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Assistant Director, Reunions, Student, and Alumni Engagement

Employer
University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 1, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Alumni Affairs
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
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GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Assistant Director, Reunions, Student, and Alumni Engagement reports to the Director, Reunions, Student, and Recent Alumni Engagement and drives the engagement of admits, students, and recent alumni with the broader Chicago Booth alumni community. The Assistant Director executes initiatives and programs that engage students from Chicago Booth’s Full-Time, Evening, Weekend, and Executive MBA Programs with alumni in meaningful ways with a focus on providing opportunities for informal mentoring for students and cultivation for alumni. This position also drives the day-to-day management of recent alumni engagement by creating and implementing initiatives to connect with recent alumni leading up to their one-year reunion; leading the Recent Alumni Guide series; and managing volunteers.

 

 

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop strategic vision for and execution of new and exciting programs that service prospective students, current students, and recent alumni.
  • Liaise between the Office of Advancement and student groups for programming across the four MBA populations.
  • Manage alumni vetting, list generation, alumni volunteer recruitment, and agenda creation for student and recent alumni engagement programs. 
  • Liaise with and advise student groups who work directly with alumni on best practices connecting with alumni, specifically the Student Advisory Council.
  • Prepare and execute a variety of communications for prospective students, current students, and recent alumni and specifically schedules and project manages the Recent Alumni Guide email series.
  • Serve as one of the point people on Alumni Relations communications, event support, payments, contracts, accounting, and ledger management.
  • Track the budget and reconcile accounting transactions for student and recent alumni engagement programs.
  • Maintain student and alumni engagement calendar and serves as lead liaison to Booth student services teams.
  • Oversee the one-year reunion, which includes recruiting committee members, volunteer management, and program execution.
  • Input and assess metrics and progress towards goals.
  • Contribute to the general advancement of Alumni Relations and alumni engagement at Chicago Booth.

 

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher required.
  • A minimum two years of work experience in nonprofit management, advancement, donor relations, stewardship, alumni relations, or similar work 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.
  • Relationship management skills required.
  • Volunteer management skills required.
  • High attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent organizational skills required.
  • Experience working with both internal and external partners and work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting required.
  • Ability to self-motivate and an exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative required.
  • Ability to manage confidential information with discretion and tact required.
  • Working with global populations preferred.
  • Willingness and ability to attend events outside of business hours required.
  • Fluency with Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel (and Excel formulas), and PowerPoint 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!

 

https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/401-N-Michigan-Avenue/Assistant-Director--Reunions--Student--and-Alumni-Engagement_JR13222

 

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.

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