Assistant Director of Employer Development
Salisbury Center for Career Services and Professional Development


As a member of the Career Services team, the Assistant Director of Employer Development will contribute to the strategic leadership of the Center by proactively partnering and collaborating internally and externally to build the future of career education at the Colleges. The Assistant Director of Employer Development will provide leadership that cultivates and maintains relationships with employers to make full- and part-time employment, internships and career opportunities available to students, alumni and alumnae. This will include identifying and cultivating relationships with parents, alumni and alumnae as employers. As part of the relationship building, the Assistant Director will educate employers about the breadth of knowledge, skills, and abilities that HWS graduates can bring to their workplace. Travel will be required.



  • devise marketing strategies and implement outreach to campus and external communities
  • build and maintain close relationships with representatives and recruiters for job and internship development opportunities, candidate referrals and on- and off-campus recruiting efforts
  • develop substantial database of opportunities for students; work with career counseling staff to identify students' interests and provide relevant jobs and internships
  • actively promote opportunities to students and maintain web-based database system of position listings
  • assist with the placement of students into job shadow and externship opportunities
  • coordinate special recruiting efforts: partnership events, job fairs, networking events
  • target for expansion underrepresented disciplines, industries and career fields
  • manage alumni/ae/parent networking database
  • host on-campus recruiters and promote students' candidacy

Career Advising:

  • provide general career advising for students with defined career goals regarding resumes, professional correspondence, job search and networking strategies and specific employment opportunities
  • meet with students as they apply for opportunities
  • partner with the Associate Director in working with students interested in careers in not-for-profit, education and the sciences as it relates to identifying specific opportunities for those students
  • partner with the Assistant Director in working with students interested in fashion careers as it relates to identifying specific opportunities for those students

Program Development and Promotion:

  • develop and facilitate career-related evening workshops
  • coordinate the Professionals in Residence speaker series for not-for-profit and sciences career fields
  • publicize and promote career programs and services
  • coordinate and attend winter break programs including Day on the Hill, Fashion Day, Arts Experience, and others as decided by the director
  • assist with writing and producing office and campus publications
  • present at Admissions events at peak times of the year and meet with individual recruits and prospective students/families as needed
  • represent the office at meetings, events, etc. as requested by Director or Dean


  • Bachelor's degree. Master's degree in a relevant discipline highly preferred.
  • Successfully have demonstrated skills in selling, a sense of urgency to completing tasks, and outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Experience with outreach, marketing and recruitment.
  • Knowledge and experience with employer relations and other career programs.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to develop and manage projects with independence and accountability.
  • Experience leading training sessions, designing and delivering workshops or teaching.
  • Ability to execute in a pressured environment.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication, and management/supervisory skills.
  • A motivated/enthusiastic work style.
  • Appreciation of liberal arts curriculum.
  • Valid Driver's License and ability to travel on behalf of the Salisbury Center to develop relationships with employers, alumni, alumnae and parents.
  • Required technical knowledge: Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, desktop database programs.
  • Preferred technical knowledge: Raiser’s Edge.


This is a full-time, 12-month, benefits-eligible administrative salaried position. Normal campus hours of work are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This position description is not all-inclusive, as other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and the names with contact information for three references to:

Office of Human Resources
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
337 Pulteney Street
Geneva, NY 14456

Or by email to: ferran@hws.edu


Hobart and William Smith Colleges are committed to attracting and supporting faculty and staff that fully represent the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the nation and actively seek applications from under-represented groups. The Colleges do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or any other protected status.

Founded as Hobart College for men and William Smith College for women, Hobart and William Smith Colleges today are a highly selective residential liberal arts institution with a single administration, faculty and curriculum but separate dean’s offices, student governments, athletic programs and traditions.  The Colleges are located in a small diverse city in the Finger Lakes region of New York State.  With an enrollment of approximately 2,000, the Colleges offer 62 different majors and minors from which students choose two areas of concentration, one of which must be an interdisciplinary program.  Creative and extensive programs of international study and public service are also at the core of the Colleges’ mission.