Director, Career Management, Evening & Weekend Programs
The University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Education and Training

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Booth Career Services

About the Department

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest business school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges. Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment. Chicago Booth is proud to claim: -an unmatched faculty. -degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents. -a global body of nearly 54,000 accomplished alumni. - strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities. As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Seven of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment. For more information about the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, please visit:

Job Summary

Chicago Booth Career Services is searching for a Career Management Director for our high impact, and collaborative Gleacher Center team in downtown Chicago, working with Evening & Weekend students, and Alumni based in the Americas. As a member of our overall Career Services Leadership Team, we need a leader to amplify our energy, cultivate our talent, and help us drive toward the best outcomes for our students and alumni. You will be limitless in finding solutions, developing talent, and empowering your teams to deliver as a world-class organization.

This role is for a strategic thinker who is also able to provide day-to-day leadership to a group of professional career coaches. You will collaborate with internal groups in operations and employer relations, as well as other departments within the School and University to provide a suite of career support, including individual coaching, educational programming and online learning. This role utilizes a combination of expertise in strategic partnering as well an ability to maintain the role of a trusted coach - this combination will enable you to regularly and confidently influence outcomes.


  • Serves as a member of the Career Services leadership team, and when requested, as a delegate of the Associate Dean of Career Services in internal and external forums.
  • Plays a key role in crafting and executing Career Management strategy, with an eye towards the needs of Evening and Weekend Programs and alumni.
  • Collaborates with peers in other core Career Services functions including Career Management for the Full-Time MBA program, Employer Relations, and Operations to align efforts, ensure knowledge sharing, and manage execution of programs and events.
  • Leads and manages 5-6 career coaches serving core constituents.
  • Partners with peers in Admissions, Leadership Development, Student Life, Executive MBA Program, Alumni Relations and others as required to deliver integrated support for target populations.
  • Supports collection and analysis of employment data in compliance with industry standards.
  • Understands population needs and trends. Evaluates existing models for career coaching, programming and access to employment opportunities, e.g., campus recruiting, alumni support.
  • Solicits and analyzes student feedback and evaluations, and strategizes with Career Management team, student organizations, or other Booth staff to determine program offerings and innovations.
  • Guides development of career management programming and delivers, as needed, to small and large groups of students and alumni, ranging from 5 to 300.
  • Coaches domestic and international students and alumni on appropriate career management and job search skills in one-on-one, small, and large group settings.
  • Keeps abreast of market trends as they relate to the job search (career change) and career advancement (promotion) processes around key sectors of interest to constituents.
  • Manages managers and professional staff within Career Services. Establishes performance goals, allocates resources and assesses policies for direct subordinates.
  • Develops new and current programs, such as on-campus recruiting events and career management programs, to support students and alumni in post-graduate planning and career pursuits.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 7+ years of work experience in a related job discipline.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in business, counseling, or related field.

  • Executive search, career management, recruiting, or student services fields.
  • Extensive experience in business or higher education.
  • Experience with, knowledge of, or demonstrated interest in business careers.

Technical Skills or Knowledge:
  • Strong written, verbal, presentation and analytical skills, including proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.

Preferred Competencies
  • History of successfully managing teams of highly experienced professionals and working effectively within matrixed organizations.
  • Strong track record of developing people, building a collaborative team environment and engaging and inspiring staff members to reach or exceed goals and build relationships.
  • Understanding of and appreciation for the needs and concerns of a diverse MBA student body.
  • Deep commitment to customer service and ability to set priorities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and diplomatically with students and colleagues.

Working Conditions
  • This position is currently expected to work a minimum three days per week in the office.
  • Work on evenings and weekends regularly.
  • Work, in-person, at the Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago, and on occasion from the Harper Center in Hyde Park near the main University of Chicago campus.
  • Travel as needed.

Application Documents
  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Job Family

Student Affairs & Services

Role Impact

People Manager

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Posting Statement

Employees must comply with the University's COVID-19 vaccination requirements. More information about the requirements can be found on the University of Chicago Vaccination GoForward.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

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