Student Government

The University of Chicago

Seeking: Director of Finance

Executive CommitteeTyler Kissinger

Update: The position has now been filled. Thanks to all of our applicants!

We are seeking someone to fill a new role for the 2014-2015 school year, Director of Finance (DoF). The DoF will be an important, executive-level position that will serve in the Cabinet and report directly to the President and Vice President for Administration (VPA). Some of their responsibilities will include:

  • Help manage SG's $2 million budget (spreadsheets, blueprint, etc)
  • File financial documents (purchase orders, reimbursement requests) in a timely manner
  • Prepare reports, publish financial information online
  • Seek out cost-saving methods
  • Measure the impact of different parts of budget
  • Work with the President and VPA on a number of long- and short-term projects related to the budget

A background in (i.e. not necessarily majoring in, but experience with) economics or statistics is appreciated. A demonstrated commitment to improving student life would be looked upon favorably; creativity, responsibility, and self-motivation are required. The expected workload should be, at most, five hours per week, with a smaller amount of work expected over the summer. Some compensation is possible. To apply, send a resume and responses to the following two questions to Tyler Kissinger, SG President, at sg-president@uchicago.edu by 11:59:59PM Friday, June 20th. 

  1. Why are you interested in serving as the Director of Finance for Student Government? What skills do you have that make you qualified for the position?
  2. Student Government, with its $2+ million annual budget, funds virtually every student group on campus, from the Major Activities Board to Chess Club, in addition to providing a number of services including the NY Times Readership Program and quarterly airport shuttles. What is a new, innovative way we could use our money to support student life?

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out for any reason.