ThinkChicago Program Associate, ThinkChicago
World Business Chicago
World Business Chicago (WBC) is a public-private, non-profit partnership that drives inclusive economic growth and job creation, supports business, and promotes Chicago as a leading global city.
As part of the Innovation & Venture (I&V) team, ThinkChicago is WBC’s national STEM talent attraction and retention program for Chicago technology and innovation companies. ThinkChicago invites the brightest university students across the city and around the country to explore Chicago’s dynamic tech ecosystem through a series of immersion events designed to connect diverse, top-tier university talent with career opportunities – both full-time jobs and internships.
World Business Chicago is seeking a Program Associate to aid the ThinkChicago Program Manager in the management of current and future initiatives, including yearly flagship events (i.e. ThinkChicago Lollapalooza, ThinkChicago Advanced Degree Exchange, and ThinkChicago Summits with university partners). The Program Associate for ThinkChicago will support the organization’s mission, vision and values, reporting to the ThinkChicago Program Manager, Executive Vice President of Innovation & Venture Strategy and receiving leadership, engagement and direction from our Chair and World Business Chicago leadership.
The Program Associate will work closely with the various organizations that currently exist in Chicago’s technology ecosystem and should be proactive in developing and implementing ideas for companies to attract, develop and retain STEM talent.
The Program Associate should have familiarity with Chicago’s technology community. Additional experience working with startups, student engagement, and/or in talent/workforce development is a plus. The Program Associate will have excellent organizational and communication skills, and an ability to thrive in complex environments and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
If interested, please send a cover letter, resume and list of 3-5 professional references with references contact information to: Carrie Simmons [email protected]