Leads and manages 6 members of the Employer Relations team responsible for maintaining and growing existing relationships with employers and forging new employer relationships for all Chicago Booth student populations and alumni.
Represents Chicago Booth Employer Relations through formal presentations, Q&A sessions, panels, and employer, student, and alumni-facing programs.Â
Participates in Career Services team leadership.Â Works closely with Senior Director, Career Management and Senior Director, Career Services Operations to support career education programming and ensure smooth operation of campus recruiting and specialized search programs.
Collaborates with Global Career & Leadership Development team, including staff members based in Hong Kong and London to ensure employer coverage and support for students seeking roles outside of the US and experienced students and alumni seeking senior level roles
Guides the strategic direction of the team to determine industry and firm focus of employer relations efforts. Analyzes markets and trends as they relate to the MBA job search. Focuses on strategic analysis of which new employer relationships should be forged and then advises and leads team in how to best execute those plans.
Develops and oversees strategy of campus recruiting and specialized search relationships to best meet needs of students and employers.
Conceptualizes, innovates/develops, delivers, and evaluates events and programming for students, alumni, and employers to enhance and build both the Booth Brand and the corporate strategy.
Solicits and analyzes student, alumni, and employer feedback and evaluations and strategizes within Career Services and other Booth offices to determine program offerings and innovations.
Spearheads marketing the corporate strategy for employer outreach to internalÂ (admissions, corporate relations, and alumni development) and corporate contacts. Including student communication channels, work with student groups, broadcasting messages, and participation in career management and educational programming.
Partners with Chicago Booth and University of Chicago Corporate Relations, with a focus on firm-wide engagement, to develop comprehensive engagement strategies, in order to generate leads and allocate opportunities to the appropriate team.
Leads cooperation with other Booth offices including Student Programs and Events, Alumni/Development, all Admissions Offices, Faculty Centers.
Meets with current and prospective employers to discuss talent sourcing and recruiting strategies and hiring needs.
Partners with industry, regional, and/or functional student and alumni groups to assist in employer outreach targets.
Provides professional mentoring and program guidance to junior staff.
Oversees the design and execution of activities and processes that connect students and recent alumni with job, internship, and other networking opportunities.
Travels 25-30% of time for team engagement and domestic/international company meetings.
Willing to work non-traditional hours, including early morning, evening and weekends during peak times.
Manages managers and professional staff within the Employer Employer Relations team. Establishes performance goals, allocates resources and assesses policies for direct subordinates.
Performs other related work as needed.
MBA or Masterâ™s degree in business or related field.
A minimum five years of experience in career services or a relevant business environment.
Minimum ten years corporate or related work experience.
A minimum three years of experience in directly managing staff.
Demonstrated aptitude and passion for leading and managing a diverse team.
Experience with global and remote teams and an understanding of global cultures.
Experience with, knowledge of, or demonstrated interest in business careers.
An understanding and appreciation of a competitive MBA landscape and the needs and concerns of a diverse MBA student and alumni body.
Poise, polish, and confidence. Must be very comfortable meeting with all levels within an organization, from junior recruiters/assistants to CEOs.
Strong written, verbal, and presentation skills. Must be able to command/earn attention in a small meeting or a large presentation.
Strong organizational and project management skills.
Multitask, meet deadlines, and work successfully in a fast-paced environment.
Proficiency in using social media, on-line resources, spreadsheet, presentation software, andÂ a willingness and enthusiasm to learn internal systems.
Deep commitment to customer service.
Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated initiative, intellectual curiosity, entrepreneurial spirit, and the ability to work both independently and within a strongly opinionated team.Â
In a typical week, the individual will work 3-4 days at the Chicago Booth Harper Center location in Hyde Park and 1-2 days at the Chicago Booth Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago.
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