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Director, Employer Engagement

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The Director of Employer Engagement reports directly to the Executive Director of Career Services within the Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice Business. This role is crucial for building and maintaining relationships with employers, enhancing the visibility of Rice MBA students in the job market, and ensuring strong employment outcomes. The Director provides experienced leadership within the career development office, playing a key role in strategic vision and planning. They oversee key performance metrics visible both internally and externally and interact regularly with peer institutions, employers, and campus partners. 

The ideal candidate for this role will be a proactive and visionary leader with a passion for connecting top MBA talent with leading employers. They will possess exceptional networking and relationship-building skills, with the ability to create and sustain impactful partnerships. This individual will be strategic, data-driven, and innovative, continuously seeking new ways to enhance employer engagement and student outcomes. A strong communicator and collaborator, the ideal candidate will effectively lead a team, work cross-functionally within the institution, and represent Rice Business with professionalism and enthusiasm in various external settings. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, ensuring that employer engagement efforts support and reflect the diverse talent pool of Rice Business.

Position: Director, Employer Engagement
Organization: Rice Business
Location: Houston,  TX 
United States
Salary: $85000-92500
Posting Start Date: 6/26/2024
Date Posted: 6/26/2024
Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree
    • In lieu of the education additional related professional work experience, above and beyond what is required, may be substituted on an equivalent year-for-year basis. 
  • 4+ years related experience in employer relations, corporate recruitment, career services, business development, or a related field.
    • In lieu of the professional work experience requirement, additional related education above and beyond what is required, may be substituted on an equivalent year-for-year basis. 

Skills: 

  • Exemplary leadership prowess evidenced by adept strategic decision-making and comprehensive organizational oversight 
  • Excellent communication skills, written and oral, with the ability to interact effectively with diverse stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal, diplomacy, organizational, and project management skills, with attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple priorities and navigate a wide range of interactions 
  • Analytical skills to assess program effectiveness and make data-informed decisions
  • In-depth understanding of career development philosophy and models; proactive attitude towards students and stakeholders. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • Knowledge of computer software, website development and database packages. 

Preferences:

  • 2+ years of management experience strongly preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in employer relations, corporate recruiting, career services or business development.
  • Deep familiarity with business functions and industries commonly pursued by Rice Business students: financial services, consulting, energy, healthcare, technology, consumer packaged goods, healthcare and real estate.
Status: This listing expires on: 8/25/2024
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Name:
Rice Business
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Houston,  TX 77005
United States
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jlc11@rice.edu
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Contact:
Jessica Campbell