Director of Employer Connections

Career Center

Georgia Tech



Under the direction of the Executive Director, the Director of Employer Connections serves as a member of the Career Center leadership team and leads the work to strategically grow and maintain employer connections, which measurably impact the opportunities for all students and alumni. Their primary goal will be to lead the effort to grow and maintain the elite brand and the diverse set of employers engaging the Georgia Tech campus. Serving as part of the Career Center leadership team, they will craft a robust vision for employer development, acting as a connector within the office, division, and Georgia Tech community to facilitate opportunities for internships & co-op, employment, and partnerships across academic divisions. 
This position will interact on a consistent basis with: Career Center Leadership and staff, Students, Faculty, Alumni, and employer representatives. 

This position will typically advise and counsel: Career Center Leadership and Staff, Students, Faculty, and employer representatives. This position will supervise Employer Connections Coordinators, Tech Temps and student assistants.


  • Design and implement an integrated employer relations strategy for Georgia Tech students and partners.

  • Lead and mentor the employer connections team and other staff engaged with employer connections efforts; hire, train, and equip new staff as needed. (The new Director will be able to hire an additional member of the employer connection team upon arrival).

  • Oversee the cultivation and management of employer relationships for the campus, serving students, alumni, faculty, and other relevant constituents within the Georgia Tech community. Maintain and expand relationships with employers in the greater Atlanta community; expand relationships with regional, national, and international organizations. Represent Georgia Tech to the external community, professional associations, and relevant career and workforce development initiatives.

  • Ensure employer activity on campus is managed and executed effectively and support the administration of internships and co-op experiences. Lead office efforts to create and develop partnerships with the Alumni Association and the Corporate Relationship office; in collaboration with the Director of Career Education, build successful partnerships with academic divisions.

  • Develop, implement, and measure the outcomes of Career Center annual goals and objectives related to employer relations; compile and report office-wide quantitative data related to employer relations programs and activities.

  • Manage the Employer Relations team to provide operational and program support for all aspects of on-campus interviewing, information sessions, career fairs and related functions.          

  • Work to develop relationships among employers, Career Center, and other academic units and relevant administrative departments, faculty, students, and leadership. To this end, oversee the career communities program, and establish and chair the Employer Relations Network (ERN), comprised of career and corporate relations representatives from the colleges and relevant administrative units.

  • Collaborate with unit and division leadership to develop and execute on strategic plans, goals, and objectives relevant to multiple functional areas within Career Center and across the Institute.

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Some travel required

Current work schedule is 2 days remote /3 days in-person each week.  This may flex based on business need.




  • Master's Degree in Business, Higher Education, or a related field

  • Supervisory experience 


  • Master's Degree in Higher Education, Business, Social Sciences, STEM field, or related field

  • Working knowledge of employment recruiting functions from the university or employer perspective

  • Budget management skills

  • Five years of experience in college recruiting, university relations or university career services.

  • Demonstrated leadership in building relationships and networks. Experience leading change and innovation, resulting in a high level of performance outcomes.

  • Expertise and understanding of emerging trends and innovations within the field of higher education, recruitment, and employment.

  • Strong ability to collaborate with multiple and diverse constituents to accomplish goals.

  • Analytical mind and problem solver with ability to think systemically.

  • Demonstrated experience in generating revenue opportunities through external partnerships with corporations and donors.


$80,000-$90,000 with benefits


The Georgia Institute of Technology, commonly referred to as Georgia Tech, is a top-ranked public college and one of the leading research universities in the USA. It is part of the University System of Georgia and has satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia; Metz, France; Athlone, Ireland; Shenzhen, China; and Singapore. Georgia Tech provides a technologically focused education to more than 39,772 undergraduate and graduate students in fields ranging from engineering to liberal arts.

The school was founded in 1885 as the Georgia School of Technology as part of Reconstruction plans to build an industrial economy in the post-Civil War Southern United States. Initially, it offered only a degree in mechanical engineering. By 1901, its curriculum had expanded to include electrical, civil, and chemical engineering. In 1948, the school changed its name to reflect its evolution from a trade school to a larger and more capable technical institute and research university.

Georgia Tech's wide variety of technologically-focused majors and minors consistently earn strong national rankings. Georgia Tech has six colleges and 28 schools focusing on Business, Computing, Design, Engineering, Liberal Arts, and Sciences. Georgia Tech is ranked tied for 5th among all public national universities in the United States, tied for 4th in the Best Undergraduate Engineering Schools ranking, tied for 29th among all collegiate institutions in the "National Universities" category by U.S. News & World Report as of the 2020 rankings, and 69th among global universities in the world by Times Higher Education as of the 2019 rankings.

