Open Faculty/Staff Positions

Career Services Coordinator

The Career Services Coordinator will assist undergraduate students in the College of Media with all aspects of career development as well as the internship and job search process. This position will collaborate extensively with alumni and industry professionals and department faculty and be an overall resource for current and prospective College of Media students.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Assist undergraduate students with job and internship search process:

  • Advise students regarding career exploration and post-graduation options.
  • Work closely with designated departmental faculty, College of Media staff and the campus career services community to create and maintain career related programs, events, and networking opportunities.
  • Provide feedback on resumes and cover letters for students in the College of Media.
  • Develop programming and workshops in conjunction with departmental faculty liaisons to guide students through the internship and job search processes.
  • Create and update online and print resources to assist job seekers with their job search process.
  • Manage the Media Career Services presence on Handshake.
  • Develop and maintain close, effective, and collaborative relationships with all constituencies within and outside the campus community. This includes faculty, staff, alumni and industry professionals.
  • Create outreach events to connect students with Media Career Services, faculty and alumni.
  • Compile statistics, administer surveys, write reports and provide data to the College of Media and other audiences as necessary.

Outreach and collaboration:

  • Actively develop and maintain relationships with faculty, alumni, and industry stakeholders to assist in advancing career education initiatives.
  • Organize and plan events to connect current students with College of Media alumni.
  • Arrange visits for alumni to participate as guest speakers in classes and meet with students.
  • Consult potential employers to identify professional career options and experiential education opportunities.

Qualifications

Required: Bachelor’s degree in media, student affairs, higher education, counseling, human resources or related field. One year of professional program or project management work experience with campus career or corporate recruitment. Experience designing and implementing outreach activities and programming. Demonstrated customer service skills. Demonstrated experience in effective collaboration and communication with students, faculty, staff, and external constituents.

Preferred: Master’s degree in student affairs, higher education, counseling, human resources or related field. Relevant work experience in communications or media related field or experience in advising/counseling related to career development or corporate recruitment. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Preferred: An understanding of the needs and concerns of college students and a passion for working with them. Significant intercultural skills and experience with diverse populations. Ability to handle multiple work priorities. Creative problem-solving skills.

Application Procedures

For full consideration, applications must be received by March 25, 2020. To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter describing your qualifications for the position, current resume and academic credentials (unofficial copy of transcripts or a copy of your diploma are acceptable).  An online application will require names and contact information for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered.  For further information, you may contact Cassie Kenton at (217) 300-3667 or cass3188@illinois.edu.

This is a full-time (100%), benefits eligible civil service position appointed on a 12-month basis with a start date as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

 

Visiting Associate Director of the Hub for Innovation in Brand Communication & Advertising Technology

The Hub for Innovation in Brand Communication and Advertising Technology (HIBCAT) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a Visiting Associate Director to develop strategy, implement programs, and cultivate key relationships to launch the Hub. The new Hub will meet the demands of modern-day advertising education by centralizing the coordination of multidisciplinary collaborations across computer and information sciences, social and behavioral sciences, business and economics, engineering, and arts and humanities. The public-facing center will also meet the growing demands of the industry by funneling insights and commercial interests to students and faculty in a streamlined, rapid-response manner.

Reporting to the Head of the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising at the College of Media, the Visiting Associate Director will play a critical role in providing vision and oversight of the Hub’s strategic goals, cross-disciplinary programs, faculty-student collaborations, industry partnerships, resource management, fundraising, and marketing. The Visiting Associate Director will work closely with the leadership teams of the Sandage Department of Advertising, the Office of Technology Services, and the Siebel Center for design to coordinate cross-campus efforts to advance the Hub’s mission. The preferred candidate will have experience in developing and overseeing programs, working with multidisciplinary teams, and cultivating strategic partnerships.

Typical Responsibilities

Strategic Leadership:

  • Collaborate with the leadership teams at the College of Media (COM), Siebel Center for Design (SCD), and Technology Services (OTS) to create a three-year strategic plan for the Hub.
  • Report to the Head of the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising to initiate programs and projects that will enable the Hub’s mission and vision
  • Develop and convey Hub’s process(s), and scope project proposals that ensure successful outcomes
  • Oversee the Hub’s operations and its core programs and projects with administrative and technical supports from COM, SCD, and OTS. 

Relationships and Outreach:

  • Identify and work with external and internal stakeholders to cultivate strategic partnership and resources 
  • Identify and work closely with units across the university to create opportunities for interdisciplinary research, action-based teaching and learning, and technological innovations
  • Identify and secure support from selected industry partners to develop a professional and executive training program in computational and programmatic advertising. 

Management/Oversight:

  • Oversee implementation and operationalization of programs
  • As needed, hire and supervise program leaders, who will be managing the different programs
  • Work collaboratively with the faculty and the administrative teams in the COM, SCD, and OTS in coordinating programming needs, dissemination of resources, methods, and outcomes, student advising and associated teaching
  • Assume other, related programmatic duties to further the mission of the Hub

Qualifications

Required:  Bachelor’s degree in Advertising, Marketing, Information Technology, Business Administration/Management or a related field.  Five years of professional experience in brand management, advertising, marketing or technology related fields.  Experience working collaboratively with diverse constituencies.  Experience working on a variety of projects for multiple corporate, academic, non-profit or government clients.  Experience working in multidisciplinary environments and assembling teams to solve complex problems.

Preferred:  Graduate degree in Advertising, Marketing, Information Technology, Business Administration/Management or related field.  Experience with technology design and innovation.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The ability to execute effectively and efficiently several key projects simultaneously. Must be able to work independently, have strong organizational and planning skills, excellent writing and oral communications skills, excellent interpersonal skills, ability to interact effectively with people of all backgrounds and multiple units on campus. Ability to exercise sound judgment; creativity and vision are required. Demonstrated interest and experience in developing and participating in multidisciplinary and innovative teaching programs. If you see problems as opportunities, love getting things done, and like being part of a creative, entrepreneurial environment, we are looking for you.

Application Procedures

To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by January 15, 2020. The committee may begin reviewing applications before the closing date, but no decision will be made until after the closing date. Please complete your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter describing qualifications for the position, your current resume and the names and contact information for three professional references.  For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Jane Dowler at 217.333.2351 or dowler@illinois.edu.

This is a full-time 12-month academic professional position with a start date as soon as possible after the closing date.  Position may become regular at a later date.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO. To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit http://www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu.

 

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