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Graduate Business Career Development MBA Program, Associate Director

Come join The Fighting Irish!

Graduate Business Career Development is seeking a new Associate Director to join our team of professionals serving our graduate business programs. The Associate Director of Graduate Business Career Services for the MBA program will oversee career education and employer relations functions for our flagship MBA program. This includes coaching responsibility for students focused in a variety of functions including finance, marketing and consulting. Coaching will focus on three areas: Understanding the hiring landscape, developing a personal value proposition based on strengths and interests, and communicating value via resume, cover letter, interviewing, digital platforms, and networking. Supplemental workshops, coaching, and networking events will be created by this role.

This role also includes employer relations responsibility. This person will be responsible for managing key employer relationships. This includes maintaining relationships with our top employers by providing a superior experience both on-campus and virtually. This person will conduct in-person meetings with our top employers to ensure the needs of employers and students are being met. This role also includes conducting data analysis by leveraging our data to draw insights that lead to actions and innovations.

What’s in it for you?

This role will provide you with an opportunity to join an outstanding organization that has a supportive culture, great colleagues, and a unique mission to grow the good in business. You will mentor and coach top students and help them obtain careers that fit with their values and strengths. You will also work with many of the world’s top employers and help them forge strong partnerships with Notre Dame. You will work for a department that empowers you to do your best work with flexibility and support. This is an opportunity to work in the growing technology industry, helping Notre Dame to develop students that will meet the challenges of big data, business analytics, strategy, and leadership. Notre Dame is consistently ranked as a great place to work with world-class benefits and long-term career support.

Additional duties include:

- Coaching and mentoring: Provide assistance to students in groups and one-on-one; assist Career Development team in providing best in class assistance to MBA students. Oversee industry or functional areas of interest to MBA students. Interact with faculty, alumni, and student club officers in assigned areas and develop approaches helpful to students and employers in this group.

- Support the execution of our Career Leadership Course, which is a required class for all MBAs. This could include teaching elements of the class like interviewing, networking, and job search strategies.

- Help maintain our recruiting and CRM technology platform DOME. Leverage data and provide insights that lead to action to improve the student and employer experience.

- Supervise daily implementation of work priorities across both student and employer events and programs. Assist Career Development team as needed on variety of projects.

What makes Mendoza College of Business special?

At the Mendoza College of Business, diversity, equity and inclusion are foundational to our imperative to Grow the Good in Business™: to educate business leaders who focus on contributing to everyone in society, cooperating in solidarity, and creating a culture where we succeed and grow together. In addition, we embrace the University’s core values of Accountability, Integrity, Teamwork, Leadership in Excellence & Leadership in Mission.

Mendoza College of Business Commitments to a Diverse and Inclusive Culture

• To treat every person with dignity and respect
• To value our cultural differences
• To harness the strength of our diversity
• To commit ourselves to the mission of equality for all
• To be diligent in our efforts to listen, learn, and grow with one another

Position: Graduate Business Career Development MBA Program, Associate Director
Organization: University of Notre Dame
Location: Notre Dame,  IN 
United States
Posting Start Date: 4/29/2021
Date Posted: 4/29/2021
  • Have a passion for and experience in coaching/mentoring students
  • Five or more years of professional experience. Active in professional organizations, experience with diverse populations.
  • Ability to interact with corporate recruiters to facilitate the successful recruitment of students.
  • Excellent public speaking, interpersonal, verbal/written communication skills. This person must possess the ability to communicate as well as develop and maintain relationships with students from a wide variety of social, ethnic and economic backgrounds. In addition, the Associate Director will interact with employer representatives ranging from CEOs to new graduate business hires.
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills, including the ability to independently prioritize work, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set goals and enforce deadlines, while maintaining the flexibility to reassess and prioritize goals.
  • Strong analytical skills and a proven record of managing CRM systems
  • Required to attend meetings and travel solo and with groups of students, at various locations both on and off campus. Also, will visit employers and alumni throughout the United States and possibly internationally.
  • Must be able to work with little direct supervision, perform under pressure, plan ahead by anticipating problems and forecasting outcomes, and deal with difficult individuals while maintaining composure.
  • Master’s degree in business administration, counseling, student personnel, higher education, or a Bachelor’s degree with relevant experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Understanding of theoretical knowledge of higher education issues such as student development, career counseling, and the unique needs of non-traditional and graduate students, or a broad understanding of careers typically pursued by graduate business students and an in-depth understanding of the college recruiting process
  • Experience in hiring MBAs
  • Five to ten years of prior experience in graduate business career development, or a similar level of professional experience with recruiting or executive search, as well as supervisory experience.
  • Experience with on-campus recruiting software programs. Proficiency in statistical analysis. Proficiency in database management/development.
  • Experience in academic program planning/development
  • Experience in finance, consulting, marketing or in the technology industry for a Fortune 500 company
Status: This listing expires on: 6/28/2021
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University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame,  IN 46556
United States
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