Assistant Director, Golub Capital Social Impact Lab
The University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

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Booth Rustandy Center

About the Department

The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is the second-oldest business school in the U.S. and second to none when it comes to influencing business education and business practices. Since 1898, the school has produced ideas and leaders that shape the world of business. Their rigorous, discipline-based approach to business education transforms students into confident, effective, respected business leaders prepared to face the toughest challenges. Chicago Booth has the finest set of facilities of any business school in the world. Each of the four campuses (two in Chicago, one in London, and one in Hong Kong) reflects the architectural traditions of its environs while offering a state-of-the-art learning environment. Chicago Booth is proud to claim: -an unmatched faculty. -degree and open enrollment programs offered on three continents. -a global body of nearly 54,000 accomplished alumni. - strong and growing corporate relationships that provide a wealth of lifelong career opportunities. As part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, Chicago Booth shares the University's core values that shape the distinctive intellectual culture. At Booth, they constantly question and test ideas, and seek proof. This extraordinarily effective approach to business leads to new ideas and innovative solutions. Seven of the Booth faculty members have won Nobel Prizes for these ideas - the first business school to achieve this accomplishment.

Job Summary

The Golub Capital Social Impact Lab at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation (the Lab) was launched in January, 2022, thanks to a gift from Golub Capital, and in partnership with the Chicago Urban League. The Lab will be dedicated to accelerating the competencies of leaders of nonprofit organizations serving communities of color and to support high-potential nonprofit organizations serving these communities.

The Assistant Director of the Golub Capital Lab has a unique opportunity to work with the Director to execute programming for the Lab and its signature program - IGNITE - from the ground up. In this role lead monthly program execution and follow up communication with participants and speakers. Serve as the point of contact for additional events and programming for the IGNITE participants. The Assistant director will support operations, marketing, research, strategy, and monthly program logistics for the Golub Capital Lab.


  • Assumes responsibility for the daily operational activities of the Lab, which includes program execution, marketing, budget tracking, overseeing contracts, procurement, and reimbursements.
  • Oversees day-of logistics such as room set-up, AV/IT, registration, catering; and more.
  • Supports presentation development for monthly content sessions and other cohort-based events as they arise.
  • Researches, provides suggestions for, and secures potential speakers, facilitators, and lectures that align with the mission of the Lab.
  • Serves as program execution lead for the annual external lecture and internal convening of Golub Capital Lab Directors.
  • Aids in the application review process and selection communication
  • Manages post-event logistics survey distribution and follow up.
  • Manages Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Leverages learnings from the Lab to support programs in the same overall space, i.e. Civic Scholars, Strategic Network for Operations & Finance, and other nonprofit professional development programs; in turn, strengthen Golub Capital Social Impact Lab through relationships with these programs.
  • Uses moderate/solid understanding and experience to administer the delivery of services to program participants and/or beneficiaries.
  • Has moderate/high levels of interactions with faculty, researchers and staff for committee work or information.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.


Preferred Qualifications

Technical Skills or Knowledge:
  • Proficiency with a variety of software platforms and applications.
  • Intermediate user of Microsoft Office suite, Google Sheets/Docs, Zoom.

Preferred Competencies
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills with keen attention to detail.
  • Enjoys administrative work and event planning.
  • Successfully manage concurrent projects and deadlines.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability working with underrepresented communities in higher education, social enterprise and nonprofit sector.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with social sector leaders and organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and diplomatically with colleagues, as well as with students, faculty and corporate contacts in a multitude of communication methods i.e., in person, email, and phone.
  • Handle multiple detailed tasks/projects simultaneously and meet strict deadlines with frequent interruptions.
  • Thought partner who enjoys generating new ideas and executing them.

Working Conditions
  • This position is currently expected to work a minimum three days per week in the office.

Application Documents
  • Resume/CV (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Job Family

Administration & Management

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Requires Compliance with University Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Posting Statement

Employees must comply with the University's COVID-19 vaccination requirements. More information about the requirements can be found on the University of Chicago Vaccination GoForward.

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.

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.

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