The following responsibilities represent 55% of the work performed for Employer Relations. 1) The Assistant Director will assume a portfolio of existing employer partners and administer recruiting programs including but not limited to the Jeff Metcalf Internship Program, full-time recruitment. Support experiential education opportunities for students including treks, job shadowing, and industry programming provided by the UChicago Careers in pre-professional programs that enhance employer branding and affinity on campus. Work primarily within assigned industries, while gaining an appreciation for the hybrid roles many companies seek and working collaboratively among various stakeholders to achieve success in promotion and student placement. Serve as adviser to employers on developing a successful recruitment strategy. Gain knowledge of recruiting trends in assigned industries to actively promote opportunities to students and advisers to contribute to targeted placement goals in each portfolio. Work with a wide variety of employers to assess and meet their needs and maintain contact with a portfolio of employers to serve as their dedicated Career Advancement liaison.Â
The following responsibilities represent 15% of the work performed for Employer Development. 2) Build new relationships with employers in assigned industries based on student demand, market trends, and priority regions due to student enrollment. Collaborate with Alumni Relations and Development to cultivate new contacts and engage further with alumni, parents, and friends of the University. Represent Career Advancement in strategic development meetings and support their larger efforts of parent and alumni engagement. Develop and implement strategic employer development plan for assigned industry areas including outreach to new employers and employer visits as appropriate.
The following responsibilities represent 10% of the work performed for Programming and Event Planning. 3) Collaborate with colleagues to create and administer targeted live and virtual programming to make students successful in their job/internship searches. Programming includes sessions on career exploration, recruiting tools, specific jobs/industries, interviewing techniques, college/work transition, the career exploration trek program and the like. Partner with employers, alumni, student groups, and other university staff to deliver these programs. Support the planning and coordinating of Career Advancementâ™s annual career fairs, including employer outreach, logistics management, staffing, and day-of execution. Work closely with the Recruiting Coordinator and ERD to manage employer information sessions and coffee chats, company presentations, on-campus interviews, and other campus engagement activities. Collaborate with colleagues to increase employer participation in signature networking events and recruiting forums globally.Â
The following responsibilities represent 10% of the work performed for Data and Reporting. 3) Play an active role in obtaining hiring data from employers. Responsible for weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual reporting on employer relations and development efforts both within assigned portfolios, as well as overall industry trends, employer engagement, and the Jeff Metcalf Internship Program. Proactively track placement data as well as employer and stakeholder engagement. Contribute to annual outcomes reports and develop a working knowledge of key initiatives and priorities that contribute to student success.Â
The following responsibilities represent 10% of the work performed for Advising and Student Preparation Collaboration.
4) Advise an assigned cohort of first-year students to provide support on career exploration and help to attain jobs and internships. Use industry and company knowledge to provide targeted advice and support.Â
Unit-preferred Competencies 1) Ability to develop strong relationships with a wide variety of constituents, including employers and external partners like alumni and parents, students, faculty, staff, and senior leadership.Â 2) Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment and respond to change positively.Â 3) Interpersonal skills; strong customer service focus and a high level of professionalism when interacting with internal and external clients. 4) Outcomes-driven and action-oriented attitude.Â 5) Verbal and written communication. 6) Problem solving and reasoning. 7) Critical thinking and decision-making skills. 8) Exemplary organizational skills and attention to detail. 9) Ability to handle sensitive matters with tact and discretion and maintain confidentiality.Â
10) Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines. 11) Willingness and ability to work some evenings and weekends. Â
Experience 1) Minimum of one year of professional work experience 2) Experience in building partnerships is highly relevant and desirableÂ 3) Interest in career services, employer relations, and/or recruiting
Technical Skills 1) Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook PowerPoint, Word) 2) Experience with database and online systems is highly desirable (Salesforce, Handshake, Wufoo, MailChimp, etc.) Â
Required Documents 1) Resume 2) Cover Letter 3) Reference Contact Information
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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