Associate Director, Career Strategist, Full-Time MBA
USC Marshall School of Business Graduate Career Services
USCâs Graduate Career Services within the Marshall School of Business is seeking a career advisor and career coach to join its team. The mission of the Marshall Schoolâs Graduate Career Services team is to equip USC Marshall graduate students with the skills, knowledge, and resources that inspire confidence to achieve career success upon graduation and over the course of their career.
The Associate Director, Career Strategist for Full-time MBA will advise and work closely with students from the full-time MBA program and student organizations to deliver appropriate job candidate preparation activities, such as communication skills, networking, interviewing, resume writing and career action plans.
Responsibilities and Duties
Communicates and develops strong working relationships with graduate business students in both Master and MBA programs, ranging in age/experience from early 20âs to senior executives
Effectively interprets and discusses the results of personality assessment tools as it relates to career management and decision making; guides individuals toward appropriate employment opportunities and helps them prepare for the challenges and competition students face within a top-tier business school recruitment environment
Understands and analyzes company business models, hiring trends and future employment opportunities
Supports the management and expansion of corporate partnerships with domestic and international companies
Communicates with human resource professionals to understand human capital demands in order to translate industry trends into an effective outreach strategy
Supports the execution of outreach visits as well as networking and hiring events attended by students, alumni and employers
Educates and trains students on the aptitude and skill necessary to take advantage of opportunities within the corporate and non-profit sectors
Designs and delivers career-related education in classroom settings
Works collaboratively with Graduate Career Services staff, faculty, student services and admissions staff
MBA or professional graduate degree, business or psychology
5 to 7 years in the direct advising and coaching of individuals with a track record of delivering successful results
Strong understanding of current recruiting and employment trends across a variety of functions, including marketing, finance, business analytics, supply chain, and consulting services; ability to advise Marshall Masters and MBA students on effective job search strategies and techniques across all areas
Understands the difference between advising and coaching and applies both as required by all students regardless of background and experiences
Knowledge and experience with behavioral interviewing and personalized search techniques for summer internships and full-time positions is a requirement
Knowledge and experience with technical interviewing is a plus, including case style interviewing and interviewing for highly technical roles
Demonstrates significant comfort level with technology, including CRM systems and career management platforms
Strong interest and ability to drive innovation
Willingness to stay current on global business trends
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree
Minimum Experience: 4 years
Minimum Field of Expertise: Bachelorâs degree in counseling, higher education, human resources, or related field. Four yearsâ counseling and human resources experience in a corporate or higher education environment, or similar industry. Leadership and guidance skills with a proven ability to manage, balance, and prioritize different tasks and projects. In-depth knowledge of federal immigration regulations, interpreting and providing guidance as to their relevance to international students. Advanced knowledge of employer recruiting strategies, job market trends, and occupational, career, and employment information sources. Superior level of professionalism, exceptional attention to detail, and exemplary written and oral communication, presentation, and public-speaking skills. Demonstrated experience interacting with diverse groups, exercising diplomacy, good judgment, and discretion.
Required Documents and Additional Information
Resume and cover letter required (may be uploaded as one file). Please do not submit your application without these documents.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended, so please apply on the same business day if interested.
USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions*; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.
The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.
* University employer contributions may be subject to change due to financial impact of COVID-19
Why join the USC Marshall School of Business?
The USC Marshall School of Business is ideally positioned to address the challenges of a rapidly changing business environment and is ranked as one of the countryâs top schools for accounting, finance, marketing, consulting, entrepreneurship and international business studies.
USC Marshall builds on the unique opportunities that stem from its Los Angeles location on the Pacific Rim, its interdisciplinary and impactful research, the momentum generated by the University of Southern California, and the unparalleled engagement of the Trojan Alumni Family. With ready access to industries defining the new business frontier, including bio-technology, life sciences, media, entertainment, communications and healthcare, this vast network offers USC Marshall graduates exceptionally strong support for success in the global marketplace. Â
Minimum Education:Bachelorâs degreeMinimum Experience:4 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise:Bachelorâs degree in counseling, higher education, human resources, or related field. Four yearsâ counseling and human resources experience in a corporate or higher education environment, or similar industry. Leadership and guidance skills with a proven ability to manage, balance, and prioritize different tasks and projects. In-depth knowledge of federal immigration regulations, interpreting and providing guidance as to their relevance to international students. Advanced knowledge of employer recruiting strategies, job market trends, and occupational, career, and employment information sources. Superior level of professionalism, exceptional attention to detail, and exemplary written and oral communication, presentation, and public-speaking skills. Demonstrated experience interacting with diverse individuals and groups, exercising diplomacy, good judgment, and discretion.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.