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Director of Employer Relations and Internships

High Point University




High Point University is seeking nominations and applications for the position of Director of Employer Relations and Internships.  This is a highly visible, marketing position with primary responsibility for developing and managing external employer relationships and expanding the range of employer recruiting activities through new partnerships and new initiatives.  The Director of Employer Relations and Internships reports directly to the Provost, but also works closely with the Director of Professional and Career Development, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, and the academic deans.

Founded in 1924, High Point University has a strong academic history and is committed to building character, modeling values, and ensuring that students graduate with hands-on experience in their discipline and with the life skills necessary to be successful. The University is a private, liberal arts institution with 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 46 states and 27 countries. With small class sizes and a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, High Point University currently offers 44 undergraduate majors, 43 undergraduate minors and 11 graduate degree programs, including a doctoral program in educational leadership and two additional doctoral programs proposed for 2017.

Functions of the new Director include:


  • Staff, plan and implement campus employer visits, company visits, programming, and other group gatherings, in collaboration with administration and career services, as they relate to employer relations.  This can include networking events, on campus interviewing, company site visits, etc.
  • Create guaranteed opportunities for High Point University students each year for internships and job placement in dozens of organizations.
  • Organize and set the annual recruiting calendar, including all deadline and processes.
  • Schedule dates for employer information sessions, interviews, and fairs.
  • Develop and maintain an annual Recruitment Guide for employers.
  • Manage the coordination of employer related events, conduct on-going assessment, and provide feedback to the Provost as to the effectiveness of such events.
  • Survey and assess employer recruiting needs, quality of recruiting services provided, and other employer-related data management in order to improve the recruiting program.
  • Coordinate with staff to ensure appropriate and efficient delivery of recruiting services.
  • Review and approve job postings, informational session requests, and on-campus recruitment requests.
  • Conduct employer evaluations of services and interviewing experiences. Review employer evaluations of interviews with appropriate staff.
  • Expand the range of employer recruiting activities by actively researching and marketing students and alumni to existing employers and new industries.
  • Actively pursue college relations/recruiter contacts as well as hiring sources for students and alumni.
  • Direct and coordinate employer-related events to include multiple career fairs, annual employer appreciation dinner, and other campus-wide events.
  • Represent High Point in a variety of University, community and other networking events, visits to employer sites, and hosting organizations on campus for employer development and cultivation purposes through group meetings, group presentations, or other opportunities.




  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of sales and/or marketing experience; experience with internships preferred.
  • Highly motivated, flexible, adaptable and service-oriented, with exceptionally strong sales and marketing skills.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively with others.  Ability to set priorities and multi-task.
  • Ability to learn and innovate as needs of career and internship services, university, and higher education evolve.  Strong organizational skills are essential.
  • Ability to manage and oversee a significant travel budget.
  • Ability to coordinate and integrate the efforts of diverse operational units on campus (academic departments, administrative offices, etc.).
  • Understanding of the internship processes.
  • Knowledge of enterprise management software (Colleague preferred).
  • Strong written and oral communications; interpersonal and human relations; and organizational and analytical skills.


High Point University is being assisted by the partners of Hyatt – Fennell, Cheryl Hyatt and Marylouise Fennell.   Nominations and application materials should be submitted via email to Cheryl Hyatt at Indicate the position in the subject line. Applications will include a focused letter of interest, a current résumé/CV, and complete contact information for five professional references. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential.


Cheryl Hyatt

High Point is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against a person because of his or her race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other protected classification established by law.


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