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Associate Director, Career Management

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2024

Department

Booth Career Services: Career Management Evening & Weekend Programs


About the Department

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest business school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges.

Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment.

Chicago Booth is proud to claim:
-an unmatched faculty.
-degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents.
-a global body of nearly 56,000 accomplished alumni.
-strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities.

As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Seven of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment.

For more information about the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, please visit: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/.


Job Summary

The Associate Director (AD), Career Management is part of the Chicago Booth Career Services team and primarily functions as a coach practitioner and educator for students in the Booth Evening MBA, Weekend MBA and Master in Management Program. Students enrolling in the inaugural Master in Management (MiM) cohort will have less than two years professional work experience while Evening and Weekend MBA (EW) students are typically working professionals with an average of five years’ work experience.

In addition to coaching Evening, Weekend and MiM students, the AD will collaborate with the Career Services MiM launch team on developing and delivering content in the required course, Succeeding in the Workplace. The course will incorporate career fundamentals and soft skills training for students in the MiM program and may be expanded to include students in other specialized Masters Programs.

Responsibilities

  • Coaches Evening MBA, Weekend MBA and Master in Management students on appropriate career management and job search skills in one-on-one, small and large group settings, and virtually.
  • Provides career coaching support for a wide variety of career paths and goals, including firms which regularly hire business graduates, e.g., consulting, major corporates, financial services firms, as well as firms in more specialized sectors, such as media / entertainment, clean tech, venture capital.
  • Conceptualizes, innovates, develops, and facilitates the delivery of career education (knowledge and skill building) including workshops, panel discussions, and guest speakers in person and via e-learning/media.
  • Refines the curriculum and build-out content for the Succeeding in the Workplace course, in collaboration with the Career Services MiM launch team.
  • Partners across Booth and UChicago to identify resources to round out students’ educational experience, e.g., technical prep for interviews, analytical skills, communication skills.
  • Collaborates with Booth departments such as Leadership Development, Student Life, Academic Services, and Admissions to identify opportunities to enhance the EW and MiM student experience.
  • Understands career interests of EW and MiM students and works closely with Operations and Employer Relations staff to facilitate connecting students to career opportunities.
  • Solicits and analyzes student and alumni feedback and evaluations, and helps strategize with Booth staff and student leaders to determine program and resource offerings and innovations.
  • Manages or leads various special projects/programs that provide career-related support or strategic initiatives to address needs of special constituencies. These audiences could include the general alumni population, subsets of students or alumni based on industry, geography, function, years of work experience, or other factors.
  • Conducts job search and career management related large lectures, hands-on workshops, special events, training programs, and one-on-one career coaching sessions. Acts as a resource for and directs students to other career resources as needed.
  • Analyzes markets and trends as they relate to job searches. Assesses student feedback and evaluations and collaborates with other career services staff members, student organizations, or other staff to determine program offerings and innovations.
  • Performs other related work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications

Education:

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

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Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

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Certifications:

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Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  • Master’s degree in business, counseling, or related field.

Experience:

  • A minimum five years of experience in business or higher education.
  • Experience in undergraduate career management, recruiting, or student services fields.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of and demonstrated experience using online resources, spreadsheets, digital content management (website), learning management (LMS) platforms, and presentation software (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Preferred Competencies

  • Experience with, knowledge of, or demonstrated interest in business careers.
  • Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational, and project management skills.
  • An understanding of and appreciation for the needs and concerns of a diverse student body.
  • Deep commitment to customer service and multitask, meet deadlines, and work successfully in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated initiative, and work both independently and collaboratively within and across teams.

Working Conditions

  • Work in-person in the office, with students three days/week.
  • During peak times and depending on student demand, work additional in-person days. This is not a virtual role.
  • Flexibility to work on evenings and weekends.

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)


When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.


Job Family

Student Affairs & Services


Role Impact

Individual Contributor


FLSA Status

Exempt


Pay Frequency

Monthly


Scheduled Weekly Hours

37.5


Benefits Eligible

Yes


Drug Test Required

No


Health Screen Required

No


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required

No


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