Associate Director, Career Management

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Hyde Park Campus

30352 Bus-Career Services-Harper

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. The Associate Director primarily functions as a coach and educator for Chicago Booth's 1,150 full-time MBA students, based at Harper Center on the main University of Chicago Campus. As a coach, the AD provides one-on-one and small group support for all phases of the career and job search lifecycle. As an educator, the AD creates and delivers innovative career management programming including large classroom, experiential learning and special events, and via e-learning media such as webinars, video casts, and designed instructional tools.


  • Coach domestic and international students on appropriate career management and job search skills appropriate for the range of MBA-level business careers in one-on-one, small and large group settings, and virtually.
  • Conceptualize, innovate, develop, and deliver career management programming to groups of 5-500 students.
  • Lead or co-lead the implementation of career education (knowledge and skill-building) including workshops, panel discussions, large scale conferences, and via e-learning/media.
  • Consult and partner with several functional, industry, and regional student groups to guide in planning and delivering career management-related programming to support recruiting needs.
  • Manage or lead various special projects/programs that provide career related support or strategic initiatives to address the needs of special constituencies.
  • Collaborate with the Employer Relations team; accompany relationship managers on firm visits both locally and nationally to meet with firm representatives and discuss recruiting strategies, exchange student feedback and updates on hiring needs.
  • Continually develop and maintain knowledge of MBA functions, and designated industries; accompany students on treks to employers.
  • Solicit and analyze student feedback and evaluations and help strategize with the Career Management team, student organizations, and/or other Booth staff to determine program offerings and innovations.
  • Analyze markets and trends as they relate to the MBA job search and incorporate tips/ advice into coaching students, and in developing career programming.
  • Partner across team and colleagues in developing and implementing innovative initiatives.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications:

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

  • A minimum five years of experience in career counseling or within relevant industry required.
  • Experience and knowledge of, or demonstrated interest in, business careers required.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills required.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills required.
  • Knowledge of career development theory and strong coaching or counseling skills preferred.
  • An understanding of and appreciation for the needs and concerns of a diverse MBA student body preferred.
  • Proficiency in using on-line resources, spreadsheets and presentation software required.
  • Deep commitment to customer service and the ability to multi-task, 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 travel as needed 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: 10/11/2018
Application Due: 12/10/2018
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