Associate Director, MBA Career Education & Advising Columbia University, Columbia Business School United States

Requisition no: 500182
Work type: Full Time
Location: Morningside
School/Department: Columbia Business School
Grade: Grade 12
Categories: Stdnt Affairs/Educational Admn

Position Summary

Columbia Business School is pleased to announce that we are seeking an Associate Director to join the high-energy, mission-driven team in the Career Management Center (CMC). This role will provide a unique opportunity for a highly-talented, team-first professional with a passion for working with students to become part of a world-class, Ivy League institution.

The Associate Director reports to the Director, Career Education & Advising (CEA) and works as part of a nine-person team to advise and educate the Business School's 1,500 full-time MBA students. The Associate Director conducts individual advising sessions, small group workshops, and large course presentations. S/he administers several large-scale, multi-staff projects throughout the year, including key CMC programming.


Coaches MBAs on a complete range of career planning and job search issues. Researches and develops advising programs and job search initiatives for those who are using the MBA to facilitate a career change. Additionally, works closely with the Employer Relations team to have a working understanding of the logistics and policies related to the on-campus recruiting process (OCR); educates students on OCR and off-campus recruiting opportunities and procedures. Performs data collections and analyses, logistical functions, and administrative tasks as needed to assist in managing advising and program delivery. (40%)

Creates, launches and serves as program lead for educational initiatives. Develops and oversees instructor and content components of programs, including determining content for workshops and selecting, hiring, training, scheduling and evaluating instructors, both internal and external; manages contributions of other Career Education & Advising team members. Teaches training sessions and workshops as needed. (10%)
Works with CEA Director to develop curriculum, marketing, and evaluation plan for education sessions. Develops and teaches educational workshops and events. Develops, co-manages, and delivers in conjunction with other
Career Education & Advising team members relevant educational programs, meetings, and seminars; trains and manages student leaders or outside consultants for these programs as needed. Provides both administrative support and managerial participation for each project. Creates and delivers market-driven workshops and sessions on an as-needed basis. (15%)

Develops and maintain key relationships with select professional student clubs, Centers, and Programs. Partners with Columbia Coaching Program to provide as-needed industry support to student clubs. (10%)
Participates in all-office events and initiatives, including on-campus recruiting, Networking Night, Orientation, student and recruiter surveys, monthly All Hands meetings, and departmental and team off-sites. Advises the Employer Relations team and Director, Career Education & Advising on the development of policies and procedures related to the on-campus recruiting program as well as on individual student issues. (10%)
Maintains and updates online resources pertinent to areas of expertise, including industry/function-specific and job search platform skills. Maintains and continually upgrades personal and office knowledge base in areas pertinent to MBA employment. (5%)

Represents office in interactions with a wide range of internal and external constituents, including faculty, Dean's office, Executives-in-Residence, administrators in other departments, professionals from the private and public sectors, and counterparts at peer schools as needed. (5%)
Performs other duties as assigned. (5%)

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and/or its equivalent required. Minimum 3-5 years of related experience.

In-depth understanding of MBA jobs in at least one MBA target industry. Demonstrated advising experience in either a corporate or academic setting. Strong knowledge of software including MS Excel and PowerPoint; familiarity with CRM tools a plus. Ability to travel when requested (up to 5% of the time). Outstanding interpersonal/relationship management, communication, and writing skills, previous advising/mentoring experience, teaching, and presentation skills a must. Customer service orientation and proven ability to excel in a high-volume environment. Ability to balance independent delivery of work with strong teamwork/collaborative orientation. Ability to work flexible, long hours, and early mornings/late evenings on a seasonal basis to meet student needs; some evening and weekend work may be necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

MBA, HR, Higher Education, or other Master's degree, highly preferred. Minimum 4 years of related experience. Superior business and political acumen demonstrated ability to lead. Candidates strongly preferred to have 5+ years of related experience in technology and/or venture capital industries and start-up and/or entrepreneurial experience.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

Applications open: May 29 2019 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close:

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