Coordinator, Gleacher Center Operations (FT Evenings & Saturdays)

Chicago, IL
Mar 09, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Gleacher Center – Downtown

46480 Graham School-Divisional Admin

About the Unit
Created at the founding of the University, the Graham School is committed to enhancing the University of Chicago's place as a preeminent intellectual destination through support of lifelong learning. The Graham School is dedicated to curating and disseminating the university's rich content for a broader set of learners in ever more innovative ways; helping the university engage civically, globally, and with the latest innovations in teaching and learning.

Job Information


Program Management (70%):

Act as primary representative of the Graham School and University for our students, faculty, and guests at the Gleacher Center
  • Establishes and maintains best possible working relationship with other units in the Gleacher Center; including building management, the Conference Center, the Booth School of Business (multiple departments), the Bookstore (currently Barnes & Noble), the Catering office (currently Wolfgang Puck Catering), and security.
  • Oversees complex rental arrangements for over 20 academic Graham School programs.
  • Manages allotment of rooms and strategic space scheduling and usage.
  • Coordinates courses/events/lectures/etc. for all Graham School programs at the Gleacher Center; including space, catering, audio-visual, and registration arrangements and logistics.
  • Reviews and makes decisions on equipment for deficiencies, replacement, and/or repair.

Student and Personnel Management (15%):
  • Communicates and provides program information to and assists adult students, instructional staff, university faculty, and important internal/external stakeholders.
  • Responsible for non-credit registrations and tuition payments.
  • Ensures accessibility in compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Assesses if the Graham School has required resources and/or employs University resources to ensure compliance. Works in conjunction with Dean of Students.
  • Assists in supervision and management of Gleacher Center staff (2-3 part-time employees), and trains them to effectively and efficiently fulfill duties.
  • Models a high degree of responsibility and reliability in representing the School to faculty, students, and guests.

Other Duties (15%):
  • Assists other areas of the School and operations with special events, projects, etc. (including at the Hyde Park office or other off-site locations).
  • Oversees classroom accessibility, cleanliness, and order. Arranges and moves tables, chairs, and equipment per instructor preferences or variable enrollment. Provides on-site technical setup and support for audio-visual and computer equipment.
  • Finalizes arrangements for all programs with associate deans, directors, and program managers.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations and information with absolute discretion
  • Ability to maintain calm and courteous demeanor and to work productively despite heavy workload, competing priorities, complex problems, and tight deadlines
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations and information with absolute discretion
  • Proven ability to maintain calm and courteous demeanor and to work productively despite heavy workload, competing priorities, complex problems, and tight deadlines

Additional Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or a minimum of three years of progressively responsible administrative experience.

  • A minimum of three years of relevant experience required.
  • Supervisory or lead experience required.
  • Familiarity with central administration within a complex research university environment preferred

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements:

Gleacher Center, plus willingness to travel to Hyde Park or other locations for meetings and other School operations.

  • Tue–Fri, 3:00pm-10:00pm; and Sat, 8:00am-5:30pm.
  • Hours may vary depending on course/event schedules.
  • Will also require occasional Monday evenings and weekdays.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • References

NOTE: When applying all required documents, including cover letters and references, MUSTbe uploaded under the resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?

Health Screen Required?

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Full time

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