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Employer Engagement Specialist

Apply now Job no: 533633
Work type: Staff
Location: San José
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Student Services


Job Summary

Under general supervision and in collaboration with the larger Employer Engagement Team, the Employer Engagement Specialist (EES) will deliver quality experiential (internship) and career opportunities and connections for SJSU students in their designated employer portfolio. The Employer Engagement Specialist will research and source prospective employers and opportunities that fit with SJSU student interests, knowledge, skills, and abilities. The Employer Engagement Specialist will engage employers to build strategic relationships, produce employment opportunities, operation connection events, and generate program funding. The Employer Engagement Specialist will assess employer needs and direct employers into appropriate on-campus recruiting and educational programming channels. The Employer Engagement Specialist will assist with the implementation of career experience and outcomes surveys to assess impact of outreach efforts on student career success. The Employer Engagement Specialist will ensure employer compliance with EEO/ADA/AFF mandates, Career Center internship and employment guidelines, and relevant University and CSU regulations.


Key Responsibilities

  • Execute planned outreach strategy, practices and goals to initiate strategic relationships (starting with SJSU Handshake registration) with target employers and channels
  • Actively review and approve employers and job postings in SJSU Handshake; oversee student assistants in approving jobs postings
  • Consult with target employers to learn their talent needs and acquisition plans, including details such as the potential number and type of positions and preferred acquisition strategies. Share this knowledge with the larger Career Center team to assist in student preparation
  • Consult with target employers to support the development, posting in SJSU Handshake, and promotion of skilled (degree-level) career and internship opportunities for SJSU students. Encourage employer engagement in on-campus recruiting and student career-preparation programming
  • Plan, promote, and execute employer recruiting and networking events as scheduled by employers. Regularly assess employer and student feedback on these events to improve processes
  • Collaborate with department team members to plan and implement niche employer-connection events and activities, such as boutique career fairs, networking events and employer educational presentations
  • Research economic and employment markets to source potential employers and marketing channels as well as understand talent acquisition trends
  • Using information gleaned from SJSU student career preference surveys and career outcome surveys as well as historical data on gaps in industry and career-level opportunities, define target employment market segments
  • Maintain high quality standards to ensure accuracy, professionalism, and appropriateness of all publications, programs and promotional materials


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Thorough knowledge of the standards and practices of early career recruiting
  • Knowledge of early career employment trends
  • Ability to develop a marketing plan based on research and market segment identification, and including targeted outreach strategies
  • Ability to rapidly learn the objectives and culture of the Career Center, the Center’s Employer Engagement Team and the strengths and skills of SJSU students that are relevant to employer outreach and marketing
  • Knowledge of promotion/marketing techniques, including strong public relations skills
  • Survey development, execution, validation, analysis and basic statistical reporting
  • Knowledge of event management
  • Basic skills in project management, including establishing basic project charters, milestones, schedules and team responsibilities
  • Ability to interpret and apply project requirements
  • Ability to gather and analyze data; reason logically, draw valid conclusions and make appropriate recommendations
  • Ability to present clear and concise information in verbal and written formats
  • Strong presentation skills and the ability to design presentations for a diversity of constituencies, from students to all levels of employers and types of organizations
  • Skilled in use of social networking resources such as LinkedIn and internet job search sites
  • Ability to perform accurately in a detail-oriented environment and handle multiple work priorities
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and appropriately handle sensitive communications with employees, employers and external agencies
  • Excellent customer service and public relation skills
  • Ability to effectively support and collaborate with diverse populations
  • Ability to local travel and occasional early or late work hours


Required Qualifications

  • A bachelor's degree and/or equivalent training
  • Two (2) years of administrative work experience involving study, analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development or improvement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, or programs


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, hospitality, human resources, or a related subject
  • Two (2) years of experience in human resources or career development involving marketing/sales, recruitment, college relations, or talent development



Classification: Administrative Analyst/Specialist – Exempt I
Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,150/month - $5,350/month
CSU Salary Range: $4,170/month - $7,545/month

San José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefits package typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For more information on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary.


Application Procedure

Click Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Letter of Interest

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: November 22, 2023 through January 7, 2024. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.


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CSU Vaccination Policy

The CSU strongly recommends that all individuals who access any in-person program or activity (on- or off-campus) operated or controlled by the University follow COVID-19 vaccine recommendations adopted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) applicable to their age, medical condition, and other relevant indications and comply with other safety measures established by each campus. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to


Additional Information

Satisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. Incumbent is also required to promptly report any knowledge of a possible Title IX related incident to the Title IX Office or report any discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation to the Office of Equal Opportunity.


Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Housing Fire Safety Notification: 

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Annual Security Report (ASR) is also now available for viewing at The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and Sexual Assault prevention information, and information about drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery crimes for San José State University locations for the three most recent calendar years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the Office of the Clery Director by phone at 408-924-1501 or by email at

Pursuant to the Higher Education Opportunity Act, the Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) is also available for viewing at The purpose of this report is to disclose statistics for fires that occurred within SJSU on-campus housing facilities for the three most recent calendar years, and to distribute fire safety policies and procedures intended to promote safety on Campus. A paper copy of the AFSR is available upon request by contacting the Housing Office by phone at 408-795-5600 or by email at

Campus Security Authority - In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act) and CSU systemwide policy, this position is subject to ongoing review for designation as a Campus Security Authority. Individuals that are designated as Campus Security Authorities are required to immediately report Clery incidents to the institution and complete Clery Act training as determined by the university Clery Director.


Equal Employment Statement

San José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).


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Last Updated Apr 11, 2023