GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:
The Associate Director, Affinity Programs and Engagement is a
key member of the Alumni Relations team and Office of Advancement.
The Associate Director is responsible for developing identity-based
alumni engagement strategy, supporting multiple identity-based
alumni organizations, and helping to drive Chicago Booth-wide
diversity and inclusion initiatives. The Associate Director
collaborates with team members and other departments to build
relationships with alumni, students, and staff.
This position is based in Chicago and requires up to 20%
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Responsible for developing, directing, and evaluating the
vision for identity-based alumni engagement worldwide.
- Engage in relationship and volunteer management activities
identifying interests, cultivating engagement, and connecting
alumni to Chicago Booth.
- Plan, organize, and engage alumni based organizations and
activities around the world.
- Coordinate, develop, and plan events and programs in
partnership with volunteer organizations and independently assist
with the research and development of new programs, events, and
initiatives to increase identity-based alumni engagement.
- Coordinate communication to alumni including collaboration with
the Dean’s Office, Advancement Communications, Booth Marketing, and
University Alumni Relations.
- Partner across the organization within Booth Advancement,
across Chicago Booth, with University Alumni Relations &
Development, and other offices within the University.
- Input and assess metrics and progress towards goals.
- Manage affinity based budgets.
- Contribute to the general advancement of Alumni Relations and
alumni engagement at Chicago Booth.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Bachelor’s degree or higher required.
- Understanding of and commitment to diversity and inclusion
- A minimum of three years of experience in alumni relations,
development, staffing volunteer organization, or corporate sales or
- Volunteer management experience required.
- Experience working in a campaign preferred.
- Working with global populations preferred.
- Proven ability to develop strong working relationships across
the organization required.
- Experience working with both internal and external partners
- Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven, highly
collaborative environment required.
- Outstanding interpersonal, presentation, and communications
skills required, characterized by the ability to listen, to speak,
and to write well, with a strong commitment to customer
- Strong organizational and analytical skills required.
- Ability to self-motivate and work well with and through others
- Ability to manage confidential information with discretion and
- Willingness and ability to attend events outside of business
- Travel required.
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