Develop, manage, and execute administrative efforts at University of Chicago for the new multi-institutional NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute.
Create and manage workforce development and education programs between three universities (University of Chicago, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, University of Wisconsin Madison).Â Establish new education and outreach initiatives that increase the education and training of scientists and participation in quantum science and technology.
Plan and implement virtual and in-person events, including new courses, education, and outreach activities.
In coordination, preparing and monitoring of the various financial and budgetary activities, including vendors contracts, annual reports, and evaluation to funding agencies.
Partner with a vibrant group of faculty, industry partners, quantum professionals, and foster new connections. Ensure clear and consistent communications with relevant program stakeholders.
While reporting to Executive Director, CQE to develop initiatives aligned with unit goals, with a dotted line report to the lead UChicago Investigator.
Manage, evaluate, and develop staff as needed and as assigned.
Plans, develops, analyzes and manages budget, including developing multi-year budget forecasts. May oversee the preparation and management of grant and contract proposals, ensuring compliance with all University, federal and private foundation guidelines and regulations. Develops financial reports and assists with seeking funding for grants.
Uses best practices to develop and execute organization's operational and overall strategic plan. Develops and implements relevant policies and procedures and ensures compliance.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s Degree in related field with a minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience OR minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience.
A minimum of seven years of significant work experience, or equivalent education, particularly with education, especially in the STEM fields, grant and contract coordination, project coordination, and/or evaluation.
Experience working in higher education or an academic research environment preferred.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Strong computer skills including word processing, database management, and spreadsheet skills.
Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication, administrative, organization, problem -solving coordination skills, including public speaking.
Time management skills and the ability to organize and handle multiple, concurrent tasks within deadlines with minimal supervision.
Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changes in workflow and procedures.
Ability to handle public contacts with courtesy, clarity, and diplomacy.
Ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations and information with absolute discretion.
Cover Letter (required)
Professional Reference Contact List (3)Â (required)
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