Director, Graduate Career Advancement

Job description

The Director leads Robinson’s Graduate Career Advancement activities, which includes, but is not limited to Employer Outreach, Employer Development, Campus Recruiting, Individual Career Coaching, Access to Online Career Resource, Operations and Data Collection and Analysis.  This position has responsibility for significantly increasing the quality and quantity of MBA/MS focused employer activities and providing high quality graduate student focused career advancement resources.


The primary focus of this role is to significantly increase the quantity and quality of internship and full-time employment opportunities available to Robinson Graduate Students by pro-actively leading employer outreach efforts to identify new employment opportunities and engaging in employer development activities which strengthen existing employer relationships.  The person in this role must possess the relationship building skills necessary to significantly increase the quality and quantity of firms hiring Robinson graduate students.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, leading the delivery of a robust offering of graduate student focused career resources, events, signature programs and focused programs and resources; day-to-day operation of the office including, office operations, staffing coverage, and outcomes data collection for the CAC annual report.


The role has supervisory responsibility for Graduate Career Coaches, a Career and Employer Relations role, and several Graduate Assistants.  Internally, this important role serves as the tangible link between the CAC, GRSS, and our Faculty Program Directors.  As a result, this highly collaborative role requires an experienced professional with subject matter expertise with the ability to plan and deliver high-quality services and programs to all our stakeholders. 


This position reports to the Asst. Dean for Strategic Partnerships and Career Advancement and is a member of the CAC leadership team.  The person in this role will meet regularly with the Asst. Dean for Strategic Partnerships and Career Resources along with peer Directors for Undergraduate Career Resources and Business Partnership Development.  In addition, this position will also meet frequently with the Associate Dean for Graduate Enrollment and Executive Education, GRSS Directors, Student Experience Team members, and Graduate Faculty Program Directors.   They will also hold weekly meetings with their direct reports to ensure a robust set of high-quality graduate career and professional development activities are planned, implemented, and assessed. 


The role will be embedded in the Buckhead Executive Education Center, along with their direct reports and GRSS staff, and serve as a resource, career advancement expert, trainer, advisor, and liaison for CAC, GRSS, and Graduate Faculty Program Directors to collaborate with in order to implement career management functions including, but not limited to: Workshops, Guest Speakers, Executive Career Coaching, Career Exploration Breakfast, Employer Information Sessions, Employer Development Visits, Job Postings, Campus Interviews, and Outcomes Assessments. 


Our over-arching goal is for this role to generate a collaborative spirit between the CAC, GRSS staff, and Faculty Program Directors which results in positive outcomes for students and employers and yields an internal spirit of teamwork focused on delivering high-quality experiences and consistent desirable outcomes.  This role requires an exceptionally high degree of independence, who must develop, implement and follow guiding principles, envision future directions and develop new initiatives, manage financial resources, generate funds, and interact effectively with all CAC stakeholders internally and externally at every level. 


The ability to consistently exercise sound judgment and make decisions independently is essential for success in this role.  The person in this role must have the ability to work effectively as part of the CAC leadership team (Asst. Dean, and Directors), lead and manage staff, and develop strong relationships with key employers, faculty and staff throughout the college, across campus, and in the broader community to ensure the CAC is effectively communicating our program offerings, assessing existing services, identifying future needs, and leveraging technology to reach our goals. 


A professional demeanor, strong project management skills and an attention to detail is required. The ability to work under pressure, consistently function with flexibility resulting from changing demands, fluctuating workloads and multiple priorities is critical to success. A collaborative, team orientation with strong persuasion skills and the ability to work autonomously is necessary. Exceptional presentation, written communications skills and data driven approach with demonstrated ability to manipulate and analyze large data sets in Excel and manage contact databases is required.


Willingness to travel 25% locally and regionally is required.

Evenings, early mornings, and occasional weekends are required.

This position may also assume other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree and six years of related supervisory/management experience; or a combination of education and related experience.

College/Business Unit
05/14/21, 10:59:00 PM

College/Business Unit: Robinson College of Business
Location: Atlanta Campus
Job Posting: 04/30/21, 1:23:35 PM




Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 5/2/2021
Application Due: 7/31/2021
Work Type: Full Time