Associate Director, Career Management
The University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Education and Training

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Booth Career Services FT: Career Management

About the Department

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest business 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 56,000 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:

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 1,300 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.


  • Coaches 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.
  • Conceptualizes, innovates, develops, and delivers career management programming to groups of 5-650 students.
  • Leads or co-leads the implementation of career education (knowledge and skill-building) including workshops, panel discussions, large scale conferences, and via e-learning/media.
  • Consults and partners with several functional, industry, and regional student groups to guide in planning and delivering career management-related programming to support recruiting needs.
  • Manages or leads various special projects/programs that provide career related support or strategic initiatives to address the needs of special constituencies.
  • Collaborates with the Employer Relations team; accompanies relationship managers on firm visits both locally and nationally to meet with firm representatives and discuss recruiting strategies, exchange student feedback and update on hiring needs.
  • Continually develops and maintains knowledge of MBA functions, and designated industries; accompanies students on treks to employers.
  • Acquires, maintains, and applies knowledge of career research databases and shares that knowledge with relevant constituencies through one-on-one coaching appointments, live and virtual presentations, and online and print guides.
  • Solicits and analyzes student feedback and evaluations and helps strategize with the Career Management team, student organizations, and/or other Booth staff to determine program offerings and innovations.
  • Leverages learning technologies in designing and delivering career content to support students.
  • Analyzes markets and trends as they relate to the MBA job search and incorporates tips/ advice into coaching students, and in developing career programming.
  • Partners across team and colleagues in developing and implementing innovative initiatives.
  • Conducts job search and career management related large lectures, hands-on workshops, special events, training programs, and one-on-one career coaching sessions. Acts as a resource for and directs students to other career resources as needed.
  • Analyzes markets and trends as they relate to job searches. Assesses student feedback and evaluations and collaborates with other career services staff members, student organizations, or other staff to determine program offerings and innovations.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in business, counseling, or related field.

  • A minimum five years of experience in career counseling or within relevant industry.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:
  • Proficiency in using online resources, spreadsheets and presentation software.

Preferred Competencies
  • Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Knowledge of career development theory and strong coaching or counseling skills.
  • Experience and knowledge of, or demonstrated interest in, business careers.
  • An understanding of and appreciation for the needs and concerns of a diverse MBA student body.
  • Deep commitment to customer service, multi-task, meet deadlines, and work successfully in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated initiative, and work both independently and within a team.

Working Conditions
  • This position is currently expected to work a minimum three days per week in the office.
  • Travel as needed.

Application Documents
  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

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Drug Test Required


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We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

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