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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 Associate Director of Talent Acquisition collaborates with a team of recruitment staff to seek top talent in senior leadership and Executive Management roles in order to drive pipeline for our Executive MBA program. This position will demonstrate business acumen, be driven by sourcing top talent, and will be innovative in her/his 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 EMBA program. 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, social media, and internet sites. 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 Talent Acquisition will be responsible for driving the continued success of the EMBA program. They will need to provide regular updates on best practices in industry through benchmarking and will work across departments to drive innovation and program success.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. General responsibilities:
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 for enrollment in our EMBA program. 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 local organizations 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 current and potential students. Recruit passive candidates while building sustainable relationships.
Collaborate with sales and leadership to secure, retain, and grow pipeline. May assist sales team with 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. Partner with marketing department on marketing projects and creative initiatives. Develop diversity messaging and communication and create a follow up plan to track diverse prospects identified in various campaigns.
Ensure deep understanding of the talent need through research and conversations with various stakeholders, corporations, alumni and prospective students.
2. Student Engagement and Initiatives:
Partner with student affairs team and lead EMBA specific student engagement initiatives surrounding specific populations including but not limited to military, women, under-represented minorities, students that travel in for the program, etc.
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.
3. Marketing, Events & Recruitment:
Acts as primary representative and attend recruitment events that include but are not limited to, university events, community meetings and gatherings, and Olin specific events.
Collaborate with Alumni and Development on referrals and attend targeted alumni events that would have the potential for referral source.
Primary representative on various committees that may include but are not limited to Corporate Partnership Programs, Alumni Engagement and Community Outreach.
Attend networking events to represent Olin and develop new contacts.
4. Special Projects:
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.
Bachelor's degree required and 5 years of related work experience.
MBA/EMBA degree preferred.� Business education preferred.
Previous university and corporate experience helpful.
Knowledgeable about the school, its culture and program offerings.
Comfortable making cold calls and talking to new people all day.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills; the ability to call, connect and interact with potential customers.
Persuasive and goal-oriented.
Possesses an energetic, outgoing, and friendly demeanor.
Eager to expand pipeline reach with new sales, clients, and territories.
Self-motivated and self-directed.
Able to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently.
In-depth understanding of school, program, services and our position in the industry.
Able to professionally and confidently communicate with C-Level Executives.
Able to work accurately under stress and pressure to meet competing deadlines.
Excellent analytical and time-management skills.
Creative problem solver who thrives when presented with a challenge.
Tenacity to handle rejection and continue on with a positive attitude when reaching out to next potential client.
Ability to work with diverse populations including students, staff, faculty, and external customers.
Ability to market our programs using personal selling and marketing techniques.
Demonstrated ability to work in a complex high volume environment, prioritize activities and meet deadlines.
Strong quantitative, analytical and reporting skills.
Willingness to travel.
Availability for evening/weekend activities.
The hiring range for this position is $51,909 - $67,470 annually.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
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Internal Applicant Instruction:
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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