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Career Strategist, Asset Management, Career Development Office

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JOB FAMILY: MANAGERIAL AND PROFESSIONAL

STARS Requisition: 72626BR
University Job Title: Student Services Officer 4, Career Strategist SOM
Department Job Title: Career Strategist, Asset Management

Grade: 24

Position Focus: 

The Yale School of Management (Yale SOM) Career Development Office (CDO) supports the career management needs of more than 1,000 full-time MBA, Executive MBA, Master’s in Advanced Management Students, Master’s in Global Business & Society, and Master’s in Asset Management students and 10,000+ alumni. The Career Strategist, Asset Management (CS) leads career support for Asset Management students and coordinates closely with both the Employer Partnership Team and Career Education and Coaching Team. Specifically, this person establishes, cultivates, and leverages employer partnerships for the CDO, particularly related to asset management as well as designs, develops, and delivers career management programming for Yale SOM Asset Management students. This person also works closely with the Asset Management team, coordinating efforts to build and leverage external relationships. On the programming side, this includes large lectures, hands-on training programs, virtual and on-line/recorded programs, special events, one-on-one career coaching, and other special projects as needed. Reports to the Director of Employer Partnerships.

Essential Duties: 

  1. Develop and manage strategies to best serve Asset Management students, creatively engaging alumni and industry contacts, leveraging industry speakers on campus, creating recruiting events, and connecting students with both school year internship and post-graduation opportunities.
  2. Conceptualize, innovate/develop, and deliver/co-deliver career management programming specifically targeted to Asset Management students. Evaluate and implement a variety of delivery mechanisms including workshops, panel discussions, large scale conferences, and virtual/on-line training programs. Assist in program design for the larger student body, as needed.
  3. Coach domestic and international students on appropriate career management and job search skills in one-on-one, small, and large group settings, providing guidance and feedback, particularly related to asset management recruiting.
  4. Collaborate, coordinate, and partner with the Asset Management team, alumni and student groups, and broader CDO to identify new organizations to generate job opportunities for Yale SOM students, both domestically and internationally.
  5. Solicit, evaluate, track, and analyze data, using surveys and other tools/approaches, related to programming and student success. Lead strategic conversations with the CDO team, Asset Management team, student groups, and/or other Yale staff to determine program offerings and innovations.
  6. Market, manage, disseminate, and document career management messages/communications internally and externally that pertain to programming, initiatives, or student needs. Responsibilities may include creating integrated marketing messages to building brand awareness for various programs, coordinating volunteer participation, or managing routine student communications.
  7. Maintain current notes on all employers and students in centralized team database.
  8. Represent Yale SOM and the university to employers.
  9. Other duties as assigned or in response to changes in hiring and career trends, and changes within the university.

Required Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field and five years of experience in a related area or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  

Required Skills & Abilities: 

  1. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage projects involving a high degree of detail and requiring strong organizational skills. Excellent managerial skills and ability to manage people and operations involving a high degree of detail.
  2. Strong knowledge of early career, and particularly asset management paths and job opportunities. Ability to make independent, responsible decisions that create positive outcomes for SOM students, alumni, and employers.
  3. Ability to understand industry and sector trends. Ability to develop and maintain contacts at different levels, from recruiters to senior executives, to increase and strengthen relationships between companies and Yale SOM. Ability to provide strategic guidance to employers.
  4. Outstanding presentation and written and verbal communication skills.
  5. Proficiency with MS Office including Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint, and expertise with database systems.
  6. Ability to make independent, responsible decisions to create positive outcomes.
  7. Positive, can-do attitude with a desire to lead innovation.
  8. Demonstrable commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and track record of building and leading diverse, inclusive teams.
  9. Occasional domestic and international travel is required. May require some evening or weekend hours for student and employer events.

Preferred:

Bachelor’s in relevant field and 5 years’ experience in asset management recruiting, talent management, relationship/account management and/or corporate relationship experience. MBA or graduate finance degree, experience working in higher education career services and/or significant professional experience in asset management. Awareness of global hiring needs (i.e., visas).

Competencies:

  • Customer Service Focus – Listening carefully to and understanding customers’ needs and proactively responding to those needs in a consistent and timely manner.
  • Teamwork/Communication – Working cooperatively to achieve common goals. Support cooperation, collaboration and the sharing of information.
  • Product Excellence – Provide the best quality product available and continuously upgrade standards to maintain quality.
  • Leadership – Provide direction and motivation to others through communication, modeling appropriate behavior, optimism and high achievement
  • Innovative – Openness to new ideas and their implementation. Ability to react and adapt to changing situations appropriately.
  • Strategic Thinking – Recognize opportunities, identify critical, high pay-off activities and prioritize them to attain goals.

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