Assistant Director, Student Life Projects and Events

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Hyde Park Campus

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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 Projects and Events serves as an active member of the Booth Student Life team. This position will be responsible for the successful execution of several community, student hosted, and Student Life hosted events. Program participation ranges from 30 to 7,000 attendees, with additional student and staff volunteers assisting with program delivery. Additionally, leveraging project manager expertise the Assistant Director plans, executes and evaluates program, project, and process effectiveness and drives both individual and team continuous improvement efforts. Beyond events, will participate with inter-department teams and support the operations staff.


  • Collaborate with the Student Life team to develop and implement programs and events for both student groups, Booth Community, and external events.
  • Coordinate and implement event logistics; researching and assisting with vendor selection including negotiating vendor contracts, preparing event budgets, processing and reconciling expenses, and preparing financial reports.
  • Apply project management expertise in designing and executing a variety of internal processes and systems; such as student group management, calendar, registration, and evaluation systems.
  • Monitor the general department email inbox, student event listservs and respond to all inquiries and/or route emails to others as appropriate.
  • Assist with staffing events when necessary; will require working nights and weekends when needed.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications

  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • At least two years of work experience in a professional environment required.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written required.
  • Strong interpersonal skills required.
  • Superior organizational skills required.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills required.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize with minimal supervision required.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
  • Knowledge of and strong ease of use with technology required.
  • Knowledge of database technology and Microsoft Office preferred.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • 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 Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Full time

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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: 11/6/2018
Application Due: 12/18/2018
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