Assistant Director, Student Life

Mar 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges. Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment. Chicago Booth is proud to claim: - an unmatched faculty. - degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents. - a global body of nearly 50,000 accomplished alumni. - strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities. As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Seven of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment. For more information about the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, please visit:

Unit Job Summary: The Assistant Director of Student Life serves as the primary advisor for an assigned number of student groups in the Full-Time MBA program, assisting with conferences, panels, social events, budgeting, and the overall attainment of group goals. The Assistant Director is expected to develop and maintain relationships with designated student leaders throughout the students' term at Chicago Booth. Additionally, the Assistant Director will be responsible for assisting the Full-Time MBA Program Office in creating, planning, and managing community-wide programming. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage the planning and implementation of orientation for Full-Time MBA Program students, including schedules, events, materials, and attendance at orientation events. Lead and assist in the design and facilitation of leadership training for new student leaders including conference and event planning, trips and treks, corporate sponsorship and alumni relations, and calendar planning. Work with student leaders to ensure that they are in compliance with the university's policies regarding fund raising and use of group funds. Liaise with student groups for sponsorship solicitation, securing of funds, tracking and record-keeping. Manage student group conference and programming calendars. Act as a resource to student leaders through all aspects of event planning for conferences, panels, networking, and career presentations, including contract processing and on-site event coordination. Implement Full-Time MBA Program wide-events, including but not limited to, ReO, Convocation, Quests/Treks, Orientation, and Celebration. Assist with Spring Convocation Weekend, a celebratory weekend for graduates and their guests by organizing social events, receptions, mock classes, and faculty involvement. Engage Career Services, Alumni Relations and Advancement, and the Evening/Weekend Program office in the transition and progression of student leaders each academic year.

Unit Education: Bachelor's required. Graduate degree preferred.

Unit Experience: Minimum two years of experience in student personnel or business administration required.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Superior customer service and interpersonal skills required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) required. Professional demeanor including tact, discretion and a customer service-oriented approach to the job required. Ability to exercise good judgment and work under pressure during seasonal high volume required.

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