Assistant Director, Career Education and Advising

Rice University

Job Description

Department: JGSB Career Management Center

Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time

Requisition Number: S21016

Open Date: 07/20/2020

Close Date: 07/30/2020

Salary Information

Salary Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with occasional evening and weekend work during peak demand.

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Eligible for Overtime: No

Position Summary

The assistant director of career education and advising at the Jones School Career Development Office (CDO) is responsible for advising, managing, and supporting business school students throughout their job search process. The individual in this position will help students develop and continually refine a realistic, implementable job search strategy that leads to a successful internship and/or permanent employment. This individual will also be responsible for developing and implementing programs and workshops in assigned areas of the job or internship search, such as interviewing, resume writing, or negotiation. This individual will partner to deliver alumni-driven career development programs.

The ideal candidate will have two or more years of relevant experience providing career services to business school graduate students and interfacing with corporate representatives and alumni.

Education Required: Bachelor's Degree

Substitution for Education Requirement
Experience may not be substituted for the education requirement.

Education Preferred: Bachelor's degree in business, education, or other closely related field

Experience Required: 1 year

Type of Experience: Related experience working in career services, corporate recruiting, or corporate human resources.

Substitution for Experience Requirement
Education may not be substituted for the experience requirement.

Experience Preferred

  • Experience working in higher education
  • Two or more years of relevant experience providing student services to business school graduate students (i.e. career development, career counseling, advising, program development, etc.) and interfacing with corporate representatives and alumni
Skills Required
  • Oral and written communication skills, diplomacy skills, good interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to conduct career assessments
  • Ability to develop and give presentations
  • Ability to relate effectively with students
  • Good computer skills to include Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of marketing and advertising programs
Skills Preferred
  • Strong project management skills
  • Organized, attentive to details, able to juggle multiple priorities and work independently in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines required; result oriented work ethic
  • Familiarity with career services platforms such as 12Twenty and Handshake
  • Ability to utilize virtual software platforms, such as Zoom or BlueJeans, to conduct virtual advising sessions and deliver career education content
  • Superior knowledge of MBA career paths and opportunities
  • Thorough understanding of the career decision-making process for highly motivated individuals
Internal / External Contacts

Internal Contacts: The incumbent works collaboratively across Rice University and Jones School Departments. Additionally, s/he works professionally with all Jones School students, Jones School staff and faculty, and other faculty and staff across the Rice Campus. Additional dealings may also include the dean and assistant deans and their staff.

External Contacts: The incumbent manages relationships across the spectrum of MBA recruiters, including Houston-based firms, alumni recruiters, Fortune 500 companies, banking firms, consulting practices, and international firms. Individuals include alumni, HR representatives, and senior level executives from large corporations, consulting firms, and investment banks.

Physical Demands

Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time

Working Conditions
  • Normal office environment, can be stressful during peak demand periods
  • Occasional travel out-of-town for conferences (10% or less)
  • Ability to work occasional evening and weekend hours during peak demand
Essential Personnel

Position is not considered essential during a campus emergency.

Rice University Standard of Civility

Serves as a representative of the University, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration and discretion in all interactions with other members of the Rice community and with the public.

Security Sensitive: As defined under the Texas Education Code and Rice Policy No. 425, this position is security sensitive and employment in this position is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.

Essential Functions

  • Provides internship and employment opportunity advice to students and alumni
  • Produces progress reports on program initiatives
  • Represents Rice Business at professional associations and meetings
  • Assists with research on current best practices and progressive practices for general and specialized areas of career counseling
  • Assists with maintenance of current or proposed electronic and social media resources
  • Provides presentations to student groups and classes on career development issues
  • Provides outreach to faculty and staff to inform of industry, career trends, and relevant career and job search information
  • Assists with general office operations
  • Develops and maintains programming across programs on career development topics
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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