Student athletics, both organized and intramural, are a part of student and alumni life. The school's intercollegiate competitive sports teams, the four-time football national champion Yellow Jackets, and the nationally recognized fight song "Ramblin' Wreck from Georgia Tech", have helped keep Georgia Tech in the national spotlight. Georgia Tech fields eight men's and seven women's teams that compete in the NCAA Division I athletics and the Football Bowl Subdivision. Georgia Tech is a member of the Coastal Division in the Atlantic Coast Conference.


Atlanta is the capital and most populous city in the U.S. state of Georgia. With an estimated 2018 population of 498,044, it is also the 37th most-populous city in the United States. The city serves as the cultural and economic center of the Atlanta metropolitan area, home to 5 million people and the ninth largest metropolitan in the nation. Atlanta is the seat of Fulton County, the most populous county in Georgia. Portions of the city extend eastward into neighboring DeKalb County.

Atlanta was originally founded as the terminus of a major state-sponsored railroad. With rapid expansion, however, it soon became the convergence point among multiple railroads, spurring its rapid growth. The city's name derives from that of the Western and Atlantic Railroad's local depot, signifying the town's growing reputation as a transportation hub. During the American Civil War, the city was almost entirely burned to the ground in General William T. Sherman's famous March to the Sea. However, the city rose from its ashes and quickly became a national center of commerce and the unofficial capital of the "New South". During the 1950s and 1960s,


Atlanta became a major organizing center of the civil rights movement, with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Ralph David Abernathy, and many other locals playing major roles in the movement's leadership. During the modern era, Atlanta has attained international prominence as a major air transportation hub, with Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport being the world's busiest airport by passenger traffic since 1998.

Atlanta is rated as a "beta+" world city that exerts a moderate impact on global commerce, finance, research, technology, education, media, art, and entertainment. It ranks in the top twenty among world cities and 10th in the nation with a gross domestic product (GDP) of $385 billion. Atlanta's economy is considered diverse, with dominant sectors that include aerospace, transportation, logistics, professional and business services, media operations, medical services, and information technology. Atlanta has topographic features that include rolling hills and dense tree coverage, earning it the nickname of "the city in a forest." Revitalization of Atlanta's neighborhoods, initially spurred by the 1996 Summer Olympics, has intensified in the 21st century, altering the city's demographics, politics, aesthetics, and culture.






Over the next decade, Georgia Tech will be an example of inclusive innovation, a leading technological, research university relentlessly committed to serving the public good; breaking new ground in addressing the biggest local, national, and global challenges of our time; making technology broadly accessible; and developing exceptional leaders from all backgrounds ready to produce novel ideas and create solutions with real human impact.


The Georgia Institute of Technology is a public research university established by the state of Georgia in Atlanta in 1885 and committed to developing leaders who advance technology and improve the human condition.


  • Students are our top priority.

  • We strive for excellence.

  • We thrive on diversity.

  • We celebrate collaboration.

  • We champion innovation.

  • We safeguard freedom of inquiry and expression.

  • We nurture the well-being of our community.

  • We act ethically.

  • We are responsible stewards.


Focus Areas 

We have distilled our vision down into its key components, creating strategic focus areas to guide our priorities.

  • Amplify Impact

  • Champion Innovation

  • Connect Globally

  • Expand Access

  • Cultivate Well-Being

  • Lead by Example



To unleash potential



The Georgia Tech Career Center transforms career education and college hiring by modeling and promoting equitable and socially-conscious practices. We work relentlessly to develop quality experiences, compelling content, and thought leadership to our stakeholders.


We deliver on this mission by:

  • Designing inclusive environments

  • Listening to understand

  • Prioritizing people and relationships

  • Leading by example or not leading at all

  • Making bold moves and challenging conventional wisdom

  • Being agile and perpetually evolving

  • Having fun



James Barricelli, Executive Director

With more than 14 years of experience in career services, James is the Executive Director of the Georgia Tech Career Center.  He has successfully led teams at several institutions such as Wake Forest University, UNC Chapel Hill, George Washington University, and George Mason University.
James has served in leadership roles for several professional associations including ACPA and the Virginia Association of College and Employers.  Most recently, he created a MBA benchmarking consortium with top employer relations professionals.  
James earned his Bachelor of Arts in History at Utica College of Syracuse University and a Master of Arts in Higher Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


To nominate a candidate, please email, rachel@careerleadershipcollective.com

To apply, please visit the official job description

For full consideration, please apply by December 3, 2022

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