The Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Economics is seeking an extremely motivated individual to manage the recruitment, career placement, project development and administrative tasks associated with a newly formed Master in Quantitative Economics (MQE) program.
The incumbent will be responsible for identifying, attracting and recruiting a cohort of highly qualified students. Likewise, they will be expected to build a network with external corporations, government agencies, as well as non-profit organizations to provide career placement opportunities for successful alumni. This position will be responsible for program development and analysis as well as student support from recruitment to post-graduation.
Excellent planning, organization, communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills are required as is the ability to work independently in solving complex problems. Prior knowledge and an understanding of the career market in Economics is a plus. Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office Packages, internet and social media based programs. May require limited travel. The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences in committed to building a diverse staff. Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills and the ability to work with a wide range of individuals in support of a diverse community are required.
All candidates are required to submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (including at least one supervisor, two preferred) with name, contact information, and relationship to candidate. Applications that do not include these documents will be considered incomplete.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Student Services.III
Minimum Education Level Required: Baccalaureate
Minimum Experience Level Required: 5-6 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Hiring Range: TBD Based on qualifications
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: No
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
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