Program Director, UChicago Careers in STEM

United States, North America
Apr 30, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
About The Unit: Career Advancement plays a vital role in ensuring our students' success after graduation. Career Advancement offers innovative and comprehensive career development services to the University's 5,000+ undergraduate students and 4,000+ Arts and Sciences graduate student populations with a focus on: student preparation, connections, and opportunities. Through career counseling, programs, and comprehensive resources, Career Advancement supports students and alumni as they develop the skills necessary to manage their career development, while working with alumni and employers to provide students meaningful employment opportunities. For more information please visit the Career Advancement website (

Unit Job Summary: Reporting to the Executive Director, Career Advancement, the Program Director, UCISTEM will manage programming, advising, and support for students interested in the graduate school track or the industry track of STEM fields. The Program Director will work collaboratively with internal and external partners to provide career and graduate school exploration, skill-building workshop , and experiential opportunities to achieve these goals and communicate successes.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required.

Unit Experience: Advanced degree in a STEM concentration (science, technology, engineering, or math) or three years of direct experience in a STEM field required. Six years of industry experience, preferred. Familiarity with liberal arts students and areas of study strongly preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Must be collaborative, self-directed, outcome oriented, and able and willing to work under pressure with frequent interruptions. Must have a strong customer service focus for internal and external constituents, strong written and oral presentation skills, problem solving skills, and been successful working both independently and in cross-functional teams. Proficiency with MS Word and Excel required. Demonstrated ability to master Internet-based recruiting programs and learn new technologies required. Detailed work required. Evening hours (and occasional weekend hours) and local and non-local travel required.