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ABOUT THE STEPHEN M. ROSS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is a diverse learning community grounded in the principle that business can be an extraordinary vehicle for positive change in today's dynamic global economy. The Ross School of Business mission is to develop leaders who make a positive difference in the world. Through thought and action, members of the Ross community drive change and innovation that improves business and society.
Ross is consistently ranked among the world's leading business schools. Academic degree programs include the BBA, MBA, Part-time MBA (Evening, Weekend, and Online formats), Executive MBA, Global MBA, Master of Accounting, Master of Supply Chain Management, Master of Management, and PhD. In addition, the school delivers open-enrollment and custom executive education programs targeting general management, leadership development, and strategic human resource management.
About the Department
The Office of Development and Alumni Relations drives the fundraising and alumni relations activities of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business.
The Associate Director will engage Ross alumni (from all degree programs) by providing individualized career coaching, tools and programming to meet their needs in the career search process. This position will provide on-site support as well as one-on-one counseling to Ross alumni on all aspects of career development both remotely and in-person. This position contributes to the Alumni Engagement strategy and direction, collaborates with other Associate Directors and reports directly to the Director of Alumni Engagement.
Contributes to our positive and inclusive work community by building trusting partnerships across the school, continually learning, creating impactful experiences, and working with a sense of ownership for outcomes. Approaches this work with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in mind; treating others with respect, dignity, and in a manner where individuals feel they belong; listens, values feedback, and learns from the perspectives of others.
Individual & Group Counseling
Provides one-on-one consulting to Ross alumni via phone, email, Skype, or in person; offer appointments to meet needs of working professionals.
Consulting will include translating self-assessment results; reviewing/editing resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and job search correspondence; advising on search strategy approaches (networking, executive recruiters, online tools); coaching on executive interviewing and negotiation approaches (including conducting mock interviews); listening, brainstorming, and advising on internal career management issues.
Offers job search action group conference calls regularly to interested Ross alumni in an active job search.
Leverages personal network to provide one-on-one connections between alumni and employers.
Tracks and reports alumni job transitions along with other activities, quarterly, in a status report to Director of Alumni Engagement.
Program Design & Delivery
Draws on knowledge of executive and mid-career search practices and professional networks to design, develop, and deliver career development webinars/presentations, and provide professional career development coaching and career search consultation tailored to the alumni search experience (including self-assessments/corporate fit, resume/personal branding, networking, internal career management, interviewing, executive compensation, family and dual career considerations).
Collaborates with the Alumni Relations team, and informs Ross Alumni Club leadership, in order to ensure programming is consistent with alumni needs and expectations.
Company Knowledge and Relationship Management
Maintains knowledge of executive search practices, industry trends, alumni base, and alumni needs so as to remain vital and credible for advising purposes and incorporate Ross alumni and/or other guests into webinars.
Builds knowledge of local executive recruiters and various employment markets, for the purpose of helping the Ross alumni population.
Meets regularly with Director of Alumni Engagement to review specific alumni challenges/ needs that could be addressed through collaborative programming opportunities or alumni education.
Content Creation and Alumni Media
Develops, implements, and continually improves alumni career services print, video, presentation, email, and web publications, for alumni population.
Posts on alumni-related social media, (e.g., Ross Alumni LinkedIn group): discussion topics, executive-level jobs from insiders, relevant articles on job search, and so on.
Develops expertise with career services website provider to tailor content to alumni needs. Develops topical content for the website, as needed, (such as videos with executive recruiters, etc.) and helps maintain accuracy of resources and branding.
Professional Development and Projects
Engages relevant University of Michigan and peer school colleagues for purposes of program innovation, collaboration, and knowledge sharing.
Remains reasonably conversant with all functions of Ross Career Development Office, including those beyond career counseling (recruitment and outreach, employment data, general administration).
Assumes periodic special projects or committee memberships, as assigned.
A Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field and a minimum of eight years overall work experience including a minimum of five years career counseling/coaching and/or professional recruitment experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required
Experience with career consulting for executives and/or senior-level managers
Expertise in facilitating career or personality assessments (CareerLeader, MBTI, StrengthsFinder or other instruments)
Familiarity with career counseling methods and processes and the ambiguity associated with the career decision process
Experience providing high-quality and engaging (technology-equipped) presentations and serving a demanding constituency
Proven track record of excellent customer service, including a clear focus on alumni service, and strong interpersonal and communication skills
Desire to learn, innovate, and efficiently integrate feedback into service delivery
Strong writing and editing skills
Experience managing confidential information, exercising ethical professional judgment and alumni advisement
Ability to work independently and to exercise initiative and influence as a critical member of a team
Must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks; meet multiple deadlines; and work collegially and collaboratively in a team environment
A Master’s degree in business, higher education administration or counseling
Exposure to high potential executives and talent management programs in midsize to large firms
Skills testing will not be required.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The person in this position routinely communicates with alumni throughout the career counseling process.
The person in this position routinely presents information at events.
The person in this position occasionally moves through the facility to attend meetings/events and access files or information.
The person in this position routinely moves presentation materials weighing up to 10 pounds to conference rooms or other venues for alumni events.
Domestic travel is required.
Will require work during early mornings, nights, and/or weekends.
Michigan Ross values a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to the development of diverse and culturally intelligent staff who thrive and contribute to a positive and inclusive environment.
The statements included in this description are intended to reflect the general nature and level of work assigned to this classification and should not be interpreted as all-inclusive.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven days. The job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 178022
About University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.