Director, MBA Career Management

Job description

Job location: McNeil Building

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-10-28
Req: JR00024675
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The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Posted Job Title

Director, MBA Career Management

Job Profile Title

Director D

Job Description Summary

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 30 staff members (25 full-time and 5 part-time) and a substantial operating budget, to ensure that services, programs and events meet rigorous department metrics.

Job Description

The Director provides forward looking, strategic leadership for 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 Director fosters a culture of responsiveness, accountability, and support among staff for student and alumni career needs and initiatives. This leader will bring a facility with data, using it to inform decisions both with the team and about the populations we support, as well as a strong understanding of technology for platform development and expansion.

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 position drives 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 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 Wharton’s MBA Program for Executives.

This role requires US and international travel.

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

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

Wharton School

Pay Range

$88,861.00 - $168,837.00

Affirmative Action Statement 
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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.




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Posted: 9/24/2020
Application Due: 3/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time