Director of Career Management, Evening & Weekend Programs
University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Career Development and Services
GENERAL SUMMARY: Chicago Booth Career Services is searching for a Career Management Director for our high impact, and collaborative Gleacher Center team in downtown Chicago, working with Evening & Weekend students, and Alumni based in the Americas. As a member of our overall Career Services Leadership Team, we need a leader to amplify our energy, cultivate our talent, and help us drive toward the best outcomes for our students and alumni. You will be limitless in finding solutions, developing talent, and empowering your teams to deliver as a world-class organization.
This role is for a strategic thinker who is also able to provide day-to-day leadership to a group of professional career coaches. You will collaborate with internal groups in operations and employer relations, as well as other departments within the School and University to provide a suite of career support, including individual coaching, educational programming and online learning. This role requires a combination of expertise in strategic partnering as well an ability to maintain the role of a trusted coach - this combination will enable you to regularly and confidently influence outcomes.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Serve as a member of the Career Services leadership team, and as requested, as a delegate of the Associate Dean of Career Services in internal and external forums.
Play a key role in crafting and executing Career Management strategy, with an eye toward the needs of Evening and Weekend Programs and alumni.
Collaborate with peers in other core Career Services functions including Career Management for the Full-Time MBA program, Employer Relations, and Operations to align efforts, ensure knowledge sharing, and manage execution of programs and events.
Lead and manage 5-6 career coaches serving core constituents.
Partner with peers in Admissions, Leadership Development, Student Life, Executive MBA Program, Alumni Relations and others as required to deliver integrated support for target populations.
Support collection and analysis of employment data in compliance with industry standards.
Understand population needs and trends. Evaluate existing models for career coaching, programming and access to employment opportunities, e.g., campus recruiting, alumni support.
Solicit and analyze student feedback and evaluations and strategize with Career Management team, student organizations, or other Booth staff to determine program offerings and innovations.
Guide development of career management programming and deliver, as needed, to small and large groups of students and alumni (ranging from 5 to 300).
Coach domestic and international students and alumni on appropriate career management and job search skills in one-on-one, small, and large group settings.
Keep abreast of market trends as they relate to the job search (career change) and career advancement (promotion) processes around key sectors of interest to constituents.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in business, counseling, or related field strongly preferred.
Experience in executive search, career management, recruiting, or student services fields preferred.
Extensive experience in business or higher education required.
History of successfully managing teams of highly experienced professionals and working effectively within matrixed organizations strongly preferred.
Strong track record of developing people, building a collaborative team environment and engaging and inspiring staff members to reach or exceed goals and build relationships.
Understanding of and appreciation for the needs and concerns of a diverse MBA student body.
Deep commitment to customer service and ability to set priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
Experience with, knowledge of, or demonstrated interest in business careers.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively and diplomatically with students and colleagues.
Strong written, verbal, presentation and analytical skills, including proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.
Ability to work on evenings and weekends regularly required.
Ability to work, in-person, at the Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago, and on occasion from the Harper Center in Hyde Park near the main University of Chicago campus required.
Ability to travel as required.
Cover letter with resume required.
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About University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Chicago Booth is the graduate business school of the University of Chicago, a private research university in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1898, Chicago Booth is the second-oldest business school in the U.S. and is associated with 10 Nobel laureates in the Economic Sciences, more than any other business school in the world. Chicago Booth is a global business school with a strong, collaborative, and impactful alumni network. Our alumni are leading businesses across the world. At Booth, our mission is to create knowledge with enduring impact, and influence and educate current and future leaders. Leaders like you!