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Senior Director, Graduate Business Career Management



The Sr. Director for Graduate Business Career Management is responsible for the overall strategic vision and daily operations of the team. The Graduate Business Career Management (GBCM) team within the Leavey School of Business (LSB) at Santa Clara University serves all graduate business students both new, continuing and alumni across all of our in-person, online, and hybrid programs. The team develops and delivers a comprehensive offering of programs focusing on career strategies and employment searches. Working with the Graduate Admissions team and the Dean’s office, the Career team will foster and maintain partnerships with employers to identify employment opportunities and increase visibility of the Leavey School of Business. 



  • Provide overall direction and supervision to the Career Services team consistent with the mission of the Business School and the University.
  • Build corporate partnerships for job development and employer relations.
  • Set departmental strategic goals (in alignment with LSB strategic plan) to ensure the development, delivery, and assessment of career management programming.
  • Develop and maintain strong partnerships with University Career Center.
  • Work closely with the Assistant Dean of Graduate Business Programs (GBP) managing all fiscal and contractual obligations.


Stakeholder and Employer Relations

  • Develop and implement an employment strategy for creating and cultivating full-time and internship employment opportunities that match the interests and needs of graduate business students. 
  • Grow GBP’s employer base, in Silicon Valley and beyond; deepen existing recruiting relationships to effectively manage demand for employer engagement, and feature employer jobs through the GBCM’s LinkedIn Group and Hot Jobs Newsletter.
  • Establish and maintain effective networks/relationships with business representatives from appropriate industries, as well as other academic institutions and represent GBP through membership in MBA CSEA’s employer relations resource group.
  • Create partnerships with key Bay Area employers in collaboration with GBP Admissions, LSB External Relations, SCU Career Center staff, and student leaders.
  • Maintain regular contact with internal and external stakeholders to ensure continuity of client needs and services provided to meet those needs.
  • Responsible for communicating outcome data, and KPI’s to key LSB stakeholders.

Program Development

  • Produce and execute quarterly events including but not limited to workshops, seminars, and panels; Partner with Faculty Directors on C-level speakers series.
  • Facilitate year round career treks, networking opportunities, and career chats. 
  • Manage the development and oversight of quarterly orientation activities for all Programs. 
  • Partner with Graduate Admissions to support recruiting efforts.
  • Partner with University Career Center on events that benefit GBP students and alumni including on-campus interviewing, career fairs, and Career+.

Operations Management

  • Develop and manage the annual operations budget for the GBCM team in coordination with Dean’s Office Finance Team.
  • Manage and develop staff and student assistant support. Hire and direct career consultants and workshop presenters as appropriate.
  • Evaluate all services for enhancements and changes to offerings.
  • Maintain membership in MBA Career Services Council to learn best practices and stay current on industry trends.
  • Research, maintain, and distribute current information on job trends, salary ranges and job search techniques to students, alumni and faculty as requested.
  • Design and implement quarterly career surveys and analyze results for AACSB reporting and other accreditation bodies, program improvement, and student recruitment. Communicate results to internal and external stakeholders and publish in coordination with LSB Marketing and Communications Team.marketing team. 
  • Track metrics including on campus recruiting opportunities, student placement information and recruiter/student satisfaction and benchmarking best practices
  • Collect feedback and evaluate programs, to continuously improve offerings.
  • Effectively market services to students through print, web, and social media; Develop and implement a communication plan for student outreach.
  • Consult with LSB faculty and administration  about current issues and future programming needs that will best serve the student population 
  • Oversee the various systems VMOCK, Career+, JobScan, Interview Query, Break into Tech, and other software and tools to deliver high level career programming.
  • Recommend (when appropriate) acquisition of software programs and subscription based on-line platforms for career purposes.
  • Hire and manage external career consultants and coaches; Partner with LSB Marketing and Communications to update GBCM’s website pages and develop relevant content for GBCM and the business school’s social media channels for students, employers, and alumni.
  • Maintain on demand Career Video Library on Camino.


  • Three full-time staff members.
  • 1 - 2 student assistants.
Position: Senior Director, Graduate Business Career Management
Organization: Santa Clara University: Leavey School of Business
Location: Santa Clara,  CA 
United States
Salary: $83,500 - 98,200
Posting Start Date: 11/10/2023
Date Posted: 11/10/2023


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The items below are representative of the knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and experience required or preferred. 

This position requires the ability to effectively establish and maintain cooperative working relationships within a diverse multicultural environment


  • Knowledge of Google and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, success and sensitivity working with diverse and multicultural constituencies.
  • Understanding and support of the Jesuit tradition of education and a commitment to the fundamental values of service to others, community and diversity.


  • Preference for those who have an understanding of the employment market in Silicon Valley, the Bay Area, and abroad.Strong customer service, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills. 
  • Career counseling experience in a college/university setting is preferred.
  • Demonstrated expertise in program development for advanced candidates in the business discipline.


  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality.
  • Ability to exercise sound and appropriate judgment in a challenging work environment
  • Ability to develop and present workshops pertaining to career assessment and options
  • Dynamic team-player.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize workload
  • Willingness to work flexible hours; Evening office hours and occasional weekend work are required. 
  • Positive attitude.

Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree preferred.
  • 6-8 years related work experience in higher education administration, career development, business development, recruitment, or human resources. Previous experience with MBA students preferred.


The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, SCU provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities.  A qualified individual is a person who meets skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position, and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

  • Considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal. 
  • May be required to travel to other buildings on the campus.
  • Required to attend quarterly conferences and training sessions within Bay Area or in/out-of-state locations.
  • May be required to occasionally travel to outside customers, vendors or suppliers.

The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Typical office and computer lab environment.
  • Mostly an indoor office environment with windows.
  • Offices with equipment noise.
  • Offices with frequent interruptions.

COVID-19 Statement

The health and safety of the university community is a top priority. All Santa Clara University students, and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or request a medical or religious exemption. Please visit our COVID-19 webpage for additional information.


EEO Statement

?Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination

Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University’s equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see https://www.scu.edu/title-ix/policies-reports/


Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. The Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Aaron Zisser, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 408-551-3043, azisser@scu.edu , www.scu.edu/title-ix. Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). 


Clery Notice of Availability

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.


Americans with Disabilities Act

Santa Clara University affirms its commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the Department of Human Resources, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at iahluwalia@scu.edu.

Status: This listing expires on: 1/9/2024
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Santa Clara University: Leavey School of Business
500 El Camino Real

Santa Clara,  CA 95053
United States
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