Associate Director, Career Curriculum & Consulting, MBA Programs

University of Toronto

Date Posted: 06/18/2024

Req ID: 38047

Faculty/Division: School of Management

Department: Joseph L. Rotman School of Management

Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)


The Rotman School of Management is part of the University of Toronto, a global centre of research and academic excellence at the heart of Canada’s commercial and financial capital. Rotman is a catalyst for transformative learning, insights and public engagement, bringing together diverse views and initiatives around a defining purpose: to create value for business and society. We make a fundamental promise – Here’s where it changes – to our students, our partners and the broader community. Everyone at Rotman, faculty and staff, plays a role in bringing that promise to life.

The Associate Director, Career Curriculum and Consulting, MBA Programs, using defined student learning outcomes and identifiable methods to measure achievement of such outcomes, is a leader in the conceptualization, development and implementation of career curriculum that have high impact on Rotman students and graduates across all programs. The Associate Director leads and manages the Career Curriculum and Consulting, MBA Program team dedicated to leading Rotman’s career curricular design efforts ensuring that this highly visible area of the Career Centre is providing exceptional services to our students.

Reporting to the Director, Career Services the Associate Director will undertake the conceptualization, development and delivery of career coaching/career counselling activities including development and management of student pre-programming /intake activities, development of a comprehensive suite of career development and career curriculum programs and assessment of program delivery and success.

The incumbent oversees the Career Consultant team charged with coaching and counselling of students and graduates across MBA programs in the areas of career development and job search. Using sound coaching principles, the Associate Director undertakes the training and skill development of the Career Consultants in the areas of career coaching and personal/professional coaching. 

The Associate Director will also be working closely with the Associate Director, Career Curriculum and Consulting for the Specialized Programs as well as the Associate Director, Industry Engagement to ensure delivery of exceptional career services to students and meaningful engagement opportunities with employers seeking to hire students from the MBA Programs.


MBA or Masters, preferably in Adult Education or in a related field (e.g. Human Resources, Graduate Management Education) or equivalent combination of education and experience. Certification in HR (CHRP) or Coaching is a definite asset. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.


A minimum of 8 years progressively more senior experience in career education, training and development, executive or leadership development in a coaching role including experience in a corporate environment with a focus on career development. Corporate experience may be in outplacement/search where knowledge of industries is broad- based or within a specific industry sector(s) where deep knowledge of the corporate industry(ies) has been gained. Experience working with mature graduate students is an asset. At least 3 years in successfully managing/leading a large team of professionals.


Strong project management skills are a must. Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with a strong emphasis on influencing skills; outstanding organizational ability, thorough knowledge and understanding of training and development skills, curricula/program design and delivery, presentation skills and an ability to relate well to the highly diverse and demanding communities of students and corporate partners. Outstanding customer service focus is essential. A deep understanding and pragmatic approach to career development and coaching coupled with an understanding and appreciation for corporate needs. A good understanding of the MBA student and employer market and managerial/leadership competencies. Ability to work independently, set priorities and work schedules to meet deadlines; demonstrated decision-making skills in a fast-paced, demanding, dynamic environment. Tact, discretion, sensitivity to confidential matters. Able to work effectively with a wide variety of people at different levels of the University and with external stakeholders. Strong computer skills; good knowledge of MS Office and an understanding of how to use databases effectively. Knowledge of/certification in a variety of career assessment tools. Proven success in leading a large team of professionals in a demanding environment.


Must be capable of relating to students, faculty and the business community in a professional manner and of positively representing Rotman at all times in an area of the School that receives a lot of scrutiny and where stakeholders have very high expectations and demands.


Term contract position ending October 2025.

Closing Date: 07/02/2024, 11:59PM ET

Employee Group: Salaried

Appointment Type: Budget – Term

Schedule: Full-Time

Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone: PM 4 — Hiring Zone: $102,763 – $119,892 — Broadband Salary Range: $102,763 – $171,273

Job Category: Student Services

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