Provides direct support to the Laboratory Schools Office of Alumni Relations & Development, working under the supervision of the Director of Development, to execute fundraising, cultivation, and stewardship programs for donors.
Bears primary responsibility for managing and coordinating several critical functions within the ARD office including but not limited to acknowledgements, data maintenance, gift processing, expense tracking and reconciliation, payment processing, event maintenance, and regular report preparation.
Participates in strategy development for cultivation, stewardship, and other ARD programmatic efforts.
Manages stewardship calendar and assists in writing first drafts of stewardship reports.
Analyzes data and creates customized reports to track performance of marketing, cultivation, fundraising, and stewardship efforts.
Manges society memberships and stewardship.
Supports parent, alumni, and student volunteers as needed.
Staffs ARD local events and plays a critical role in managing registrations, seating and providing technical and logistical support for all of Lab ARD's events, including two large events, Connections/Dewey Dance and Alumni Weekend.
Develops and distributes event correspondence and invitations.
Manages event database, provides reports for events, and reconciles payments.
Assembles and sends ARD communications via our communications system to the Lab community.
Helps produce print and electronic publications and materials.
Manages alumni news updates for publication.
Helps manage the ARD office, providing support with expense tracking and reconciliation, payment processing, and purchasing as needed.
Performs a variety of development-related administrative duties.
Plans, organizes and coordinates assigned fundraising programs and projects. Identifies budget requirements and staffing needs on a project or event basis.
Drafts informational and marketing materials for review for assigned programs. Assists in developing support materials for specific fundraising activities.
Performs other related work as needed.
Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
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Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through < 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
About University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools provide one of the world's most outstanding pre-collegiate educational experiences. Because Lab is part of the University of Chicago, the importance of intellectual life—of thought and exploration—infuses all aspects of our curriculum, and students in every grade benefit from outstanding UChicago academicians and access to unmatched resources. John Dewey—one of the great minds in education—established the Schools in 1896 as a place to explore and implement his theories on childhood education. Today’s students still benefit from his vision, and today’s Lab faculty are recognized as experienced leaders in their field.
Families who choose Lab care deeply about curiosity, inquiry, and creativity. Approximately 60 percent of Lab families are affiliated with the University, half live in Hyde Park, and the rest come from across Chicago, the suburbs, and northern Indiana. Lab’s student body reflects the diversity that is deeply valued by the Schools and its community; approximately half of our 2,000 students are people of color and families report speaking nearly 40 different languages in their homes.
The Laboratory Schools seek the fine...st employees—people who wish to inspire a love of learning in our students and join a vibrant learning community. We employ people with a wide range of skills and training, in many different disciplines. At Lab, we value learning experientially, exhibiting kindness, and honoring diversity. We seek employees who share a similar commitment to these values. Lab people are engaged and excited by our mission of igniting and nurturing an enduring spirit of scholarship, curiosity, creativity, and confidence in the youngest members of the University of Chicago’s academic community.
The Laboratory Schools is a great place to work and our connection to the University provides our faculty and staff with opportunities that would be nearly impossible to match in any other environment.
Interested candidates should apply via our website at: http://www.ucls.uchicago.edu/about-lab/employment
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