The Executive Director (ED) is responsible for leading Rustandy Center Social Sector Innovation, Boothâ™s social impact hub that, since its inception in 2012, has made social impact permanent at Chicago Booth. The ED, in partnership with the faculty directors, will set the vision and strategic direction for the center. The ED is responsible for the implementation, execution, and success of fulfilling that vision. This includes building and stewarding relationship with alumni, donors, and with social sector leaders to enable the Center to deliver on its research and programmatic goals, as well as acting as the face of the center. The ED is responsible for generating resources to support the growth of the center, and ensuring that those resources are effectively used. The ED manages the 25+ person team that creates and executes programmatic initiatives for both internal and external constituents, fosters and supports research partnerships for Booth faculty, and oversees the Hong Kong Jockey Club Programme on Social Innovation and other global initiatives. The ED manages and oversees all administrative activities of the Rustandy Center including fundraising, budgeting and operations, and works with Booth leadership to integrate Center activities across the school.
1) Work with Faculty Co-Directors, and the Chicago Booth Deans Office to determine overall direction and strategy of Center.
2) Help promote the mission of the Rustandy Center to University-wide and external stakeholders to the Centerâ™s impact.Â
3) Lead fundraising and marketing for the Center, coordinating with Booth and University ARD teams, corporate relations, and grant administration.
4) Manage and build relationships with the members of the Rustandy Center Advisory Council.
5) Steward philanthropic giving in coordination with Boothâ™s advancement office.
6) Oversee recruitment, development, management and retention of staff members.
7) Oversee research activities by supervising research director and team of research professionals; facilitate relationships that enable strategic research partnerships.
8) Manage portfolio of social impact lab classes, ensuring delivery of critical course support activities, including the University-wide Edwardson Social Entrepreneurship Program (ESEP) and Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC)
9) Manage a large number of extracurricular programming activities that serve students, alumni, faculty, and the community.
10) Develop and teach content for programs, and identify guest speakers/practitioners/others to support these programs; includes management of a dynamic Executive-in-Residence program.
11) Manage relationships with important constituents across all UChicago divisions and professional schools, as well as within the Chicago-area social sector and business community, and with global social sector leaders.
12) Work with Booth leadership to ensure that Center activities align and coordinate with those of Booth more generally; serve on the Booth Management Group and contribute to the success of the school overall.
13) Represent Rustandy at Booth, University, and community events.
1) Professional training in business.
2) Lead and administer complex organizations.
3) Strong communication skills including coaching, facilitating, negotiating and effective written communications skills.
4) Demonstrated ability to work effectively with multiple constituencies in a sometimes ambiguous and fast-paced environment.
5) Willingness to travel to participate in Booth programming both inside and outside the US.
1) MBA or Masterâ™s degree.
1) At least ten years of relevant experience, with a preference for program management, nonprofit management, higher education, social entrepreneurship, or other directly related experience.
2) Managing professional staff.
3) Working with or on social impact initiatives and programs.
4) Working in an academic setting.
5) Experience in UChicago ecosystem, and at Booth specifically.
6) Fundraising experience.
2) Cover letter
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