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Career Advising and Corporate Outreach - Consulting Vertical Lead
Application closes on May 18, 2022.

Under the general supervision of the Director of MBA Career Advising, Career Advisor - Consulting Vertical Lead of the Parker Career Management Center ("Parker CMC") serves the job search and career development needs of the students in UCLA Anderson's full-time MBA program. Parker CMC provides career services for UCLA Anderson's FTMBA students (approximately 700 students), which include a 2-quarter career course, one-on-one advising with a professional staff, the Anderson Career Teams (ACT) program, ongoing job search skills workshops, and other career development programs. The Parker CMC conducts the Campus Recruiting Program, which oversees employer relationships and recruiting activities to facilitate their hiring needs. Parker currently consists of a team of 14 employees.


The primary responsibility of this role is as an advisor in both generalist and Consulting industry vertical-specific capacities. The advisor helps MBA students work through the career search process, including self-assessment, networking, researching and targeting of industries and organizations, resume and written communication development, interviewing, and decision-making and negotiation. The advisor must have a deep understanding and knowledge of MBA-relevant careers and have the ability to develop a deep knowledge base of specified industry verticals in order to manage the needs of students seeking jobs in those verticals, including interacting regularly with the related student industry clubs, as well as UCLA Anderson alumni employed in those industries. He/she/they will also contribute to the execution of the Parker Career Series course as well as various career-oriented workshops covering any facet of the career search process, presentations and panel discussions, and demonstrate creativity to organize effective programming.

Due to the nature of the MBA recruiting process in the Consulting industry, this career advisor will also need strong organization and program development and vendor management skills in order to coordinate and conduct various training programs (primarily around case interviewing), including work with reputable vendors providing those services as well as the consulting student club, to prepare students for that unique process. In addition to the consulting vertical, this advisor may also have alignments with a few other industries with smaller number of interested students.

The secondary role of the incumbent is in corporate outreach, in which he/she/they will partner with Parker CMC Employer Account Managers to develop and enhance relationships with firms that recruit MBAs, primarily those in management consulting. This requires strong strategic thinking and communication skills in order to engage effectively with recruiters and other corporate representatives that hire MBAs and discuss trends and best practices around MBA students' career interests. Due to nature of how Consulting firms recruit and large number of students who pursue them, this engagement will require detailed understanding of individual firms' hiring practices and timelines as well as tracking their KPIs of those firms and students pursuing consulting.

The incumbent are serves as a central liaison with several career-focused student groups and clubs at UCLA Anderson, including overseeing several of the Anderson Career Teams (ACT) that are aligned with their industry vertical(s). ACT is a peer coaching program where second years students coach first years grouped by industry alignment, and the incumbent is expected to interview and choose coaches and then execute the program for his/her verticals. The position will also be the lead contact and adviser for several clubs to guide them on developing and executing career-related training and corporate events and represents the school at networking events both on and off campus as needed.  
Position: Career Advising and Corporate Outreach - Consulting Vertical Lead
Organization: UCLA Anderson School of Management
Location: Los Angeles,  CA 
United States
Salary:
Posting Start Date: 5/4/2022
Date Posted: 5/4/2022
Requirements
 
1. Several years of MBA relevant work experience in an organization where people with MBAs are prevalent and the skill sets developed in an MBA program are commonplace.
Required
 
2. Knowledge and demonstrated experience in the career services
area, preferably with MBA students.
Preferred
 
3. Strong interest in business and knowledge of current business trends and a general knowledge of MBA employment markets.
Required
 
4. Experience working directly in the Consulting industry or with a client base within the Consulting industry and a strong understanding its MBA recruiting process and components.
Preferred
 
5. Strong understanding of MBA curricula, the particular skill
sets developed in an MBA Program and how they match with
MBA- related careers.
Preferred
 
6. Ability to empathize with and advise students seeking to change careers.
Required
 
7. Ability to assist people in transferring current skills to new career opportunities.
Required
 
8. Demonstrated advising abilities and an academic background or work background appropriate for advising work.
Required
 
9. Particular joy and satisfaction in working with students to help
them attain their career goals.
Required
 
10. Demonstrated sales ability to effectively and enthusiastically represent and sell UCLA Anderson MBA students and career services to a wide array of top-level corporations and organizations. A convincing, outgoing and confident external presence is important.
Required
 
11. Demonstrated relationship building skills, both within an organization and in dealing with external constituents.
Required
 
12. Comfort and skill in communicating with senior executives and alumni.
Required
 
13. Experience and ease presenting to large and small audiences.
Required
 
14. Experience with developing and implementing career-focused workshops.
Preferred
 
15. Experience facilitating self-assessment workshops and knowledge of such self-assessment tools as Career Leader, Strengthsfinder, and MBTI.
Preferred
 
16. Familiarity with social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook to record/publicize outreach efforts and a working knowledge of LinkedIn for target company and contact list building.
Preferred
 
17. Demonstrated creativity and ability to develop new initiatives.
Required
 
18. Strong team orientation and demonstrated ability to be flexible and work as part of a close work team.
Required
 
19. Ability to tactfully navigate potentially tense situations.
Required
 
20. Experience working in a demanding work environment with
equally demanding constituents. Ability to manage and lead multiple complex projects simultaneously.
Required
 
21. Entrepreneurial and interpersonal ability to work effectively, efficiently, and creatively in an environment where desired resources are sometimes unavailable.
Required
 
22. Ability to travel for off-site meetings and to conduct corporate outreach.
Required
 
23. Ability and willingness to work weekends and evenings.
Required
 
24. Masters degree highly preferred and preferably an MBA.
Preferred
Status: This listing expires on: 7/3/2022
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Organization Information
Name:
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Address:
110 Westwood Plaza, Marion Anderson Hall, G5.02

Los Angeles,  CA 90095
United States
Email:
phil.han@anderson.ucla.edu
Phone:
Fax:
Contact:
Phil Han