The Director, Hoffman Family Undergraduate Center for Career
Development provides leadership, direction, and strategic vision
for the Undergraduate Center for Career Development to ensure
high-quality programs and services while creating an inclusive,
innovative, and collaborative workplace. Specifically responsible
for developing and implementing a strategy for a comprehensive
career development program spanning career advisement, including
job search readiness to secure full time and internship
opportunities, career education, employer relations, experiential
learning, and career outcomes strategy; as well as working closely
with admissions, alumni relations, the graduate school career
center, executive education, marketing, and faculty to deepen the
College's mission, while expanding Babson's entrepreneurial
leadership culture and reputation for leveraging entrepreneurial
About the Hoffman Family Undergraduate Center for Career
Babson's Undergraduate School is the reigning # 1 school for
entrepreneurship 2021 US News & World Report for 25 consecutive
years and #1 Princeton Review/Entrepreneur Magazine 2022.
The Hoffman Family Undergraduate Center for Career Development
empowers every student from day one to develop pathways to
professional success and lifelong learning and fulfillment.
WHAT YOU WILL DO
- Oversees the planning, policymaking, marketing, implementation,
and evaluation of all career center programs and services for
- Serves as the lead spokesperson for the center at multiple
campus and student programs, various board presentations, and
external industry events.
- Leverages metrics, reporting analysis, surveys, and impactful
benchmarking to guide strategic direction and ensure that student
career outcomes meet or exceed institutional expectations and
- Maintains liaison relationships with departments including the
Alumni and Development Offices, Advising and Student Success, Dean
of Students Office, Undergraduate Admissions, and Graduate Center
for Career Development in matters related to undergraduate student
careers and career competencies.
- Works with the Undergraduate Academic Policy Council (UAPC),
Division Chairs, and faculty to articulate curricular and
- Provides guidance and oversight of the undergraduate student
career advising team strategy, including foundational and industry
- Oversees management of corporate partnerships for the
experiential learning program, including the Undergraduate
Management Consulting Field Experience (MCFE) program and Career
- Leads and manages the Undergraduate Career Advisory Council
including member recruitment, relationship management, and
content/facilitation for regular meetings. Leverage learnings with
faculty and college leadership regarding employers' feedback on
necessary readiness skills for success and future of work.
- Oversees development and maintenance of employer relationships
with new and emerging companies to expand recruiting and to keep
staff aware of job market trends and requirements. Interprets and
communicates employer needs to Babson students, faculty, and
- Implements operational policies and procedures within the
office and directs the department budget to assure financial
resources are used effectively and align with department, division,
and college objectives and priorities.
- Oversees all career development technology resources ensuring
relevance and state of the art offerings including Handshake career
portal; VMOCK (AI resume platform); Big Interview; and other
appropriate innovative career platforms, career assessment tools,
and evaluation procedures.
- Oversees career center website, social media, survey
distribution, and annual career outcomes materials.
- Understands and responds to the national and global economy
relating directly to matters of career development and outcomes for
students; spearheads efforts to refine, reform, and create programs
and services that address the needs of Babson's student
- Mentors staff members and empowers team to grow professionally
through strategic committee involvement and/or leadership
initiatives within the department and throughout Babson.
- Assumes additional responsibilities as required.
YOUR TEAM WILL INCLUDE
Senior Associate Director, Undergraduate Center for Career
WHAT EDUCATION AND SKILLS YOU WILL NEED
At least 10+ years of successful, increasingly responsible
leadership roles in career development or related; and 5
years of experience managing staff and a budget
Must have excellent project management skills
Must have excellent oral and written communication
skills; strong presentation, interpersonal and diplomacy
Ability to work cross-functionally with internal and
Demonstrated supervisory skills and ability to lead,
influence and motivate
Must have program management expertise
Demonstrated commitment to working with a diverse and inclusive
campus community including students, faculty, staff, and other
Must have a customer service orientation (students,
employers, alumni, and internal constituencies)
Proven leadership experience with demonstrated success in
managing multiple projects and professionals in a dynamic,
fast-paced environment within a competitive market.
Ability to create an environment where direct reports have the
freedom and security to take initiative; deal with complexities
with resilience, resourcefulness, and optimism; and appreciate open
mindedness, creativity, and agility in thought and tactics.
Ability to embrace ideas and changes created by all
Ability to work independently to solve problems; look for
opportunities to take on responsibility; take thoughtful risks; and
effectively act on new and ongoing initiatives, objectives, and
solutions to gain sought-after results.
Ability to anticipate and effectively handles change;
demonstrate willingness to try new skills and challenging tasks;
and is flexible in changing conditions.
Must have strong technical skills including proficiency
in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint); Google
suites, online communications platforms (Webex, Zoom, etc.) and
high-level savviness with online resources (Handshake, SalesForce,
HOW AND WHERE YOU WILL WORK
All Babson College faculty and staff authorized to work on
campus must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any
appropriate boosters. Proof of vaccination upon hire is required or
within 21 days of becoming eligible for a booster. Contact Human
Resources for medical accommodation or religious exemption
Evening and occasional weekend work; limited travel.
Team is working a hybrid work schedule; this position allows for
flexibility with a hybrid schedule.
ADDITIONAL SKILLS YOU MAY HAVE
- Master's Degree preferred
- Prior corporate experience a plus
More About the Hoffman Family Undergraduate Center for Career
Career Advising: Our Career Advisers and student Peer
Career Ambassadors (PCAs) are highly experienced with a variety of
backgrounds poised to guide students in their career journeys
including but not limited to finance, accounting, marketing,
retail, consulting, analytics, and graduate school education.
Career Advisers are available to meet with students for 30-minute
appointments both virtually and in person to hone their career
skills and strategy. Our model is one which encourages students to
connect with the team for general career exploration guidance as
well as industry specific support.
Employer Engagement: There are a number of ways
throughout the school year for students to connect, meet, and
interact with employers and alumni seeking Babson student talent.
Employers look to engage with students in a variety of ways and
there are endless opportunities, including career fairs, industry
spotlight, Babson Connects, and company visits, and alumni career
panels, etc. CCD partners with companies including Amazon, Bank of
America/Merrill Lynch, Clarkston Consulting, EY, Fidelity
Investments, First Republic Bank, PwC, Boston Scientific, Goldman
Sachs, BJ's, TJX, and many more.
We are consistently proud of the results of our annual career
outcomes, where within six months of completing their studies, 99%
of the members of the undergraduate Class of 2020 were either
employed or continuing their education (78% knowledge rate). The
average annual starting salary for graduates of the Class of 2020
was $62,399, and students were hired across more than 300 total
companies. 91% of the class also gained hands-on job experience
through at least one internship while at Babson College.