Leads planning and execution of multiple student- and alumni-facing social sector engagement programs. These include but are not limited to the Rustandy Challenge program and event series such as Perspectives in Sustainability and Business, Society & Self.
Manages all aspects of event execution, including space reservation, catering needs, coordination with audio visual and facilities teams, attention to attendee needs, and virtual event platforms.
Coordinates with the marketing team to promote events and programs to students and alumni, including creation of materials such as posters, brochures, flyers, surveys, etc.
Assists with the evaluation and understanding of student and alumni needs in order to evolve and develop impactful programming.
Provides support for key partnerships work.
Supports Advisory Council meetings, communication with members, and alumni and constituent database management.
Serves as Year in Review publication project manager, including creating content, identifying audience, and coordinating production.
Executes alumni events in coordination with Alumni Relations and Advancement staff.
Liaise with Advancement staff, including sponsorship tracking, donor calendar, and documentation of communication.
Coordinates external guest speakers, mentors, and advisors, including managing the scheduling and logistics of the Executive-in-Residence programs.
Connects student groups to mentors, speakers, and Rustandy Center support for their social impact programming.
Works with community organizations and businesses to explore avenues for collaboration with the Rustandy Center, Booth student groups, and alumni.
Provides administrative support to other Rustandy Center programs and activities including the Edwardson Social Entrepreneurship Program (ESEP), student competitions, research convenings, and Boothâ™s social impact courses, as needed.
Gathers actionable information regarding program outreach, quality, and attendance, identifying trends.
Completes special projects to support the programs team as needed.
Coordinates with the students and staff to develop activities, programs, and initiatives related to student life, and/or community involvement. Develops and implements straightforward programming.
Markets student activities programming throughout the year. Develops and implements protocols for evaluating the effectiveness of programs.
Performs other related work as needed.
A minimum two years of experience managing programs, events and/or organizations.
Outstanding verbal, written, and presentation skills.
Demonstrated MS Office expertise (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), web conferencing proficiency, event logistics, and internet researching skills.
Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated initiative, and work both independently and within a team.
Excellent strategic planning, organizational and prioritization skills; attention to detail.
Creative and resourceful with strong problem-solving skills and willingness to seek out, coordinate, and appropriately disseminate information to key stakeholders.
Handle multiple detailed tasks/projects simultaneously and meet strict deadlines with frequent interruptions.
Genuine interest in event planning and relationship building.
Familiarity and interest in the University of Chicago, its constituents, and neighboring communities.
Commitment to the Rustandy Center and its goals and to creating an inclusive environment for students, colleagues, and other Center stakeholders.
Passion for and experience in the social sector, including but not limited to nonprofit organizations, community development, sustainability, social entrepreneurship, or other social impact fields.
Work effectively and diplomatically with colleagues, as well as with students, faculty and corporate contacts in a multitude of communication methods i.e., in person, email, phone.
Travel between Hyde Park campus and downtown Gleacher Center.
Occasionally work late or start early for Rustandy Center events.
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