Leads planning and execution of multiple student- and alumni-facing social sector engagement programs. These include but are not limited to the Net Impact Board Fellows program and event series such as Perspectives in Philanthropy. 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, and surveys. Assists with evaluation and understanding of student and alumni needs in order to evolve and develop impactful programming.
Manages outreach and programming for Boothâ™s Civic Scholars Program. Leads outreach to nonprofits, government agencies, and other external stakeholders to increase program awareness and pipeline candidates for this unique MBA scholarship program. Collaborates with internal departments to promote the program to individual applicants and social sector organizations, elevating Booth and the centerâ™s profile in this sector. Plans and executes co-curricular programming for Neubauer Civic Scholars including retreats, roundtable discussions, and social/networking events.
Coordinates external guest speakers, mentors, and advisors, including managing the scheduling and logistics of the Executive-in-Residence programs.
For established nonprofit board programming such as the On Board conferences, collaborates with colleagues to adapt the format, approach, and content to meet center objectives and evolving stakeholder needs. Leads planning and execution of nonprofit board events.
Provides support for key partnerships including Advisory Council communications, Year in Review publication project management, alumni and constituent database management, and Advancement staff liaising.
Connects student groups to mentors, speakers, and Rustandy Center support for their social impact programming.
Works with community organizations, nonprofits, 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.
Advises, supports, and recommends concepts for programming to leaders of various organizations and programs.
Markets student activities programming throughout the year. Develops and implements protocols for evaluating the effectiveness of programs.
Performs other related work as needed.
At least two years of experience managing programs, events and/or organizations.
Background working with diverse campus constituencies, local communities, and external stakeholders.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Demonstrated MS Office expertise (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), web conferencing proficiency, event logistics, and internet researching skills.
Familiarity and interest in the University of Chicago, its constituents, and neighboring communities.
Demonstrated commitment to the Rustandy Center and its goals, and to creating an inclusive environment for students, colleagues, and other Center stakeholders.
Demonstrated 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.
Strong organizational skills, prioritization skills, and attention to detail.Â
Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written.
Multitask, meet deadlines, and work successfully in a fast-paced environment with frequent interruptions.
Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated initiative, and the ability to work both independently and within a team.
Creative and resourceful with strong problem-solving skills and willingness to seek out, coordinate, and appropriately disseminate information to key stakeholders.
Genuine interest in event planning and relationship-building.
Travel between Hyde Park campus and downtown Gleacher Center.
Flexibility to occasionally work late or start early for Rustandy Center events.
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