Associate Director, Career Management

University of Chicago Booth School of Business  |  Chicago, IL

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Job Overview

Posted 6 days ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Associate Director, Career Management

Job Type: Career Services
Location: Chicago, IL
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit,
Institution Size: < 5,000 Students
Employer ID: 29033

Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Higher Education
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Masters Preferred, Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Counseling, Higher Education
Experience:

Position Description

The Associate Director, Career Management is part of a global Career Services team providing career management support to Chicago Booth MBA students and alumni. The Associate Director primarily functions as a coach and educator for Chicago Booth’s 1,150 full-time MBA students, based at Harper Center on the main University of Chicago Campus.  As a coach, the AD provides one-on-one and small group support for all phases of the career and job search lifecycle. As an educator, the AD creates and delivers innovative career management programming including large classroom, experiential learning and special events, and via e-learning media such as webinars, video casts, and designed instructional tools.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Coach domestic and international students on appropriate career management and job search skills appropriate for the range of MBA-level business careers in one-on-one, small and large group settings, and virtually.
  2. Conceptualize, innovate, develop, and deliver career management programming to groups of 5-500 students.
  3. Lead or co-lead the implementation of career education (knowledge and skill-building) including workshops, panel discussions, large scale conferences, and via e-learning/media.
  4. Consult and partner with several functional, industry, and regional student groups to guide in planning and delivering career management-related programming to support recruiting needs.
  5. Manage or lead various special projects/programs that provide career related support or strategic initiatives to address the needs of special constituencies.
  6. Collaborate with the Employer Relations team; accompany relationship managers on firm visits both locally and nationally to meet with firm representatives and discuss recruiting strategies, exchange student feedback and updates on hiring needs.
  7. Continually develop and maintain knowledge of MBA functions, and designated industries; accompany students on treks to employers.

Job Requirements

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
  1. Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in business, counseling, or related field strongly preferred.
  2. A minimum five years of experience in career counseling or within relevant industry required.
  3. A resume and cover letter are required to be considered for this position.
  4. Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills required.
  5. Strong organizational and project management skills required.
  6. Knowledge of career development theory and strong coaching or counseling skills preferred.
  7. Experience and knowledge of, or demonstrated interest in, business careers required.
  8. An understanding of and appreciation for the needs and concerns of a diverse MBA student body preferred.
  9. Proficiency in using on-line resources, spreadsheets and presentation software required.
  10. Deep commitment to customer service and the ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work successfully in a fast-paced environment required.
  11. Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated initiative, and the ability to work both independently and within a team required.
  12. Ability to travel as needed required.

Application Information

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or status as an individual with disability. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer. The University’s Statement of Non-Discrimination. Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process may contact Human Resources by calling 773-834-1841 or by emailing recruitment@uchicago.edu with their request.

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