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Assistant Director, Programs

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The Assistant Director of Programs manages the planning and administration for multiple Rustandy Center programs and activities. Responsibilities include strategic planning, event execution, research, and stakeholder engagement for both established and new programs. It is based on the Hyde Park campus with occasional events and meetings downtown.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Lead planning and execution of multiple student- and alumni-facing social sector engagement programs. These include but are not limited to the Net Impact Board Fellows program and event series such as Perspectives in Philanthropy. Manage all aspects of event execution, including space reservation, catering needs, coordination with audio visual and facilities teams, attention to attendee needs, and virtual event platforms. Coordinate with the marketing team to promote events and programs to students and alumni, including creation of materials such as posters, brochures, flyers, and surveys. Assist with evaluation and understanding of student and alumni needs in order to evolve and develop impactful programming.
  2. Manage outreach and programming for Booth’s Civic Scholars Program. Lead outreach to nonprofits, government agencies, and other external stakeholders to increase program awareness and pipeline candidates for this unique MBA scholarship program. Collaborate with internal departments to promote the program to individual applicants and social sector organizations, elevating Booth and the center’s profile in this sector. Plan and execute co-curricular programming for Neubauer Civic Scholars including retreats, roundtable discussions, and social/networking events.
  3. Coordinate external guest speakers, mentors, and advisors, including managing the scheduling and logistics of the Executive-in-Residence programs.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND EXPERIENCE:

  1. Bachelor’s degree required.
  2. Two or more years of experience managing programs, events and/or organizations required.
  3. Strong organizational skills, prioritization skills, and attention to detail required. 
  4. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written, required.
  5. Ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and work successfully in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions required.
  6. Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated initiative, and the ability to work both independently and within a team required.
  7. Creative and resourceful with strong problem-solving skills and willingness to seek out, coordinate, and appropriately disseminate information to key stakeholders required. 

The Assistant Director of Programs manages the planning and administration for multiple Rustandy Center programs and activities. Responsibilities include strategic planning, event execution, research, and stakeholder engagement…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    November 1, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Location

On-site
Chicago Booth Harper Center, 5807 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

How to Apply

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information, please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination. Academic job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5671 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request. Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-1841 or email talentacquisition@uchicago.edu with their request.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual…

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