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Associate Director, Cornell Tech Career Advising for MBA & MSBA Career Services (Hybrid), Cornell SC Johnson School of Business

Cornell University

Cornell University

New York, NY, USA
Posted on Friday, May 31, 2024
About the SC Johnson College of Business:

Leading at the intersection of people, business, and technology, the Cornell SC Johnson College of Business is one of the most comprehensive business schools in the nation and includes many areas of expertise not found in any other leading institution. The college comprises comprised of the university’s three accredited business schools, each of which is recognized as among the best in higher education: the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management, the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management, and the School of Hotel Administration. Our academic research; industry and community engagement; and undergraduate, graduate, and professional degree programs all reflect the future of business: flexible, collaborative, and cross-disciplinary. The college community includes 244 research faculty, 44,000 alumni, and nearly 3,300 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students. The SC Johnson College of Business has an unparalleled resource base from which to draw—within the college, Cornell Tech in New York City, and Cornell University broadly.

About Cornell Tech:

Cornell Tech is a graduate campus of Cornell University that brings together faculty, students, business leaders and tech entrepreneurs in a catalytic environment to reinvent the way we live in the digital age.

A hallmark of Cornell Tech is a rapid pace of change and growth, which serve as opportunities to pursue excellence and improvement, not merely scale. We iterate to learn quickly from our activities and to improve our programs and ways of working. We further expect our organizational structure to continue to change, given the pace of our activities and programs and our iterative learning process. We see Cornell Tech serving as a model organization for our students, demonstrating the operations of a highly effective, dynamic, information-age organization.

About the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management:

The Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell delivers educational programming across six different MBA programs with the intent of developing highly successful and ethical business leaders of the future. Relying on the pillars of performance learning, a collaborative community and Cornell’s vast connections, the Johnson faculty produce students equipped to excel in the current cross-functional, collaborative, digital economy. Johnson’s Career Management Center prepares MBA students from both the residential and executive programs for a competitive job market with advising, workshops, networking, and access to appropriate tools/resources.

This Position:

While position responsibilities vary, every member of our community is expected to foster a culture of belonging and a psychologically healthy work environment by communicating across differences; being cooperative, collaborative, open, and welcoming; showing respect, compassion, and empathy; engaging and supporting others regardless of background or perspective; speaking up when others are being excluded or treated inappropriately; and supporting work/life integration of oneself and others.

Reporting directly to the Managing Director of Johnson Residential MBA & MSBA Career Services, with a dotted line to the Senior Director of Career Management at Cornell Tech, the Career Advisor will support business students in the Johnson Cornell Tech MBA Program (including 1 +1Tech Program students) during their time on the Cornell Tech campus.

The Career Advisor will serve as a functional and industry specialist in the tech industry advising diverse MBA students pursuing a variety of career paths within that industry and beyond. Year-round coaching duties may include advising on resume and cover letter writing, networking, interviewing skills, job search strategies, and U.S. work authorization policies and immigration trends. Knowledge of technology and related industries, including emerging trends, will be very important given the student’s interest.

This role will work closely with the Ithaca CMC team (including the Ithaca Tech Career Advisor). The position will also coordinate with the Cornell Tech Career Management team, particularly around employer outreach, company visits, campus events, and logistics. In addition to working with students, this role will also include corporate engagement to strengthen relationships with the Johnson Cornell Tech and 1+1 Tech MBA programs.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree with 3 – 5 years of work experience in a corporate or university setting.
  • Experience working with international students or experience demonstrating intercultural communicative competency.
  • Familiarity with U.S. immigration policies and trends affecting MBA level graduates.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Experience in and/or demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and wellbeing.
  • Demonstrated skill in understanding of cultural differences.
  • Proven experience connecting diversity, inclusion, and wellbeing practices to business goals.
  • Successful track record of driving results and with high levels of client satisfaction.
  • Comfortable working with both high levels of autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated understanding of MBA recruiting environment and cycle.
  • Willingness to continuously examine processes and seek improvements.
  • Familiarity with MS Office.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An MBA degree or equivalent.
  • 5 or more years in a corporate setting, MBA career management, or MBA student services role.
  • Experience coaching and mentoring MBAs and/or graduate-level students.
  • Experience developing and executing orientation programs, career development curriculum, stand-alone job search skill development seminars, peer coaching programs, and/or career/leadership skills courses.
  • Familiarity with a range of student-centered pedagogical approaches to learning and new skill development.
  • Understanding of MBA program rankings and key career services metrics.
  • Familiarity with traditional MBA career pathways and current job market.
  • Familiarity with common career services technologies/ CRMs / edTech platforms, such as: 12Twenty, Canvas, Qualtrics, Vmock, MBA Exchange, and Salesforce.
  • Experience in corporate relationship development and maintenance.

Rewards & Benefits at Cornell:

This position is a full-time position based at the Cornell Tech campus on Roosevelt Island in New York, New York and is eligible for benefits. If interested in applying, please include a cover letter in your application so we can better understand your interest in the position. No visa sponsorship is available for this position.

Cornell has been nationally recognized as an award-winning workplace for our health, wellbeing, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. Cornell’s key benefits include:

  • Health Care – Several excellent plan options for medical, dental, prescription drug, and vision care coverage.
  • Generous Paid Time Off & Leave Provisions with flexible work options – This includes vacation time, health and personal time, holidays, and parental leave.
  • Retirement Plans – Employees are eligible for the 403(b) Cornell University Retirement Plan (CURP) which offers superior retirement savings benefits.
  • Education – Options include the Employee Degree Program, taking classes to enrich your career skills, New York’s 529 College Savings Program, and Cornell Children’s Tuition Scholarship.

To explore the full range of Cornell Employee Benefits further follow the link: Cornell Benefits.

Familiarize yourself with Cornell's COVID-19 workplace guidance as well as the university's COVID-19 services and information.

University Job Title:

Student Career Services Associate III

Job Family:

Student Services



Pay Rate Type:


Pay Range:

$87,748.00 - $121,873.00

Remote Option Availability:




Contact Name:

Melissa Dorward-Bauman

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