General summary/purpose: The Career Consultant position is uniquely situated in the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s Career Development Office (CDO) and works equally with employer partners, alumni, and graduate-level, business students. The Career Consultant is charged with building the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School brand as a source of talent for employers and with educating students about industry expectations and recruiting timelines, preparing them to engage with employers and alumni, and facilitating the development of core competencies through coaching and advising, which will allow them to thrive in the competitive employment market. This position may work with students and alumni with interest in one or more of the following industries: Marketing, Health Care, Technology, Finance or Consulting. This position is based in at one of our two campuses, Baltimore, MD or Washington, D.C., and the person in the position will:
Build and maintain relationships with employers for student internship and permanent, full-time employment;
Facilitate and manage employer/student interactions;
Consult with students and alumni on professional branding and job search strategies;
Collaborate with network colleagues for joint programming initiatives;
Assist the Director with office initiatives and strategic planning.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Career Education and Consultation (40%)
Advises students and young alumni who demonstrate an interest in a specific industry regarding career exploration, branding, networking, interviewing and job & internship search strategies.
Consults with students and alumni 1-1 and/or in groups to help them prepare for a targeted job search in the area of industry specialization. Must be comfortable presenting professionally to large groups using PowerPoint and other technologies.
Determines readiness for employer interface and connects students and alumni who are actively job seeking directly with employers and others for the purpose of facilitating a relationship that may lead to an internship or full-time job.
Provides support for non-network programming, such as the foundations series, career fair and resume blitz, and professional development courses.
Manages, and proactively reaches out to, a caseload of full-time MBA students to include regular check-in activities, scheduling of availability for coaching appointments in Handshake, maintaining accurate notes and records.
Administers and interprets assessments, such as CliftonStrengths, MBTI, CareerLeader and Strong Interest Inventory for students and alumni.
Meets with faculty, alumni, employers, students, and department administrators to identify the career development needs of students and uses this data to inform programming.
Collaborates with appropriate constituents to develop and deliver joint career education programs for students.
Develops and implements career field specific resources (workshops, interview preparation programming, alumni programs, career treks, online materials) to guide and educate students during their internship, job, and graduate school search process.
Provides leadership and strategic vision for one or more career fields for the Career Development Office’s Network initiatives.
Coordinates industry based career treks for students. Advises students on trip preparation. Identifies employers and alumni to host students and arranges site visits for trip in partnership with student leaders. Travels with students and staff/faculty on a regional and national level.
Collaborates with faculty, alumni relations and development offices and other campus constituents to plan, communicate, and execute, related programming and career readiness initiatives.
Represents CDO and the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School in speaking to visiting employers, alumni, and prospective students during recruiting visits, company information sessions, alumni events, admissions programs, and orientation functions.
Employer Relations (40%)
Develops and manages ongoing relationships with companies, agencies and organizations, domestically and internationally, in assigned industry area, that leads to employment opportunities (internships and full-time) for students. Assists Director of Employer Relations with developing employer relations strategy, including target organizations and plans for connecting with them.
Manages relationships with recruiters and hiring managers in their portfolio, identifies new employers and develops relationships with them. Records and manages contacts, outreach and outcomes in CRM. Regularly communicates, both verbally and in writing, with employer contacts.
Networks with alumni and others sources within assigned area to strengthen and broaden relationships.
Coordinates with employer partners to conduct on-campus employer focused events, info sessions, on-campus interviews, etc.
Collaborates with colleagues in Career Development to develop and run programming for the specific industry network.
Analyzes relevant recruiting data and determines trends to target specific companies.
Markets students to specific companies based on student interest and qualifications, and hiring organization’s recruitment need.
Educates employers on best ways to connect with students and on tools available to employers for student interaction and evaluation.
Collects feedback from employers and students on employer events to ensure quality delivery and mutual satisfaction. Uses feedback to make necessary adjustments.
Collaborates with other internal stakeholders (Academic Advising, Admissions, Alumni Relations, Programs, etc.) on projects as necessary.
Researches and stays informed in national, state and local hiring practices, employment trends and other labor related issues for appropriate industry verticals.
Represents Carey at regional and national functions, which contribute to the mission of the Career Development Office team.
Works closely with Student Ventures and industry aligned student organizations.
Partners with faculty who teach subject matter related to industry coverage areas to share and engage industry contacts on campus.
Career Development Project Responsibility (20%):
Assumes responsibility for one or more projects within the Career Development office. Projects include, but are not limited to:
Point person for industry specific workshops and programming;
Point person for coordinating a career trek;
Liaison to student organization and faculty aligned with assigned industry;
Point person to attend and represent CDO at relevant degree program meetings;
Serve on university-wide or regional or national professional association committees to promote relevant career initiatives for the Hopkins community and for students.
Work with colleagues across the institution to capitalize on university resources to benefit our students and alumni.
Manage coordination of school created internship programs
Other duties as assigned.
Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School
Posting Start Date:
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in business, human resources or closely related field. Five years’ experience in corporate/university recruiting, human resources, talent management, or related career services/higher education field. Additional education may substitute for required experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency.
Preferred qualifications: Master’s degree in human resources, business related field or MBA. Work experience in higher education and/or in the private sector that would be relevant to one or more of the named industry areas of Marketing, Health Care, Technology, Finance, Consulting, is preferred.
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Ability to facilitate change and to help individuals and groups accomplish their goals.
Entrepreneurial, creative, ability to think outside of the box.
Strong program development and presentation skills.
A self-starter who works independently and is motivated to engage with students, alumni, employers, and others to facilitate connections, build relationships and increase job and internship opportunities.
Must be proficient with technology (MS Office Suite, CRM, Handshake, Zoom, Skype) and interested in identifying and adopting technology to reach and connect with target audiences.
Well-developed marketing and communications skills.
Strong team and interpersonal skills.
Any specific physical requirements for the job: Must be willing to travel between campuses to consult with students and alumni and to engage with employers.
Classified Title: Employer Outreach Specialist
Working Title: Career Consultant
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30-5pm plus evenings and weekends as needed to accommodate student career events
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: 46-MD:JH at Harbor East
Department name: 60000052-Career Development Office
Personnel area: Carey Business School
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
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