Assistant Director, Career and Professional Development - Gies College of Business
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - Gies College of Business
Location: Champaign, Illinois
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 161487
Primary Position Function/Summary:
Provide career development programs and services for students in the Gies College of Business through classroom programming and one-on-one advising services. Support Gies students with developing career-readiness and professional development skills.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Student Programming Services
Design, develop and implement career programming in the classroom and through workshops, conferences, and programs
Work collaboratively with student affairs professionals and faculty to develop, promote, manage, and programs to support students’ professional development
Build and maintain relationships with faculty, student affairs professionals and staff to enhance cohesiveness of career development delivery to students
Manage, promote and administer student programs utilizing online education platforms
Train students on use of career platforms, including Handshake and Gies Groups via individual and group sessions as well as classroom settings
Stay up-to-date on current industry trends as well as hiring and job search best practices for business industry roles
Develop, update, maintain and distribute to students print and electronic information on industry and career paths
Partner with corporate engagement to identify potential career opportunities and to enhance student interactions with employers
Participate in admissions and recruitment events
Advise students on career planning in one-on-one and group settings
Conduct resume critiques, practice interviews and general career development advising
Communicate career-related information to students, including open full-time and internship positions and opportunities for leadership, employer engagement, and career exploration
Coach students to connect with alumni and other professionals currently employed in their target industry
Support students in developing career goals for both US and home country job search
Support international students through knowledge of the H1B Visa process, international employer recruiting activities, and international career management
Maintain contact with alumni to share career information with current students
Support the collection of student internship and Illini Success data
Knowledge of the employment market, job search strategies, along with advising and interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for customer satisfaction. Excellent written and oral communication skills, good teamwork skills and initiative. Knowledge of business careers both in the United States and abroad. Experience leveraging information technology in the delivery of information and services to students.
Required Experience:Minimum three years of relevant part-time or full-time professional work experience in career or academic counseling, recruiting, job placement, student services or other related work. Demonstrated success in event planning, promotion, and evaluation.
PreferredExperience: serving undergraduate and/or graduate students at an institution of higher learning. Familiarity with curricula associated with business degree programs. Experience in a business field or related industry.