Executive Director, Employer Relations in the Career Management Center
- Columbia Business School
- Executive Administration Jobs
- C-Level & Executive Directors
- Administrative Jobs
- Institutional & Business Affairs, Alumni Relations & Development, Student Affairs, Career Services
- Employment Type
- Full Time
- Institution Type
- Four-Year Institution
Columbia Business School has been pioneering business practices and educating leaders from around the world for over a century. We join rigorous academic theory and real-world practice through broad engagement with the business community. In doing so, we foster in students an entrepreneurial mindset for recognizing and capturing opportunity — critical attributes for global business leaders. This role will provide a unique opportunity for a highly talented, team-first professional with a passion for working with employers and students to become part of a world-class, Ivy League institution as a member of the high-energy, mission-driven Career Management Center (CMC) department.
As a member of the CMC leadership team, the Executive Director, Employer Relations, leads employer engagement efforts of the School for ~2,500 current students (MBA, Executive MBA, MS) and 49,000+ global alumni. The Executive Director is responsible for identifying, building, and enhancing relationships with U.S. domestic and global organizations that have the potential to hire Columbia Business School talent.
This position oversees the selection, hiring, training, management, and evaluation of the 6-person Employer Relations team, including industry-aligned relationship managers (2 Sr. Associate Directors, 3 Assistant Directors) and a recruiting operations manager. In addition, the Executive Director actively collaborates with the Executive Directors of 1) Career Education & Advising (CEA), 2) International & MS, and 3) Experienced Professionals Career Management (XPCM) to ensure career education strategy and programming are aligned with the interests of employers and to determine mutual staff support for student and recruiter populations to improve hiring outcomes.
Bachelor’s degree required. 7-9 years of experience required, preferably with management and business experience.
Must have a demonstrated deep commitment to customer service and the ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and excel in a fast-paced, high-volume environment. Ability to balance independent delivery of work with collaborative orientation. Outstanding interpersonal/relationship management and superior writing, verbal, interactive facilitation, and presentation skills for a variety of constituents, including corporate employers, students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Superior business and political acumen, demonstrated leadership, organizational, and project management skills, and demonstrated initiative to influence and drive change. Proven track record in prioritizing competing priorities and collaboration skills, including the ability to integrate and act upon diverse perspectives. In-depth understanding of MBA jobs in at least one MBA target industry; an understanding of, and appreciation for, needs and concerns of a diverse MBA student body. Significant knowledge of, and experience using, technology and tools, including MS Excel and PowerPoint; familiarity with CRM tools a plus. Advanced data analytics capability. Ability to work flexible, long hours (early mornings/late evenings anticipated seasonally) and represent Career Management Center, on behalf of Associate Dean. Ability to travel as needed.
Candidates strongly preferred to have MBA or other Master’s degree and 7+ years industry experience in technology, financial services, and/or consulting sectors, as well as a strong understanding of MBA recruiting processes and nuances. Demonstrated advising experience in either a corporate or academic setting a plus.
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