Director of Employer Development and Outreach
Monterey Institute of International Studies - Middlebury, VT

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This is a 4-year term position.

This individual will lead EIA’s efforts to develop new and maximize current relationships with external organizations and employers, connecting Middlebury students to diverse, high-quality internship and employment opportunities and expanded networking and mentoring opportunities. Position reports to Associate Dean of the College and Director of EIA .


Essential Functions
Employer development and relationships
  • Identify and cultivate opportunities in fields of interest to students, developing a diverse array of internship opportunities for undergraduates—particularly paid internships—and seniors seeking employment.
  • Identify opportunities in fields of high student interest that are currently underrepresented as well as in areas of projected growth
  • Travel to develop and expand current relationships, participate in college events individually and with other EIA and College Advancement colleagues
  • Partner with employer relations team in maximizing current employer relationships
  • Work with staff, faculty, alumni, and parents and friends of Middlebury to strategically develop relationships and expand networking, professional and experiential learning opportunities for students in targeted areas
  • Develop in-depth understanding of Middlebury students and evolving student interests in the areas of experiential learning and career directions
Marketing and campus connections
  • Work collaboratively with career services and internship colleagues in developing student outreach strategy and marketing of opportunities
  • Participate in on-campus events, including employer visits, panels, workshops (involves some night and weekend work, particularly during academic semesters)
  • Connect across constituencies and stakeholders (staff, students, alumni, trustees, faculty, parents and community members) to exchange information regarding organizations of interest to Middlebury students
  • Work closely with internships team and career counselors in developing programming and outreach to support student preparedness and engagement with opportunities

General Responsibilities
  • Serve as a member of EIA leadership team
  • With associate dean, serve as liaison to College Advancement
  • Provide data required for strategic analysis and projections
  • Supervision of professional and/or student staff as needed


BA required, MA in academic discipline or professional area preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strategic thinker with good attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Understanding of the liberal arts education model and ability to articulate its value to external audiences
  • Computer literacy to include word processing, database management, research methods and analysis. Willingness and ability to adapt to new technologies and systems.
  • Familiarity with web editing and social media tools
  • Familiarity with Middlebury College and its programs

  • Five to ten years of professional experience
  • Professional experience in areas such as communications, marketing, working internationally, science, technology, or environment a plus
  • Experience in program design, development and implementation and familiarity with career fields of interest to liberal arts students preferred
  • Expertise in career services, development, alumni relations, or marketing a plus

Physical Demands

Posting Information

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
This is a 4-year term position.

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