Alumni Club Board Accepting Applications for Career Development Chair

Take a leadership role to support and strengthen the professional network among local alumni.

To Apply:

Any alum of the University of Chicago can apply by completing the Candidate Information Form by February 21, 2017. The form for the position is available here

If you have any questions or would like additional information about the Career Development Chair, contact Soren Dayton, AB'99 Vice President.

Career Development Chair Description

The Alumni Club’s Career Development Chair serves to support local alumni in their career development efforts by providing opportunities for career exploration, fostering a stronger professional network within the local alumni community, and promoting career-related University resources among local alumni. Specific responsibilities will include:
  • Organize quarterly career-related events for local alumni that explore potential opportunities in industries or career development skills of potential interest to alumni
  • Coordinate with the University Alumni Association to organize local activities as part of the University of Chicago Career Month
  • Develop innovative initiatives to strengthen the professional network among local alumni
  • Recruit members of the Alumni Club Career Development Committee and supervise all committee activities.
  • Maintain relations with University officials to facilitate the career exploration and development efforts of current undergraduate and graduate students seeking to relocate to the Washington, DC area after graduation.


  • All alumni of the University of Chicago, including alumni of the college and of all graduate schools and departments, who are located in the metropolitan Washington, DC area are eligible for consideration of this position.

Term of Office

  • The term of office shall be not more than two years, commencing on November 15, 2016 
  • The Career Development Chair may not serve more than two terms in office.

Election of the Career Development Chair 
  • All eligible alumni who complete a Candidate Information Form no later than February 21, 2017 will be considered candidates for the position(s) they applied to.
  • The Alumni Club Board of Directors will elect the new Chair by majority vote of those members present at its March 2017 meeting. 
  • Election of the new Chair will become effective on March 21, 2017 


Additional information regarding the election process is provided in the University of Chicago Alumni Club of Washington, DC’s By-laws, which are available here.