Associate Director, UG Initiatives

Jul 07, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
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 UG Initiatives will be responsible for supporting all aspects of the development and recruitment for three Chicago Booth Undergraduate Programs: Chicago Booth Scholars Program, Dougan Scholars Certificate Program and Summer Business Scholars Program. The Associate Director will work closely with the Director of UG Initiatives and Admissions to ensure that program goals and recruiting efforts are effectively executed. Participates in the Undergraduate and MBA recruitment and selection process, including implementation of effective evaluation processes, designing presentations and promotional materials, traveling, and executing recruitment efforts undertaken by the Office of Admissions. He/she will be responsible for evaluating data across Undergraduate programs. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: -Execute undergraduate recruitment, evaluation, and yield efforts. Duties include assisting with the development of effective evaluation processes and application materials; reading and evaluating applications; conducting interviews; traveling for the purpose of undergraduate outreach; and attending various recruiting and yield events. -Work with the Operations team on all aspects of the application, including, application content, communications, timelines, and managing application decisions (e.g. admitted students, waitlist, etc.). -Create an effective communication plan and deliver communications to prospective and admitted students to the Chicago Booth Scholars Program, Dougan Scholars Certificate Program and Summer Business Scholars Program. This includes quarterly/yearly communications and working with publications/web services to produce materials for marketing efforts. -Expand online Booth presence for Undergraduate programs, including website, blogs and various social media platforms. -Assist the Director of UG Initiatives with the implementation of a comprehensive business curriculum for all undergraduate programs, including research of Booth courses, companies to engage/develop, alumni and faculty speakers, skills workshops, communication materials, etc. -Support the execution of deferral processes for the Chicago Booth Scholars deferral segment, including communications, engagement, programming, and tracking; and collect yield data for this population. -Liaise with Chicago Booth and University of Chicago offices, as well as other universities and institutions to support recruitment and programming efforts. -Support students with course registration inquiries and work closely with Booth's Registrar and the University Registrar to track registration and performance. -Serve as a point of contact for enrolled students in the Chicago Booth Scholars Program, Dougan Scholars Certificate Program, and Summer Business Scholars Program. -Track alumni of all programs and contribute to engagement efforts. -Develop and maintain analytics to track success of the programs for quarterly and annual admission reports. -Benchmark and monitor Chicago Booth undergraduate programs against similar competitors. -Manage program budgets. -Work with Student Admission Fellows to create impactful programming and recruitment opportunities for the Dougan Scholars Certificate Program, Summer Business Scholars Program and Chicago Booth Scholars Programs.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree strongly preferred.

Unit Experience: A minimum of three years of experience working with undergraduate business students required. A minimum of three years of career advising or admissions-related experience required. Experience giving presentations to groups required. Management experience preferred. Experience with SLATE preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required. Outstanding oral, written, and interpersonal skills required. Outstanding organization skills required. Ability to manage several projects at once required. Ability to meet strict deadlines required. Ability to work successfully as member of a team required. Professional demeanor, including tact, discretion, and a customer service-oriented approach required. Willingness and ability to travel and work non-traditional hours required. A strong work ethic required. Excellent strategic planning, critical thinking, analytical, and persuasion skills required.

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