Manager, Corporate Relations

Job description

Job location: Hyde Park Campus

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2019-04-19
Req: JR04745
Please make sure to read the job posting in its entirety as it reflects both the University roles and responsibilities, followed by the specific description.

Department30352 Bus-Career Services-Harper

About the UnitThe 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:

Job FamilyAlumni Relations & Development

Sets and achieves University fundraising and engagement goals. Designs, manages, and executes development strategies and programs to maximize philanthropic support for the University’s priorities. Increases engagement and participation of the University’s worldwide community of alumni, parents, families and friends via diversified communication programs and activities.

Career Track and Job LevelFoundation & Corporate Relations

Manages University-wide fundraising efforts focused on foundations, corporations, fundraising associations and other institutional sources of private philanthropic support.

P2: Requires knowledge and experience in own discipline; still acquiring higher-level knowledge and skills. Builds knowledge of the organization, processes and customers. Solves a range of straightforward problems. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.

Role ImpactIndividual Contributor

ResponsibilitiesThe job administers programs regarding a University-wide development program focused on foundations and corporations as well as fundraising associations and other institutional sources of philanthropic support.

1) Has a moderate/solid understanding of the identification and solicitation of foundation/corporate prospects with the capacity for special, high-level support for the University's priority programs and projects. Develops and maintains relationships with donors, volunteer leadership, faculty, and administrators, often through personal visits, phone contact, and attendance at special events., 2) Works with faculty, deans, administrators, trustees, and other development staff to define projects and develop and present proposals to foundations or to call on prospective donor companies in the Chicago metropolitan area and the United States., 3) Plans tactics to meet individual and group goals. Monitors and develops initial strategies for assigned foundations or corporations. Identifies emerging program areas with funding promise and assists in the development of new projects. Uses various technologies to help to develop new strategies and to assess foundation relations programs., 4) Analyzes solicitation activities. Administers the solicitation process for corporate scholarships. Ensures that gifts are applied in accordance with the intent of the donor. Maintains follow up contact with donors. Represents the foundation/ corporate relations program to constituencies both within and outside the University., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Additional Responsibilities

1) Chicago Booth’s Corporate Relations team seeks a part-time Manager to support our work with a broad range of companies with which Booth is engaged. While many of these tasks require strong administrative and project management skills, executing them well is key to maintaining and growing our relationships with these firms.

2) The Manager is integral to the Corporate Relations and Career Services teams.

3) Position requires local presence (ie, cannot be remote), and office hours will be shared between Gleacher (downtown) and Harper (Hyde Park). 15-19 hours per week, on average.

4) Chicago Booth Career Services manages several internship programs which the school helps fund. Manage incoming inquiries from possible firm participants

5) Research firm eligibility, triage firm interest, steer toward most appropriate program

6) Vet firms for funding eligibility

7) Organize, track and maintain student applicants

8) Collaborate with program leads to optimize and ensure smooth processes

9) Maintain and update database of firms

10) Monitor firm interest and manage reminder process

11) Review firm feedback and recommend actions

12) Track feedback from firms on student performance; identify and escalate necessary interventions

13) Chicago Booth Corporate Relations manages numerous events for firms to build their brand and further company engagement with students and alumni. These can be at Gleacher/Harper, company sites, or public venues.

14) Organize event logistics, including space and food/beverages

15) Develop and execute marketing and follow-up plans

Unit-preferred Competencies

1) Knowledge of database technology and Microsoft Office. 

2) Strong communication skills, both oral and written. 

3) Superior organizational skills and attention to detail. 

4) Ability to multi-task and prioritize with minimal supervision.  

Education, Experience, and CertificationsMinimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications


1) A minimum one year of professional work experience, career/corporate relations.

Required Documents

1) Resume

2) Cover letter

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

FLSA StatusNon-Exempt

Pay FrequencyBiweekly

Pay GradeDepends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours17

Benefits EligibleNo

Drug Test RequiredNo

Health Screen RequiredNo

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry RequiredNo

Posting Date2019-04-19-07:00

Remove from Posting On or Before2019-10-19-07:00

Posting StatementThe University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

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Posted: 4/20/2019
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