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HBA Career Advisor - Ivey Business School

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Category: Education
Province: London, Ontario
Position: HBA Career Advisor
Deadline: October 18, 2013
Posted: October 8, 2013

Job Description / Duties

There are three critical channels for Ivey’s Honours Business Administration (HBA) students to access their first career roles out of the business school. These include:

i) Formal on campus recruiting as conducted by organizations that have historic relationships with Ivey and work with our Career Management Corporate Relations team to place job postings on our internal job board, interview and do other recruiting and branding events on campus.
ii) Standard corporate recruiting programs typically implemented by organizations that have not historically worked with Ivey but whom work with our Corporate Relations team to post a job on Ivey’s internal job board. Typically these firms choose a “transactional” approach to their on campus recruiting process for Ivey and interviews and other events are conducted off campus.
iii) The “hidden job market” where students need to strategize and implement a specific plan that ensures they are able to find influential contacts in their industry/function of choice who can help them sell themselves and/or assist students in uncovering undisclosed opportunities.

The Career Advisor will work with other members of the Student Coaching team to develop and deliver an integrated suite of Career Management (CM) services and programming focused on helping HBA students create and implement a personal career strategy which can best position them to achieve career success. Included in this support is helping students determine which of the aforementioned recruiting channels they will need to focus upon as well as ensuring that each HBA student is aware of how to access these channels and ultimately be effective in securing their first career role following graduation from Ivey. The Career Advisor works closely with the CM Client Relations team to understand the needs of Ivey’s Corporate Partners and serve as a bridge between students and our recruiter stakeholders.

The Career Advisor has two primary, inter-related objectives:

• Programming/service design and support and

• Skills Coach to Students


1. Deliver consistent, value-added service to students. This includes understanding student’s goals and helping to define their action plans and where they are in the process of securing their roles of choice. Delivering such service also requires that the incumbent:

• Be recognized as a credible source of recruitment strategy information by the HBA student population
• Work with the Associate Director, (Pre-Experience Programs), Corporate Relations team, and other members of the Career Management team to build relevant programming to support department objectives.
• Create competitive advantage for our students by managing the timing, design, and marketing of the comprehensive suite of services that are available from Career Management. This will include initiatives across the entire student life cycle from pre-Ivey programming, to input and delivery of direct service offerings (HBA in class programming and clinics, drop in times with the HBA Student Coaching team) as well as on-line communications and tools.
• Identify and deliver individual and group coaching.
• Utilize a variety of communication forums, including in-class workshops, small group sessions, on-line resources (such as social media, career forums, etc.), partnership with student clubs and other school related events
• Utilize the annual student survey, and additional student feedback mechanisms implemented throughout the year, to measure and act on feedback to ensure CM is recognized as a critical and positive part of the students’ Ivey experience.

2. Develop a strong partnership with stakeholders in the Ivey community to enrich, deepen and diversify the suite of relevant services offered by CM that ultimately enhances the student experience at Ivey and results in successful placement:

• Effectively work with the CM Corporate Relations team, and Alumni Relations to design and launch critical alumni access points such as Partnership Program and various professional club initiatives
• Work with select professional student clubs to determine what training and development and contact with alumni would best move their industry knowledge and stimulate demand for HBA students.
• Work with Corporate Relations team to define appropriate business review meetings and corporate information sessions to attend in order to maintain knowledge and understanding of industry realities, company news and initiatives and specific role opportunities and expectations while also being accessible to corporate partners and students during events that are critical to the department’s success
• Work with student volunteers to define the design and implementation of a peer coaching program that helps provide support to students with diverse and varied career interests and helps students gain knowledge of various industries (with respect to recruiting approach, interview structure, industry norms etc.) so that students can best prepare themselves for success in their area of career interest.

Qualifications / Required Skills


1. An undergraduate University Degree with experience in Recruitment, Executive Coaching, Career Management, Outplacement or Executive Search; experience in Training and Development, Corporate Communications is an asset.
2. Knowledge of career planning and career development principles and processes along with excellent knowledge of the North American business and job markets.
3. Clear understanding and demonstrated interest in executive coaching principles
4. Proven customer service focus: in this role, students and the CM teams’ objectives are a priority.
5. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with stakeholders (primarily students, staff and faculty), to build trust and credibility through formal and informal channels
6. Strong presentation skills and the ability to deliver multi-faceted educational programs that include teaching in large and small groups in an interactive classroom setting coupled with one-on-one interventions and coaching engagements
7. Track record of success as a team player: must be comfortable self-managing a diverse workload, but understand the necessity for team collaboration for this important role.
8. High level of energy and enthusiasm for the role you play and its impact on multiple stakeholders, both internally and externally.
9. Creativity and initiative: ability to see alternatives outside the box; new ways of delivering service and building relationships.
10. Resourceful and adaptable: ability to get what you need and get where you need to go while also knowing when to ask for help in achieving your objectives.
11. Professional presence and demeanor.
12. Ability to manage clients in a timely, efficient and respectful manner.
13. Well-rounded; extra-curricular activities and interests.

Additional Information

Please forward your application in confidence to and include reference CM115 in the subject line before October 18, 2013.


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