Kenan-Flagler Business School opened its doors as the Department of Commerce in 1919 and awarded our first degrees to 12 students in 1921. Today we offer Undergraduate Business, MBA, Master of Accounting, PhD and Executive Development programs. You’ll find our 37,000 graduates in 50 U.S. states and 86 countries. Our faculty, who represent 21 countries, are world-class researchers and teachers. While much has changed since our founding, you can trace our tradition of educational innovation and core values – which both reflect and form our unique culture – to our earliest days. Business and the liberal arts have become the foundation for our educational approach – preparing students with the enduring knowledge and skills they need to navigate a complex future. We are an institution that, for 100 years, has provided a high quality business education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, transforming the lives of students, preparing them to graduate to become extraordinary leaders in their communities, and employees helping students to achieve that goal while perpetuating the impact a Carolina education has on people’s lives and on society.
The Associate Director of Employer Engagement & Recruiting is responsible for strategic employer and company relationships and engagements provided to all MBA students and all alumni at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. The MBA student population has now reached 2,000 and includes the following programs: full time MBA program, three Executive MBA Programs (Evening Executive MBA, Weekend Executive MBA), the on-line MBA Program ([email protected]). Additionally, this team will assist the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School alumni population of 35,000 alums from around the world.
The position will work to build new relationships, expand existing relationships and serve as an ambassador for UNC Kenan-Flagler. The Associate Director will work collaboratively with the EE&R team to lead an optimal, fast- paced, high performing, and innovative Employer Engagement & Recruiting team to maintain and build a comprehensive employer engagement and outreach strategy that aligns with the brand of UNC Kenan-Flagler MBA Programs. This will include, but is not limited to, identifying, cultivating, and establishing new relationships with companies and organizations that do not have campus recruiting relationships with UNC, particularly those opportunities for the working professionals. Additionally, the Associate Director will be responsible for expanding relationships with existing corporate partners, to uncover opportunities for all MBA Program students and alumni. This position will assist the team in maintaining oversight of the process, delivery, and outreach for high quality MBA opportunities for UNC Kenan-Flagler all MBA students and alumni. This position also utilizes contact management software and/or technology to extend employer communications.
The Associate Director will report to the Senior Associate Director of Employer Engagement & Recruiting within the Career & Leadership for MBA & Alumni Department. The Associate Director will assist in the supervision of the Assistant Director and student workers, as needed. This person will work collaboratively with the Employer Engagement & Recruitment team, Career Coaching team, C&L Operation’s team, Leadership team, other degree programs, advancement, business partnerships, faculty, Kenan centers, students and alumni of UNC Kenan-Flagler.
Bachelor’s degree is required. A Master’s degree is preferred. All degrees must be from accredited universities.
Requires a minimum of 5 years of experience in business development, recruiting, HR, career services, or related field; additionally, 3 of the 5 years experience must be in a client-facing role. Demonstrated success in building external client relationships and comfort with cold calls; sales skills and the ability to effectively and enthusiastically represent UNC Kenan-Flagler to targeted organizations; strong interpersonal and listening skills with an ability to communicate with a variety of clients at all levels including executives, alumni and recruiting professionals; professional demeanor; organizational, prioritization and project management skills; attention to detail; ability to work under pressure; flexibility with changing demands, fluctuating workloads and multiple priorities; people management skills; team orientation; strong persuasion skills; metrics orientation; exceptional presentation and written communications skills; demonstrated ability to manipulate and analyze large data sets in Excel, utilize pivot tables, and manage contact databases; and a willingness to travel 20 -30%. Preferred qualifications include prior experience with MBA program or university recruiting from a higher education or a business perspective; extensive knowledge of the MBA hiring process, industries, functions and hiring practices; knowledge of MBA recruiting systems and technologies; strong leadership skills and management experience; prior experience in market research and analysis; prior event management experience; online marketing experience and familiarity with use of social media in a business context a plus, and knowledge of 12Twenty and Salesforce is a plus. Previous recruiting, talent management, business development, corporate relations and/or employer relations experience with progressive levels of responsibility is strongly preferred.