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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: Eli Broad College Of Business
Department: Department Of Supply Chain Management 10008570
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Administrative/Business/Professional, Advising/Counseling

Working/Functional Title

Director of Corporate and Student Relati

Position Summary

Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business, Department of Supply Chain Management, has an opening for a full-time fixed-term academic specialist to serve as Director of the department’s Corporate and Student Relations office.

The Corporate and Student Relations Office (CSRO) supports undergraduate education beyond classroom learning, with activities that are an integral part of the excellent Supply Chain Management (SCM) program for which MSU is universally known and respected. The CSRO acts as a liaison between corporate contacts and students seeking internship, co-op, and full-time employment opportunities. The office also serves as a link between company representatives who are interested in developing relationships with the faculty in the SCM department.

The CSRO director’s job responsibilities include:

  • managing corporate relations and serving as the primary interface between the department and the approximately 250-300 firms that recruit from MSU annually;
  • serving as departmental liaison to employers and Broad Career Management; involving appropriate faculty; and communicating, publicizing, and keeping Broad College Advancement apprised of company visits;
  • outreach to firms to develop internships and full-time placements;
  • collaborating with University and Broad College Advancement to increase external funding for scholarships and student events/trips; this includes working with the Advancement offices to attract corporate membership for the Supply Chain Council;
  • organizing and managing activities of the Supply Chain Council, including events to increase engagement between senior SCM leadership in firms, professors and SCM students; coordinating the SCM Career Fair, which brings in 120 firms for full-time employment and internship recruiting;
  • creating enhanced industry awareness of the excellence of the SCM program; aid the development team in funding initiatives, including visibility at national conferences;
  • supporting company relations activities associated with the SCM Association (student organization);
  • advising students with career preparation for full-time employment, internship opportunities, scholarship funding opportunities, student events, and corporate trips;
  • representing the department to, 1) evaluate admittance into the SCM undergraduate major; 2) select SCM scholarship awardees; and 3) serve on college committees to support corporate relations management;
  • supporting and enhancing existing undergraduate co-curricular activities and developing new (as needed) offerings to support MBA SCM concentration students;
  • coordinating and grading (where appropriate) an internship co-op course and multiple 1 credit corporate electives.

Required Degree

Bachelors -Business or Engineering

Minimum Requirements

The position requires:

  • A bachelor’s degree, preferably in business or engineering
  • 10 years of experience in supply chain management or supply chain related field
  • Excellent computer skills, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and Adobe
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Desired Qualifications

The ideal candidate would be a self-starter, detail oriented, willing and able to pitch in when and however needed.

Required Application Materials

CV and cover letter

Special Instructions

Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

For additional information, please contact Dr. Cheri Speier-Pero (; 517-353-6381).

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