Assistant Director, Leadership Engagement, The College
University of Chicago (UC)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: JR12883
Location: 5235 S. Harper Court
Manages College acknowledgement letter process.
Writes and edits special correspondence from the Dean and other University leaders, maintaining confidentiality handling sensitive correspondence.
Oversees confidential briefing process for events and individual meetings for the Dean and other University leaders, collaborating with colleagues across ARD to source information for these briefings.
Completes this process in consultation with Senior Associate Director, Senior Director, and Associate Vice President of Alumni Relations & Development and Associate Dean, The College.
Assists Senior Associate Director in setting programming, strategy, and communication plan for the College Advisory Council.
Serves as chief College Development team liaison to various ARD teams, including, but not limited to, Research and Direct Response.
Assists Director of Odyssey Scholarship Program with special projects involving the Odyssey Scholarship Program.
Assists Associate Vice President of Alumni Relations & Development and Associate Dean, The College, with special projects involving Trustee engagement.
Assists Senior Associate Director in decanal travel planning and strategy, collaborating with various teams to ensure dean is deployed strategically.
Creates and maintains complex business process and protocol documents, reports, and other research materials as needed.
Seeks opportunities for professional development that will enhance job performance including attending webinars, seminars, building networks within the University and with colleagues at peer institutions.
Has a moderate/high level of authority in drafting informational and marketing materials for review for assigned programs. Assists in developing support materials for specific fundraising activities.
Plans somewhat complex activities of volunteer and support groups. Recruits members and provides guidance and support to leadership activities.
Performs other related work as needed.
Professional work experience in nonprofit management, development, alumni relations, marketing, public relations, sales or similar professional role.
Proficient in event, meeting, conference planning or similar professional work experience.
Working knowledge leading a project team or managing staff.
Skilled at developing and monitoring budget.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University as well as the technology tools available to the 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.
Outstanding interpersonal and communications skills characterized by the ability to listen, to speak, and to write effectively.
Manage confidential information with discretion and tact.
Act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
Work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting.
Self-motivated and take initiative.
Prioritize multiple projects and independently follow through with detail.
Standard office environment.
Travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
Work evenings and weekends.
Cover Letter, addressed to Hiring Committee (preferred)
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