Associate Director of GRAD Employer Relations

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Hyde Park Campus

40662 UChicago GRAD

About the Unit
UChicagoGRAD is part of the Office of the Provost and supports graduate students and postdocs at every stage of their academic careers. UChicagoGRAD functions as a one-stop shop for graduate students and postdocs to access resources that support timely degree completion and to enhance professional preparation that helps them translate their degrees into a variety of careers. UChicagoGRAD works with academic departments and divisions as well as campus-wide offices to develop and implement graduate and postdoc-focused programs, workshops, and events; training and support tailored to UChicago graduate students and postdocs; and administrative practices and policies in support of graduate education.

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Associate Director of GRAD Employer Relations will oversee employer relations for graduate students and lead a multi-unit partnership, specifically dedicated to increasing employer connection opportunities for professional Master's students in quantitative and computational disciplines. This employee will report directly to the Director of GRAD Career Development & Employer Relations and will collaborate closely with administrative leaders from partner-units (The Graham School, the Computer Science Department, and the Financial Mathematics Program) to achieve specific goals related to student-employer engagement, serving the unique needs of each program.


  • Increase employer presence on campus including career fairs and info sessions
  • Form new relationships with high-priority employers, as determined by partnering units
  • Facilitate employer site visits for students including treks to cities with strong technology sectors
  • Create innovative new formats for student-employer interaction that go beyond traditional models and set a clear distinction between UChicago and its peer institutions
  • Improve recent alumni tracking and communication to build sustained hiring pipelines
  • Increase use of internal job board(s) by employers and students
  • Coordinate employer outreach with campus partners to ensure consistent and efficient communication

  • Foster partnership and collaboration: build bridges externally with employers as well as internally between partnering units
  • Create strategic vision and purpose: Develop innovative strategy to make UChicago a leader in providing employer connections for graduate students
  • Communicate effectively & with influence: Inspire high-profile employers to consider UChicago as a top talent-recruitment source
  • Lead performance & flawless execution: Effectively implement ambitious set of initiatives for the benefit of students in partnering units
  • Effectively manage performance: Respond attentively and adapt to needs of partnering units and use data analysis methods to assess progress on various initiatives

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required, advanced degree preferred

  • Experience in employer relations or corporate recruiting in quantitative and/or technical fields
  • Extensive knowledge of corporate recruiting processes for technical jobs within the technology and financial services sectors and beyond (including technical interviews)
  • Experience collaborating across multiple units or teams and balancing interests of multiple stakeholders
  • Personnel management strongly preferred

Technical Knowledge or Skills
  • Knowledge of basic data analysis tools including Microsoft Excel
  • Familiarity with terminology related to technical skills and competencies that are relevant to jobs in technology, finance, and analytics
  • Knowledge of employment trends and recruitment procedures in technical industries
  • Preferred: Knowledge of CRM platforms and/or CSM

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
  • Up to 10% travel may be required

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 10/30/2018
Application Due: 12/29/2018
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