1) Plan and implement a variety of programs to increase student engagement. This includes liaising with student organization leaders to execute affinity-based mentoring programs at the Law School; and maintaining connectivity with student organization leaders on events and programs involving alumni.
2) Manage and advise the Graduating Students Class Gift Committee with a focus on peer-to-peer fundraising. Create and execute class-based engagement opportunities with attention to philanthropy education efforts. Engage in annual review of the Graduating Students Gift Campaign and other student programs and make strategic changes in order to drive continually increasing goals for engagement of students.
3) Assist with the implementation of innovative young alumni focused events and the creation of a plan for student to young alumni transition. Plan and execute class-based and/or regional programming to encourage young alumni involvement, interaction, and greater connection to other alumni and to the Law School. Collaborate with University-wide Alumni Relations and Development, Law School Office of the Dean of Students, and Law School Office of Career Services to develop strategic planning for the cultivation of new alumni.
4) Prepare materials for and lead conference calls and in-person meetings, develop and distribute reports, and cultivate relationships with individual volunteers and particularly committee and program leaders. Assist with event planning and attend local and out-of-state functions. Serve as a key resource for alumni leaders and other volunteers, advising on best practices in terms of mission, group structure, and outreach.
5) Develop and execute professional development programming to enhance engagement with young alumni, including newsletter series and digital webinar series. Work closely with colleagues in the Office of Career Services.
6) Assist with the planning and execution of department-wide alumni events, such as Reunion Weekend. Oversee project timelines and develop appropriate infrastructures, systems, and materials. Staff events, including evenings and weekends as necessary.
7) Develop and maintain relationships with donors, volunteer leadership, faculty and administrators to advance efforts. Advance relationships that result in alumni engagement and philanthropic contributions by conducting assigned number of individual alumni visits. Identify, qualify, and solicit individual prospects.
8) Serve as data management and confidentiality super-user; conduct benchmarking and train staff on best practices.
9) Gather, record and properly store information about alumni and donors utilizing Griffin, the University's donor and alumni tracking database.
10) Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Alumni Relations.
1) Exceptional verbal and writing skills, high attention to detail and follow-up, and excellent organizational skills
2) Ability to manage confidential information with discretion and tact
3) Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal work of the Law School and the University as well as the technology tools available through the University Office of Alumni Relations and Development, including Griffin (the University's Donor Relationship Management System), Microsoft Windows computer environment, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access
5) Ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting
6) An exceptional work ethic and track record of personal initiative
7) Willingness and ability to travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University and Law School business
8) Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends
9) Experience working with graduate students and/or recent professional school graduates strongly
10) Understanding of the University of Chicago, its history, organization, and culture
1) Bachelorâ™s degree
1)Two years of professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales or similar professional work experience
2)Demonstrated experience in planning and managing programs
3)Demonstrated experience planning and executing events
4)Demonstrated ability to work successfully with volunteers
1) Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume section of the application
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