The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University is seeking an energetic and visionary professional to serve as its next executive director for graduate career services. The expected start date is March 2022.

The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University is a comprehensive provider of top-tier business education with a full portfolio of undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and executive programs on campuses in Bloomington and Indianapolis, and online worldwide. The Kelley School has been creating career momentum for 100 years, growing from 70 students in 1920 to an enrollment of more than 12,000 students today. Its innovative curriculum is built on personal development, teamwork, and experiential learning, with an emphasis on global and social responsibility. The Kelley School’s success is reflected in its reputation among academic peers, its student employment statistics, and the accomplishments of more than 123,000 living alumni around the globe.

The Position
Reporting to the executive associate dean of academic programs, the executive director for graduate career services (executive director) is charged with creating and implementing strategies for Kelley’s residential and online graduate business students to engage in meaningful professional development and gain competitive job opportunities with premiere employers. The executive director is responsible for developing a comprehensive strategy to effectively promote and market all graduate business students to potential employers, ensuring that Kelley graduate students are prepared to plan and conduct a successful job search in a wide variety of roles and in a range of industries and organizations around the world. To this end, the successful candidate will establish and maintain effective relationships with potential employers for internship and permanent employment opportunities for Kelley School master’s program graduates.

This senior leader will contribute on various leadership teams to formulate strategic initiatives and sophisticated operational objectives for career services. As such, the executive director will craft long-term business plans and strategic objectives to drive innovation and excellence within the area of career services, and develop strong relationships across the university and externally.

The responsibilities of this role have increased with the expansion of Kelley School of Business graduate program offerings. The school now offers a portfolio of in-residence degrees, including a full-time MBA, a 3/2 MBA in accounting/finance, and the following MS degrees: Information Systems, Finance, Healthcare Management, and Accounting with Data and Analytics. Kelley also has a leading online MBA program (Kelley Direct) and various online master’s degrees. GCS currently has 11 professional coaches, as well as two employer relations professionals and 2 administrative staff that serve the more than 2,500 students in the various graduate programs. Employment metrics are tracked across all of the programs and reported annually to the dean and to the provost.

Qualifications
This position is an exceptional opportunity for an authentic collaborator and strategic thinker who has a strong knowledge of the career services field, including extensive knowledge of job markets and employment trends, along with familiarity with professional development activities and graduate student employment opportunities.

A master’s degree in business and a minimum of ten years of senior-level management experience are required. Candidates must have a documented history of developing and maintaining outstanding working relationships with business organizations. Coaching certification and/or experience is strongly preferred. The search committee is particularly interested in candidates with expertise in strategic planning; budgeting and fiscal planning; experience with integrating diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in the context of a graduate career services portfolio; and the ability to work collaboratively with a variety of administrators, faculty, and students at all levels.

Application and Nomination
The Kelley School of Business has retained the services of Spelman Johnson, a leading national executive search firm, to assist with leading this search. Review of applications will begin Friday, December 17, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. To apply for this position please click on the Apply button, complete the brief application process, and upload your resume and position-specific cover letter. Nominations for this position may be forwarded to Michel Frendian at mrf@spelmanjohnson.com. Applicants needing reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process should contact Spelman Johnson at 413-529-2895.

Visit the Kelley School of Business website at https://kelley.iu.edu/ and the Kelley Graduate Career Services website here.  

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