The Associate Director, Career Management is part of a global Career Services team providing career management support to Chicago Booth MBA students and alumni. This role, based at the Gleacher Center, primarily functions as a coach and educator for students in the Evening MBA (~750) and Weekend MBA (~450) programs, as well as alumni (53,000+).Â As a coach, the AD provides one-on-one and small group support for all phases of the career and job search lifecycle. As a career educator, the AD creates and facilitates innovative career management programming including large classroom, experiential learning, special events and panels, and via e-learning media such as webinars, video casts, designed instructional tools, and sourcing expert alumni and corporate volunteers.
1) Coach domestic and international students on appropriate career management and job search skills in one-on-one, small and large group settings, and virtually.
2) Conceptualize, innovate, develop, and lead or co-lead the delivery of career education (knowledge and skill building) including workshops, panel discussions, large scale conferences and via e-learning/media.
3) Continually develop and maintain knowledge of market and industry trends, and MBA roles with respect to career changes and advancement (promotion); partner with Employer Relations to stay current on firm trends and recruiting processes.
4) Collaborate with career services colleagues (i.e. career management, employer relations) and across Booth to build and maintain institutional knowledge, gain synergies, and design and implement strategic and tactical solutions.
5) Consult and partner with several industry, regional, and/or functional student groups to assess and support recruiting needs and assist in planning and delivering career-management related programming.
6) Solicit and analyze student and alumni feedback and evaluations and help strategize with Career Management team, student organizations, or other Booth staff to determine program offerings and innovations.
7) Manage or lead various special projects/programs that provide career related support or strategic initiatives to address needs of special constituencies.
8) Acquire, maintain, and apply knowledge of career research databases and resources, and share that knowledge with relevant constituencies through one-on-one coaching appointments, live and virtual presentations, and online and print content.
9) Coordinate, create, and maintain career research resources and vendor relationships across the Harper and Gleacher Center teams, Regenstein Library, Computing Services, Faculty, other Booth departments/centers.
10) Take a lead role in educating the career services team on how to use career research oriented intranet content, periodicals, books, and research databases when coaching students and alumni and researching employers.
1) Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills.
2) Demonstrated leadership, organizational, and project management skills.
3) Significant knowledge of and experience using on-line resources, spreadsheet, and presentation software.
4) Experience and knowledge of, or demonstrated interest in, business careers.
5) Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
6) An understanding of and appreciation for the needs and concerns of a diverse MBA student body.
7) Deep commitment to customer service and the ability to multi-task, meet deadlines, and work successfully in a fast-paced environment.
8) Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated initiative, and the ability to work both independently and within a team.
9) Able and committed to work on evenings and weekends regularly.
1) Bachelorâ™s degree.
2) Masterâ™s degree in business, counseling, or related field.
1) A minimum five years of experience in business or higher education.
2) Experience in executive search, career management, recruiting, or student services field.
2) Cover letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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