Job Summary:Â The Rustandy Centerâ™s mission is to advance research, promote innovation, and develop the people and practices to accelerate solving the social problems confronting our world. This role focuses on providing general support for the programs and events led by the Rustandy Center programs team. Please note that this position will be in-person at our Hyde Park and Gleacher Center offices in accordance with University of Chicago, Chicago Booth, and Rustandy Center guidelines for 15-19 hours per week. Hours include staffing evening events and occasional weekend events.
Assist with all aspects of event execution including day of staffing; program logistics; coordination with: catering, A/V and facilities teams, student groups, guest speakers and judges; partnering on event planning, marketing and promotion; and more.
Assist with post-event logistics including attendee reports and survey distribution, thank you notes.
Provide administrative support on longer-term programs which may include both the Social Sector Engagement or Edwardson Social Entrepreneurship teams. Programs may include but are not exclusive to the Social New Venture Challenge, Civic Scholars Program, Impact Investing competitions, the Rustandy Challenge, and the suite of nonprofit board service programs.
Recognize and resolve or refer problems in a calm and direct manner.
Identify priorities, multitask, and meet concurrent deadlines with exceptional attention to detail.
Maintain data confidentiality.
Communicate with clarity, discretion, tact, and courtesy.
Education, Experience, or Certifications:
College degree required.
At least one year of event planning, administrative and/or customer service experience required.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Proficiency with a variety of software platforms and applications.
Intermediate user of Microsoft Outlook, Google Sheets/Docs, Zoom, and/or Slack.
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