DIRECTOR MBA CAREER MANAGEMENT
Duties: The Director of MBA Career Management (MBACM) is charged with all responsibilities relating to leading the strategy, development,
implementation and continuous improvement of a comprehensive, world-class recruiting and career management experience for 1700+ Wharton MBAs, Wharton alumni, and thousands of employers. This position reports directly to the Deputy Vice Dean and serves as a senior administrator in the management of the Graduate Division of the School. The Director oversees a team of 33 staff members (23 full-time and 10 part-time) and an operating budget, and ensures that services, programs and events meet department metrics.
The Director oversees the MBACM team to carry out strategies, projects, and events in the verticals of career education programs, career advising, recruiting technology, employer relations, alumni services, marketing & communications, and operations. The position will drive the strategy for employer services, which includes overseeing events and resources, employer relationship management, new and existing services to employers, new business development, student support programs and student events that involve recruiting. The Director fosters a culture of responsiveness, accountability, and support for student and alumni career needs and initiatives.
The Director will develop initiatives to enhance the effectiveness of MBACM in serving the needs of students and recruiters with a thoughtful focus on outcomes and metrics. S/he aspires to be a thought leader in MBA recruiting, with a clear understanding of the current recruiting landscape and ability to accurately predict and prepare for changes. The Director must demonstrate a clear focus on stakeholders, proactively managing relationships with current students, employers, alumni, and institutional partners. The Director will commit to being accessible to students and companies and engage in the role of being the face of MBACM.
Active within the Wharton community, the person in this role strengthens the MBACM office's brand, visibility, and value to internal and external constituents. The Director is an advocate for MBACM within the School and will actively collaborate as a senior administrator in the Graduate Division, working on MBA Program-wide initiatives and contributing to strategic initiatives at the School. She/he aligns with non-Grad Division Wharton departments on serving students, alumni and employers, including Wharton research centers, Executive Education, External Affairs, Penn Career Services, and Executive MBA Program.
This role requires US and international travel.
Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree is required and 7 years to 10 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Seven plus years of increasing responsibility in a relevant business or career services industry. A thorough understanding of student and employer needs in recruiting and an ability to shape and lead efforts to support those groups. Demonstrated ability to manage a diverse work force. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. An ability to exercise independent decision-making and handle complex, confidential issues, in a fast-paced, demanding, changing environment. An understanding of enterprise platforms / technology for recruiting and international business practices is important.
A track record that demonstrates capabilities in:
1) Mentoring and coaching 2) Management of staff, resources, and projects 3)Demonstrated ability to lead, plan and manage at both strategic and operational levels 4)Delivery of complex service operations 5) A strong portfolio of communication skills, including presentation, advocacy, and executive presence 6) Strong analytic and technology skills 7)Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues/staff to create a results-driven, team environment
Reference Number: 07-25927
Salary Grade: 030
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: MBA Career Management
Special Requirements: Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
Job Family: B-Executive/Managerial Administration