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Associate Director of Career Management Center, Johnson Graduate School of Management

Cornell University
Job Location:
Ithaca, New York
Career Development and Services

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Our College:

Leading at the intersection of people, business, and technology, the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation and includes many areas of expertise not found in any other leading institution. The college is comprised of the university's three accredited business schools, each of which is recognized as among the best in higher education: the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, and the School of Hotel Administration. Our academic research; industry and community engagement; and undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs all reflect the future of business: flexible, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary. The college community includes 244 research faculty, 44,000 alumni, and nearly 3,300 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. The SC Johnson College of Business has an unparalleled resource base from which to draw-within the college, Cornell Tech in New York City, and Cornell University broadly.

Our Team:

As part of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University continues to transform graduate business education to better prepare graduates for success in tomorrow's business world. Johnson provides cutting-edge learning experiences that immerse students sooner and deeper in their chosen fields. As an integral part of the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business, Johnson students can access the full power of educational and research opportunities across the university to reach deeper competency in their industries and areas of interest. Johnson offers seven different MBA programs, spanning the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Mexico, and China, and is home to award-winning faculty and research.

Johnson's Career Management Center prepares MBA students from both the residential and executive programs for a competitive job market with advising, workshops, networking, and access to appropriate tools/resources.

This Position:

Reporting to the Sr. Associate Director of the Career Management Center for Johnson, the Associate Director (MBA Career Advisor) will serve as a functional and industry generalist advising students pursuing a variety of career paths. Coaching duties may include advising on resume and cover letter writing, networking, interviewing skills, job search strategies, offer evaluation and negotiation, and U.S. work authorization policies and immigration trends. This position will also provide a wide variety of career programming support across the Two-Year and One-Year residential MBA programs.

Other key responsibilities for this position include:

  • Ownership of the One-Year MBA summer Career Development Curriculum. The Associate Director will work closely with the Sr. Associate Director of Career Management to provide vision and tactical leadership for a suite of rigorous summer career preparation activities delivered to the One-Year MBA population over the summer term.
  • Represent Career Management Center at prospective student events for the One-Year MBA program.
  • Ownership of career peer mentor program (Career Work Group Leader Program) and an associated 1.5 credit leadership development course (Johnson Career Work Group Leader Fellows course). The Associate Director will oversee the coordination of our marquee Career Work Group Program. Typically enlisting 100+ student volunteers per year, this program is a critical part of Johnson's placement success, and is run in collaboration with Office of Leadership Programs and The Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Development and delivery of innovative, creative, and engaging career education content and programming for both in-person and virtual formats for One and Two-Year MBAs Assist in the development and execution of marketing and communications strategies to promote career programming and events.
  • Support of Diversity Recruiting initiatives as needed (NBMBA, Consortium, Forte, MBA Veterans, etc.)
  • Identifies and manages opportunities to engage guest speakers, alumni, and industry experts in career education programs, and solicits market feedback to guide programming with industry needs.
  • Opportunity to participate in career development and industry conferences in the U.S.
  • Internal collaboration with the Offices of Admissions, Alumni Affairs, Leadership Programs, Diversity and Inclusion, etc., to improve the current student experience across residential MBA programs.
  • Corporate relationship management and new business development as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • 3 - 5 years of work experience in a corporate or university setting, preferably in career or student services.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Comfortable working with both high levels of autonomy and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor and deliver results, and measure opportunities for program improvement.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An MBA degree or equivalent.
  • 5 or more years in a corporate setting, MBA career management, or MBA student services role.
  • Successful track record of driving results and with high levels of client satisfaction.
  • Experience coaching and mentoring MBAs and/or graduate-level students.
  • Experience developing and executing orientation programs, career development curriculum, stand-alone job search skill development seminars, peer coaching programs, and/or career/leadership skills courses.
  • Familiarity with a range of student-centered pedagogical approaches to learning and new skill development.
  • Understanding of MBA program rankings and key career services metrics.
  • Familiarity with traditional MBA career pathways and current job market.
  • Experience working with international students or experience demonstrating intercultural communicative competency.
  • Familiarity with common career services technologies/ CRMs / edTech platforms, such as: 12Twenty, Canvas, Qualtrics, Vmock, MBA Exchange, and Salesforce.
  • Familiarity with career assessment tools, such as CareerLeader, CliftonStrengths, etc.
  • Experience in corporate relationship development and maintenance.

Rewards & Benefits at Cornell:

This position is a full-time position based in Ithaca, NY, and is eligible for benefits. This position is also eligible to work remotely 1-2 days per week.

Cornell has been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability and diversity initiatives. Cornell's key benefits include:

  • Health Care - Several plan options for medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision care coverage.
  • Generous Paid Time Off & Leave Provisions with flexible work options - This includes vacation time, health and personal time, holidays, and parental leave.
  • Retirement Plans - Employees are eligible for the 403(b) College and University Retirement Plan
  • Education - Options include the Employee Degree Program, taking classes to enrich your career skills, New York's 529 College Savings Program, and Cornell Children's Tuition Scholarship.

To explore the full range of Cornell Employee Benefits further follow the link: Cornell Benefits.

University Job Title:

Student Career Services Associate II

Job Family:

Student Services



Pay Rate Type:




Contact Name:

Leanna Caloras

Number of Openings:


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  • Unique applicable skills.

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