Say Yes Buffalo Internship and Career Pathways Supervisor: Employer Outreach

The Program Supervisor: Employer Outreach has the primary responsibility to lead, develop, and deliver comprehensive student internship and employment services in support of students’ professional and career development. The Program Supervisor, with assistance from key partner Buffalo Niagara Partnership, is responsible for new employer outreach, and cultivation and management of existing employer relationships. Will develop and implement the employer relations strategic and operational plan including marketing our services and creating opportunities for students and employers to connect through networking or career events. Is responsible for collaborating with employer representatives in developing a Say Yes scholar recruiting strategy leading to internship and full-time positions for Say Yes scholars. Will work closely with the Program Supervisor: Student Outreach to oversee the program. Reports to the Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships.

Major duties:

  • Establish a strategic plan to deliver a robust portfolio of internship and career related resources and services for Say Yes scholars
  • Establish effective relationships with recruiters, hiring managers, and key staff at local employers interested in hiring Say Yes scholars
  • Identify and procure job and internship opportunities for students through the cultivation and maintenance of relationships with organizations in the public, nonprofit, government and private sectors
  • Research and quickly develop knowledge of employer recruiting strategies, job market trends, and employment information sources
  • Manage job/internship postings and employer contacts
  • Assist employers with developing internship descriptions
  • Secure employers to participate in internship/career panels and networking events; collaborate with local college partners on school/departmental career related events
  • Create informational and instructional online and print resources that feature internship content
  • Attend conferences, employer site visits, and networking events to build relationships with employers and career services colleagues
  • Provide data to Director for presentations and reports and to inform stakeholders


  • Ability to cultivate relationships with local employers to stay informed of hiring and internship trends
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, and with a minimum amount of supervision
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills to effectively work with and interact with diverse individuals and groups of students
  • Knowledge and experience in a diverse environment and working with diverse people


  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred
  • Three years directly relevant work experience strongly preferred (occupational or career counseling, job placement services, etc.).
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills
  • Experience in higher education a plus
  • This position requires employer site visits and attendance at events, which requires flexibility in work hours.

Please note this is a grant-funded position currently funded through February 2019. Additional funding is pending for years 2-5.

Posting expires on Friday, November 3.


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