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Associate Director, Career Strategist, Full-Time MBA

USC’s Graduate Career Services within the Marshall School of Business is seeking a career advisor and career coach to join its team. The mission of the Marshall School’s Graduate Career Services team is to equip USC Marshall graduate students with the skills, knowledge, and resources that inspire confidence to achieve career success upon graduation and over the course of their career.


The Associate Director, Career Strategist for Full-time MBA will advise and work closely with students from the full-time MBA program and student organizations to deliver appropriate job candidate preparation activities, such as communication skills, networking, interviewing, resume writing and career action plans.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Communicates and develops strong working relationships with graduate business students in both Master and MBA programs, ranging in age/experience from early 20’s to senior executives

  • Effectively interprets and discusses the results of personality assessment tools as it relates to career management and decision making; guides individuals toward appropriate employment opportunities and helps them prepare for the challenges and competition students face within a top-tier business school recruitment environment

  • Understands and analyzes company business models, hiring trends and future employment opportunities

  • Supports the management and expansion of corporate partnerships with domestic and international companies

  • Communicates with human resource professionals to understand human capital demands in order to translate industry trends into an effective outreach strategy

  • Supports the execution of outreach visits as well as networking and hiring events attended by students, alumni and employers

  • Educates and trains students on the aptitude and skill necessary to take advantage of opportunities within the corporate and non-profit sectors

  • Designs and delivers career-related education in classroom settings

  • Works collaboratively with Graduate Career Services staff, faculty, student services and admissions staff


Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA or professional graduate degree, business or psychology

  • 5 to 7 years in the direct advising and coaching of individuals with a track record of delivering successful results

  • Strong understanding of current recruiting and employment trends across a variety of functions, including marketing, finance, business analytics, supply chain, and consulting services; ability to advise Marshall Masters and MBA students on effective job search strategies and techniques across all areas

  • Understands the difference between advising and coaching and applies both as required by all students regardless of background and experiences

  • Knowledge and experience with behavioral interviewing and personalized search techniques for summer internships and full-time positions is a requirement

  • Knowledge and experience with technical interviewing is a plus, including case style interviewing and interviewing for highly technical roles

  • Demonstrates significant comfort level with technology, including CRM systems and career management platforms

  • Strong interest and ability to drive innovation

  • Willingness to stay current on global business trends

    To apply, go to https://usc.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/ExternalUSCCareers/job/Los-Angeles-CA---University-Park-Campus/Associate-Director--Career-Strategist--Full-Time-MBA-Program_REQ20112366


Position: Associate Director, Career Strategist, Full-Time MBA
Organization: USC Marshall School of Business
Location: Los Angeles,  CA 
United States
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 4/23/2022

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree

  • Minimum Experience: 4 years

  • Minimum Field of Expertise: Bachelor’s degree in counseling, higher education, human resources, or related field. Four years’ counseling and human resources experience in a corporate or higher education environment, or similar industry. Leadership and guidance skills with a proven ability to manage, balance, and prioritize different tasks and projects. In-depth knowledge of federal immigration regulations, interpreting and providing guidance as to their relevance to international students. Advanced knowledge of employer recruiting strategies, job market trends, and occupational, career, and employment information sources. Superior level of professionalism, exceptional attention to detail, and exemplary written and oral communication, presentation, and public-speaking skills. Demonstrated experience interacting with diverse groups, exercising diplomacy, good judgment, and discretion.


Required Documents and Additional Information

  • Resume and cover letter required (may be uploaded as one file). Please do not submit your application without these documents.

  • Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended, so please apply on the same business day if interested.

  • USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions*; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.

  • The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.

* University employer contributions may be subject to change due to financial impact of COVID-19

Status: This listing expires on: 6/22/2022
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USC Marshall School of Business
360 Childs Way

Los Angeles,  CA 90089
United States
(213) 740-3782
Mark Brostoff