Serves as the primary career advisor expert and strategist in collaboration with faculty for the graduate programs in Applied Mathematics and Statistics and in Financial Mathematics in order to assist students in their professional development and interaction within industry. Develop and maintain connections between these programs and employers.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Strategy and Program Management:
Analyze and discern gaps in discipline-specific programming and develop long-term sustainable strategies for career development opportunities.
Develop and conduct surveys: students, alumni, employers to analyze trends and to identify gaps and opportunities.
Manage and track relevant data including internships, percentages of students doing internships, length of internships, trends.
Manage Career Development budget.
Hire student workers and oversee projects assigned to them.
Examples of Measures for Performance Management:
Coaching and Mentoring:
Help students identify potential opportunities for internships and jobs.
Help students prepare their application package (cover letter, curriculum vitae) for internships and jobs. Prepare them for job interviews.
Make recommendations and highlight courses available and appropriate for professional development.
Coach individuals and groups to develop professionally and attain their career goals.
Utilize coaching techniques and resources that meet the needs of diverse populations (international students and underrepresented minorities).
Develop and implement comprehensive discipline-specific programming to support professional development (i.e. alumni panels, current student internship presentations).
Discipline-specific employer relations:
Establish and maintain connections with industry and governmental agencies.
Establish and maintain a placement inventory of alumni; devise strategies to engage alumni.
Design, plan career development activities and events that promote personal and professional development in collaboration with students, advisors, faculty, alumni and others as relevant.
Organize networking events
Travel domestically to maintain industry and alumni relationships
Maintenance of social media presence including utilizing social media to keep in touch with alumni and promote the master's programs.
Maintenance of AMS career content on web page (Alumni Feature).
Partner with JHU Career Center to ensure student access to all known resources; and to keep an awareness of relevant University-wide career activities; attend JHU student job fairs as appropriate.
Coordinate with various JHU offices including Graduate Admissions, Design and Communications,
Alumni and Development offices, Academic Affairs, Conference Center, Graduate/Academic Student Affairs.
Master's Degree required. Three years progressive experience required. Experience preferably in career advising field in a STEM field
Knowledge and Skill:
Identify the knowledge and skill required/preferred to fully perform this job. Ability to work with and coach diverse groups and individuals (international students, faculty, alumni, industry).
Experience working with international students whose first language is not English (strongly preferred).
Knowledge of the role of applied mathematics and finance in industry (strongly preferred).
Awareness of current technologies, resources and software used in applications of mathematics and finance in industrial settings (strongly preferred).
Awareness of potential career paths and trends in industry.
High proficiency in the use of traditional professional tools and online resources (i.e. linkedIn).
Strong interpersonal skills.
High emotional intelligence-ability to build relationships with a wide variety of constituents
Self-motivation, ability to set goals and execute initiatives and activities with confidence.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to make decisions and work independently.
Ability to collaborate as a member of a team.
Strong interest in helping others succeed.
Knowledge of US immigration regulations as they affect employment of international students (CPT, OPT, etc.).
Significant experience working with international populations, preferred
Teaching and/or training experience, preferred
Expertise and experience in presenting and training of large groups, preferred
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