Oversee Lifelong Learning programming for the University community. Manage a team of two staff responsible for program engagement and the Travel Program. Oversee strategic direction of programs including Harper Lectures, online learning, Travel Program, and UnCommon Core. Coordinate with campus partners, including faculty, deans, academic divisions, and professional schools. Work with Directors of Development and ARD colleagues on identifying faculty speakers for programming. Understand on-campus programming and capitalize on global opportunities that highlight current and new faculty. Coordinate efforts that connect educational programs with global alumni programs and clubs. Develop and implement innovative educational programs designed to engage and strengthen University of Chicago's global network of alumni, faculty, students, parents and friends advancing the University's distinctive educational environment both domestically and abroad.
Develop strategic plan for Lifelong Learning team with specific and measurable goals.
Manage Lifelong Learning team and overall programming.
Recruit faculty for lectures, online learning courses, travel program, and related programming.
Develop strong working relationships with colleagues throughout Alumni Relations and Development (ARD), including but not limited to Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving, ARD Communications, and Strategic Events.
Use creativity and relationship-building skills to develop programs and tools to support the University community.
Work in a team-based environment to help maximize engagement with the University community.
Seek opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance, including building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Communicate Effectively & With Influence
Display Emotional Intelligence
Foster Partnership & Collaboration
Lead Performance & Flawless Execution
Exhibit Resilience & Optimize Resources
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree or higher required.
A minimum three years of professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales or similar professional work experience required.
A minimum of one year of leading a project team or managing staff required.
A minimum of one year of experience developing and monitoring budgets preferred.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University as well as the technology tools available to the Office of Alumni Relations and Development, including Griffin (the University's Donor Relationship Management System), Microsoft Windows computer environment, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:
Willingness and ability to travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends.
(NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.)
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