CSL Center for Leadership and Involvement: Student Involvement
About the Department
The Center for Leadership and Involvement is a multi-faceted office that encourages student involvement at the University of Chicago and provides learning opportunities in ways as diverse and valuable as possible, while enhancing the unique culture of the University.
The job administers a range of programs, events, and student activities. Assists in the development and implementation of orientation programming for incoming students and other programming that fosters student communities. Performs analysis of financial operations that support all recognized student organizations with moderate guidance from others.
The Student Involvement Advisor serves as a resource for student leaders, supports organizational development, and creates and manages a collection of physical and electronic resources for student organizations. The Student Involvement Advisor will advise a diverse portfolio of Recognized Student Organizations (RSOs), including components of the UChicago Student Government and its financial committees. This position is also responsible for the coordination and development of several Orientation Week and winter quarter programming for university students. As a member of the Center for Leadership and Involvement, the Student Involvement Advisor works with students and staff to actively encourage student involvement in organizations, programs, and student life at the University of Chicago and supports the mission and vision of the office.
Advise and support a diverse portfolio of student organizations. For the assigned organizations, this could include, but is not limited to, offering programming advice and assistance, mentoring organizational leadership, attending organizational meetings and events, assessing organizational risk and ensuring compliance with University policy, developing training opportunities and materials, promoting financial competency through fiscal management accountability and skills development, and providing connection to campus resources.
Advise multiple components of the UChicago Student Government, including the Student Government Funding Committee, Program Coordinating Council, and the Council on Academic Teams. Serve as a steward of University resources and work with students to ensure that all policies and procedures are observed.
Plan and organize the Blueprint event, an orientation program aimed at introducing first year students to involvement opportunities on campus. This includes: working with campus partners and Student Government on coordinating event logistics and marketing, outside vendors on event specifics, and student organizations on participation.
Plan and organize the annual Winter Welcome, the Winter Quarter RSO Fair. Coordinate with over 100 student organizations to participate. Work with campus partners on event logistics and marketing for the event that brings between 800-1000 attendees.
Serve as a member of the CLI team and assist with various office programs and projects. This includes attending and monitoring major CLI and the University events; and other duties as assigned.
Advises, supports, and recommends concepts for programming to leaders of various organizations and programs.
Communicates and discusses contract terms with outside vendors. Administers contracts. Maintains organizational records and archives relevant information and program materials. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.
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 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts field.
Master's degree in higher education, student affairs, or student personnel.
Demonstrated success in working with diverse and complex student organizations.
Experience in organizational bookkeeping or budget management.
A minimum of one year of experience managing projects or programs.
Event planning experience.
Experience in working with students and advising student organizations in a student affairs or student life environment.
Must have excellent interpersonal skills and conflict resolution techniques.
Prior experience in the preparation and presentation of workshops.
Display emotional intelligence.
Celebrate diversity & inclusion.
Foster partnership and collaboration.
Communicate effectively and with influence.
Must be able to work independently and carry out assignments and projects without detailed instructions.
Evening and weekend work required, including flexibility of work hours and availability to attend to emergent situations on campus as needed.
Ability to understand the needs of the University of Chicago community and work with students, faculty, and staff in a wide array of situations is essential.
Cover letter (required)
When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.
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.
We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.
All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.
Internal Number: JR11326
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