Berklee – Director of Industry and Employer Engagement (US)

Berklee is seeking a Director of Industry and Employer Engagement who will provide the connections, knowledge, experience and skills to further develop and align with innovative best practices in career and professional development . The Director of Industry and Employer Engagement will join a talented team of industry professionals who implement innovative and comprehensive approaches to career services that support and improve employee experience, satisfaction and outcomes. Berklee students. In doing so, the Director will help advance Berklee’s vision of nurturing the growth of the world’s most inspired artists so they can realize their full artistic, creative and professional potential.

The Career Center’s mission is to advance student success by providing a strong Berklee network, coordinated career resources, and rewarding practice-based and experiential opportunities that help students develop an entrepreneurial spirit as they define, develop and realize their artistic, creative and professional potential with greater intention and success.


Under the guidance and guidance of the Associate Vice President, Career and Digital Strategy, the Director of Industry and Employer Engagement will develop and lead the implementation of a comprehensive strategic plan that drives engagement with the industry, including employers, recruiters and alumni in coordination with academics. External Affairs, Industry External Affairs, International Career Center (ICC) and Alumni Affairs.

The Director of Industry and Employer Engagement will work with a community of talented professionals to advance the mission of the College, Conservatory and Career Center, inspiring professional development, engendering career spirit and strengthening the engagement in music, entertainment, technology and other industries, as well as within the Berklee community.

Successful candidates will have experience and connections in the music and entertainment industry, possess excellent communication and organizational skills, stay at the forefront of developments in the field, and be willing to work closely with a diverse community. of students, teachers and staff.

  • 5-7 years of experience working in partnership and/or business development in the music, entertainment or related industry.
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, commerce, higher education administration and/or related industries and preferred master’s degree in music, entertainment or higher education.
  • Proven track record in assessing the skills and needs of a community and aligning strategic partnerships to meet and support these requirements.
  • Passion for music and the arts.
  • In collaboration with the AVP and other campus stakeholders, develop and lead the implementation of an innovative strategic plan in support of industry and employer recruitment to drive engagement at Berklee and which promotes and differentiates the unique skills and achievements of our students.
  • Lead a team that organizes and maintains relationships with employers in various industry sectors, establishing internship and experiential learning programs, engaging employers in the campus community and recruiting events, and connecting them with our students for full-time employment and internship opportunities.
  • Develop systems and processes that capture and manage employer contacts, data points, and action items from all departments involved in developing opportunities for Berklee students and alumni.
  • Oversee the team that manages, administers, and markets jobs, gigs, internships, and auditions to the Berklee community through the career services management platform, Berklee Career Manager.
  • Lead the implementation of flagship Career Center events including the Global Job and Internship Expo, Career Jam, Network Before You Move and other initiatives in conjunction with Academic and Alumni Affairs.
  • Lead the Industry Relations team by developing and maintaining relationships with Music Directors, Casting Directors, Agents and Managers to create a talent pipeline for auditions, tours, shows and representation, in addition to a portfolio of employers in the performance, songwriting and production industries. Develop new resources and update current industry resources so that they are current and relevant.
  • Collaborate with External Affairs to lead the management of Talent Relations Ambassadors, organizing and securing performance opportunities for our off-campus students.
  • Develop career-related marketing materials and coordinate the creation and distribution of promotional materials for events and activities in consultation with External Affairs and Career Center colleagues.
  • Maintain a counseling schedule by meeting 1:1 with students and alumni on job/internship search and preparation strategies, networking tactics, resume and interview preparation, and salary negotiation.
  • In collaboration with the AVP and other directors, prepare the CSS annual report and provide support to the Institutional Assessment team in designing a methodology for KPIs related to student and alumni outcomes.
  • Lead the development and implementation of an advocacy plan that will support a balanced portfolio of paid/unpaid internships in the music and entertainment industry.
  • Lead the development of a process for evaluating hiring results and employer satisfaction.
  • Represent Berklee at various industry conferences and events, building and expanding institutional profile globally.
  • Other assigned tasks.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to foster and maintain effective relationships with employers and alumni.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills to foster and maintain effective relationships and communication with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Context of using data and analytics to drive business development and results.
  • High level of cultural competency, values, ethics, and principles that align with the Berklee community, where every voice is valued and respected and where a diverse and inclusive work and learning environment is essential.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” employment relationship.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Equal Employment Opportunity at Berklee:

We support an inclusive workplace where everyone excels based on their personal merit, qualifications, experience, abilities and professional performance. Berklee says inequality hurts our faculty, staff, students, and the communities we serve. Our goal is to bring lasting change through our actions. Berklee is committed to providing fair and equitable consideration to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, age, national origin, place of birth, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic information, or status as a member of the armed forces or veteran of the armed forces, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law .

As part of this commitment, Berklee will ensure that people with disabilities are provided with reasonable accommodations. If reasonable accommodations are required to participate in the application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other employment-related benefits and privileges, please contact the Human Resources team at [email protected] or call 617-747-2375.

Berklee is committed to increasing the diversity of our institution, our community and the program. Candidates who can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths in this area.

*Currently enrolled Berklee students are not permitted to apply for staff or faculty positions. *