Associate Director Career Advising & Corporate Outreach (Requisition 26225)
Under the general supervision of the Director, MBA Career Advising and Corporate Outreach, serve as Associate Director and Career Advisor of the Parker Career Management Center ("Parker CMC"), which serves the career development needs of the students in UCLA Anderson's full-time MBA program. Parker CMC services include a career series, one-on-one student advising with the professional staff, the Anderson Career Teams (ACT) program (a second year coaching program for first years), ongoing workshops, and other programming. Additionally, the Parker CMC provides the Campus Recruiting Program to the full-time MBA students (MBA), fully-employed MBA (FEMBA) students, and executive MBA (EMBA) students. The Parker CMC is currently run by a team of 14 full-time employees and 2 part time employees, specializing in career advising and recruiter relations.
The primary responsibility of this role is as an advisor in both generalist and industry vertical specific capacities. In this role, the advisor helps students work through the career search process, including self-assessment, networking, research, building a target list of companies on which to focus the career search, resume development, cover letter-writing, interviewing, decision-making and negotiation. The Associate Director is responsible for developing and/or enhancing a deep knowledge base of several career industry verticals, most notably technology, and for managing the needs of students seeking jobs in those verticals. As an advisor and in the supporting role as an industry (or industries) vertical specialist, s/he is required to interact regularly and easily with the related student industry clubs, as well as UCLA Anderson alumni employed in those industries.
The secondary role of the Associate Director is in corporate outreach, where s/he will spend significant time developing and enhancing relationships with firms that recruit MBAs both domestically and internationally. Accordingly, there is a strong external sales orientation to this position and a proven ability to work with senior executives and other decision-makers hiring MBAs. The Associate Director teams with the corporate outreach team to create and execute an outreach strategy for employer relations and to coordinate the external outreach efforts of the team. The percentage of time dedicated to outreach efforts will fluctuate according to the time of year.
Applicants must submit their qualifications via UCLA's Career Opportunities website at https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu. Reference UCLA REQ. # 26225
The complete listing of qualifications is available on UCLA's official job posting.
- 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.
- Ability to assist people in transferring current skills to new career opportunities.
- 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.
- Comfort and skill in communicating with senior executives and alumni.
- Experience and ease presenting to large and small audiences.
- Demonstrated creativity and ability to develop new initiatives.
- Strong team orientation and demonstrated ability to be flexible and work as part of a close work team.
UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy - http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct