University of Phoenix Director Employer Relations in Tempe, Arizona

Opportunity Details


The Director of Employer Relations provides innovative and strategic leadership, program development and administration of employer relations that support the graduate employment component of the Phoenix For Life program. The mission of the Career Services and Alumni Engagement department is to provide career growth partnership, connections and personal growth benefits to students and alumni for life.


Strategic Leadership :

  • Develop and implement an employer engagement strategy to cultivate new employer relationships and expand existing relationships for student employment, graduate careers and experiential education opportunities.

  • Provide strategic thought partnership around creating a best-in-class university recruiting program that is based on solving business problems and providing graduates who “fit,” so as to provide mutually beneficial connections between employers, the University, and our graduates.

  • Work with Marketing department leadership to support overall goals and objectives, and bring success to all divisions of the Marketing team.

  • Work closely with Employer Partner Group and Colleges to present “One University of Phoenix” with multiple offerings for educational solutions.

  • Collaborates with ground campus leadership to create local employer relationships and activate national employer hiring at the local level.

  • Work with alumni to develop strategic employer relationships.

  • Select, train, and manage a team of high-performing, highly engaged professionals that create and build consultative, solutions-based employer relationships.

  • Manage budget of alumni engagement function under the direction of the VP of Career Services & Alumni Engagement.

Employer Relations and Outreach Process:

  • Target those employers that meet our graduates’ career goal outcomes through data and statistical analysis.

  • Collaborate with Marketing resources and Director Communications to create and implement employer marketing and communication tools through website, digital, social and print mediums.

  • Create outreach and relationship management processes to inform and build relationships with employers who wish to hire University of Phoenix students and graduates.

  • Collaborate with College leadership to create and promote experiential education experiences that meet established learning objectives.

  • Create and implement hiring events both virtually and in-person through ground campus partnerships, and in collaboration with the national events team.

  • Implement and manage a central technology solution that manages employers, job postings, recruiting activities and alumni offerings in partnership with other Career Services and Alumni Engagement leaders.

  • Work with employers to integrate into the career development process of their future workforce through workshops, classroom engagement and other programming opportunities.


Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree. Preferred: Master's degree in student affairs, human resource management, business, or a related discipline.

  • Three years of experience in corporate or university recruiting.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Experience in marketing, negotiation, relationship based sales, and strategic planning.

  • Ability to obtain confidence and support of key university leaders.

  • Ability to provide staff leadership to support team/university goals and objectives

  • The ability to network, develop relationships, collaborate with industry leaders, key employers, and corporations to expand partnerships that grow career opportunities for UOPX graduates and ensure future success.

  • Possess a dynamic, professional demeanor with exceptional organization, written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to oversee multiple tasks with attention to detail, a motivated/enthusiastic work style.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a broad range of internal and external constituents including students, employers, alumni, faculty, and staff.

Company University of Phoenix

Job Family Marketing

Virtual Eligible No

Requisition ID 2017-8892

Position Type Full-Time

Job Locations US - AZ - Tempe