Oversees curriculum design and execution of the Prototype for Success Career Program, which involves tailored programming for students at different stages of their careers.
Leads cohort-based programs supporting students interested in deep technology and entrepreneurship across a wide variety of majors and backgrounds.
Collaborates with campus and academic partners including the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering to provide students with experiential opportunities and academic research aligned with program priorities and student interests. Supports administration of applications and matching of students with opportunities in this context.
Utilizes first-hand knowledge and skills gained from recent industry experience to successfully counsel and advise students interested in careers at the intersection of science, engineering, technology, and entrepreneurship. Assists students with professional resumes/cover letters, graduate school applications, general career guidance and industry exploration discussions.Â
Plans, designs and supports the execution of new entrepreneurship and STEM-focused workshops, competitions, and other programming. Identifies opportunities that position students competitively in their career development.
Represents Career Advancement and University of Chicago on calls with program donors and contributors.
Prepares updates and memos for internal and external audiences regarding progress of program and how the program aligns them with the broader goals of the University.
Leads identification of and conducts outreach with employers in public and private sectors, including startups and industry leading organizations, for both internships and full-time opportunities. Identifies key industry competency requirements and creates dedicated internship opportunities for students in the cohort to gain experience and develop technical skills.
Fosters relationships with employer partners, including managing and tracking an employer portfolio to create incremental job and internship opportunities and expand Universityâ™s geographic footprint and impact.Â
Maintains efficient methods to track student data, quantify student engagement, and report on student outcomes as needed. Helps track internship and program budget allocations and performs audits.
Develops original content for career related publications and assists with the editing and distribution of Career Advancement communications materials.
Works, with minimal guidance, to write timely and effective articles about career management topics for a variety of student publications. Conceptualizes, develops, and delivers career management programming and published materials.
Researches organizations that are hiring and partners with a wide variety of employers to ensure recruitment strategies meet their needs. Maintains contact with a portfolio of employers to serve as their dedicated Career Advancement liaison. â‹
Performs other related work as needed.
Degree in STEM-related or quantitative area of concentration.
Prior career experience in a science or engineering area, utilizing scientific background in either a research, engineering, or business capacity.
Working knowledge in entrepreneurial settings such as startups, accelerators, venture capital, other similar settings.
Background working with college-aged students and/or recent college graduates.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Skillful with additional tools commonly used in innovation, such as CAD, 3D printing, data analysis skillsets, or other industry-relevant technical skills.
A demonstrated passion for supporting the success of students in their career development.
Demonstrated success in maintaining collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies.
Take initiative, and work both independently and collaboratively, with flexibility and adaptability.
Deep commitment to customer service, ability to prioritize and balance different work streams, meet deadlines, and work successfully in a fast-paced environment.
Strong coaching or counseling skills.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Solid interpersonal, quantitative, and networking skills.
Communicate to large groups as well as one-on-one with students, senior management, faculty, donors, and alumni.
Work evenings, occasional additional weeknight and weekend days.
Willing and able to travel (two to three times per year).
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