Associate Director of Career Development

May 11, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: The Associate Director for Career Development assists with developing and providing career-related support to current MSFM students and alumni. Working as part of a team, the Associate Director will work to assess and respond continually to the evolving career needs of constituents, while planning and implementing strategies and approaches for the MSFM Career Office.

Unit Job Summary: The Associate Director will provide one-to-one coaching, and organize workshops, seminars, special events, and training programs on relevant and timely training topics for MSFM students and alumni. Solicits and analyzes student feedback and evaluations and strategizes with members of the Career Development Office to determine program offerings and innovations. The Associate Director will actively participate in and represent the MSFM program at recruiting and industry events. Works with existing alumni and recruiting partners, and collaborates with various internal and external constituencies on behalf of the Career Office, including student and alumni organizations, the Dean of Students Office, the Development Office, UChicagoGRAD, and Career Advancement. Works with MSFM staff to identify and implement resolutions to complex issues. Document and track interview questions in order to mentor students on proper interview best practices for specific clients, managers and position types. Represent the Financial Mathematics Program at local job fairs, working to recruit a strong pipeline of prospective candidates and job and internship opportunities for the program. Build relationships with hiring managers. Provides constructive feedback to students and alumni based on client feedback, performance surveys etc. Analyzes markets and trends as they relate to job searches, works closely with recruiters and hiring managers to understand unique needs and characteristics of their organizations, and communicates that information to MSFM career staff and students. Identify marketing opportunities, create and manage campaigns, and manage social networking sites. In collaboration with the Director of Career Development, manages or leads various special projects/programs that provide career related support.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required. Advanced degree preferred.

Unit Experience: At least five years of professional work experience required Relevant industry experience preferred Demonstrated experience in relationship building, networking, change management, and time management required Experience in counseling, recruiting, program development, student services or a related area required. Experience working within academic and/or corporate environments, including broad exposure to senior level executives strongly preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Demonstrated success in maintaining strong collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies required. Deep commitment to customer service and demonstrated flexibility and ability to multi-task on frequent and constantly changing demands while meeting deadlines required. Ability to effectively communicate with faculty, graduate students, and various administrative offices at all levels in the University with a high level of professionalism required. Exceptional oral and written communication skills required. Ability to effectively communicate to large groups as well as in one-on-one situations required. Strong coaching and counseling skills required. Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail required. Analytical skills, along with excellent problem-solving ability required. Ability to maintain confidentiality required. Ability to work independently and as part of a team required. Knowledge of Microsoft Office required. Knowledge of database management software preferred. Demonstrated ability to master Internet-based recruiting programs and learn new technologies required. Occasional weekend and evening hours and travel required.

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