Associate Director of Communications, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation
Reporting to the Executive Director of the Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, the Associate Director, Mansueto Institute manages the daily operations of the Mansueto Institute and its programs, including events, support services, outreach, partnerships, and some financial duties.
The Mansueto Institute develops fundamental knowledge that drives and sustains cities, with the goal of creating a coherent field of Urban Science and Practice grounded in scientific excellence and innovation. In pursuit of this goal, the Institute brings together researchers from the social, natural, and computational sciences, along with the humanities, to pursue innovative, interdisciplinary scholarship, develop new educational programs, and provide leadership and evidence to support global, sustainableurban development.
The Institute manages numerous public facing and student facing programs, and the Associate Director will be responsible for program operations and administration functions that include planning, scheduling, program evaluation, personnel administration, budgets, marketing, and proposal development as needed. Given the range of urban work on campus, the Associate Director will be responsible, along with the rest of the Mansueto team, for ensuring that the Mansueto Institute emerges as a distinct, intellectual hub for UChicagoâ™s urban research and practice.
Assist in developing and implementing plans and goals for the Institute
Work with the Executive Director to coordinate and supervise daily operations
Supervise programs and partnerships within and outside the University
Assist in budgeting and monitoring expenses
Maintain scheduling of programs and events
Represent the Institute internally at UChicago, and externally when needed
Create reports, memos, and proposals and evaluations as needed
Exceptional oral and written communications skills required for the effective delivery of Mansuetoâ™s priorities
Act as a liaison between the Mansueto Institute and various external agencies, organizations, institutions with whom they collaborate
Ability to work effectively across the University â“ including with faculty and staff across the divisions, schools, and units
Demonstrates the skill and willingness to take initiative and to proactively anticipate organizational needs including the ability to meet external and internal deadlines
Exceptional time and project management and organizational skills including the ability to meet external and internal deadlines
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines
A working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as social media and web tools. Ability to create distinctive PowerPoint presentations preferred
Education, Experience or Certifications:
Bachelor's degree required
Advanced degree preferred
A minimum of 7+ years of professional experience in relevant positions
Experience in managing programs in a complex environment
Demonstrated ability to influence people to meet goals and deadlines, work collaboratively with senior leadership, consultants, colleagues, and other constituents
Experience managing people and budgets preferred
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