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Assistant Director, Career Management

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Job Description

Career Services at the W. P. Carey School of Business is seeking to fill the position of Assistant Director, focused on working directly with our full-time MBA students who shares our passion for empowering individuals to identify, pursue and achieve their professional goals.

When you join W. P. Carey School of Business, you become part of a team of academics and professionals committed to making a positive impact through business education via the lens of our mission, “business is personal”. When you join the Career Services team you will be developing your program design, stakeholder management, content creation and creative collaboration skillset.

The Assistant Director is part of an energetic and collaborative team that works with our MBA student portfolio. This position will work with other committed individuals to interview candidates for admission into our programs, coach at an individual level, and build a fulsome career programing, including: group sessions, workshops, vendors, presentations (in-person and on-demand), and class design and delivery. Your role will be to map a career journey during the students’ time in the program – and meet alumni where they are at – to directly help them to become career-ready – able to connect their skills, talents, interests and education to the rapidly changing world of work.

The Assistant Director will deliver a high-quality level of service to a population with a variety of needs. The incumbent will be working with our full-time MBA students. The Assistant Director will teach career courses, serve as a partner to student clubs, manage employment data collection, and develop workshop and course curriculum. Additional responsibilities include: assessing trends in the employment market; performing research and interpreting career and employment data and job search information databases; developing curriculum and content; representing the department on committees and strategic projects; and other duties as assigned.

The Assistant Director achieves results in four key areas of responsibility:

  1. Program Design & Management: Develop comprehensive and customized career program tailored to the needs of a graduate student.
  2. Career Coach: Deliver relevant career programming through various channels to drive student engagement and build life-long career capabilities.
  3. Content Creation: In collaboration with colleagues across Career Management, continuously creates and improves the quality of career content and resources.
  4. Stakeholder Engagement: Build and maintain relationships with the key business community stakeholders-both internal to W. P. Carey and external-to enhance students’ market competitiveness.

Working Environment

Work with university students one-on-one and in group/class settings in-person, via Zoom, phone, e-mail, and multiple social media formats. Work with the business schools employer partners, both one-on-one and in group settings in-person, Zoom, phone, e-mail, and multiple social media formats. Communicate effectively and visually to develop employment materials in various media, create metrics, and provide reports in various formats (electronic, hard- copy, etc.), in addition to coordinating and presenting information. Interpret policies, procedures, and requirements of career/employment programs within the school. Lift/move up to 30 pounds (materials, brochures, boxes, etc.). Travel occasionally. Utilize computer, phone, and various office equipment (fax, copier, etc.). Utilize multiple and various forms of technology. Work occasional extended hours, including evening and/or weekends, as needed.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in a related field AND three years in a related area; OR, Bachelor’s degree in a related field AND five years experience in a related area; OR, Nine years of progressively responsible experience in a related area; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.

Department Statement

The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is one of the largest business schools in the United States with more than 18,000 students and 120,000 alumni worldwide. From our world-renowned faculty representing six continents to thousands of outstanding students who join us every year, the W. P. Carey School welcomes diversity and encourages global thinking. The W. P. Carey School is internationally recognized for its leadership in business education, groundbreaking research and innovation, and renowned faculty, making us one of the top-ranked business schools in the country. Learn more at wpcarey.asu.edu.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of a Master’s degree in (business/counseling/education) or related field
  • Higher-education, business school experience in career services delivery, coaching, recruitment.
  • Private sector experience. 1-2 key areas of industry knowledge and expertise; awareness of general labor market trends.
  • Experience working with management to executive level business people in one or more of the areas of career coaching, recruitment, training and learning development, career services delivery, outplacement, executive search, talent management and transition/recruitment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of career trends and the “business of business” in the changing world of work.
  • Experience career coaching students, professionals, and/or employees
  • Ability to analyze complex situations accurately, think strategically, and adopt effective courses of action
  • Experience with program management/design and development in fast-paced environments
  • Experience conducting respectful consultation and collaboration with stakeholders.
  • Experience in designing, developing, delivering, and evaluating career-related content in workshops or group settings.
  • Experience with Handshake, and familiarity with Zoom, Canvas, Big Interview, etc. an asset
  • Evidence of effective communication skills, including presentation, facilitating groups, influence and persuasion
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, data query, PowerPoint)

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Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Essential Duties

  • (40%) Career Coach. Delivers relevant career programming through various channels to drive student engagement and build life-long career capabilities. Provides individual, drop-in, and group career coaching services to students in the MBA Marketing, Business Analytics and Information Management portfolio to develop life-long career capabilities, including career decision making, narrative, networking, interviewing, etc. Teaches and manages FTMBA career development courses; assists with development and facilitation of workshops and programming.
  • (30%) Program Design and Management. Develops comprehensive and customized career program tailored to the needs of a graduate student population with MBA Marketing, Business Analytics and Information Management portfolio. Identifies and integrates career tools, resources, events, and activities to assist students on their unique career journeys. Supports students in their awareness and development of personal and professional capabilities, including goal-orientation, communication, decision making and learning, all related to their career goals. Develops and embeds knowledge of career trends, career paths, best practices, and market shifts for all relevant roles within industries. Works on multiple, concurrent projects under tight deadlines.
  • (15%) Content Creation. In collaboration with colleagues across Career Management, continuously creates and improves the quality of career content and resources. Assesses needs of portfolio to create and send editorial content, company prep sessions, market feedback mechanisms, and attending company events. Enhances professional practice and portfolio subject-matter expertise with employer meetings and research and sharing relevant insights with students through various channels is an expectation to understand market needs and our students’ performance within it.
  • (15%) Stakeholder Engagement. Builds and maintains relationships with the key business community stakeholders-both internal to W. P. Carey and external-to enhance students’ market competitiveness. Works with the Operations team to support the coaching process and database needs. Participates in special projects (including by not limited to FTMBA Admissions interviews, Orientations, cross-unit team meetings, Recruitment & Admissions events), and administrative responsibilities. Provides outreach and market engagement, including employment reporting outreach. Collaborates with Employer Engagement team to engage with the business community including local, national and global employers, alumni and industry stakeholders.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.