Coordinator of Career Services for Financial Mathematics

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Vacancy TypeEHRA Non-FacultyIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoWorking TitleCoordinator of Career Services for Financial MathematicsSalary RangeAnticipated Hiring Range$50,000 - $60,000Position Number00106462Work ScheduleMonday through Friday, 8 to 5, varies based on eventsFull Time Equivalent (FTE)1.00Department170301 - MathematicsDepartmentMathematicsJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPrimary Function of Organizational Unit

Financial Mathematics at NC State University is a top-ranked program with a strong reputation for highly qualified students from the United States and the abroad. Financial Mathematics is housed within the College of Sciences together with the Department of Mathematics at NC State University. It’s is a dynamic organization featuring high-quality teaching, research and public service.

The program reaches beyond the traditional classroom to provide the best educational opportunities for our students-whether in a campus facility outfitted with the latest instructional technologies, or at other financial companies. Students in the program enjoy a close-knit, small school atmosphere with the full resources of a leading research university.

The Department of Mathematics at NC State University has a long tradition of excellent teaching and a supportive environment for students are paired with cutting-edge research across a broad spectrum of mathematics and its applications. Many members of the department participate in interdisciplinary programs and research groups on campus and in the broader Research Triangle community. Research strengths of the Department include the core mathematical areas of algebra, topology, and geometry, especially their connections to combinatorics, symbolic computation, and mathematical physics; core areas of applied mathematics, including matrix analysis, numerical analysis, scientific computation, probability, optimal control, ordinary, partial, and stochastic differential equations, and dynamical systems; and applications of mathematics to biology, finance, and industrial problems.

Essential Job Duties

The Coordinator of Career Services for Financial Mathematics is the primary mentor for development of professional skills for Financial Mathematics students. The coordinator will identify or create resources to enable students to achieve their professional goals as well as work with individual students to create custom professional development plans. The position requires independent initiative, mentoring of students as well as collaboration with industry partners.

This position will focus on career counseling, as well as external relations with industry partners, recruiting, and strategy to create professional resources for students. By bringing industry projects to students, or provide inputs on the type of skills (both technical and soft skills) that are needed in the industry, this position will be responsible for building relations with industry professionals help to place the students. This position will coordinate & schedule industry partners to hold career fairs or other on campus recruiting events to our students, which will significantly improve the chance of job placement for our students. The person is expected to help the Director to build and maintain the relations with industry partners to collect feedback and inputs on the job market demand. In addition, the Coordinator is expected to work with industry partners to coordinate on campus recruiting events and on-site visiting activities (to companies).

The position will help students from diverse backgrounds understand workplace culture and ethics within the financial workplace. Other essential responsibilities include the following:

Provide career coaching/mentoring to Master of Financial Mathematics students

Develop and maintain a coordinated set of strategies and processes for the delivery of career services to graduate students

Ensure that students have the resources and obtain the coaching necessary to compete effectively for quantitative positions

Develop content and teach program course material as well as evaluate student performance on course assignments

Manage the student admissions process in conjunction with the Student Services Specialist and correspond with prospective students

Place students in internships and full-time positions and monitor students/alumni activity/success

Collaborate with faculty and staff with a view to effective career development of students

Actively participate in recruiting activities. This includes primary responsibility for interviewing applicants and working with the Student Services Specialist organizing campus visits for prospective students and participating as part of a team in presentations to prospects

Provide leadership in mentoring the students’ use of media, such as electronic bulletin boards,LinkedIn, Facebook, as well as other new and emerging outlets

Manage industry-motivated projects with students and industry partners

Coordinate diverse program events

Hold office hours for the purpose of answering general questions from students, while otherwise maintaining an “open door policy” consistent with the Department of Mathematics staffing practices

Maintain and update social media like: Facebook and Blogs

Maintain and update program public social media accounts for student recruiting and information purposes

Write program news to be published on social media platforms

Coordinate and manage for Quant Quarterly, a program publication

Send out program news and announcements to students

Run exit survey to graduates

Maintain program databases for Alumni and industry connections

Other Work/Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned by the Program Director

Minimum Education/Experience

Candidate must have a Masters Degree and prior experience in the financial industry or related field.

Departmental Required Skills

Mastery of social media related to students’ professional social networks such as LinkedIn and Facebook

Understanding of professional resume/CV building and experience in professional networks, besides social media

Exceptional oral and written communication skills

Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks

Strong writing, organizational, and interpersonal/communication skills

Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft 365 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), similar software or Google Apps

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Experience in the Financial Industry

Project management

Experience mentoring, advising, and/or supervising students or employees

An ideal candidate may have worked in the financial industry as a recruiter/HR, or hiring manager

Required License or Certification


Special InstructionsJob Open Date07/24/2019Anticipated Closing DateIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire Date08/12/2019AA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Supplemental Question

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • HERC
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please briefly describe your experience with social media.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Please briefly describe your advising, mentoring or supervisory experience with students.

    (Open Ended Question)

Application Materials RequiredRequired Documents
  1. Contact Information for References
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 7/25/2019
    Application Due: 9/11/2019
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