Development Associate, Laboratory Schools Alumni Relations & Development
University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
February 8, 2018
Full Time - Administration
4 Year Degree
The Development Associate provides direct support to the Laboratory Schools Office of Alumni Relations & Development. Under limited managerial guidance:
Executes fundraising projects and cultivation programs for donors and volunteer committees. Manages event registrations and society memberships. Develops and distributes event correspondence and invitations. Helps produce print and electronic publications and materials.
Bears primary responsibility for several critical functions within ARD office including but not limited to acknowledgments, data maintenance, gift processing, expense tracking and reconciliation, payment processing, event maintenance, and regular report preparation.
Performs a variety of development related administrative duties. Analyzes giving and biographical data.
Participates in strategy development for cultivation, stewardship, and other ARD programmatic efforts. Constructs customized reports to track performance of marketing, cultivation, fundraising, and stewardship efforts.
Staffs ARD local events and plays a critical role in managing registrations and providing logistical support for Lab ARD’s two large events, Connections and Alumni Weekend. Coordinates projects and activities of student workers.
Bachelor's Degree Required
A minimum of one year of experience in development or a related service-oriented field
Valid driver’s license
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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