The UC San Diego Rady School of Management provides business education through its Ph.D. program, Masters degree programs, undergraduate minors and courses, and executive business seminars. The Rady School's values are excellence, innovation, collaboration, and integrity. The staff who work at the Rady School have created a highly participatory, high energy, upbeat student-centric environment.
The Director of Graduate Career Connections is responsible for the overall development and management of a comprehensive set of professional career services designed for Rady School MBA students, other Rady graduate business students, and Rady School of Management alumni. The Director is focused on enhancing the student experience as it relates to career development and in obtaining full employment for all Rady graduate business students.
Reporting to the Rady Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs, the Director of Graduate Career Connections manages all department operations, policies, and staffing. This hands-on position supervises 8 professional career advisors, develops relationships with all graduate business students (MBA, Masters of Finance, Masters of Business Analytics, Masters of Accountancy), interacts with faculty.
The Director sets objectives and plans strategies designed to provide the Rady School with the capability to provide job placement and career planning to its constituent groups consistent with a nationally ranked top-tier graduate business program. The Director has a high degree of autonomy in developing programs, delivering career workshops and programs, identifying necessary resources and setting long-term strategies, which have a major impact on the national ranking of the Rady School. The position makes presentations to and leads workshops and interview panels with employers, current graduate students, alumni, faculty, and other career professionals.
A key function of this leadership role is to develop long-term business relationships with national and regional corporate employers to promote employment opportunities for Rady School graduate students. The position works closely with the Director of Corporate Partnerships and the Sr. Director of Development to expand and enhance Rady’s relationships with corporate partners.
The Director represents the UCSD Rady School of Management at national, regional and local MBA professional organizations such as the MBA Career Services Council and the Graduate Management Admissions Council.
This position is an exempt supervisory position; it is not eligible for overtime. Occasional overnight, multi-day travel (domestic and international) is required.
Must have access to reliable transportation to visit employers, corporate partners, attend career fairs, etc.
Must be willing and able to travel occasionally domestically and internationally (multi-night). Occasional evenings and weekends may be required.
Please submit a cover letter for a complete application.
Understanding of the MBA /business marketplaces and corporate environments. Experience creating a career strategy related to business trends and employment opportunities for graduate business students.
Management experience in a university supervising multiple staff, creating policies, supervising career-related programming, corporate outreach, providing career advising, assessing process improvements, managing a budget, and creating and implementing new programs. Experience interpreting the complex rules of a large university pertaining to academic achievement; experience with employment/internship needs and conversion rates, student life, faculty engagement, etc.
Supervisor experience: staffing, hiring, coaching, evaluating, training professional and support staff. Experience introducing an atmosphere of customer service excellence in a student-centric environment. Experience maintaining a positive work environment, delegating and assigning tasks, monitoring productivity and quality of work, setting clear and reasonable performance standards and developing staff to their highest potential.
Strong experience establishing overall departmental goals, new strategies and tangible deliverables related to career programs, partnerships, services, and employment.
Experience planning and delivering resume workshops, interview skills workshops, job search workshops, panel discussions, speakers' series and other presentations geared to career development and job/internship searches for a sophisticated audience. Career advising experience.
Significant experience working with an international population, creating programming or approaches to enhance international students' employment opportunities, with sensitivity to the needs of international students acclimating to the US culture, educational system, academic/professional/social expectations. Experience supervising OPT and CPT programs.
Experience using knowledge of student data systems and Excel to capture data or track performance metrics, deliverables, student satisfaction, student participation metrics.
Experience cultivating relationships with high-level executives and employers related to employment and internships. Experience interacting with high profile employers locally, nationally, and internationally.
Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing and managing an annual public relations plan, to increase student participation in career programming and to increase employer participation in career programming. Experience developing market/public relations communications vehicles, such as online newsletters, brochures, web pages, etc. Experience developing themes; excellent written communication skills.
Expert presentation skills. Extensive experience presenting information to individuals, small groups, and large groups. Excellent verbal communication, written communication, prioritization, collaboration, and organization skills.
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