Assistant Director, Leadership Development Program and Events

University of Chicago Booth School of Business  |  Chicago, IL

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Job Overview

Posted one week ago Full-Time

Job Details

Position Title:

Assistant Director, Leadership Development Program and Events

Job Type: Student Activities/Union Facilities
Location: Chicago, IL
Positions Available: 1
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit,
Institution Size: < 5,000 Students
Employer ID: 29033

Benefits

Housing for Position:
None provided
Benefits
Housing for Position:
None provided
Qualifications
Education:
Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:

Qualifications
Education:
Bachelors Required
Major Preference:
Higher Education, Student Affairs
Experience:

Position Description

The Leadership Development Office (LDO) for MBA Programs oversees a portfolio of in person and virtual developmental programs at the Booth School of Business. This includes an experiential class (LEAD) required of all MBA students. Other program offerings for the LDO include experiential workshops, managing several student leadership roles, a Leadership Practicum class, and coaching—all for full-time, evening, and weekend MBA students.

The Assistant Director is mainly responsible for supporting the implementation of LDO programs and events including marketing the events, managing participation, and tracking engagement. Additionally this role will partner with program managers to identify programmatic needs and provide support when needed. This person will work with vendors, manage programmatic budgets, and support the team’s communication efforts.

Main Responsibilities:
  1. Collaborates on the design, planning, and execution of major events (a leadership retreat, experiential learning classes, etc.).
  2. Facilitates major aspects of LDO events (coordinating vendors, marketing the event, managing registration, and tracking student engagement).
  3. Partners with LDO colleagues to execute aspects of other LDO programmatic offerings such as the Leadership in Practice series, Diversity and Inclusion sessions, Booth Women Advance, and the Advanced Leadership Series.
  4. More generally, collaborates with other staff to support the on-going success of classes and programming.
  5. Works in a team to plan and create communications for LDO events, including a quarterly newsletter, targeted communications, event communications, and maintaining our internal intranet pages.

Job Requirements

  1. Bachelor’s degree required.
  2. A minimum of three years of experience managing large-scale projects required.
  3. Experience with budget management is preferred.
  4. Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); willingness to learn new software programs required.
  5. Proven ability to thrive in and contribute to a dynamic team environment required.
  6. Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills, as well as organizational skills required.
  7. Excellent project management skills with attention to both detail and timeliness required.
  8. Ability to work independently with little supervision; possess a self-motivated disposition; ability to identify opportunities for improvement and recommend effective changes required.

Application Information

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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