Asst. Dir., GRAD Career Development (Social Sciences)
University of Chicago
August 8, 2018
Location: University of Chicago Bookstore
The assistant director (AD) serves as the primary career advisor to graduate students, postdocs, and recent graduate alumni from the social sciences division (SSD). The AD is also the primary liaison from the UChicagoGRAD career development team to staff and faculty in SSD. Through development of programs, workshops, and one-on-one advising, the AD builds and maintains resources to help SSD students and postdocs advance their careers and prepare for the next steps after the conclusion of their academic training.
Advise students, postdocs, and recent graduate alumni concerning their professional development, educational and career trajectory, and other related matters in one-on-one advising sessions.
Plan and implement professional development events, and workshops, as well as other opportunities.
Develop relationships and work closely with campus partners on career development initiatives.
Follow up with students, postdocs and graduate alumni via email and phone to track progress. Measure placement outcomes.
Coordinate with employer relations specialists and engage with employers on behalf of students in this population.
Contribute to large-scale events run by UChicagoGRAD and campus partners.
Excellent collaborator with experience working with faculty and administrators on group projects.
Familiarity with the tenure-track academic job market and application process for students/postdocs within this population.
Familiarity with some of the industry, government, and nonprofit career options that are common for students in this population including the recruitment and application processes.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Master's degree in an relevant academic discipline required
Doctoral degree in relevant academic discipline preferred
Experience advising/coaching/mentoring students in a one-on-one setting required.
Experience developing programs, planning events, and measuring outcomes preferred.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Advanced skills in using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint
Facility with using databases and online tools to track and analyze data
Preferred: familiarity with career services management tools
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Some evening and weekend work required
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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