College Programs (65%) â“ in conjunction with the senior director, oversees the implementation of the College Programming and Orientation portfolio of events, including Pre-Orientation, Orientation, Family Orientation, the UChicago Mentoring Program, second- and third-year student success programming, Family Weekend, Signature Events, Taking the Next Step, Senior Week, College Diploma Ceremonies, any new events that may be proposed, and applicable College and campus committees; ensures the successful coordination of event logistics for all programs including event registration, travel arrangements, ordering buses, reserving space, catering, negotiating contracts, purchasing, and communications; manages event marketing and general communications materials; writes, edits, and oversees the production and distribution of event publications; works with students and designers to develop and maintain information flow; manages event budgets, websites, and works with relevant staff to coordinate information for the Collegeâ™s two mobile applications; completes assessments for each program and ensures improvements and process changes are documented.
Professional Staff and Office Planning (20%) - supervises full-time College Programming and Orientation staff including hiring, training, performance review, and management of time; forecasts and tracks annual budgets for all programming, communications, and projects; meets regularly with fellow directors and senior staff in the Office of the Dean of Students to strategically plan and ensure proper collaboration and communication.
Campus Partners (10%) - works closely with various campus offices including Campus & Student Life, Career Advancement, Center for Identity + Inclusion, Center for Leadership and Involvement, College Academic Advising Office, College Admissions, College Center for Research and Fellowships, College Deanâ™s Office, Housing & Residence Life, Office of Civic Engagement, Office for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Support, and others to plan and execute programs.
Mentor Student Staff (5%) - provides guidance and direction to student staff membersâ™ project work and evaluates staff membersâ™ performance/provide constructive feedback; leads students and staff to develop and implement activities, programs, and initiatives related to student life, and/or community involvement; uses specialized depth knowledge and breadth of experience to recommend concepts for programming to leaders of various organizations and programs; performs other related work as needed.
Manages the development of programming that creates student community, including summer activities, student leadership training, and other staff organized events.
Provides staff management, resources, and training to organizations that create meaningful co-curricular and/or community service experiences for students.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree, liberal arts.
Masterâ™s degree in higher education/college student personnel or related field.
Minimally 5-7 years professional work experience in higher education.
Specialized knowledge of college student development and event planning.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Proficiency in Mac and PC environments.
Working knowledge in Word, Excel, Outlook, and online organizational tools.
Background with Adobe graphic design/web development environments.
Familiarity with event planning and logistics.
Strong verbal and written communication skills including excellent editing/proofreading ability in English.
Handle multiple concurrent projects in a competent and professional manner while also managing details and meeting deadlines.
Work effectively with supervision and as a part of a team, individually, or in concert with other offices and campus partners.
Work autonomously, taking initiative and without detailed instructions.
Maintain confidentiality/discretion at all times.
Manage stressful situations.
Critical thinking skills.
Problem solving skills.
Decision making skills.
Attention to detail.
Some evening and weekend work.
Lift up to 40 lbs.
Push carts with up to 50 lbs. of material.
Sit at a computer for 4-6 hours.
Periodic walking to other campus locations.
Climbing up to 5 flights of stairs.
Cover Letter, which includes your interest in this position (required)
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