The Assistant Director, Student Life serves as the primary advisor for an assigned number of student groups in the Evening MBA & Weekend MBA programs, assisting with event planning, conferences, case competitions, panels, social events, and the overall attainment of group goals. This individual maintains relationships with designated student leaders throughout the students' term at Chicago Booth and facilitates student leadersâ™ relationships with other offices at Chicago Booth. The Assistant Director will also be responsible for assisting the Evening MBA & Weekend MBA Programs Office in creating, planning, and managing community-wide programming for partners of students and targeted Weekend MBA programming.
Develops, implements, and evaluates quarterly events for partners of Evening MBA & Weekend MBA students to increase student engagement. Including but not limited to Family Picnic, Lighting of Magnificent Mile, and quarterly welcome events.
Coordinates with University and Booth offices to provide relevant wellness information and experiences to students. Manages budget for said events, including fiscal year planning, event expense management, expense approval, and accurate fiscal year close based on projections.
Advises, supports, and recommends concepts for programming to the leaders of 15 student groups and Booth offices.
Manages all student life content on the student intranet.
Manages the promotion of student news and student life events on social media, internal message boards, building wide screens, and in weekly emails.
Responsible for student group budgets, ledgers, and reimbursements.
Plans, coordinates, and oversees the execution of all faculty programming for students, including, but not limited to the following: budget maintenance, vendor relationships, registration, communication, assessment and yearly review, and point of contact for all questions.
Supports the execution of the Chicago Business Fellows quarter long seminar.
Completes special projects and undertakes additional duties for the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs Office as assigned.
Education, Experience or Certifications
Bachelor's degree required.
Graduate degree preferred.
A minimum two years of experience working with students, planning extracurricular activities, or working in an educational environment required.
A minimum two years of experience managing projects or programs required.
Bookkeeping or budget management experience required.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Proven abilities to work on several projects simultaneously required.
Ability to consistently meet deadlines, to problem solve, to exercise good judgment, and to work under pressure during seasonal high volume required.
Professional demeanor, including tact, discretion, and a customer service-oriented approach to the job, required.
Outstanding interpersonal and verbal and written communications skills required.
Proficiency with computers, including MS Office and network functions, required.
Ability to work the following schedules required:
9:30 a.m. â“ 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, as the regular schedule with every third or fourth week shifting to a 5-day work week to include a Saturday shift from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Late night office coverage (11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.) two or three times per month
Various other weekend and nights as needed (on average 6 nights/quarter and 5 Saturdays/quarter)
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