Assoc Director, Undergraduate Program
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Vacancy ID #: NF0000236
The Associate Director (AD) for Undergraduate Business Career and Professional Development is responsible for the strategy development and administration of the career management function within the Undergraduate Business Program. The Associate Director reports to the Director of the Undergraduate Business Program. The AD will oversee career and professional development activities in the Undergraduate Business Program and will leverage available resources or create opportunities to provide career coaching and training across a variety of sectors, industries and job functions. The AD will work closely with the MBA Program, Corporate Relations and other units within the Kenan-Flagler Business School and University Career Services (UCS) to find and exploit synergies in training, advising, and placement of undergraduate business students, as well as to create appropriate developmental and engagement opportunities with existing and potential corporate partners. In this capacity, the AD ensures the delivery of a comprehensive portfolio of programs (workshops, seminars, recruiting-focused events, engagement with student clubs and organizations, and other services) that reflect the ever-changing interests and needs of more than 900 undergraduate business students (majors) to prepare them for successful internships and postgraduate employment in a competitive job market. The AD will also have responsibility for student advising coaching counseling, managing relationships with firms hiring undergraduate business students, and building appropriate connections with faculty teaching in areas related to student career paths. The AD will also manage collateral assignments projects which add value beyond the immediate area of responsibility and contribute to the broader mission and objectives of the undergraduate business program (e.g., general academic advising). Additionally, the AD is a key member of the undergraduate business leadership team and will have duties associated with this role. The AD co-manages a support staff.
A bachelor’s degree is required; an MBA or master’s degree in a relevant discipline is STRONGLY preferred.
Qualification and Experience:
Position requires the following: five or more years of relevant experience with three years business experience strongly preferred; experience with coaching managing students or employees in industry, career development, program management, or corporate recruiting human resources; the ability to build internal and external relationships with broad constituencies; a demonstrated commitment to student and employer service; and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment. The ideal candidate must have strong oral and written communication presentation skills and be able to communicate effectively with a diverse population of high-performing students. A strong comfort level working in a fast-paced, energetic environment, able to manage multiple priorities and deadlines while maintaining strategic perspective is expected. This person must also demonstrate project management skills, possess an entrepreneurial orientation and have a proven track record of achievement. The ideal person should also possess the ability to diagnose and resolve complex problems and understand their implications within the parameters of UNC and Kenan-Flagler Business School’s core values, practices, and policies. In order to be successful, this person should also have a strong proficiency in technology (office productivity software) and managing information Ideally, this individual will have advising coaching counseling experience, professional work experience in a global organization, background in corporate relations and or experience in the recruiting environment of a global organization. The ability to handle the demands of unpredictable employer and student concerns is a must. The individual must be willing and able to attend and or lead events in the evening hours and some weekends during peak recruiting periods (September, October, November, January, and February). Some travel is required to visit key employers, accompany students on recruiting events, and represent UNC Kenan-Flagler at national and international conferences.
Department Contact Name: Lynne Brody, Assistant Dean for Human Resources
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