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Assistant Director, Career Management

Company: NACEWeb
Location: Evanston
Posted on: March 12, 2023

Job Description:

Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) is hiring an Assistant Director to work with employers. This position functions as a member of a team that provides comprehensive career and employment services for undergraduate and graduate students across Northwestern's academic units. This role manages relationships with organizations hiring positions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels in the following sectors: arts and culture, education/research, technology, and healthcare. The Assistant Director also leads the planning, development, and evaluation of special project areas that play a critical role to the team examples of which may include, but not limited to: large scale event planning and management (virtually and in-person) such as career fairs, coordination of strategic employer visits to campus and events therein, management of NCA's comprehensive on-campus interview program, securing and maintaining key corporate sponsorships, programming and partnerships with the Northwestern Alumni Association. This position focuses on supporting our Ph.D. advising team by providing strategic guidance to employers that recruit advance degree candidates. Find more details about this opportunity and apply via for Job Opening 46972 (Assistant Director, Career Management). Principal Accountabilities:

  • (15%) Advise and counsel employers on strategic direction based on benchmarks, understanding of the field, and strategic decision making
  • (15%) Understand employer's individual needs and circumstances, many complex in nature, and creates, implements and monitors recommendations, partner with internal/external constituencies and resources that meet these needs.
  • (15%) Completes administrative activities such as assessment, operations planning, data management, and reporting.
  • (15%) Researches best practices and peer institutions and market/economic conditions and recommends changes and enhancements to improve administrative effectiveness, services and/or resources.
  • (10%) Connects students with alumni and professionals for employment opportunities. Maintains knowledge of job market trends and hiring practices in a range of fields.
  • (10%) Collaborates with student affairs, academic departments, student organizations and administrative offices to develop programs and publicize opportunities spanning a broad range of industries and geographies.
  • (10%) Builds and maintains a network of potential employers and alumni that can provide opportunities for mentoring, internships and/or jobs.
  • (10%) Engages with associations, organizations, alumni, and employers to encourage experiential education and professional development. Minimum Qualifications:
    • Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience and 3 years' career counseling/advising in higher education or 3 years' of industry experience; or other relevant experience required; OR
    • Successful completion of a full course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a master's or JD or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience and 2 years' career counseling/advising in higher education or 2 years' of industry experience; or other relevant experience required. Minimum Competencies:
      • Proficiency in collaborating with management level representatives of external partnerships.
      • Ability to quickly adapt to and respond to a variety of student inquiries.
      • Ability to consult with a wide range of employer representatives and to market experiential education and internships to business, industry, non-profit, and government employers.
      • Strong oral, written, organizational and presentations skills.
      • Ability to work effectively as an individual contributor and a team member.
      • Ability to respond and manage multiple constituencies and to work with diverse populations.
      • Ability to work independently and with little oversight
      • Ability to strategically develop, implement and execute projects

Keywords: NACEWeb, Evanston , Assistant Director, Career Management, Executive , Evanston, Illinois

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