Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Graduate Programs at the Olin Business School. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
The individual must be able to travel as needed, including conferences and events for evening/weekend activities.
The Associate Director of Professional Programs and Talent Acquisition leads a talent acquisition team and a recruitment team tasked with seeking top talent in senior leadership and Executive Management roles in order to drive pipeline for our Professional MBA programs. This position will demonstrate business acumen, be driven by sourcing top talent, and will be innovative in their thinking about ways to identify, attract and recruit prospective students. This role will apply business knowledge to inform and drive the short and long term talent acquisition strategies and priorities for the Professional Programs. It is expected they will demonstrate analytical capabilities and be able to influence with data-driven recommendations.
As part of the role this position will coordinate activities and develop relationships/networks with community service/organizations, alumni and development. This role will build relationships with both internal and external sources to achieve objectives. As a cultural steward, incorporates the university and school’s Mission, Vision and Values into the talent acquisition process.
The Associate Director of Professional Programs and Talent Acquisition will be responsible for driving the continued success of the Professional Programs. They will need to provide regular updates on best practices in industry through networking, benchmarking, and will work across departments to drive innovation and program success.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
General Duties: Build and maintain relationships with senior executives of major corporate sponsors of Olin in conjunction with Olin’s Corporate Relations and Alumni & Development teams in order to identify potential students/referrals for enrollment in our Professional MBA programs. Work with existing contacts to develop relationships with key decision makers in senior leadership in target companies.
Develop and execute a strategy to partner with alumni to source potential partnerships and candidates. Ensure contacts and client information in the Olin CRM system is updated.
Manage pipeline by maintaining extensive corporate contacts. Work with Customer Relational Management System to track communication and outreach with potential talent. Build business relationships with alumni, current and potential students.
Research best practices and peer university programs in order to build an infrastructure for and manage the sourcing of talent through alumni engagement.
Coordinate and oversee the admissions-focused alumni engagement opportunities.
Define a consistent, coherent, customized and targeted approach to working with alumni and collaborate with campus partners, including but not limited to, Alumni and Development, Weston Career Center, Student Affairs and others who have direct links to alumni groups.
Help define Key Performance Indicators, and collect and analyze data to determine impact of alumni engagement on admissions outcomes.
Collaborate with sales and leadership to secure, retain, and grow pipeline. May assist sales team with best practices in qualifying leads from digital campaigns, conferences, references, tradeshows, etc.
Identify market trends and collaborate on recruitment strategies around diverse populations to develop and execute targeted diversity recruitment: military, women, ethnic, geographic, etc.
Ensure deep understanding of the talent need through research and conversations with various stakeholders, corporations, alumni and prospective students.
Supervise two Assistant Directors of Talent Acquisition and two Recruiters. Coach, mentor and train all staff on an on-going basis.
Marketing Events & Recruitment: Collaborate with the team to identify, target and source a growing base of alumni who will assist with recruitment initiatives and identify alumni that may have talent in their organization that are ready for advanced education.
Actively manage relationships with alumni in order to accomplish objectives.
Create regular reports, updates and meeting with Olin Advancement to help drive collaborative efforts.
Plan and attend alumni-specific events.
Plan and attend admissions-specific events. Assist with the organization and execution of admissions events.
Manage the Alumni LinkedIn group.
Respond daily to constituent inquiries, questions and requests via email and LinkedIn.
Collaborate with Alumni & Development to create and maintain a robust portfolio of EMBA activities and events to keep the alumni highly engaged and to advance the continued development of our alumni. Take an active role in the engagement of our EMBA alumni advisory board.
Develop and present educational programs and events for admissions and referral-focused alumni engagement.
Perform alumni outreach to develop, retain, and grow relationships with alumni.
Coordinate with admissions leadership and recruitment team to match available alumni resources to identified needs within the recruitment plan.
Develop workshops, outreach presentations and other recruitment resources for alumni.
Engage in special projects and strategic initiatives related to the EMBA program.
Partner with Olin senior faculty and senior leadership on the delivery of special projects.
Five years of related experience.
Master of Business Administration (MBA) or Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) degree.
Previous university and corporate experience.
The hiring range for this position is $52,943 - $68,816 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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