Senior Director, Marketing & General Management Careers

University Of Virginia Charlottesville , VA 22901

Posted 3 weeks ago

The University of Virginia Darden School Of Business, one of the world's leading business schools, seeks candidates for Senior Director, Marketing & General Management Careers to join its Career Development Center team in Charlottesville, VA. With strong momentum in the full-time MBA and executive MBA formats, the Senior Director joins Darden at an exciting time. Darden holds a #1 ranking in MBA education experience (US programs) in the world for the 9th year in a row by the Economist magazine, and has industry-leading employment outcomes 97% of the Class of 2019 reported at least one offer post-MBA offer obtained 90 days after graduation and 100% of the Class of 2020 had a summer internship experience.

Darden's Career Development Center (CDC) provides 950+ graduate business students (MBA and Specialty Masters) with one-on-one professional career coaching, lifelong career management skills and exceptional internship and post-degree job search support. The team empowers students on their job search journey, and its commitment to student success has no bounds. The department thrives on helping students maximize their employment opportunities.

The CDC engages over 150 companies on-Grounds annually that recruit and hire students for careers in consulting, investment banking, marketing, general management and high tech. Each year, several hundred employers make MBA positions available to Darden talent often leveraging off-Grounds recruiting technologies and platforms. Our employer engagement model helps our corporate partners achieve their full-time and internship hiring goals, including accessing alumni from Darden's exceptional global network.

The Senior Director has the unique ability to build deep and meaningful relationships with both Darden MBA students pursuing marketing and general management careers and the top employers, including highly sought after Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) companies. Thus, expanding his/her network and maintaining industry knowledge and insights is critical. A successful Senior Director will interact with students to understand their skills and needs and efficiently guide employers to optimal fit with Darden's talent. Career areas related to this role include: brand management, leadership development programs (LDPs) and rotational programs, corporate strategy, business development and strategic planning.

The Senior Director, Marketing & General Management Careers will work to develop and execute the vision for a deeper engagement between students and employers in this wide-ranging and very popular career sector. A desired profile for the position may include:

  • A seasoned brand manager with multi-functional experience at a Fortune 500 company who has a passion for helping Darden students pursue career paths in general management

  • An experienced talent acquisition professional who has had progressive career responsibility over MBA LDPs or rotational programming and/or

  • A senior executive or CMO/c-suite level leader who seeks to bring his/her time and talents to UVA Darden.

In short, we are looking for an experienced professional who has a strong interest in sharing his/her experiences with the Darden community and placing the next generation of business leaders with leading companies, simultaneously helping businesses meet their talent needs.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Build and maintain network with alumni and corporate hiring executives and recruiters in marketing and general management to gain insight into talent needs, increase the number of jobs sourced at Darden and to build brand for the school.

  • Provide employment and industry insights to guide firms seeking marketing and general management talent on optimizing hiring strategies of MBA talent.

  • Leverage network and relationships to lead, manage and organize individual coaching sessions and small group meetings with students and alumni who have an interest in marketing and general management.

  • Improve quality of career outcomes in marketing and general management careers as measured by timely employment and compensation realized by candidates.

  • Introduce and connect students and alumni to marketing and general management opportunities through the design and delivery of career offerings (e.g., workshops, resources, online content).

  • Engage the GMO (General Management/Operations) and Marketing clubs, popular student organizations and other clubs as assigned.

  • Collaborate, partner and build productive relationships with CDC and other student services team members and individuals across the Darden enterprise.

Professional Experience:

  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA) or terminal degree required. MBA from a leading business school strongly preferred. Candidates in process or holding PhD, JD or other terminal degree with required work experience are encouraged to apply.

  • At least seven years of relevant experience required. Work experience should include post-MBA work experience in business (general management, brand management, marketing, and/or completion of a leadership development or rotational program).

  • Familiarity with MBA hiring processes and with coaching individuals.

  • Career progression, leadership and thought leadership in business and familiarity with case interview method preferred.

  • Executive and seasoned business professional familiar with global business trends and issues.

  • Proven ability to develop productive long-term relationships with key stakeholders.

  • Strong communicator, both written and verbal.

  • High level of emotional intelligence, empathy, integrity and collaborative ability.

  • Willing to travel and work flexibly according to student and employer schedules.

  • History of talent development and coaching in business/industry.

  • Personality and leadership presence to build credibility and strong relationships with internal and external constituencies; appreciates shared governance and is a team player.

  • Impact and results orientation; gets things done both individually and through others. Believes in and is motivated by the missions of UVA and Darden. Attention to detail and ability to follow through on commitments.

Salary is competitive with experience

This position will remain open until filled. This is an Exempt level, benefited position. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior Recruiter at

How to Apply:

Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration, please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box.

Process for External Applicants: Please apply through Workday, and search for 'R0011877'. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

Process for Internal UVA Applicants: Please apply through your Workday Home page, search "Find Jobs," and search for 'R0011877.' Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician's Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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Senior Director, Marketing & General Management Careers

University Of Virginia