1) Reporting to the Director and Executive Director, provides comprehensive coordination and execution of initiatives and programs of the Center for the Economics of Human Development (CEHD): including academic conferences and workshops, hosting visitors, and related efforts. Under the guidance of internal and external senior leadership, leads the creation of overall program concepts, and directly implements all logistics therein.Â
2) Manages program management timelines, logistics, and budgets, and ensures milestones are achieved. Adheres to exceptionally orderly record keeping standards to ensure transparency, ease in reporting, and support of CEHD colleagues in their work. Produces and distributes comprehensive pre- and post-event briefings to colleagues and senior leadership. Coordinates deadline-driven reports for funders, and others as needed.
3) Strategically manages activities and achievements as part of a wider CEHD team, and with University offices as needed. (Colleagues include those managing communications, multimedia and design, publications, and administrative functions.)Â
4) Proactively advances relationships with colleagues across and outside the campus community and peer institutions to promote CEHD visibility. Must aptly represent CEHD at a high-level when engaging with internal and external constituents.
5) Ensures implementation of program objectives, administration, and spending are in compliance with regulatory policies and procedures (set by sponsor and/or University) and consistent with established CEHD guidelines.
6) Maintains commitment to learn, implement, use, and advance technological software adopted by the office to enhance program production, tracking, and reporting processes. Independently identifies opportunities to enhance and implement best practices.
1) Project management skills to independently execute programs (including events) within the established scope, timeline, and budget.Â
2) Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills. Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment with timeliness and accuracy. Well organized and detail oriented in all aspects of their work, especially when meeting recurring and critical deadlines.Â
3) Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills. Communicates content, intent and information accurately, eloquently and persuasively. Must easily adapt communication style to audience (internal/external), setting (informal/formal), and other contextual factors.Â
4) Ability to work collegially and collaboratively in a team setting, and build good relationships with others.
5) Ability to reflect on performance, set goals, and be open to accepting feedback and coaching support on an ongoing basis.
6) Be a self-starter, have initiative, independent motivation, and be adaptable.
7) Willingness and ability to travel to campus and/or off-campus locations (domestic and international), with occasional commitments during evenings and weekends, with frequency during peak event periods.Â
8) Ability to manage confidential information with discretion and tact.
9) Advanced knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite.
1) Bachelor's degree
1) Knowledge and skills developed through a minimum of 3 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
2) Event management experience.
3) Direct experience managing programs as an independent contributor required, with strong preference for experience at the University of Chicago or other higher education institution.Â
4) Interest and enthusiasm in CEHD mission.
5) Prior experience in higher education.
6) Sponsored award management.
7) Experience developing or managing budgets.
8) Achieving outcomes as part of a team.
9) Supervisory experience.
2) Cover Letter
3) Writing Sample
4) Please upload a document with short answers to the following three questions:
Q1 - What types of events have you organized? (In scale and scope)
Q2 - What specific aspect of this position do you think you would find most enjoyable?Â
Q3 - Who are the directors of our Human Capital and Economic Opportunity Global Working Group initiative?
5) References (3)Â
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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