The Associate Director (AD) will serve as a career consultant for a population of 100+ students across SMU’s Full-time and MBA Direct programs. This position creates and delivers cutting-edge programming designed to enhance students' success in their career search, the outcomes of which are critical to the ranking of SMU’s MBA program and the overall reputation of the Cox School of Business.
The AD will provide expert guidance in identifying potential careers and formulating compelling narratives delivered in written (resume / cover letter) and verbal (interview / elevator pitch) form. Throughout students’ time in the program, their assigned AD will also help navigate the tactical elements of the job search, such as informational interviews, career fairs, information sessions, on-site visits, and offer negotiation. This type of advising requires a strong business acumen and an in-depth understanding of the MBA recruiting environment.
MBA Career Coach (Associate Director)
Southern Methodist University
Based on qualifications
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Education and Experience:
Master's is required, preferably MBA or MS in business-related
A minimum of five years of professional experience in a business related function (e.g. marketing, finance, real estate, consulting, HR/human capital, operations) or career-coaching function is required.
Previous career coaching and/or university recruiting experience (as a MBA student or as part of a firm’s recruiting process) is also required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal, coaching and verbal communication skills with the ability to manage and build relationships with a wide range of experience levels, including seasoned professionals, and students with diverse cultural backgrounds. A strong customer-service orientation and the ability to engage senior-level business executives is essential.
Candidate must also demonstrate a strong business acumen with the ability to effectively communicate business terminology in writing and coaching conversations. Must be self-directed with the ability to prioritize tasks and deal with ambiguity.
Candidates must have a strong working knowledge of MS Office Suite (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint), internet, and email communication systems. A working knowledge of social media tools is preferred.