The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business seeks an Executive Director for the Office of Career Management to provide overall management and strategic direction for a team of eighteen full-time professionals and twenty student employees. Reporting to the Fisher College of Business Dean, the Executive Director for the Office of Career Management will provide guidance to the office’s three directors who report directly to the Executive Director. These directors and their teams are aligned around recruiting operations and technology, undergraduate student career management, and graduate student career management.
The Ohio State University
The Ohio State University is a world-class public, urban, land-grant research university with very high research activity, as classified by the Carnegie Foundation. As Ohio's flagship university, it is the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state, and one of the nation's top 20 public universities. Nearly 68,000 students are enrolled at OSU, including 53,557 undergraduates, 11,110 graduate, and 3,290 professional students. The OSU campuses include the Columbus campus; its regional campuses at Lima, Mansfield, Marion, and Newark, which are all open-access campuses; and its Wooster campus, home to the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and the Agricultural Technical Institute.
The Ohio State University has 15 colleges that offer more than 200 undergraduate majors and 97 master's programs, with 94 doctoral and professional programs. OSU is recognized for its top-rated academic medical center and premier Comprehensive Cancer Center. OSU has almost 5,000 tenure-track, clinical, and research faculty and 2,655 associated faculty. The faculty includes members of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Medicine, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences; Sloan, Guggenheim, and Fulbright scholars; and distinguished fellows from numerous learned societies. The Ohio State University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is the only public university in Ohio to which the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has given both its highest overall classification of Research University Very High Activity (R1) and highest undergraduate admissions classification. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching has alsotwice honored OSU, most recently in 2015, with its Community Engagement Classification. The honor recognizes OSU for its extensive engagement programming and how its mission, culture, curriculum, and resources are structured to support high-impact community engagement.
About Fisher College of Business
The Fisher College of Business ranks 7th among public universities according to U.S. News and World report. The Office of Career Management (OCM) provides comprehensive job search coaching programs and services to nearly 7,600 undergraduate and over 900 graduate students within the Fisher College of Business seeking internships and post graduate positions. The college offers on campus and virtual recruiting programs and services to numerous local and global corporations annually. Through a variety of best-in-class career preparation programs, recruiting venues, job search skill development programs and services, and a robust and diverse recruiting portfolio, Fisher College of Business is annually among the top public business schools in the U.S. for the percentage of students securing internships and post graduate employment.
Fisher College of Business Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA)
At Fisher, everything our students bring to the classroom enriches our conversations, broadens our understanding, and prepares us to thrive in a diverse and dynamic business world.
Fisher, embraces diversity, equity and inclusion and recognize their value in shaping ideas within our community of learning and beyond. Ours is an environment reflective of business, where recognizing and respecting our differences can spark new ideas, better processes, and positive change and where students and faculty alike are empowered to share viewpoints, challenge assumptions and debate ideas.
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The Executive Director engages OCM team in developing annual and multi-year strategies for program and service offerings, human capital needs and overall resource allocations to ensure ongoing excellence in student employment outcomes and employer engagement. As a key member to the leadership team this role closely collaborates with the Graduate Programs Office (GPO) and the Undergraduate Office to build relationships with current, prospective, and former students. This includes supporting the units’ admission goals, curriculum enhancement activities, orientation programs, rankings and overall student and alumni engagement within the college.
The ideal candidate will manage the unit’s budget in collaboration with the Executive Director for Finance and Administration, including collaborating on revenue generation through career events and corporate sponsorships as well as overall management of college and university allocated funds supporting the OCM. Thisposition is called on to Collaborate with multiple leaders within the college in support of stakeholder engagement: executive education, multiple Centers of Excellence, academic department chairs, advancement teams including the alumni relations office, marketing and communications, diversity and inclusion office, global programs office, Dean’s senior leadership team, Dean’s Advisory Council, and others.
To assist in advancing the department this role will oversee robust data collection processes and a data insights team to provide semi-annual impact reports and annual reports highlighting student employment outcomes and innovative programs and services. Key collaborations will take place with marketing and communications team to ensure a broad distribution of reports to stakeholders through multiple mediums and channels
To support the growth of the OCM, the selected candidate will actively participate in regional, national, and international professional/industry associations and seeks leadership roles when possible. This role participates in college and university initiatives and committees as requested. In addition, the Executive Director supports similar opportunities and engagement for the OCM team.
The Ohio State University campus is in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation, and technology industries. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at visit.osu.edu/experience.
Minimum Required Education and Experience
Master's degree in a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A minimum of 10 years leadership experience in career management; Experience in managing a large team of high potential employees with a focus on performance management, professional development, retention and recruiting diverse candidates. Strong interpersonal and written communication skills. Ability to work with faculty, staff, students, and external organizations of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds; excellent leadership skills; ability to work independently and to delegate; ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects and stakeholders; ability to maintain a professional demeanor and uphold confidentiality. Proven experience with strategic data collection principles and data driven decision-making and predictive outcomes.
A minimum of 15-20 years of progressive leadership roles in career management within higher education, with a preference for significant experience within a business school environment. Experience with budget management.
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The Ohio State University is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff for employment and promotion to ensure the highest quality workforce, to reflect human diversity and to improve opportunities for underrepresented groups and women. The university embraces human diversity and is committed to equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and eliminating discrimination. This commitment is both a moral imperative consistent with an intellectual community that celebrates individual differences and diversity, as well as a matter of law. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status, is prohibited.
The Ohio State University is a dynamic community of diverse resources, where opportunity thrives and where individuals transform themselves and the world. Founded in 1870, Ohio State is a world-class public research university and the leading comprehensive teaching and research institution in the state of Ohio. With more than 63,000 students (including 57,000 in Columbus), the Wexner Medical Center, 14 colleges, 80 centers and 175 majors, the university offers its students tremendous breadth and depth of opportunity in the liberal arts, the sciences and the professions.