Assistant Director, Database Management

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Gleacher Center – Downtown

30349 Bus-Exec MBA North America

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:

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Job Summary:

The Assistant Director of Database Management is an integral part of Chicago Booth's Executive MBA global team. The Assistant Director will serve as the database (Slate) systems expert for the Executive MBA Program. The position will work closely with admission teams in Chicago, London and Hong to ensure the smooth delivery of service to prospects through the upkeep of the admissions database and management of admissions data and reporting.


  • Design, edit, build and launch the Executive MBA application ensuring consistency across campuses incorporating best practices from other programs. Emphasis on application and evaluation function and design to support a positive user experience.
  • Assess program needs and integrate new technologies – examples include volunteer portal, prospect scoring and populations.
  • Ensure Booth wide initiatives, such as privacy policies and branding standards, are implemented consistently across campuses.
  • Oversee global collection of Slate data providing consistency in fields, decisions, tracking and reporting.
  • Develop and maintain a Slate user manual for staff that documents admissions data collection, procedures and workflow protocols.
  • Provide weekly, application deadline and year-end admissions reporting.
  • Provide custom admission reports for teams in each region.
  • Provide Slate training for staff on an ongoing basis.
  • Lead monthly Slate meetings with admissions staff from each region.
  • Serve as lead for the Slate Admins Group and Data Warehouse to liaise with other Slate users to learn and share best practices.
  • Manage annual data retention process.
  • Troubleshoot Slate technical issues.
  • Lead data cleanup initiatives such as removal of duplicate records and leveraging record update campaigns.
  • Complete ad hoc data / analysis projects as requested.
  • Conduct regular system audits to ensure data integrity.
  • Keep current with technology trends and admissions data collection best practices.

  • Superior organizational skills required.
  • Ability to identify priorities, multi-task, and consistently meet deadlines required.
  • Proven ability to manage internal working relationships and interact and communicate with discretion, clarity, tact, and courtesy required.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends, when workload (e.g. evening conference calls) or evening coverage is needed, required.
  • Ability to travel internationally required.
  • Exceptional communications skills required.
  • Professional demeanor, discretion, and a customer service-oriented approach to the job required.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • At least one year of related experience in system administration and data reporting required.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Deep knowledge of how technical systems work and connect required.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Slate and the Microsoft Office suite required.
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills required.
  • Coding fluency in SQL preferred.

Required Documents:


Cover letter

Benefit Eligibility

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Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 2/21/2018
Application Due: 4/22/2018
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