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  • Assistant Director HPA -University of Chicago (Chicago, IL)

    Duties/Responsibilities:
    • Utilize first-hand knowledge and skills gained from recent industry experience (preferably in a health-related profession) to successfully counsel and advise Careers In Healthcare students interested in medical school, and other clinical fields.
    • Assist students with professional resumes/cover letters, medical school applications, general career guidance and industry exploration discussions.
    • Advises and counsels students concerning employment opportunities and careers by acting as a liaison between students and prospective employers.
    • Develop, organize, and lead cohort-based internship programs and organize and execute undergraduate symposia showcasing student research efforts.
    • Develops original content for career related publications and assists with the editing and distribution of Career Services communications materials.
    • Lead identification of and conduct outreach with employers in both the public and private sectors for both internships and full-time opportunities.
    • Plan, design and support the execution of student workshops, student competitions, and other programming.
    • Manage and administer student-employer engagement opportunities. This includes (but is not limited to) connecting with employers and alumni and designing/developing the engagement opportunity, schedule and logistics.
    • Maintain efficient methods to track student data, quantify student engagement, and report on student outcomes as needed.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with campus partners as well as with a variety of Registered Student Organizations (RSOs).
    • Conducts mock interviews, reviews resumes and cover letters, and coordinates other interview related programming in both individual and group settings.
    • Provides guidance and training to student career counselor interns.
    • Performs other related work as needed

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Education:
    • Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
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    Work Experience:
    • Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Education:
    • Master’s Degree in Higher Education, Science, or related field.
    Experience:
    • A minimum of three years of professional work experience in healthcare or a health-related industry, strongly preferred.

    Technical Skills or Knowledge:
    • Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.
    • Expertise in counseling, program development, or a related area.
    • Knowledge of career development theory and strong coaching or counseling skills.

    Preferred Competencies
    • Deep commitment to customer service, ability to prioritize and balance different work streams, meet deadlines, and work successfully in a fast-paced environment.
    • Demonstrated success in maintaining collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies.
    • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
    • Strong interpersonal, quantitative, and networking skills. Experience developing and delivering presentations.
    • Ability to communicate to large groups as well as one-on-one with students, senior management, faculty, and alumni.
    • Experience working with college-aged students and/or recent college graduates strongly preferred; experience developing and managing an internship program a plus.
    • Expertise in program development, or a related area. Prior small-group program management and/or event planning experience.
    • Successful experience working both independently and in cross-functional teams.
    • Strong coaching or counseling skills.
    • Strong leadership qualities, including both the ability to delegate and execute, thereby leading by work and example, required.
    • Self-directed, results-oriented work ethic.