Financial Mathematics Career Services Director

NC State University
Raleigh, NC

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Job Details

Posting Number:


Internal Recruitment :


Working Title:

Financial Mathematics Career Services Director

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$60,000 - $69,000

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, varies based on events

Job Location:

Raleigh, NC

Department :


About the Department:

Financial Mathematics at NC State University is a top-ranked program with a strong reputation for highly qualified students from the United States and 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 Financial Math Career Service Director for Financial Mathematics is the primary mentor for development of professional skills for Financial Mathematics students. The director 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

Inclusiveness and diversity are critical to the success of the College of Sciences and the University. The selected candidate will be expected to foster an environment that is supportive and welcoming of all groups.

Other Responsibilities:

Other duties as assigned by the Financial Mathematics Program Director

Minimum Education and Experience:

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

Other Required Qualifications:

  • 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 Qualifications:

  • 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(s) or Certification(s):


Valid NC Driver's License required:


Commercial Driver's License required:


Job Open Date:


Anticipated Close Date:

Open Until Filled

Position Number:


Position Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):



12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events:

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:


Department ID:

170301 - Mathematics


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. 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.


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