Associate Director, Global Sector Lead – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

Marshall Graduate Career Services equips our 4,000 MBA and MS graduate enrolled students with the skills, knowledge and resources that inspire confidence to achieve career success upon graduation and for life. We build long-term relationships with employers to connect them with the talent needed to meet the challenges of today’s marketplace. We provide a personalized approach to career education and candidate preparation. The Graduate Career Services staff partner with students to ensure they are knowledgeable of the required skills and competencies needed to succeed on the job from day one.

We are seeking a successful, experienced professional who possesses both desire and initiative to broaden the base of recruiting relationships for our graduate student population. This individual will enthusiastically promote the broad array of career service support offerings to our employer partners.

Associate Director, Global Sector Lead    

We are seeking a successful, experienced Management Consulting professional familiar with early career talent acquisition practices across the global professional services industry. This individual will serve in a hybrid role, as industry relationship manager and student career preparation coach. (internally referred to as “Global Sector Lead”) This individual will promote the services we offer and prepare strategic recommendations that best support the employer talent acquisition objective(s). This individual joins a team of experienced industry professionals who advise and coach students regarding career opportunities and job search strategies.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manages and expands corporate relationships with current and prospective recruiting partners in the Consulting and Professional Services Industry
  • Communicates the value proposition of the various Marshall MBA and MS graduate degree programs to employers, including curriculum coursework, program admission requirements, and student population demographics.
  • Consults and collaborates with employers in the development and execution of strategic recruiting plans to support the organization’s full-time and internship roles matching the skills and interest with MBA and MS candidates.
  • Educates students about the various company business models, industry trends and future employment opportunities.
  • Educates and coaches students on strategies to best present their value, skill set and unique differentiation to achieve a competitive advantage in their consulting industry job search.
  • Partners with graduate student led organizations on career education and recruitment preparation activities, such as skill development, career panels, company visits, and alumni mentorships.
  • Builds and maintains an active advocate alumni network of employed professionals who assist as subject matter experts, student mentors and advisors to the career services office.
  • Maintains effective and frequent communication variety of constituencies (i.e., students, career center colleagues, employer partners, and faculty)
  • Administrative tasks assigned include: 12Twenty database management & email marketing support; operational assistance in the planning and execution of all on-campus and virtual recruiting events (multi-company; presentations; networking; coffee chats & interviews); evaluate external vendor resources, negotiate contract, and supervise service implementation; supervise student Peer Coaches
  • Travels as necessary off campus to employer sites for business development meetings, on-site company visits with students, attendance at conferences, career education/skill-building, alumni, and other professional association networking events.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree (MBA strongly preferred)
  • 8+ years’ full-time, progressive career path in the consulting/professional services industry
  • Prior experience and involvement in early career talent MBA recruiting
  • Demonstrated competencies in relationship management, business development or partnerships held in prior career roles.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum Experience: 3 years full-time work experience in consulting/professional services
  • Minimum Field of Expertise: Work experience in early career university talent acquisition, experience in counseling and career services and advisement.

Anticipated Hiring Range

The annual base salary range for this position is $80,019 – $93,277 – $106,561. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

Work Arrangement

On-site full time on campus with the ability to work evenings and occasional weekends. Limited remote work flexibility with supervisory approval.

Required Documents and Additional Information

  • Resume and cover letter required (may be uploaded as one file). Please do not submit your application without these documents.
  • Job openings are posted for a minimum of five calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended, so please apply on the same business day if interested.
  • USC has excellent benefits, including health benefits for staff and their family with access to the renowned university medical network; eligibility for retirement plans with employer contributions after six months of employment; tuition benefits for staff and their family; free Professional Development classes; central Los Angeles location with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to sporting and other campus events.

Why join USC?

The University of Southern California (USC) is a leading private research university located in Los Angeles – a global center for arts, technology, and international business. As the city’s largest private employer, responsible for more than $5 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic schools and units. As a USC employee, you will enjoy excellent benefits and perks and be a member of the Trojan Family – the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work. The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer that Values Diversity.


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