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Industry Navigator - Business Operations and Financial Services

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Job Location:
Denver, 80217-3362
Career Development and Services
Location: Denver, Colorado

Salary for Announcement

The salary range for this position is $49,900 - $62,400. The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

MSU Denver offers excellent benefits that include medical, dental, retirement, tuition benefit, free RTD pass, and more. For a brief overview of these options, please visit our Benefits section.

Position Summary

Within the Classroom to Career Hub, the Industry Partnerships team is responsible for developing and strengthening the opportunity network for MSU Denver students. Drawing from the CO Talent Pipeline Report, the Program Manager of Industry Partnerships will leverage opportunities for MSU Denver students by understanding the unique qualities, traits, and opportunities within a respective industry.  

As the Industry Navigator, you will serve as a career specialist for Business Operations and Financial Services and will be responsible for a deep understanding of associated industry trends and how our students can acquire the skills, expertise, and career readiness to transition their student experience into meaningful careers. Additionally, the Industry Navigator works closely with local Business Operations and Financial Services employers, MSU Denver faculty, staff, and students to ensure all are prepared for mutually beneficial and impactful experiential learning opportunities. This position develops relationships surrounding internship and career development opportunities for students, develops programming to assist them in the process of readiness for these opportunities, supports bridging that gap between student and employer, and collaborates across campus with program and faculty partners. 

Additionally, the Industry Navigator is responsible for stewarding and leveraging a portfolio of prospective and current employers within the Business Operations and Financial Services industries serving as the primary liaison. The Industry Navigator also participates in projects related to the promotion and development of the Classroom to Career Hub with a keen focus on post-graduation career outcomes including employment for current students and alumni.  

As MSU Denver seeks to be the national leader in educating students for tomorrow's careers, the University-Industry partnerships team is forward-thinking and ensures programs are aligned with Colorado workforce development trends. With an ambitious goal of engaging 100% of students in robust career planning in the next three years, the University is committed to creating services that are scaled, highly evaluated, and focused on the specific needs and interests of MSU Denver students. To that end, successful team members think critically about MSU Denver student demographics and their respective career planning.  


University-Industry Partnerships (50%) 
  • Collaborate with current and prospective employers to understand their unique opportunities to engage with MSU Denver.
  • Work with respective faculty members to connect and foster relationships with industry partners in benefit of students. 
  • Engage employers in developing a talent recruitment strategy that includes diversity, equity, and inclusion, position management, recruiting programs, and events.
  • Work closely with employers to build and strengthen internship programs.
  • Partner with industry to develop student career readiness activities including classroom visits, mentoring, and panel discussions.
  • Identify areas of engagement related to upskilling industry professionals.
  • Cultivate a deep understanding of industry areas within Colorado and according to CO talent pipeline needs.
  • Manage a portfolio of high-profile employers aligned with MSU Denver's employer engagement strategy. Develop and manage programs aligned to shared student development and recruitment outcomes.   
Student Career Readiness (30%)
  • Support career readiness programs for students by bringing industry context to career planning.
  • Provide industry-specific knowledge and strengthen opportunity networks within respective workforce sectors.
  • Develop key partnerships with faculty to bolster skills learned in the classroom and connect to applied learning within industry opportunities.
  • Partner with academic departments and faculty to promote and encourage student participation in experiential learning opportunities.  
Assessment and Reporting (20%)
  • Develop and track success measures regarding student participation and industry partner engagement.
  • Ensure reporting data in Career Link is accurate and comprehensive including contact notes for students and employers.
  • Develop and maintain depth of understanding of respective industry trends.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree  
  • Previous professional experience working within Business Operations/the Finance industry
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain professional relationships and/or partnerships
Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet ALL required qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple concurrent projects or tasks while adapting to changing priorities
  • Experience with college recruiting, building campus relationships, or related university experience
  • Familiarity with Customer Relationship Management platforms such as Salesforce, Handshake, or Symplicity
  • Experience working with diverse, urban, and non-traditional teams, customers, or clients
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Client or Employer relations experience
  • Commitment to understanding equity, inclusion, and diversity relating to recruitment
Work Hours/Type

This is a hybrid position designed to support flexibility with both in-office work, as well as some remote schedules (subject to program need and supervisor approval).

Instructions to Apply

Complete applications received by Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at 11:59 PM MST will receive full consideration, however applications will be accepted after this date until the position is filled. Interested applicants must apply online at MSU Denver's career site,

For full consideration, please submit the following documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter describing relevant job experiences as they relate to listed job qualifications and interest in the position
Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire. 

If you are an Internal applicant, please apply via the Jobs Hub tab within your WorkDay menu

Important Note: Successful applicants will ensure their resumes clearly demonstrate that their work experience describes how they meet ALL required qualifications.

Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Posting Representative
Carlos Alcala

Posting Representative Email


MSU Denver is pleased to offer our current and potential employees a wide array of benefit options. To learn more, please visit the following link:

Employee Benefits Offerings

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at

Diversity Statement

Metropolitan State University of Denver is a unique, access-oriented campus community that values diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms. Our student population consists of nearly 58% first generation students and over 50% students of color. We are a designated Hispanic Serving Institution located in downtown Denver.

We create an equitable learning and working environment in concert with individuals who consistently demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion. We greatly value the diverse identities and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff and recognize that in order to achieve a just and equitable society, diversity must go beyond simple representation. It requires critical inquiry and dialogue and a commitment to action. We strive to provide a culture of belonging for all community members to achieve personal and professional success.
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