The Career Success Manager advises and counsels students empowering them to make decisions associated with their career goals and objectives. Advise and counsel focuses on self-assessment, research, job and internship search strategies, reflection, and strategic decision making. This role assesses individual situations and circumstances, many of which are complex in nature, and creates, implements and monitors recommendations, partnering with internal/external constituencies and resources to meet student needs.
The following responsibilities represent Administration work performed.
1) Complete administrative activities such as assessment, operations planning, data management, and reporting.
2) Research best practices and peer institutions and market/economic conditions and recommend changes and enhancements to improve administrative effectiveness, services and/or resources.
3) Review existing use of technology and recommend changes to incorporate state-of-the-art systems and tools as appropriate into all aspects of the advising, counseling, and recruiting/employment programs.
4) Research peer and cutting-edge developments regarding technology and recommend changes and enhancements that will improve delivery of resources and services.
5) Recommend changes and enhancements to leverage technology to best serve the greatest number of students as effectively as possible.
The following responsibilities represent Advising/Counselingwork performed.
6) Researches, develops and implements programs and services that enhance the student experience.
7) Connect students with alumni and professionals for employment opportunities; maintain knowledge of job market trends and hiring practices in a range of fields.
The following responsibilities represent Relationship Managementwork performed.
8) Collaborate with student affairs, academic departments, student organizations and administrative offices to develop programs and publicize opportunities spanning a broad range of industries and geographies.
9) Build and maintain a network of potential employers and alumni that can provide opportunities for mentoring, internships and/or jobs.
10) Engage with associations, organizations, alumni, and employers to encourage experiential education and professional development.
The following responsibilities represent Marketing/Public Relationswork performed.
11) Identify opportunities and strategies for short- and long-term growth & expansion of program resources, value and participation.
12) Create and implement program brand identity and marketing and advertising strategy regarding programs and services.
13) Oversee marketing and advertising of new and current programs, partnering with internal and external key stakeholders to ensure marketing plan effectively targets students, sponsors, employers, etc.
14) Ensure that all advertising and marketing materials accurately represent programs.
15) Implement consistent marketing and brand messages regarding resources and services.
16) Create, update and maintain state-of-the-art website, social networking site, chat rooms, etc. that describe, highlight and explain resources and services.
The following responsibilities represent Programs/Events work performed.
17) Manage planning and arrangement of programs - meetings, workshops, trainings, events, etc. designed to provide information, promote resources and build internal and external relationships.
18) Manage event details including communication, venues, presenters, travel arrangements, materials, refreshments and technology ensuring that all are arranged and completed in an appropriate and timely manner.
19) Researches best practices to enhance, improve, and innovate program topics and delivery to better meet goals and objectives.
20) Recruit, train and assign faculty/instructors to teach programs.
21) Supervise creation of components, including curriculum development, lectures, conferences, and seminars.
The following responsibilities represent Evaluation work performed.
22) Manage development and maintenance of evaluation processes including associated metrics and key performance indicators.
23) Collect and analyze outcome measurements and recommend changes and enhancements to improve program.
24) Collaborate with internal/external partners to implement changes designed to improve/increase program goals/objectives.
The following responsibilities represent Instruction and Enrollment Management work performed.
25) Develop curriculum for course, "Introduction to Career Development," which is required of all students who wish to have access to programs and services related to internships, co-op, service learning, research opportunities and full time employment post-graduation.
26) Other aspects of enrollment management, including (but not limited to) granting permission to international students to apply for Curricular Practical Training, coordinating with Financial Aid, Student Accounts, Housing & Food Services and the International Office to ensure students' eligibility to participate in University of Chicago programs.
1) Working knowledge of spreadsheets (Excel) and databases (Access) to understand and utilize the functions of University of Chicagoâ™s information management systems.
2) Demonstrable proficiency in MS PowerPoint or other presentation software.
1) Bachelor's degree.
2) Master's degree or JD.
1) Appropriate combination of education and experience and 3 years' career counseling/advising in higher education or 3 years' of industry experience; or other relevant experience.
2) Appropriate combination of education and experience and 2 years' career counseling/advising in higher education or 2 years' of industry experience; or other relevant experience.
2) Cover Letter
3) Reference Contact Information (3)
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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