Assistant Director, Evening Program

The University of Chicago


Unit-Specific Responsibilities

1) This role will be leading and administering a range of programs, events, and student activities related to the Evening Master’s Program.

2) The Assistant Director will assist in the development and implementation of orientation programming for incoming students, graduation programming for graduating students, and other programming that fosters student communities. 

3) Communicates directly with students via email and phone and facilitate on the ground solutions, and communicate with different departments.

4) Oversees and evaluates the set of student life activities offered to Evening Master’s Program students.

5) Coordinates with the students and staff to develop activities, programs, and initiatives related to student life, and/or community involvement.

6) Develops and implements orientation, student life programming, and graduation celebration programs. 

7) Supports the community building components of quarterly Saturday seminars.

8) Advises, supports, and recommends concepts for programming to leaders of various organizations and programs.

9) Communicates and discusses contract terms with outside vendors. Administers contracts.

10) Maintains organizational records and archives relevant information and program materials. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.

11) Markets student activities programming throughout the year. Develops and implements protocols for evaluating the effectiveness of programs.

Unit-Preferred Competencies

1) Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.

2) Excellent skills in working both independently and as a team member.

3) Excellent problem-solving skills and follow-up skills.

4) Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing and to compose effective and efficient reports and correspondence.

5) Demonstrated ability to review and prioritize work without advance approval.

6) Ability to take initiative and organize and complete projects with minimal supervision.

7) Ability to maintain calm and courteous demeanor and to work productively despite heavy workload, competing priorities, complex problems, and tight deadlines.

8) Presents a courteous, professional image at all times.

9) Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and written, and to compose effective and efficient reports and correspondence. 

Knowledge and Skills

1) Advanced MS Outlook and strong MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and database skills.

Working Conditions

1) Willingness and ability to travel, work evenings and some weekends required.

2) Time will be split between a downtown location (1871 in the Merchandise Mart) and Hyde Park location (Keller Center). 

Preferred Qualifications


1) Experience in a higher education environment

2) Knowledge of the University of Chicago’s unique culture

3) Knowledge of the Harris School.

Required Documents

1) Resume

2) Cover letter

3) List of References

NOTE: When applying for this position, all required documents MUST be uploaded into the RESUME/CV section of the application.

The 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.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

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