Assistant Director Career Management (64186BR) - W. P. Carey School of Business at ASU

W. P. Carey, ASU
Arizona, United States
$41,600.00 - $65,000.00
Nov 19, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

Career Management and Employer Engagement at the W. P. Carey School of Business is seeking an Assistant Director of Career Management who shares our passion for empowering students to identify, pursue and achieve their professional goals. 
Part of an energetic and collaborative team that works with our entire 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 program, 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 that directly helps them succeed in the demanding employment marketplace.  This position will be supporting the career coaching activities for our students and working directly with our Employer Engagement team.  Our programs are highly ranked and this work directly contributes to the reputation of W. P. Carey.
The assistant director will teach career courses, serve as an advisor 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.
This role is currently working remotely due to the global pandemic. Report to campus dates will be provided in the future.

Essential Duties

  • Build expertise on MBA careers and job markets by engaging in independent research and participating in employer activities on and off campus.
  • Stay up-to-date on the business news, employment trends and considerations for the industries within the AD’s portfolio
  • Create, organize and facilitate career development seminars, workshops, special career topic panels and networking events that align with where the students are in their academic and career related journey.
  • Work in partnership with students to provide one-on-one and one-to-many coaching to graduate business students in the areas of career strategy, market research, networking, operational components of a job search, organizational fit, and other relevant topics.
  • Work as a partner to colleagues to design and deliver portions of career development curriculum.
  • Utilize WPC Connect to develop and manage relationships with students and promote opportunities.
  • Represent the School and/or University on various committees, organizations, boards, and councils.
  • Serve as an advisor for one or more students’ academic clubs to ensure that the reputation of the individuals, the club and W. P. Carey are preserved in these important points when students engage with the marketplace.
  • Support functional career area and industry with applicable specialized expertise.
  • Partners with appropriate student groups to assist in planning and delivering career related activities or programming that is designed to elevate the reputation of W. P. Carey students in the marketplace.
  • Drive metrics to track employment of students and alumni.  Gathers and tracks student intern and employment data, to include database management, Excel analysis and internal and external reporting
  • Work in conjunction with the entire CMEE team to define annual planning cycles that include business reviews, on-campus recruiting and other forms of engagement with our students and the marketplace.   This includes determining relevant communications channels, trends in student preferences, content delivery, dates and a tiered communication and strategic planning process for the delivery of a well prepared student to the appropriate employment channels that align with the goals of pursuing an MBA.
  • Days and Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Some evenings and weekends will be required.

    While based on the Tempe campus, individual must be willing and able to travel to multiple campus locations in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

    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.

    Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of a Master's degree in (business/counseling/human resources/communications) or related field
  • Experience in higher education or knowledge in relevant MBA career fields
  • Relevant experience in career services, employer relations, human resources or similar experience in a University Relations/Recruiting capacity outside of higher education or an equivalent combination of education/experience
  • Experience in career development and/or human resources recruiting functions
  • Experience in career consulting to individuals
  • Ability to analyze complex situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action
  • Experience with program management/design and development in fast-paced environments
  • Experience in building interpersonal business relationships within and across organization lines
  • Experience and confidence delivering presentations
  • Experience with Handshake, GradLeaders (or comparable systems), and familiarity with Zoom, Canvas, Interview Stream, etc.
  • Ability to work autonomously and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Evidence of excellent verbal and written communication skills, including influence and persuasion
  • Experience in using Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, data query, PowerPoint)
  • Working Environment

  • Subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse
  • Required to stand for varying lengths of time and travel moderate distances to perform work
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts
  • Clearly communicate to perform essential functions.
  • Regular use of standard office equipment including, but not limited to: computer workstation/laptop (keyboard, monitor, mouse), printer, fax, calculator, copier, telephone and associated computer/technology peripherals
  • Receive regular review of assignments for adherence to established goals and objectives.
  • This role is currently working remotely due to the global pandemic.
  • Report to campus dates will be provided in the future.
  • 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 15,000 students and 100,000 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

    ASU Statement

    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 80,000 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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    Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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