Associate Director, Employer Relations

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Philadelphia, PA
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Peirce College

Denise Juarez
Director, Human Resources

Peirce College is a private, nonprofit institution located in Philadelphia
with approximately 1,700 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in a
wide range of programs that are offered entirely online and designed around
the unique needs of busy adults. Peirce is designated as a Minority Serving
Institution (MSI) by the U.S. Department of Education, and is the only
college or university in Pennsylvania dedicated exclusively to serving

Peirce College was established in 1865 as Union Business College to provide
career-focused education for soldiers returning from the Civil War and was
one of the country’s first schools to embrace women as students.

Today, Peirce continues its tradition of serving the unique needs of working
adults and employers through the ongoing evolution of programs that provide
students with academic excellence, flexibility, stackable credentials, and
personalized support. In addition to online courses, students can earn credit
for college-level knowledge gained through years of work, professional and
military training and other experiences.

Our Mission

We empower adult learners to improve their lives by achieving career goals
through academic offerings aligned with evolving workforce needs.

Our Vision

Be a transformational leader focused on providing adult learners with
innovative academic programs through flexible delivery options and dynamic


Peirce College is seeking an experienced Employer Relations professional to
create and nurture employment opportunities relevant for the unique career
goals of the College’s students and graduates, connecting students to these
opportunities, and developing employer relationships to support the needs of
the workforce and of Peirce students and alumni.

TITLE:   Associate Director of Employer Relations


•       Develops and implements strategies designed to increase employment
opportunities for Peirce College students and graduates.
•       Identifies and builds new relationships with employers for the
recruitment of students and alumni through outreach activities such as cold
calls, email blasts, and employer visits.
•       Schedules and conducts employer visits to determine hiring needs and
promote the College's students and alumni as a potential candidate pool.
•       Collaborates with the Director of Corporate Partnerships to support
existing corporate partners as well as target new opportunities.
•       Collaborates with employers to develop marketing strategies for
enhancement of employer presence including in-person and virtual recruitment
events, job postings, internships, career fairs, and class/organization
•       Manages employer contacts using the Handshake job board as well as
integrating with the College’s Customer Relations Management (CRM)
•       Tracks job market demand, recruiting trends, job-offer data, and hiring
results for students and alumni; and, develops reporting to be shared within
the College and select external employer partners.
•       Develops an in-depth understanding of the experience(s) of
non-traditional, diverse, working adult students.
•       Creates and executes surveys to identify students’ interests in
industries, companies, and roles.
•       Participates in various local, state, regional, and national
organizations such as Chambers of Commerce, SHRM, NACE, and EACE.
•       Conducts Internet research, develop knowledge of employment trends, and
keep up-to-date knowledge of student needs in diverse academic areas.
•       Facilitates the development of Full-Time jobs, Internships, Cooperative
Work Experiences (Co-Op), Microinternships/Project-based Internships, and
Work Study opportunities.
•       Coordinates in-person and virtual recruiting events such as career fairs
and employer knowledge sharing opportunities/info sessions.
•       Formulates strategies for achieving greater participation rates for those
students who underuse available career resources.
•       Develops recruiting tools, to include job announcements, email blasts,
and short form videos, and targets applicants.
•       Collaborates with Career Development Counselors to identify optimal
candidates and guides interested students/graduates through application and
interview processes.


•       Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred in related
field of study.
•       Minimum of five (5) years’ experience in related field, i.e.
Recruiting, Human Resources, Staffing, Job Development, or Career Coaching.
Equivalent combination of education, training, and experience will be
•       Current knowledge of regional workforce trends and industry needs as well
as existing relationships with regional employers.
•       Experience or aptitude working with a diverse community including
non-traditional adult learners preferred.
•       Proficiency in Windows operating environment as well as the knowledge of
or ability to learn: Handshake, video conferencing, i.e. Zoom, Customer
Relations Management (CRM) platform, i.e. Salesforce, Google Workplace,
Social Media, and Microsoft Office Suite.


•       Develop new and existing relationships through cold-contacting.
•       Explain policies and procedures to students and colleagues to foster
•       Work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse
•       Listen carefully, to interpret accurately, and to respond to a high
volume of requests.
•       Maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality with all
aspects of the job.

STATUS:  Regular Full-Time/Exempt – Position can be performed remotely.
Candidates local to the surrounding Philadelphia area are optimal due to
necessary job functions and expectations of onsite work and/or event
attendance, as needed.

Full vaccination against COVID-19 is required as employees they cannot enter
our facilities, attend meetings or events, on behalf of Peirce, without it.

HOURS:  Day, evening, and weekend responsibilities, as required.

REPORTS TO:  Director, Center for Career & Professional Development

Peirce College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to ensuring
equal opportunity in all employment decisions, policies, and practices.

The College does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color,
religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin,
political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability,
genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization,
retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

How to Apply

Please submit a letter of interest with salary expectations, as well as a current resume to the Human Resources Department at or fax to 215.670.9217. We strongly encourage materials be submitted via email due to the College’s current remote work environment. We will contact only those candidates who best meet our requirements.

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