The Associate Director of Employer Relations, Relationship Management is a key member of the employer relations team in Career Services. The Associate Director will focus on identifying, cultivating, and establishing new relationships with companies and search firms that do not have campus recruiting relationships with Chicago Booth. Will work with a specific focus on a core set of industries (including investment banking, investment management, and non-profit / government sector firms). Will work with companies to develop and execute recruiting and branding strategies that meet our corporate partnersâ™ talent sourcing goals and help develop comprehensive strategies for Boothâ™s engagement with firms.
The Associate Director of Employer Relations, Relationship Management will travel to meet with recruiting teams and campus contacts, establishing and maintaining positive relationships with internal and external constituencies while promoting employer relations initiatives. Will plan and manage career services events related to companies/industries, coordinate campus and invite-only events with recruiting teams, conduct analysis on campus recruiting data.
Participate as an active member of the Employer Relations team to implement year-round marketing strategies to generate employment opportunities for Booth students and alumni--using alumni listings, referrals from students, job postings, industry conferences, and other sourcesâ”and market these opportunities to the appropriate Booth constituency. Employ knowledge of all Chicago Booth constituencies and resources to develop recruiting and branding strategies that meet corporate partnersâ™ talent sourcing goals.
Manage all aspects of campus recruiting for approximately 75 companies.Coordinate campus interviews and presentations, as well as all other campus recruiting activities.Key industries in the scope of responsibility for this individual include: investment banks, investment management, insurance, education and non-profit / government sector firms.
Collaborate closely with team members driving strategic engagement at key employers in the investment management and investment banking sectors.
Proactively reach out to contacts to establish relationships on behalf of Chicago Booth.
Initiate and participate in employer meetings within your industry focus, in person (requiring travel accounting for app. 10-20% of time) and via teleconference, including and engaging other Chicago Booth departments when appropriate. Travel and engage contacts outside the designated region, in conjunction with our international Employer Relations colleagues, when required.
Partner with team members, international Employer Relations colleagues, Career Management, and Corporate Relations to share company and industry knowledge.
Market Employer Relations activities and opportunities to internal and external constituencies through CRM systems, targeted messages to students, conference calls and participation in Career Services programming.
Plan and manage various Career Services initiatives, including networking events and industry panels. Proactively identify and develop new opportunities through which to increase the visibility of new companies and in turn increase student awareness of new companies or niche industries. Identify and recruit employers and corporate representatives for Career Services events and provide additional event management support.
Remain an active participant on the Employer Relations team by maintaining current and timely outreach records and communicating regularly with team members. Participate in weekly Career Services staff meetings and other team discussions/events, requiring travel to the one of the four Chicago Booth campuses.
Partner with various internal and external constituencies on behalf of Career Services including student groups, alumni clubs, Admissions, Alumni and Development, Executive Education, Student Program offices, Booth alumni, faculty centers, and corporate partners in order to effectively and creatively engage contacts and companies.
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree required.
Master's degree in business or related field preferred.
At least five years of experience professional experience required, work related to business careers preferred.
At least three years of experience working in a sales related position; including the ability to cold call employers to source job opportunities required.
At least two years of experience using on-line resources, spreadsheet, and presentation software required.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Ability to target 40-60% of the time, required.
Strong organizational and project management skills required.
Strong verbal, writing, and presentation skills required.
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook and comfort with learning and adopting new systems and business processes required.
An understanding of and appreciation for the needs and concerns of a diverse MBA student and alumni population required.
Deep commitment to customer service and the ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and work successfully in a fast-paced environment required.
Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated initiative, and the ability to work both independently and remotely while maintaining strong communication and connection to a central team required.
Ability to handle confidential information with tact and good judgment required.
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