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Coordinator, Employer Relations & Job Development
Austin Community College District

Date Posted Aug. 2, 2021
Title Coordinator, Employer Relations & Job Development
University Austin Community College District
Austin, TX, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Administration - Human Resources

Job Number 2107053

Coordinator, Employer Relations & Job Development

Closing Date: 08/13/2021

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Position Information


Highland CampusNote: This is a district-wide position, home campus may be negotiable


40-hours weekly, Mon-Sat as assigned; requires some nights and weekends to accommodate employers’ schedules and College needs


Coordinator 3/120 ($40,494.00 – $57,849.00)

FLSA Status


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Director, Todays Jobs

Criminal Background Check

Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC’s College Police department.

College Profile

Austin Community College (ACC) is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each fall and spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriately applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.

As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:

Reflects the diversity of our community.

Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching.

Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities.

Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for underrepresented populations.

Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others.
Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC.

Our Mission

The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.

For more information, see

Commitment to Equity and Inclusion

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention, and completion of historically underserved and underrepresented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff, and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

As an open-access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. The College values and is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout the College community.

General Statement of Job

Supports student persistence and completion by providing career/employer services for student opportunities consistent with the Austin Community College District (ACCD) mission and goals. Working knowledge of the labor market, career resources, and ACC’s programs are applied to support individuals in identifying viable, sustainable-wage, employment opportunities with a focus on improving economic equity for unemployed, underemployed, and marginalized populations.

Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Establishes and cultivates relationships with employers, industry organizations, ACC colleagues, recruiters, student organizations, and ACC students through site visits, networking opportunities, association meetings, conferences, workshops, etc.

Develops ongoing marketing strategies and materials to bring greater visibility of the College’s students to relevant employers and industries with the intent of helping students secure interviews leading to sustainable-wage employment.

Grows the number of full-time, freelance, and other non-internship opportunities advertised to students/alumni with an emphasis on improving economic equity for unemployed, underemployed, and marginalized populations.

Strengthens diversity recruitment among ACC employer partners.

Creates greater visibility of the college and its students within relevant professional communities.

Recruits employers for job fairs, networking events, interviews, mentoring, and information sessions conducted at the college.

Enhances employer presence on campus via in-person and virtual methods.

Assesses and develops employer expectations regarding ACC students’ competencies and abilities to meet workforce needs.

Promotes awareness of, and adherence to, best practices among all stakeholders.

Responds to employer recruiting and hiring inquiries with the goal of building long-term relationships to establish pipelines for student/alumni employment (full-time, part-time, short-term, temporary, etc.). Cultivates a variety of student learning opportunities inclusive of micro-internships, short term employment, and access to proprietary employer training curriculums.

Maximizes student-employer engagement through timely dissemination of opportunities using a variety of strategies including, but not limited to, the career management platform, social media, job boards, direct communication with colleagues, and student affairs communications. Maintains close collaboration with career services colleagues and programs with high representation of marginalized demographics providing direct job readiness/preparation service delivery is essential to effectively reaching priority students with tailored announcements.

Ensures ACC students have access to job opportunities associated with their skills, learning outcomes/credentials, and career objectives that pay livable, sustainable-wages.

Applies labor market information effectively in execution of duties.

Through collaboration with ACC colleagues, ensures integration of employer outreach, employer contacts, events, and job postings within the college-designated career management platform for consistency of services and to ensure a single, streamlined, initial, point of contact for employers and students.

Provides feedback to career services leadership team to support program development, heightened effectiveness of services and student outcomes, and identification of possible intervention points.

Ensures tracking of student-employer interactions and outcomes for data collection and analysis. Tracks and monitors employer activities and trends through position postings. Capitalizes on employer and industry relationships to gather relevant student outcomes data.

Maintains in-depth knowledge of college initiatives, student demographics, as well as credit and non-credit curriculum to educate employer representatives on engagement strategies.

Represents Career Services/Today’s Jobs to all relevant stakeholders, including chambers of commerce, employers, college colleagues, student organizations, and students.

KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Effective application of labor market information.

Local industry and emerging opportunities to ensure students are best positioned to benefit.

Cultural competency when working with all students and other members of the community.

Best practices associated with above stated duties.

SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Maintaining an established work schedule, including weekends and evenings as needed to effectively accomplish job duties. .

Maintaining confidentiality of work related information and materials.

Excellent marketing skills as needed to secure desirable employment opportunities for ACC students.

Demonstrated strategic planning, decision making ability, and problem solving skills.

Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, including the use of tact, diplomacy and confidentiality.

Excellent presentation and public speaking skills.

Strong oral and written communications skills.

Effectively using organizational and planning skills, including the use of intense attention to detail and follow through.

Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

Ability to work effectively with diverse student and employer populations.

Work collaboratively.

Self-motivated, detail-oriented, flexible, and willing to take calculated risks.

Ability to disseminate complex information effectively to a variety of audiences.

Quality customer service.

Ability to deliver services in a professional and ethical manner.

Technology Skills

Ability to apply information gleaned from ACC career-related technologies toward effective job development for priority student/alumni populations.

Design social media, marketing materials, and update web pages that achieve desired results in engaging students and employers.

Use of a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, and presentation software.

Required Work Experience

Two years related work experience.

Preferred Work Experience

Three or more years experience in recruiting, human resources, career services, or other related fields with demonstrated experience in employer relations.

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree

Physical Requirements

Work is performed in a standard office environment.

Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, reaching, pushing, and pulling.

Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.


Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.

HR Use Only

Updated 07-20-2021

ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.
ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.

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