Assistant Director, Career Management Projects and Events

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Hyde Park Campus

30352 Bus-Career Services-Harper

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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 Assistant Director, Career Management Projects and Events provides operational leadership for a robust schedule of career management programs and events for 1,150 full-time MBA students. Program participation ranges from 50 to 575 students with additional student volunteers assisting with program delivery. The Assistant Director is also responsible for planning and executing program event marketing efforts with the intent of establishing a Career Services brand and increasing student attendance. Additionally, the Assistant Director plans, executes and evaluates program, project, and process effectiveness and drives both individual and team continuous improvement efforts. Beyond events, the position requires project management expertise, including leading and participating on inter-department teams, regarding resume databases; employment reporting; reservation, calendar, registration, and evaluation systems; and other relevant activities.


  • Collaborate with the Career Management team to develop and implement programs and events.
  • Provide operational leadership for Career Management and Career Resource Center programs and services.Key planning and execution related responsibilities may range from conception and implementation of programs and events to more tactical and process-driven activities such as budgeting,
  • Develop and maintain informational resources and materials such as databases designed to facilitate targeted communications with large groups of program participants or pulling together instructional content in an organized, creative, or thematic way.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain various aspects of the Career Services communications plan for career-related programming.Responsiblities may include creating integrated marketing messages to building brand awarness for various programs, coordinating volunteer participation, and managing student communications through electronic and print media.
  • Provide recommendations for program and technology innovation and enhancements based on team strategic goals, quality of execution, and assessment of student trends and needs.
  • Utilize campus databases, online survey tools, and Excel to provide a variety of ongoing and one-time reports that evaluate programming, monitor student progress, participation in events, and student engagement.
  • Design and maintain webpages and online content for student facing resources, including repository of educational handouts and recordings.
  • Apply analytical skills and methodologies in collecting, auditing, and synthesizing employment and other relevant data, providing strategic support and direction for career programming and operations.
  • Apply project management expertise in designing and executing a variety of internal processes and systems such as resume databases and reservation, calendar, registration, and evaluation systems.
  • Serve as the representative from Career Services on multi-departmental committees and coordinate perspective and involvement from Career Services for new projects, programs, and technology tools.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • At least three years of business experience in hospitality, sales, marketing or recruiting required.
  • Experience and expertise with managing programs or projects involving people who may or may not report to you is preferred.
  • Experience with managing special events, workshops, or programs in an educational setting preferred.
  • Experience with and proficient skills using a variety of media and e-technology platforms for presentations and programs, including in-person and virtual (such as webinars via WebEx, QuickMobile App, or other platforms etc.).

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Customer service attitude, strong work ethic, demonstrated professionalism, and a track record of establishing positive client relationships required.
  • Ability to work effectively with multiple constituencies such as Booth staff and students and external constituencies such as Booth alumni, vendors, or employers required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Proficiency with MS office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) required.
  • Familiarity with learning management systems (e.g.Canvas, Blackboard) preferred.
  • Ability to work extended hours during peak periods, including some evenings and weekends, required.
  • Ability to travel by car, climb stairs, stand for periods of time, bend, stoop, and lift up to 30lbs. required.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, think creatively, and facilitate problem-solving required.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills required.
  • bility to thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment (with frequent interruptions) where multi-tasking is the norm required.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 8/11/2018
Application Due: 8/23/2018
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