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Associate Director, Career Coach
Associate Director, Masters Career Center, Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business is among the world’s best business schools. U.S. News and Businessweek consistently rank the Tepper School’s MBA Program in the Top 20. The Masters Career Center (MCC) has been ranked among the world’s leading MBA Career Centers (#8 in The Economist (by students) and #8 in the Financial Times (by alumni) rankings).
We are searching for an Associate Director, Technology, Marketing and Operations Careers. This is an exciting opportunity to demonstrate industry knowledge and/or experience to coach and advise Tepper MBA and MS students and alumni. In this role, you will work as part of a matrixed career services team, serve as a key Career Coach, and advocate for our students and alumni. You will provide world-class services in support of our students’ success with top employers.
Are you passionate about helping graduate-level business students achieve their career goals? We are especially interested if you have expertise in marketing and/or product management and operations functions across industries such as technology, healthcare, and consumer goods.
You core responsibilities will include:
Career Coaching: Providing career coaching and support to MBA and MS students engaged in career exploration, professional development, internship and job search preparation and execution.
Employer Relations: Creating new and growing existing relationships with employers to recruit MBA and MS talent from the Tepper School of Business.
Program Management: Acting as a committee lead or liaison to facilitate collaborative recruiting events, travel to meet with employers and join/lead student treks. Act as departmental liaison to external key partners.
Project Management: Taking lead responsibility for managing the development and execution of student orientation programs, workshops and other events to support students.
Assessment and Reporting: Engaging in tracking and reporting student employment outcomes following the MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance’s Standards. Using data to highlight outcomes, trends and making informed recommendations and decisions.
Minimum of five years of professional experience required, which can include corporate, higher education or a combination of relevant roles. Relevant industry experience or demonstrated familiarity with technology, healthcare, marketing and operations careers is strongly preferred.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the Tepper MCC. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued proficiencies at Carnegie Mellon. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the University through their work.
You should be able to travel domestically and (occasionally) internationally and be willing to work outside of normal business hours as needed. The ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of individuals at all levels within the University and our external partner organizations is required.
You should demonstrate:
Excellent oral and written communication skills, time management and planning skills.
Multicultural and global competency.
Demonstrated familiarity with business functions/industries commonly pursued by Tepper MBA students, with an emphasis technology, product management and operations.
Advanced computer skills and Microsoft Office expertise.
Proficiency in statistical analysis, database management/development, budget/forecasting and program development/management preferred.
Ability to work independently and within a matrixed team environment.
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