Assistant Director, Kilts Center for Marketing

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Hyde Park Campus

3034111 Bus-Kilts Center For Marketing

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: The Kilts Center for Marketing's mission is to elevate the recognition of Chicago Booth's excellence in quantitative marketing. The Center accomplishes this by working with alumni, students, corporate partners and faculty worldwide. Key to this effort is that the Kilts Center is the exclusive academic clearinghouse for Nielsen marketing data.

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Job Summary:

  • The Assistant Director supports the success of Kilts Center's data center initiatives, marketing labs, contact management and events. The primary responsibilities will be to support efforts to expand dataset offerings at the Center. This will involve helping develop and manage new business processes that allow distribution of new datasets to select users. In addition, the assistant director supports administration (documentation, contracts, invoicing) of marketing lab projects and will be a key player in launching a new contact management database and process. Furthermore, this person work with team members to plan and execute logistics around various Kilts Center events. Finally, this position will include other administrative support for the Kilts Center. This team member works collaboratively with multiple departments, building and maintaining relationships, to accomplish all of these goals.

  • Data Center Initiatives: supports management of contracts, individual registrations, annual updates, and paper tracking. Answer questions, draft communications, track payments and conduct follow-ups as needed. Field technical issues and ensure follow-through on customer support. Provide other support of data center initiatives, as needed.

  • Marketing Lab Administration: Tracks and manages project sponsors processes including updating coordinating project agreements, sending invoices, tracking payments, and sending thank you notes. Manages the process for all partner communications and project tracking using the University contact database system (Griffin).

  • Contact management and tracking: Holds the primary responsibility to help create and maintain various databases relevant to Kilts Center. Organizes and tracks data on relationships important to the Center. Coordinates and maintains mailing lists and groups. Tracks, compiles and creates reports.

  • Event support: Support planning and execution of event logistics that serve all constituents including: students, alumni, corporate partners and faculty (internal and external). Contribute to evaluating, improving and maintaining processes for 15+ annual events, programs and conferences. Plans details and budgets. Prepares communications and/or sponsorship materials related to the Center programs. Interface with students, speakers, alumni, and other participants.

  • Highly motivated, self-starter and a commitment to professional growth required.
  • Resourcefulness, creativity and exceptional organizational skills required.
  • Proven ability to work independently required.
  • Ability to work on and prioritize multiple projects simultaneously, ask questions as necessary and meet deadlines under pressure required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills required.
  • Outstanding professional/interpersonal skills required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and diplomatically with colleagues, as well as with students, alumni, faculty and corporate contacts required.
  • Professional demeanor, including tact, discretion, ability to maintain confidentiality, and a strong customer service orientation required.
  • Proven office computer skills required: e.g., MS Office, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
  • Willingness to occasionally work/travel evenings and weekends during conferences/events required.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • A minimum of two years of project management experience required.
  • At least two years of relevant communications experience required.
  • Experience with event or program management required.
  • Experience and understanding of database management, reporting and basic data analyses preferred.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Knowledge of the Chicago Booth and/or the University of Chicago preferred.

Required Documents:


Cover letter

Note: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

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Job No:
Posted: 4/6/2018
Application Due: 5/25/2018
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