1) The Associate Director of Employer Development will work within the Employer Relations team to build the Chicago Booth brand with employers.
2) This individual will focus on employers in consulting, healthcare, consumer packaged goods, retail, apparel, luxury goods, innovation and design and business services.
3) Focus is on identifying, cultivating, and establishing new relationships with firms that do not have campus recruiting relationships with Chicago Booth and expanding relationships with firms to uncover opportunities for alumni and students with higher levels of work experience.Â
4) The Associate Director will team with an industry co-lead who handles established campus recruiting relationships and international colleagues, to broaden existing employer relationships, through individual conversations, at networking events and through the development and execution of employer-facing events: including conferences, roundtables, and panel discussions.
5) Develop and implement a year-round marketing strategy and outreach plan to source employment opportunities for Chicago Booth constituencies:Â Full-Time MBA, Evening/Weekend MBA, and Executive MBA students in Chicago, London, and Hong Kong, and alumni.
6) Partner with industry, regional and/or functional student and alumni groups and collaborate with Corporate Relations to ensure coordinated engagement with target employers of strategic importance across Chicago Booth.
7) Creatively source leads from social media, students, and alumni and proactively reach out to contacts, often cold-calling company representatives, to establish relationships on behalf of Chicago Booth.
8) Travel extensively (app. 40-60%, primarily domestic) to meet with corporate contacts and gain insight into recruiting processes and opportunities for MBA hiring.
9) Capture learnings from meetings in existing CRM systems and communicate with appropriate stakeholders.
10) Establish and maintain positive relationships with internal teams (admissions, corporate relations, career coaching counterparts, alumni relations, and student groups) and corporate contacts while promoting employer development initiatives.
11) Market resulting opportunities to the appropriate Chicago Booth populations.
12) Develop communication pieces; including social media updates and presentations intended for small and large audiences to give student and alumni populations a view into the relationship development work happening on their behalf.
13) Responsible for daily administrative tasks; including data entry, calendar management and all travel planning.
1) Comfortable proactively reaching out to contacts, cold-calling company representatives, and establishing a relationship on behalf of Chicago Booth.
2) Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) and a willingness and enthusiasm to learn internal systems and social media.
3) Comfort with CRM systems and processes; track record of learning new technical systems for data capture and communication.
4) Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills, as well as organizational skills.
5) Excellent interpersonal, demonstrated initiate, creative thinking, and persuasion skills.
6) Handle multiple detailed tasks/projects simultaneously and meet strict deadlines with frequent interruptions and work successfully in a fast paced environment.
7) Demonstrated ability to work effectively and diplomatically with colleagues, as well as with students, faculty and corporate contacts in a multitude of communication methods i.e., in person, email, phone.
8) Comfortable with ambiguity--knowing when to make decisions without complete information, knowing when to ask questions and when to engage other stakeholders.
9) Professional demeanor, including tact, discretion, and a track record of establishing positive client relationships.
10) Able to work non-traditional hours, including early morning, evening.
1) Bachelorâ™s degree.
2) Masterâ™s degree.
1) A minimum of three years of experience in career services or a relevant business environment.
2) Cover letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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