Director, Career Services (Enterprise Risk Management)

Columbia University

New York, NY

New York, NY
30+ days ago


+ Requisition no: 516628

+ Work Type: Full Time

+ Location: Campus|Morningside

+ School/Department: null

+ Categories: Other,Stdnt Affairs/Educational Admn,General Administration

+ Job Type: Officer of Administration

+ Bargaining Unit:

+ Regular/Temporary: Regular

+ End Date if Temporary:

+ Hours Per Week: 35

+ Salary Range:

Position Summary

The Director, Career Services assists the Academic Director in the management of the program as it relates to student career development, marketing the program to industry, cultivating corporate partnerships, and enhancing faculty recruitment efforts. The Director, Career Services will serve as Columbia University's liaison to the corporate, professional, and industry communities in conjunction with the Academic Director. The incumbent will be the primary party responsible for building and maintaining industry relationships and creating pathways for internship and career opportunities for students. The Director, Career Services will take an active role with the Academic Director in creating the strategic plan for key Program components that enhance the student experience by providing opportunities for students to explore career options and develop career decision-making skills. The role is responsible for supporting the implementation of key aspects of the strategic plan through close collaboration with cross-departmental colleagues in Career Strategies, Industry Relations, Alumni Relations, and Faculty Affairs.


Reinforcing the Academic Directors’ efforts, the Director, Career Services is responsible for:

+ Recruiting, developing, managing, and retaining industry relationships in support of the Program and students

+ Cultivating relationships with employers, understanding their hiring and recruiting needs, and promoting opportunities for Program students

+ Building ongoing relationships with Program alumni and securing career development opportunities for current students

+ Facilitating engagement opportunities for Program students with industry professionals, employers, and alumni

+ Assisting in planning, promoting, and implementing programmatic events focused on student career development, such as workshops, speakers’ panels, and networking sessions

+ Assisting with the active recruitment, appointment, onboarding and orientation of top-tier faculty for the Program

+ Building relationships with high profile faculty across leading institutions, advocating for the program and Columbia’s employer brand

+ Enhancing the Program’s social media presence, sharing brand-building stories, and cultivating a broad network of followers

+ Perform other duties and special projects as assigned or requested

Minimum Qualifications

+ Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree desirable

+ 5 years related experience

+ A resume and cover letter with salary requirements must be submitted to be considered for the position

Preferred Qualifications

+ Prior experience as a Chief Risk Officer in the banking and/or financial services industry

Other Requirements

+ Experience in client development or industry relations

+ Strong professional network of ERM contacts, such as CROs

+ Entrepreneurial spirit with proven success building new practices and approaches

+ Strong relationship builder with the ability to influence key decision-maker

+ Strong communication skills; ability to interface at all levels inside and outside of the university

+ Ability to problem-solve, establish priorities, and work under pressure without supervision required

+ Strong customer service mentality

+ Strong attention to detail and organizational skills required

+ Ability to be flexible in a changing environment

+ Strong communication skills; ability to interface at all levels in the organization

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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