Associate Director for Finance & Consulting Careers

at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, United States

Job Description

Associate Director for Finance & Consulting Careers

Posting Number S00868JP Department Career Exploration and Development Job Summary

The Associate Director of Career Exploration and Development for Finance & Consulting Careers will advise students and create programming to serve the needs of students exploring and pursuing careers in the financial services (including investment banking, sales and trading, wealth management and financial planning, commercial banking, private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, corporate finance and insurance to name a few), and consulting (including management and strategy, healthcare, economic and executive search among others) fields. The position will build and maintain relationships with alumni and parents available for networking with students, who also often assist in the creation of job and internship opportunities. The Associate Director will also work closely with Employer Relations to build and maintain relationships with recruiters in these industries. The position will also liaise with faculty to collaborate on joint programming and support, as needed, general career educational programming and advising. This position reports to the Director of Career Advising.

Education/Skills Requirements

Bachelor’s degree required, relevant Master’s degree preferred. Seven or more years of work experience in at least one relevant career field. Experience working with college students or recent graduates is a plus.

Experience Requirements and/or Equivalents

Proven program planning and execution skills; excellent writing, public speaking, networking and interpersonal communication skills including the ability to build rapport with students, communicate effectively with a wide range of campus constituencies, and leverage relationships with alumni, parents, faculty, and staff; exceptional organizational skills and career counseling skills; facility/comfort with technology-based search and networking tools (e.g. LinkedIn, customer relationship management type databases); and vision, creativity, imagination and a great sense of humor. Commitment to equity – has developed or worked with initiatives that serve underrepresented or historically excluded groups.

Standard Work Days and Hours

Generally, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm while students are on campus with some night and weekend hours especially during peak periods of the semester (September-October and January-February). This is a year-round position with benefits including vacation time (.92 FTE ) working eleven months each year.

About Bowdoin

Founded in 1794, Bowdoin has maintained its commitment to the liberal arts for more than 225 years. Bowdoin’s reputation as a preeminent liberal arts college rests on the excellence of its faculty, students, and staff; intimate size; strong sense of community; and connections to the people, history, and natural beauty of Maine. Bowdoin’s student body is vibrant and intellectually engaged. Admission to Bowdoin is highly selective.

Bowdoin embraces diversity in all forms, and the College is home to talented students-including first-generation college students-with a variety of racial, ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds; religious beliefs; and gender identities, among other factors. The Class of 2022 at Bowdoin College is, by several measures, the most culturally diverse and socioeconomically representative class in the College’s history. The College enrolls approximately 1,800 students representing 50 states and two US territories, and 42 foreign countries. Fifty percent of the Class of 2022 receives financial aid at Bowdoin; 35 percent are students of color; and 14 percent are members of the first generation of their family to attend college. Nine percent of the class has international citizenship, or a non-US home/school address and ten percent are from Maine.

The College’s commitment to providing an inclusive and equitable experience for all members of the campus community is evident in the significant investments it has made in programs and personnel. Bowdoin recently launched THRIVE , a college-wide initiative designed to foster achievement, belonging, mentorship, and transition in support of low-income students, first-generation students, and students of color following a generous gift from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings ’83. In addition, in 2017 the College completed the search for its first Senior Vice President for Inclusion and Diversity. As Bowdoin continues to build a more diverse student body and a more inclusive experience, Career Exploration and Development (“CXD”) must anticipate and respond to their changing career development needs. To best serve the entire student body, the Associate Director will work with colleagues on the advising team and with the Executive Director to ensure that CXD offers inclusive services and programs that meet all students where they are and are appropriate and valuable for all students with a broad set of career interests.

Bowdoin’s campus is situated in a beautiful natural setting. Located in Brunswick, Maine, a town of approximately 20,000, the College is a short drive from the Maine coast, twenty-five miles from Portland and 120 miles from Boston.

Housed in the Division of Student Affairs, CXD is responsible for all aspects of career development, from advising on career and graduate study to fostering employer and alumni connections that lead to internships and jobs. The strength of CXD lies in the supportive, individualized advising and programming it provides to students over four years of study; the real-world expertise of staff; deep and broad connections to alumni, parents and employers; and the post-graduate success of students who pursue traditional and non-traditional career paths as varied as arts, communications, consulting, finance, education, law, policy, marketing, medicine, science, engineering, advocacy, research, and technology, among others.

Shift First Shift Employment Category Full Time Year Round FTE 0.92 Benefits Eligible Yes Pay Type Salaried Background Check Package Requirements Faculty/Administrative Is driving a vehicle (e.g. Bowdoin vehicle or off road vehicle, rental car, personal car) an essential function of this job? No Is a pre-placement physical required for this position? No Posting Date 09/02/2021 Applications Accepted Until Open Until Filled No Type of Posting Internal/External Special Instructions to Applicants EEO Information

Bowdoin College complies with applicable provisions of federal and state laws that prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment, admission, or access to its educational or extracurricular programs, activities, or facilities based on race, color, ethnicity, ancestry and national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, age, marital status, place of birth, genetic predisposition, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with physical or mental disabilities on the basis of disability, or any other legally protected statuses.

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Job Posting: JC192261237

Posted On: Sep 12, 2021

Updated On: Sep 23, 2021