Northwestern University Associate Director, Career Management in Evanston, Illinois

Job Summary:

The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University is a premier institution for management education. Founded in 1908 and based just outside of Chicago, Kellogg is home to a renowned, research-based faculty and the best and brightest MBA students from around the world.

Global business education is different today because of the teamwork and collaboration models that Kellogg pioneered 40 years ago. And, in the 21st century, Kellogg is truly a different voice in management education: We believe business can be bravely led, passionately collaborative and world changing.

At Kellogg, we are educating, equipping and inspiring leaders to excel in today's complex Collaboration Economy. As a global community, Kellogg welcomes and embraces diverse perspectives that together enrich learning. Our vibrance can be seen throughout our dynamic community:

  • Kellogg students learn to build strong organizations that drive value creation in markets, harness the architectures of collaboration, deftly navigate between the private and public sectors, and innovate in the marketplace at firms large and small.
  • Our world-class faculty are recognized thought leaders whose teaching and cutting-edge research change how the world thinks about complex problems affecting business and society.
  • The school's powerful global alumni network is 54,000-strong, comprised of true Kellogg leaders who lead top organizations.

The Associate Director of Career Management will be responsible for career advising of full-time MBA students. Included will be support for students with self-assessment, career search and job offer decision making. This position will be responsible for maintaining knowledge base of industries hiring MBAs and companies that recruit at the Kellogg School of Management. The Associate Director must also teach workshops designed to enhance students' professional development.

The Association Director of Career Management will report to the Director Career Advising & Education.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Advising/Counseling
  • Supervises programs and services that provide personalized, coaching and advising that focuses on self-assessment, research, job and internship search strategies, reflection, and strategic decision making
  • Manages customer service; creates associated practices & procedures & metrics to measure success
  • Maintains knowledge of job market trends and hiring practices in a range of fields
  • Utilizes data to inform program development and allocate resources for students
  • Advise student professional organizations
  • Relationships
  • Partners with internal/external departments, faculty, alumni and employers to identify career pathways and create an outreach plan to engage organizations that will result in opportunities spanning a broad range of industries and geographies
  • Develops & executes strategies to involve internal/external constituents and cultivate alumni relationships
  • Advise student professional organizations
  • Administrative
  • Manage and evaluate assigned student facing projects
  • Create, deliver and evaluate workshops
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a master's or higher degree and 5 years' career coaching in higher education or 5 years' of industry experience; or other relevant experience required.

Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)

  • Previous experience serving as a career coach to/working in career services and/or recruiting with professional graduate students, alumni, and/or working professionals.
  • Excellent communication skills, strong organization skills and a high degree of creativity and initiative are essential.
  • Self-starter, able to work in a professional manner both independently and with others.
  • Self-confidence and the ability to take ideas and translate them into actionable plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Ability to adapt and change with organizational needs.
  • Ability to be flexible and function effectively in team settings as a leader and contributor.
  • Ability to work with students, employers, and alumni.
  • Ability to work in a complex collaborative environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a master’s degree in business administration, human resources, higher education, and/or related field.
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of experience working in career services, recruiting, and/or a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience focusing on student learning and outcomes assessment
  • Experience in consulting or corporate strategy is highly desirable
  • Understanding of the MBA landscape

Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)

  • Familiarity with social media platforms.

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job ID: 34555

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Location: Evanston, Illinois

Job Title: Associate Director, Career Management