William & Mary, Raymond A. Mason School of Business
The Raymond A. Mason School of Business (Mason School of Business) at William & Mary (W&M) in Virginia is seeking a strategic, experienced, and resourceful leader to serve as the Executive Director of the Graduate Career Management Center (GCMC).
Founded in 1693, W&M is the second oldest university in the nation – the first was Harvard – and educated many of the nation’s Founding Fathers and leaders spanning five centuries, thus earning the name “alma mater of a nation.” It ranks consistently among the top ten public universities in the United States. Proud traditions of W&M include the founding of the national honor society Phi Beta Kappa and the student-administered Honor Code that continues to inspire alumni, students and members of the W&M community to lead ethical and moral lives.
This same commitment to scholarship, service, and ethics underscores the mission and curriculum of the Raymond A. Mason School of Business. Via residential, distance, and online education, the School serves approximately 1,400 undergraduate and graduate students, educating the next generation of business leaders by offering a highly personalized, experience-based learning environment that fosters team-building skills, self-reliance, an entrepreneurial spirit, and ethical character. This pledge is expressed in the School’s educational mission: “To nurture creativity, to mentor high ideals, and to accelerate ambitions of leadership in our students so that they might imagine the great business opportunities of the day and seize them.”
The Mason School of Business is an active member within MBA-CSEA, an 800+ member global alliance of graduate business career management professionals and employers. According to Bloomberg Businessweek, the Mason School of Business was ranked the 30th best business school in the US in 2018, and the 35th best school in the world. For additional rankings, please visit: https://mason.wm.edu/about/rankings/index.php.
The Graduate Career Management Center provides high touch, proactive, comprehensive career planning, recruitment, employer relations, and advising services for 1,000 students in the Full Time, Flex, Executive and Online MBA programs, the Master’s of Accounting, and the Full Time and Online Master’s of Business Analytics programs.
Career planning is an important part of the Mason School of Business experience. Mason School of Business students who have been successful in their career planning have landed opportunities with companies like: Amazon, Microsoft, Nationwide, Deloitte, IBM, 3M, Capital One and the Federal Reserve Bank, among others.
The Executive Director will lead the Center, its two divisions (Corporate Relations/Employer Development and Career Advising and Education), eight full time professionals and several part-time consultants who serve on the team. The ED will manage a budget of approximately $1.3 million.
The GCMC has met or exceeded its employment and coaching targets over the past few years. The next Executive Director will be expected to continue that ascent as the Center and its team continuously works to become truly world class.
The next Executive Director must have a master's degree (MBA preferred). The successful candidate will have a track record of delivering outstanding results throughout a progressive career that incorporates administrative experience in higher education, recruitment/talent management, career development, and/or corporate experience-including significant leadership, supervisory, and team-building experience.
William & Mary values diversity and invites applications from underrepresented groups who will enrich the research, teaching and service missions of the university. William & Mary is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.