University of Chicago Assistant Director, Career Development Office in Chicago, Illinois


22253 Mathematics

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Job Information

Job Summary:

  • The Assistant Director is responsible for counseling and coaching graduate students in the Financial Mathematics Program and delivering programming to prepare students for securing internship and full-time employment.
  • Reports to and supports the Director of Career Development and provides additional support to the Associate Director of Career Development.


  • Student counseling and advising. Topics include assessing skills and strengths needed for various quant finance related careers, searching for internships and jobs, preparing application materials and correspondence, identifying professional associations and alumni networks connected to their interests, networking effectively, refining interview skills, negotiating job offers and salary, etc.
  • Design and conduct career preparatory workshops and training sessions around career development topics, as influenced by student feedback and strategizing with the CDO Director.
  • Provide planning and logistical support for events relating to employers, alumni and students.
  • Support the career management database, FinMath Connect. This includes entering counseling notes, generating reports, listing events, posting job/internship opportunities, and training/assisting students in using the system.
  • Other administrative support. Communicate information about job and career opportunities to students and alumni. Efficiently distribute and manage this via email, social media, etc.
  • Coordinate CDO efforts with staff within the program and University as appropriate, (e.g. Student Services, Office of International Affairs, etc.)
  • Lead or participate in special projects as assigned by CDO Director.
  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by the person assigned to this job. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with the Assistant Director, Career Development Office.


  • Interpersonal skills and demonstrated success in maintaining strong collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies.
  • Organizational skills and ability to multi-task on frequent and changing demands while meeting deadlines.
  • Oral and written communication skills with a high degree of professionalism.
  • Advising/coaching/counseling skills in individual and group settings.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills, as well as attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as within a team.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to learn new technologies and skills.
Additional Requirements​​

Education, Experience, and Certifications:


  • Bachelor's degree required.


  • At least 2 years of career development advising or related work experience is required.
  • Work with graduate-level and international students is preferred.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:

  • Required: Proficiency in office software such as Microsoft Office, Google Docs, etc.
  • Required: Experience with social media platforms including LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
  • Preferred: Experience with client management software such as Symplicity, Salesforce, Handshake, etc.
  • Preferred: Proficiency in database management software.

Working Conditions

  • Requires occasional work on evenings and weekends.

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

NOTE:When applying all required documents MUSTbe uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit Eligibility


Pay Frequency
Pay Range

Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours




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  • Posted 30+ Days Ago
  • Full time
  • JR01838