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External Relations Manager
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management is the leading private business school in Germany and is continuously ranked among the top business schools in Europe. On WHU’s two campuses in Vallendar (near Koblenz) and Düsseldorf, faculty, students, and staff enjoy working in a stimulating international environment. The organizational culture combines an entrepreneurial attitude and international orientation with a strong sense of community and diversity and a high commitment to excellence.

The MBA Career Center of WHU invites applications for the full-time position of External Relations Manager (f/m/d) located at WHU Campus Düsseldorf with a start date as soon as possible.

The Career Center enables successful interactions among companies, WHU students and alumni. By conducting numerous career activities for MBA students, we offer career orientation and an exciting platform for networking with company representatives and alumni. We are dedicated to helping MBA students, from Germany and abroad, discover the appropriate career journey that matches their personal fulfillment and secure a career that enables them to make a positive impact in the world.    

Job Description
  • Identifying, developing, and maintaining relationships with both new and existing companies, WHU alumni, and other external partners to increase networking and recruitment opportunities for our MBA students
  • Creating strategies and processes for employer outreach to create and sustain employer relationships across Germany, as well as internationally. Ideally, you already have a network relating to a sector and are ready to develop it in order to increase the opportunities for interaction on campus with students
  • Planning and organizing on- and off-campus recruitment events, alumni talks, company presentations, company visits and career fairs
  • Managing the design and delivery of communication and marketing materials to students and employers such as employment reports, career center newsletters, job boards, and other publications
  • Developing and creating marketing and communication ideas such as social media and stakeholder outreach initiatives
  • Maintaining WHU’s career center website and internal platforms
  • Developing and maintaining relevant networks to be up-to-date on current recruitment trends, labor market information, legislation, and professional / academic developments
Position: External Relations Manager
Organization: WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
Location: Düsseldorf,  North Rhine-Westphalia 
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 2/17/2021
  • Academic degree in communications, marketing, business, psychology, HR or related fields
  • Several years of work experience within a university or business / industry environment involving recruitment, consulting, HR, headhunting, careers, and / or sales and marketing
  • Effective written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills in both English and German
  • High level of flexibility, including willingness to support career events in evenings and on weekends
  • Experience in using web and social media in the career management and job search process preferred
  • Display creativity, initiative, and positive attitude in carrying out responsibilities
  • The ability to be a strong team player, as well as to work independently in a multi-cultural environment

What we offer
  • A stimulating international working environment
  • An open-minded, supportive, and motivated team
  • Opportunities to actively contribute to the school’s development
  • Flat hierarchies and fast decision-making processes
  • Attractive skill development and training options
  • Flexible working time models, and home office
  • Exclusive company-sponsored social benefits
  • Ecofriendly mobility offers (e.g., JobTicket, JobRad, e-mobility)
  • Good traffic connections (bus, train, bike and car)
This position is initially a one-year fixed-term contract with the potential to become extended or permanent.

All members of the WHU community work together to continuously develop WHU as one of the leading business schools in Europe. Do you want to be a part of this vision? Come join our team!

The application deadline is March 15, 2021. Please send your application documents, including salary expectations, preferably in English and by email to: 

WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management
Attn.: Reina Shishikura – Director, MBA Career Center
Erkrather Straße 224a, 40233 Düsseldorf, Germany
Status: This listing expires on: 4/18/2021
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Organization Information
WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management
Erkrather Str.
Düsseldorf,  North Rhine-Westphalia 40233
Reina Shishikura - Director, Career Center MBA Programs