Saint Michael’s College seeks a seasoned professional and skilled communicator to become Director of Employer Relations and Corporate Engagement. The Director will grow SMC’s relationships with employers and corporate partners. They will focus on two major objectives: 1) design and implement strategies to identify, cultivate and solicit financial support from corporations, and 2) engage local, national, and international employers to support our students and alumni through jobs, internships, experiential learning opportunities, and on and off-campus networking. Working within Institutional Advancement and closely with the Boucher Career Education Center in support of the College’s strategic plan, the Director will contribute to the success of all students by expanding career pathways and programs and facilitating alumni/ae connections while assisting students in finding their purpose. Advanced degree and/or equivalent experience in relevant field(s) required. This is a campus-based position with significant travel required.
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Benefits include health, dental, vision, employer-paid life and disability insurance, voluntary life, critical illness and accident insurance options, parental leave, flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care), 401(k), generous paid time off, paid holidays, employee and dependent tuition benefits, employee assistance program, well-being programs and opportunities, discounted gym membership, paid volunteer time, use of the athletic facilities and the library, and countless opportunities to attend presentations, lectures, and other campus activities.
Applicants must have the following:
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Minimum of 5 years relevant development experience
- Availability for significant travel
- Record of accomplishment that demonstrates successfully soliciting and closing gifts and/or sponsorships at various levels or similar experience
- High self-motivation, possessing excellent organizational and interpersonal skills as well as strong oral and written communication skills
- A demonstrated capacity to effectively navigate a wide range of relationships and situations with students, employers, corporations, alumni and various internal and external constituents
- The ability to successfully pass driving record check. For criteria please see the Driver Acceptability Matrix.
An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background and driving record check.
Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on Apply Now button:
- Cover Letter
- Contact information for three professional references will be requested at a later date
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.
Saint Michael's College delivers a compelling, world-class education in a beautiful Vermont setting. Our connected community allows students to form close relationships with each other and accomplished faculty and staff members, providing an ideal learning environment where they have the space and support to challenge themselves and their peers. As a fully residential college located minutes from Burlington, one of the country's top-rated college towns, Saint Michael's offers an unparalleled mix of academic, spiritual, cultural, service and wilderness experiences. Saint Michael's is among the elite ranks of only 286 colleges and universities nationwide allowed to host a Phi Beta Kappa national honor society chapter on campus, one of only 20 national Catholic colleges, and one of four in New England. Saint Michael's College was ranked 3rd in Best Colleges in Vermont and No. 59 in the Best Catholic Colleges rankings by Niche, a popular college ranking website. Saint Michael's was also named 120th in Best Liberal Arts College and No. 136 in the Best Small Colleges. The College is included in the Princeton Review's Best 385 Colleges, earning a spot on the Green College Honor Roll for demonstrating a strong commitment to sustainability and on their list of Best Northeastern Colleges for its academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation. Saint Michael's was also named in the 2018 The Princeton Review book "Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck." Surrounded by the beautiful Green Mountains and Lake Champlain, and only 3.5 hours from Boston and 1.5 hours from Montreal, the area offers abundant recreational and cultural opportunities. To learn more, visit smcvt.edu
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