Director, MBA Career Education & Advising

Rice University

Houston, TX

ID: 7064943
Posted: February 27, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Position Summary
The director of MBA career education and advising oversees the career planning, career education, coaching, and evaluation for 900 MBA Full Time, Professional, Executive, and Online MBA (MBA@Rice) students and alumni. The director will supervise the advisors, who as a team, will evaluate and review current program offerings including the creation and delivery of Career Education Days and other career seminars for large and small groups.

In addition, the director supports students’ career planning activities through routinely integrating alumni and recruiters into career programming, building relationships with employers hiring MBAs, and organizing industry, functional, and geographic specific topical events with student clubs. The director is responsible for creating and managing the budget for all MBA programming. The director advises students on a one-to-one basis on topics such as career strategy, resumes building, and interviewing.

Education Required Bachelor's Degree
Substitution for Education Requirement Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.
Education Preferred

Experience Required 5 years
Type of Experience
Related experience in MBA career development, career advising, or corporate recruiting, or other closely related field

Substitution for Experience Requirement Education may not be substituted for the experience requirement.
Experience Preferred
Previous managerial experience

License/Certification Required
License/Certification Preferred
Skills Required
- Clear and precise oral and written communication skills
- Strong customer focus (ability to listen attentively to students and recruiters and to understand and respond positively to their requests) is required at all times
- Demonstrated ability to set priorities, manage time and workflow and to manage multiple, concurrent high priority projects in a time-pressured environment
- Considerable knowledge of generally accepted career counseling practices, policies, procedures, and/or techniques with college students and adult learner
- Computer literacy including database creation and maintenance, data analysis, word processing, presentation preparation
- Proficient in operation of general office equipment including personal computers and related software
- Familiarity with social media and online professional networking platforms (i.e. LinkedIn)

Skills Preferred
Ability to address the emotional needs and stresses of highly motivated business professionals in a career transition

Internal / External Contacts
Internal Contacts: The incumbent works frequently with students and alumni and collaborates with other departments within the Jones Graduate School and across the university.

Physical Demands
Able to sit for long periods of time at a desk (up to eight hours)

Working Conditions
Typical office environment

Essential Personnel
Position is not considered essential during a campus emergency.

Rice University Standard of Civility
Serves as a representative of the University, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration and discretion in all interactions with other members of the Rice community and with the public.

Security Sensitive
As defined under the Texas Education Code and Rice Policy No. 425, this position is security sensitive and employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.


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