty to Miami University and its students. Serve as the connector between students and employers including arranging employer participation in various CCES events and programs. Stay abreast of recruiting strategies and leverage appropriate technology to conduct employer outreach and produce reports.

Lead and execute short-term special projects assigned.
In solidarity to Miami University and CCES goals, support Inclusive Excellence by supporting high priority student populations as assigned and in collaboration with Career Center staff focused on this initiative.
Supports the collection, analysis, and reporting of data regarding recruiting activities, job placements and salaries.
Assist in the coordination of office-wide special events, programs, workshops, and career fairs, and other events as needed. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
A Bachelor’s Degree and at least one year of experience. Ability to work occasional weekends and evenings.

Desired Qualifications:
A Master’s Degree is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Proven ability to build and nurture networks of internal and external relationships.
  • Multi-faceted customer service skill set including strong interpersonal skills, excellent verbal and written communications, presentation skills, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Familiar with current employment trends; employer branding strategies; and targeted recruitment principles, procedures and resources.
  • Ability to leverage and use various software

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Diversity Statement:
Miami University is committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, research, and working environment for all.

For more information on Miami University’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity & Inclusion webpage. For more information on Miami University’s mission and core values, please visit the Mission and Core Values webpage.

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:
Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.

As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at:, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Labor Law Posters for Applicants:
Miami University is committed to providing up-to-date information from the Department of Labor to our applicants for employment. Here, you will find links to the current information regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA).

Benefits Eligible: YES