Associate Director, Affinity Programs and Engagement

University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Illinois, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 27, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Alumni Affairs, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time


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% travel.



  • 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.



  • Bachelor’s degree or higher required.
  • Understanding of and commitment to diversity and inclusion principles required.
  • A minimum of three years of experience in alumni relations, development, staffing volunteer organization, or corporate sales or marketing required.
  • 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 required.
  • 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 service.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills required.
  • Ability to self-motivate and work well with and through others required.
  • Ability to manage confidential information with discretion and tact required.
  • Willingness and ability to attend events outside of business hours required.
  • Travel required.


Interested candidates should apply directly to the University of Chicago job board. Only applicants that apply directly to the job board will be considered for the position. If the link does not send you to the job posting please copy and paste into your web browser. Thank you for your interest in The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business!


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 with their request. Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-1841 or email with their request.

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