Senior Associate Director

Pennsylvania, United States
23 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

The World’s First Business School

In 1881, American entrepreneur and industrialist Joseph Wharton established the world’s first collegiate school of business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Wharton’s pioneering vision was to produce graduates who would become ‘pillars of the state, whether in private or in public life.’ The Wharton School maintains a long tradition of educating visionary business leaders in academia, business, government, and not-for-profit organizations.

Today, Wharton has expanded the scope of this vision to become the most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world – with over 225 faculty members, 95,000 alumni, 5,000 students across 10 academic departments, 20 research centers, and more than 9,000 executive education participants annually.

  • Reporting to the Director of Student Advising, the Senior Associate Director manages the first- and second-year Career Fellows Program as well as a separate second-year Career Fellows team to support career related programming. This position designs, manages and executes all responsibilities related to the Career Fellows and Mock Interview Program.
  • Recruit 30 Interview Preparation Team Career Fellows
  • Review applications; selection of Career Fellows is competitive and selection are based upon the diversity of the applicant’s experiences, their industry and functional expertise
  • Identify students who have proven success completing their own job searches and stand out as among the best when it comes to industry specific interviewing and networking experience
  • Manage entire hiring / on-boarding process
  • Train Interview Preparation Team Career Fellows to ensure that they are prepared to provide valuable career preparation assistance to first and second year students through mock interviews, networking meetings, resume reviews, and interview preparation training sessions.
  • Supervise Career Fellows
  • Review student evaluations and provide timely feedback to Career Fellows regarding strengths and weaknesses.
  • Initiate Career Fellow and Advisor meetings to establish a working relationship between Career Fellow and Advisor. Communicate Advisor feedback to Career Fellow regarding industry and interviewing knowledge and presentation skills.
  • Serve as point of contact to all students participating in the Mock Interview Program; responsible for managing all student inquires / communications and scheduling
  • Plan all logistics including technical specifications for appointment scheduling system, scheduling, day of event preparations, etc. related to the program and oversee all staff executing on logistics.
  • Recruit 8 Resource Team Career Fellows
  • Review applications; selection of Career Fellows is competitive and selection are based upon the diversity of the applicant’s experiences, their industry and functional expertise
  • Identify students who have excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Manage entire hiring / on-boarding process
  • Recruit and manage 8 First Year Career Fellows in partnership with WGA Career Executive Directors
  • Interview and select First Year Career Fellows
  • Provide strategic guidance and direction on project work conducted for MBACM
  • Ensure career fellows communicate pertinent recruiting information to their clusters

In addition, the Senior Associate Director instructs, counsels, and advises MBA students on long-term career development as well as immediate job search objectives for full-time MBA positions and summer internships within the Tech industry. This position will provide direction to the Recruiting Relationship Manager(s) in developing a strategic plan for maintaining the office’s quick response to changes in the economy and to changes in the students’ industry choices. The Sr. AD will also work with their industry RRM to broaden corporate relationships within their industries. The Sr. AD will work closely with a number of important internal and external groups including faculty, students, employers, and alumni to achieve the goals of Career Management. Finally, the Sr. AD will contribute to content and execution of a number of important projects including the student resume processes, mock interviews, trek management, web design and a number of other student related programs.

A Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years to 7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

MBA or other graduate degree strongly preferred along with a minimum of five to seven years of prior work experience in recruiting, job placement, career counseling or coaching and/or significant industry experience in one or more of the following industries: Consulting, Consumer Products, Diversified Financial Services, Energy, Health Care, Hedge Funds, Investment Banking, Investment Management, Manufacturing, Media & Entertainment, Private Equity, Public Interest, Real Estate, Retail, Technology / Telecom, Travel & Hospitality, Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship. Highly motivated and dedicated individual with strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Previous managerial experience required, along with an ability to work as a strong team player. Able to interact across multiple levels, and willingness to go above and beyond in order to achieve the required goals. Deep knowledge of business and business careers, and strong written and oral communication skills, are essential.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.