Executive Director of Corporate Relations

POSTED Sep 01 2017

Full Time

Brandeis University seeks to hire an Executive Director of Corporate Relations to develop and implement strategies for building relationships between Brandeis International Business School (IBS) and companies interested in its students and expertise. The principal goals are to expand employment and internship options for students, source and monitor student team consulting projects, and facilitate professional connections between businesses and students on the campus and in the field.

The Executive Director will report to the Dean and will be part of the School’s senior management team. He/she will lead a small staff and work closely with other IBS staff members who provide career coaching, organize student services and manage alumni relations, and faculty members who lead student teams in consulting projects and/or have strong corporate relationships. In addition, he/she will collaborate closely with staff in the University’s Hiatt Career Center, which manages career services for undergraduate students.

Brandeis IBS is a prominent professional school embedded in an outstanding liberal arts university. Each year, IBS graduates approximately 200 students with cutting-edge master’s degrees that focus on economics, finance, data analytics, and other fields, and 20 students with MBA degrees. Students are highly qualified and most IBS master’s programs rank among the ten best in the United States in their fields. Most IBS graduate degrees are STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and many students are international. The IBS community also includes 300 undergraduate students from each Brandeis class majoring in Economics and Business. While their academic programs are taught at IBS, their career services are provided by the Hiatt Career Center.

Examples of Key Responsibilities:

  • Create a strategy for building corporate relationships, in collaboration with deans, senior staff and faculty
  • Expand the School’s professional network by meeting with corporations and alumni in Boston and other cities
  • Maintain a comprehensive data base to sustain these relationships
  • Develop marketing material on IBS capabilities for employers and other corporate connections
  • Organize, with others, on-campus recruitment, job fairs, job treks, resume referrals, job-listings
  • Source student consulting projects in collaboration with faculty members leading consulting teams
  • Support career counselors in helping students find appropriate jobs and internships
  • Manage a small staff to implement these functions


  • Entrepreneurial, results-oriented, committed individual with a record of accomplishment
  • Professional, outgoing demeanor and excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Eight or more years of experience in professional higher education and/or a corporate setting, including appropriate leadership and supervisory responsibilities
  • Master’s degree in higher education or business is highly desirable
  • Some ability to travel


How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html.  Elect option for "External Applicant".   Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading.  Locate the desired job listing.  Click the job title and then Apply Now.


Closing Statement:

Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages minorities, women, disabled individuals, and eligible veterans to apply. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, or on the basis of any other legally protected category.