Job Description

Grand Canyon University! One of Arizona’s leading institutions of higher learning.

Located in the Valley of Sun in the heart of Phoenix, Arizona, GCU is a regionally accredited, private, nondenominational Christian University.

Grand Canyon University is looking for an Employer Relations Program Manager. This position is responsible for managing the programmatic aspects of the employer engagement operations which are to identify and meet the employer development and engagement needs of GCU by working extensively with Arizona employers as well as career services staff, faculty and key campus administrators.  The program should  identify employer needs and execute appropriate engagement activities while growing job/internship opportunities for GCU students and alumni. 

Location: GCU's Main Campus, 33rd Ave. and Camelback Phoenix, Arizona

What you will do: 

  • Create, conduct, and assess an annual plan for both in- and out-of-state industry engagement to build and nurture deeper relationships with current and prospective employers and business representatives to gain an understanding of the industries within their respective portfolios, to help companies join the GCU Employer Network, and connect with university career events to hire GCU students, and follow up with companies on hiring outcomes. Develop and maintain approved metrics of employee engagement initiatives and documenting communications with employers on levels of engagement.

  • Works with Recruitment Services team to develop industry-specific career exploration and/or employment-driven activities and events including, but not limited to, career panel discussions, site visits, topical programs, and events granting access to employers and staffing agencies, by sending employers their way.

  • Participate in relationship building and education awareness with the colleges and other student-facing departments to build their understanding to assist students in securing appropriate internship and work experiences leading to employment or graduate school.

  • Market on behalf of industry jobs/opportunities open to students on the Career Connections platform. Oversee projects to do so. (ADDED)

  • Oversees over (10,000 client relationships within database) and develops relationships with industries pertaining to CCOB, CAM, COT, COE, CONHP, CSET, Honors, and CHSS.

  • Stay current on workforce/career trends across industries and provide informational updates to GCU leadership, colleges, and stakeholders.

  • Perform other duties as assigned to advance the goals and objectives of the department and University, including the direct management and oversight of specialists and student workers.

What you will need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a field related to counseling, human resources, or marketing from an accredited institution.

  • Master’s Degree or degree in assigned college discipline preferred or minimum 4 years’ experience in a university career center or other environment which focuses on career/professional development   

  • Strong knowledge of recruitment and hiring process and able to understand applicant tracking system and employer database.

  • Strong knowledge of employer relationship development and engagement and proficient in networking and outreach to build employer prospect database.

  • Strong knowledge of customer service principles and practices and able to model service skills for career services team.

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills with an attention to detail and strong computer skills and proficiency with software such as MS Office and applicant tracking systems.

  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of stakeholders, including employers, college leadership, university staff, colleagues, student workers, and more.

  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.

Why work at GCU:

  • Exceptional workplace benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401K savings plan

  • Generous time off plan and 11 paid holidays

  • Paid time off to volunteer in the community or at GCU sponsored events

  • Free covered parking

  • We also offer full-time employees, their spouses, and dependent children an Education Tuition Discount Program

  • Free on-site gyms at all our office locations

Application Instructions

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