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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 presentations.
  • Manages employer contacts using the Handshake job board as well as integrating with the College’s Customer Relations Management (CRM) platform.
  • 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 considered.
  • 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 compliance.
  • Work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • 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.


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. 


Day, evening, and weekend responsibilities, as required. 


Director, Center for Career & Professional Development


September 28, 2022. Internal candidates must post for the position within ten (10) calendar days from the date posted.  


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.

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.

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