Associate Director, Career Development

United States, North America
Jul 01, 2014
About The Unit:

Unit Job Summary: Associate Director, Career Development: The University of Chicago's Master of Financial Mathematics Program (MSFM) has an outstanding opportunity for a passionate individual to join the Career Office as an Associate Director for Career Development based in Hyde Park, Chicago, IL. The purpose of this role is to assist with developing and providing career-related support to current MSFM students and alumni. Working as part of a team, the Associate Director will work to assess and respond continually to the evolving career needs of constituents while planning and implementing strategies and approach for the MSFM Career Office. Working as part of a team, plan, manage, and provide career training seminars via 1:1 coaching, workshops and seminars on relevant and timely training topics for MSFM students and alumni. Actively participate in and represent the MSFM program at recruiting and industry events. Under the supervision of the Director for Career Development, coach students and alumni, and participate in web chats and forums to recruit prospective students. Partner with various internal and external constituencies on behalf of the Career Office, including student and alumni organizations, the Dean of Students and Development Offices, Graduate Student Affairs and Career Advancement. Work with Career Office staff to identify and implement resolutions to complex issues. Document and track interview questions in order to mentor students on proper interview best practices for specific clients, managers and position types. Represent the Financial Mathematics Program at local job fairs, promoting the FinMath brand and working to recruit a strong pipeline of prospective candidates and job opportunities for the program. Build relationships with hiring managers, and provide results on a biweekly basis. Provide constructive feedback to students and alumni based on client feedback, performance surveys etc. Work closely with recruiters and hiring managers to understand unique needs and characteristics of their organizations and communicate that information to MSFM career staff and students. Identify marketing opportunities, create and manage campaigns, and manage social networking sites.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree or 3-5 year of experience in either recruiting human capital for the finance industry or career counseling required.

Unit Experience: Experience with the Financial Services industry and career counseling specific to quantitative careers required. Experience with executive searches, mock interviewing, recruiting, or student services fields preferred. Experience working within academic and/or corporate environments, including broad exposure to senior level executives strongly preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: A nuanced understanding of and appreciation for the needs and concerns of a diverse MSFM student and alumni population as it relates to Visa sponsorship and OPT required. Significant knowledge of and experience using online resources, spreadsheet, and presentation software required. Strong interpersonal skills, self-directed, demonstrated initiative, and the ability to work both independently/remotely while maintaining strong communication and connection to a central team required. Openness to travel within the US and possibly internationally, required. Demonstrated leadership skills required, especially reading and influencing large groups. Organizational and project management skills required. Demonstrated deep commitment to customer service and the ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and work successfully in a fast-paced environment required. Excellent verbal, writing, and presentation skills required. Ability to work effectively with students, staff, and faculty with a high degree of professionalism required. Ability to handle confidential information with tact and good judgment required. Demonstrated experience in relationship building and networking along with demonstrated success in maintaining strong collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies required. Strong coaching and counseling skills required. Analytical skills, along with excellent problem-solving ability required. Demonstrated ability to master Internet-based recruiting programs and learn new technologies required. Ideal and desirable candidates will embrace the University of Chicago's commitment to excellence in recruiting and will be an advocate for furthering the Master of Financial Mathematics Program's goals. Ability to work on evenings and weekends as required.