Assistant Director, Student Life

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Gleacher Center – Downtown

3035102 Bus-Evening/Wkend MBA Prg & Se

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, Student Life serves as the primary advisor for an assigned number of student groups in the Evening MBA & Weekend MBA programs, assisting with event planning, conferences, case competitions, panels, social events, and the overall attainment of group goals. Maintains relationships with designated student leaders throughout the students' term at Chicago Booth and facilitates student leaders' relationships with other offices at Chicago Booth. The Assistant Director will also be responsible for assisting the Evening MBA & Weekend MBA Programs Office in creating, planning, and managing community-wide programming, including quarterly orientation for 500 students annually.


  • Plans, coordinates, and oversees the execution of all faculty programming for students, including, but not limited to the following: budget maintenance, vendor relationships, registration, communication, assessment and yearly review, and point of contact for all questions.
  • Plans and oversees the execution of a variety of student events and programs.
  • Advises, supports, and recommends concepts for programming to the leaders of various student groups and Booth offices.
  • Coordinates sessions for Chicago Business Fellows (CBF) Program.Plans, manages, and attends professional development seminar for 50 incoming MBA students biannually in Autumn and Spring quarters. Advises the CBF Advisory Board, a group of students that lead programming for the Chicago Business Fellows.
  • Works with the director to shape the experience of Evening MBA and Weekend MBA students.
  • Develops, plans, implements, and attends awards ceremonies and other large-scale social and networking events for Evening MBA & Weekend MBA students in conjunction with other offices.
  • Completes special projects and undertakes additional duties for the Evening MBA and Weekend MBA Programs Office as assigned.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Graduate degree preferred.

  • A minimum two years of experience working with students, planning extracurricular activities, or working in an educational environment required.
  • A minimum of one year of experience managing projects or programs required.
  • Bookkeeping or budget management experience required.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Proven abilities to work on several projects simultaneously required.
  • Ability to consistently meet deadlines, to problem solve, to exercise good judgment, and to work under pressure during seasonal high volume required.
  • Professional demeanor, including tact, discretion, and a customer service-oriented approach to the job, required.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and verbal and written communications skills required.
  • Proficiency with computers, including MS Office and network functions, required.
  • Ability to work the following schedules:
    • 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, as the regular schedule with every third or fourth week shifting to a 5-day work week to include a Saturday shift from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    • Late night office coverage (11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.) two or three times per month
    • Various other weekend and nights as needed (on average 6 nights/quarter and 5 Saturdays/quarter).

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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Job No:
Posted: 11/22/2018
Application Due: 12/18/2018
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