The Director of MBA Career Management (MBACM) is charged with all responsibilities relating to leading the strategy, development, implementation and continuous improvement of a comprehensive, world-class recruiting and career management experience for 1700+ Wharton MBAs, Wharton alumni, and thousands of employers. This position reports directly to the Deputy Vice Dean and serves as a senior administrator in the management of the Graduate Division of the School. The Director oversees a team of 33 staff members (23 full-time and 10 part-time) and an operating budget, and ensures that services, programs and events meet department metrics. The Director oversees the MBACM team to carry out strategies, projects, and events in the verticals of career education programs, career advising, recruiting technology, employer relations, alumni services, marketing & communications, and operations. The position will drive the strategy for employer services, which includes overseeing events and resources, employer relationship management, new and existing services to employers, new business development, student support programs and student events that involve recruiting. The Director fosters a culture of responsiveness, accountability, and support for student and alumni career needs and initiatives. The Director will develop initiatives to enhance the effectiveness of MBACM in serving the needs of students and recruiters with a thoughtful focus on outcomes and metrics. S/he aspires to be a thought leader in MBA recruiting, with a clear understanding of the current recruiting landscape and ability to accurately predict and prepare for changes. The Director must demonstrate a clear focus on stakeholders, proactively managing relationships with current students, employers, alumni, and institutional partners. The Director will commit to being accessible to students and companies and engage in the role of being the face of MBACM. Active within the Wharton community, the person in this role strengthens the MBACM office’s brand, visibility, and value to internal and external constituents. The Director is an advocate for MBACM within the School and will actively collaborate as a senior administrator in the Graduate Division, working on MBA Program-wide initiatives and contributing to strategic initiatives at the School. She/he aligns with non-Grad Division Wharton departments on serving students, alumni and employers, including Wharton research centers, Executive Education, External Affairs, Penn Career Services, and Executive MBA Program. This role requires US and international travel.
Penn has a long and proud tradition of intellectual rigor and pursuit of innovative knowledge, begun by Benjamin Franklin in 1740. That tradition lives today through the creativity, entrepreneurship, and engagement of our faculty, students, and staff. Academic life at Penn is unparalleled, with an undergraduate student body of 10,000 from every U.S. state and around the world. The entering class ...of 2015 is the most talented and diverse in Penn's history. Consistently ranked among the top 10 universities in the country, Penn welcomes an additional 10,000 students to our top-ranked graduate and professional schools.