Associate Director, Alumni Relations - East Coast

Apr 05, 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 Associate Director of Alumni Relations - East Coast is a key member of the Alumni Relations team within the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and is responsible for providing alumni relationship management and support to multiple alumni forums/groups on the East Coast. The Associate Director collaborates with team members and other departments to build relationships with alumni, coordinate regional activities, support alumni clubs, and increase engagement. This position is located in New York, NY PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Relationship Management: Meet one-on-one with alumni to identify interests, cultivate engagement potential, and connect alumni to the School. Volunteer Management: Support East Coast alumni clubs and other volunteer committees to increase alumni engagement and regional activities; coordinate with the Senior Associate Director in key markets: New York, Boston, and Washington DC. Event Coordination: develop and plan small events as a construct for engagement, working with a central events team on regional and flagship events, and supporting School/department events as needed. Partnerships: Collaborate with Admissions, Career Services, Development, Student Services and the University Alumni Association on events and programs, as needed. Assist with the research and development of new programs and events to increase regional alumni engagement. Utilize extensive knowledge of internal systems and databases to keep accurate records, analyze alumni data, and publicize events. Contribute to the general advancement of alumni relations at Chicago Booth.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required.

Unit Experience: A minimum three years of experience in alumni relations, development, staffing volunteer organization, or corporate sales or marketing required.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Proven ability to develop strong working relationships across the organization required. Proven interpersonal and diplomacy skills required. Independence and the ability to multi-task required. Exceptional and demonstrated customer service inclinations required. Superior detail orientation, organizational skills and problem solving skills required. Excellent written and verbal communications skills with the comfort level of speaking to large groups, senior management, alumni, etc. required. Willingness and ability to travel 50% of the time required. Willingness and ability to attend events in the evening and on the weekend required.

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