Department: Kellogg Career Management Ctr Salary/Grade: EXS/9
The Associate Director of Career Management manages and implements an integrated program of services, resources and staff designed to empower students in making decisions associated with their career goals and objectives. This position leads the creation and implementation of state-of-the-art, cutting edge programs designed to encourage students to proactively manage their career experiences. This role ensures compliance with all associated policies, rules and regulations.
Advising and counseling focuses on self-assessment, research, job and internship search strategies, reflection, and strategic decision making.
The Associate Director of Career Management will be responsible for career advising of full-time MBA students. Included will be support for students with self-assessment, career search and job offer decision making. This position will be responsible for maintaining knowledge base of industries hiring MBAs and companies that recruit at the Kellogg School of Management. The Associate Director must also teach workshops designed to enhance students' professional development.
The Associate Director of Career Management will report to the Director Career Advising & Education.
Please Note: Flexible availability is needed, including working on Saturdays (2-3 per year), occasional evening hours and travel (3-4 times a year).
Supervises programs and services that provide personalized, coaching and advising that focuses on self-assessment, research, job and internship search strategies, reflection, and strategic decision making.
Maintains knowledge of job market trends and hiring practices in a range of fields.
Utilizes data to inform program development and allocate resources for students.
Advise student professional organizations.
Partners with internal/external departments, faculty, alumni and employers to identify career pathways and create an outreach plan to engage organizations that will result in opportunities spanning a broad range of industries and geographies.
Develops & executes strategies to involve internal/external constituents and cultivate alumni relationships.
Advise student professional organizations.
Manage and evaluate assigned student facing projects.
Create, deliver and evaluate workshops.
Other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience and 5 years' career counseling/advising in higher education or 5 years' of industry experience; or other relevant experience required; OR
Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a master's or JD or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience and 4 years' career counseling/advising in higher education or 4 years' of industry experience; or other relevant experience required.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Previous experience serving as a career coach to/working in career services and/or recruiting with professional graduate students, alumni, and/or working professionals.
Excellent communication skills, strong organization skills and a high degree of creativity and initiative are essential.
Self-starter, able to work in a professional manner both independently and with others.
Self-confidence and the ability to take ideas and translate them into actionable plans.
Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.
Ability to adapt and change with organizational needs.
Ability to be flexible and function effectively in team settings as a leader and contributor.
Ability to work with students, employers, and alumni.
Ability to work in a complex collaborative environment.
Preferred Qualifications: (Education and experience)
Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a master’s degree in business administration, human resources, higher education, and/or related field.
Minimum of seven (7) years of experience working in career services, recruiting, and/or a related field.
Demonstrated experience focusing on student learning and outcomes assessment.
Experience in consumer products, retail, healthcare, marketing or strategy is highly desirable.
Understanding of the MBA landscape.
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Familiarity with social media platforms.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 35928
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.