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Director of College Programming and Orientation and Assistant Dean of Students in the College | University of Chicago (UC) - Military Veterans

at Herc- Greater Chicago

Location: Chicago, IL Job Description: Manages and oversees a team of 7 full time staff members responsible for the implementation/execution of the College Programming and Orientation portfolio of events, including Pre-Orientation, Orientation, Family Orientation, the UChicago Mentoring Program, first, second-third and fourth year student success programming, Family Weekend, Signature Events, Senior Week, College Diploma Ceremonies, any new events that may be proposed, and applicable College and campus committees. Develops and implements strategic plans for the CPO on behalf of the Dean of the College and the Dean of Students. 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 production and distribution of event marketing, general communications, and event publications materials. Manages annual operating budget for the CPO ensuring compliance with all university fiscal policies. Forecasts and tracks annual budgets for all programming, communications, and projects. Manages websites and works with relevant staff to coordinate information for the Colleges two mobile applications. Completes assessments for each program and ensures improvements and process changes are documented. Responsible for continuous improvement of student service delivery and monitors assessment efforts for the CPO. Uses specialized depth knowledge and breadth of experience to recommend concepts for programming to leaders of various organizations and programs. Works closely with various campus offices including Campus and 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 Deans Office, Housing & Residence Life, Office of Civic Engagement, UChicago CARES, and others to plan and execute programs. Provides guidance and direction to student staff members project work and evaluates staff members performance/provides constructive feedback. Leads students and staff to develop and implement activities, programs, and initiatives related to student life, and/or community involvement. 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. Preferred Qualifications Education: Bachelors degree, liberal arts. Masters degree. Experience: 7+ years professional work experience in higher education or related field. Specialized knowledge of college student development, orientation, and event planning. Background supervising staff. Technical Skills or Knowledge: Proficiency in Mac and PC environments. Proficiency in Word, Excel, Outlook, and online organizational tools. Familiarity with Adobe graphic design/web development environments. Preferred Competencies Oversee and direct highly detailed concurrent projects with competing priorities, in a time sensitive, efficient manner. Work independently exercising sound judgement, reasoning, and strong problem-solving skills. Strong verbal and written communication skills including excellent editing/proofreading ability in English. Takes initiative, thinks creatively, and produces outcomes on own drive without detailed oversight. Maintains confidentiality/discretion at all times related to students, faculty, and staff and responds effectively to sensitive inquiries or complaints. Manages stressful situations with diplomacy, tact, and good humor; possesses conflict resolution and negotiation skills. Commands strong interpersonal, analytical, management, and organization skills. Demonstrated creation and implementation of results-oriented programs and initiatives for student success and retention. Proven ability to create and implement program/initiative assessment. Demonstrated experience in collaboration among colleagues and/or departments. Sound decision-making and reasoning skills. Working Conditions Office environment. Some evening and weekend work. Fast-paced environment. 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. Application Documents Resume/CV (required) Cover Letter, which is to include your interest in this position (required) References Contact Information (3) (required) 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 the Applicant Inquiry Form. The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

Chicago, IL

Herc- Greater Chicago
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