Program Specialist, Know Your Chicago

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Illinois: Chicago

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. Graham 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

Job Summary:

The Program Specialist for the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies is responsible for managing and executing the Know your Chicago program. He/She will work with Graham School program areas, alumni, the business community, arts and cultural institutions, and partners within UChicago and globally.


  • Manage the day-to-day operations of the Know Your Chicago program and serve as primary contact on all administrative issues.
  • Plan and manage the operation of and participation in the Know Your Chicago tour series; coordinate all committee members and hosting organizations, and facilitate tours and events.
  • Coordinate programming and registration with an eye towards stewardship and budget considerations
  • Gather and analyze data concerning programs, courses, and tour performance and write reports based upon the findings of the data before the beginning of the following yearly cycle to guide decisions
  • Organize mailing list and institute new strategies towards organizing and maintaining our data
  • Conduct market research on the internet and maintain summaries of competing and potential programs
  • Prepare written recommendations based upon information gathered
  • Ensure the school has the most up-to-date information tour partners and locations
  • Make recommendations for improvements and change.

  • Analytical Skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, both on phone and in-person
  • Interpersonal skills

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Master's or similar degree preferred

  • A minimum of three years of relevant experience required
  • Program or project management experience required
  • Candidates must have experience in an academic environment committed to the highest level of academic standards of integrity and quality.

Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

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

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Part time

About Us
The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world.

We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.

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Job No:
Posted: 5/15/2018
Application Due: 6/5/2018
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