Associate Director, Career Management

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Gleacher Center – Downtown

30338 Bus-Career Services Gleacher

About the Unit
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest 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 50,000 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:

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Job Summary:

  • 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, focuses primarily on students in the Evening MBA (~1100), Weekend MBA (~300), and Executive MBA (~500 globally) programs as well as alumni (50,000+). The Associate Director provides individual career coaching, creates and delivers career management programming (workshops), facilitates panels, and sources expert alumni and corporate volunteers.

  • Assess alumni and student needs, develop, and implement solutions to meet those needs.
  • Join cross-Booth coordinated efforts in the service of designing and implementing strategic solutions.
  • Conceptualize, innovate, develop, and deliver career management programming to small and large groups of students (ranging from 5 to300).
  • Coach domestic and international students on appropriate career management and job search skills in one-on-one, small, and large group settings.
  • Analyze markets and trends as they relate to the job search (career change) and career advancement (promotion)processes.
  • Solicit and analyze student feedback and evaluations and help strategize with Career Management team,student organizations, or other Booth staff to determine program offerings and innovations.
  • Partner with several industry, regional, and/or functional student groups to assist in planning and delivering career-management related programming.
  • Manage or lead various special projects/programs that provide career related support.
  • Acquire, maintain, and apply expert knowledge of career research databases and share that knowledge with relevant constituencies through one-on-one coaching appointments, live and virtual presentations, and online and print guides.
  • Oversee and operate career research physical and virtual spaces, research resources, and programs.
  • Coordinate, create, and maintain career research resources and relationships among the Harper and Gleacher Center Career Management team, Regenstein Library, Computing Services, Faculty, other Booth departments/centers and Career Services team.
  • Take a lead role in educating the Career Management team on how to use career research oriented intranet content, periodicals, books, and research databases when coaching students and alumni.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Master's degree in business, counseling, or related field strongly preferred.

  • A minimum five years of experience in business or higher education required.
  • Experience with, knowledge of, or demonstrated interest in business careers required.
  • Experience in executive search, career management, recruiting, or student services fields preferred.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Strong writing, verbal, and presentation skills required.
  • Demonstrated leadership, organizational, and project management skills required.
  • Significant knowledge of and experience using on-line resources, spreadsheet, and presentation software required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) required.
  • An understanding of and appreciation for the needs and concerns of a diverse MBA student body preferred.
  • Deep commitment to customer service and the ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and work successfully in a fast-paced environment required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated initiative, and the ability to work both independently and within a team required.
  • Ability to work on evenings and weekends regularly required.
  • Ability to travel up to15%.

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Job No:
Posted: 2/21/2018
Application Due: 3/16/2018
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