Associate Director - Finance and Consulting Careers
This is a great role for someone with experience in finance, consulting or both to engage with young people aspiring to careers in these fields. The Associate Director of Career Exploration and Development (“CXD”) for Finance & Consulting Careers will advise students and create programming to serve the needs of those exploring and pursuing careers in the financial services (including, but not limited to, investment banking, sales and trading, wealth management and financial planning, commercial banking, private equity, venture capital, hedge funds, corporate finance and insurance), and consulting (including management and strategy, healthcare, economic and executive search) fields. The position will build and maintain relationships with alumni and parents who often volunteer to network with students and provide CXD with job and internship opportunities. The Associate Director will also work closely with CXD’s Employer Relations Team to build and maintain relationships with employers in these industries. The position will also liaise with faculty on an as-needed basis to collaborate on joint programming and advising. The Associate Director may also serve as a liaison/advisor to Bowdoin student pre-professional clubs in these fields. This position reports to the Director of Career Advising.
Bachelor’s degree required; relevant Master’s degree preferred. Seven or more years of work experience in at least one of the relevant career fields. Experience working with college students or recent graduates is a plus.
- Experience working directly in either financial services or consulting or experience advising students or recent graduates about careers in financial services or consulting.
- 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); vision, creativity, imagination and a great sense of humor.
- Experience working in finance, preferably investment banking.
- Commitment to equity proven by developing or working with initiatives that serve underrepresented or historically excluded groups
Standard work days/hours: Generally, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm while students are on campus with occasional night and weekend hours especially during peak periods of the semester (September-October and January-February). This is a .92 FTE with benefits including vacation time. Working in-person on-campus preferred. Will consider remote work for employee unable to relocate to Maine.