Join the growing UIC Alumni Association (UICAA) team! The Director of Alumni Career Services is a brand new key position on the UIC Alumni Association (UICAA) team who develops the strategy and delivery of career services for UIC alumni. The Director is charged with creating a strategic engagement plan to provide services to alumni to help them develop and enhance their career trajectory and their lifelong relationship with UIC. The UIC Alumni Association is a function of the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Advancement (OVCA).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for the strategy and delivery of career services and programs for all UIC
Build, direct and implement a comprehensive and strategic engagement plan which creates and fosters valuable resources for alumni and positive relationships with UIC.
Create, administer and execute successful and innovative alumni career programming which includes, but is not limited to, individual and group advising, self-assessment and career exploration, networking, job search strategies, mentoring opportunities, life-long learning, and services for individuals seeking to make career transitions.
Responsible for developing metrics and measuring outcomes for the strategic engagement plan and its overall programs, operations and communications regarding alumni career services and initiatives offered through the UICAA.
Utilize technology for career based online resources for individuals and groups of alumni. Using social media platforms, specifically LinkedIn, provides content for messaging of offered services.
Collaborate and partner closely with the UIC Office of Career Services and college specific career services offices to maximize communications and services available to alumni.
Recruit alumni to volunteer for career/industry related panels and programs.
Partner with OVCA Corporate and Foundation Relations team to identify and engage alumni at the corporate level and their business locations in order to build corporate alumni programs.
Using the constituent database, track alumni and friends’ interest and participation in alumni career services in order to create a highly engaged and connected community of individuals to advance the mission of UIC and the UICAA.
Support the Associate Vice Chancellor for Alumni Relations/Executive Director to manage the committees of the UICAA volunteer organization. Serve as the primary liaison to select UICAA committees and assist with volunteer recruitment.
Identify opportunities to highlight alumni in UIC-related print and electronic communications, special events, website, etc.
Represent UIC, OVCA and the Alumni Association at alumni meetings and other University functions as necessary.
Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
As a top research institute, a leading healthcare provider, and one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse universities in the country, the University of Illinois at Chicago is paving the way for how modern, urban, global public education should work. We are, and have been since our earliest days, dedicated to opening doors and clearing hurdles to provide an outstanding education to bright and ambitious students, no matter what. It is this vastly diverse population of talented students, from every station and circumstance, who display grit, tenacity and passion in pursuing their goals and serving their communities. What’s common among them, is that each one ultimately becomes a member of UIC’s thriving alumni community – 265,000 members strong - dedicating that same drive and service to leading in their work and lives.
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Advancement connects the vision and passion of UIC’s alumni, friends, faculty, staff, and corporations and foundations, with the pieces of our mission most meaningful to them. Through the UICAA (established in 2017), alumni are able to serve at the front lines of discovery and progress. Alumni will have the chance, in various manners, to contribute to UIC’s students, faculty and programs in ways that are fulfilling to them, and to building their own personal and professional networks and resources through shared connections and experiences.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
Five years of professional experience in career development. Experience within alumni relations, higher education administration, or similar non-profit leadership is preferred.
Current knowledge with and ability to research, identify and implement best practices of alumni career services.
Experience with career services applicant-tracking systems (i.e. Symplicity, Handshake) is preferred. Proven success in strategic program development, implementation and assessment.
Ability to interact and work effectively and collaboratively across a complex organization and with a wide range of constituencies.
Evidence of analytic and decisive decision-making.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, flexible, and innovative.