Director, Career Services - Masters of Science in Computational Finance Program
Carnegie Mellon University
October 2, 2018
Director, Career Services - Masters of Science in Computational Finance Program-2010702
Carnegie Mellon is a private, global research university, internationally known in artificial intelligence, the performing arts, business administration, economics and computer science. The Masters of Science in Computational Finance (MSCF) program, ranked one of the top-ranked quantitative finance programs in the country, is the joint venture between four Carnegie Mellon colleges, the Tepper School of Business, the Math Department in Mellon College of Science, the Statistics and Data Science Department in Dietrich School of Social Sciences and the Heinz College for programming.
The MSCF Program seeks a Director, MCSF Career Services, to oversee comprehensive career services to MSCF students at its Pittsburgh and New York locations.
Provide strategic direction on and implementation of career services policies and procedures, employer relations, on-campus recruiting, and career development programming.
Manage a 2.5 person team across two locations (Pittsburgh and New York)
Assist approximately 90 Pittsburgh-based students to assess career goals, formulate job search strategies, develop resumes, practice interviewing skills and negotiate job offers.
Maintain existing and develop new employer relationships for the development of full-time and internship job opportunities through direct correspondence, employer site visits, membership in professional organizations and attendance at conferences.
Oversee the collection and reporting of employment statistics in accordance with MBA Career Services and Employer Alliance standards.
Advise the Quantitative Finance Club student organization in career programming and events.
Partner with CMU's Career & Professional Development Center and Office of International Education to promote campus-wide employer communication collaboration.
An understanding of career counseling techniques and the needs of non-traditional and graduate students, and/or a deep understanding of at least one business function typically pursued by MSCF students.
Capability to build, implement and evaluate programs and initiatives, including training and oversight of the professional staff who will administer these programs.
An understanding of the college recruiting process; the ability to interact with corporate representatives to facilitate their successful recruitment of students.
Excellent public speaking, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work closely with the 18 members of the MSCF program at between its Pittsburgh and New York locations.
Strong project management, supervisory, and staff development skills.
Excellent organizational and planning skills, including the ability to independently prioritize work, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set goals and enforce deadlines, while maintaining the flexibility to reassess and prioritize goals.
Willingness to travel domestically and internationally and to work outside of normal business hours as needed.
This position is based in Pittsburgh, PA.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within MSCF program. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a dynamic population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity, someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
Master's degree in counseling, financial engineering, higher education, human resources, business administration, or related field highly desired.
Minimum five years of career services experience, recruiting, or relevant business roles.
Experience working with diverse populations, international students, or financial services.
Internal Number: 2010702
About Carnegie Mellon University
Carnegie Mellon (www.cmu.edu) is a private, internationally ranked research university with programs in areas ranging from science, technology and business, to public policy, the humanities and the arts. More than 12,000 students in the university’s seven schools and colleges benefit from a small student-to-faculty ratio and an education characterized by its focus on creating and implementing solutions for real problems, interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation. A global university, Carnegie Mellon’s main campus in the United States is in Pittsburgh, Pa. It has campuses in California’s Silicon Valley and Qatar, and programs in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and Mexico.