Leads development and implementation of a community collaboration plan, including identifying key stakeholders, building relationships and trust, delivering on commitments, and communicating effectively with both research team and external stakeholders.
Understands and promotes the common purpose of research activities and community collaboration work.
Develops, monitors, and manages project schedules, in collaboration with principal investigators and technical project manager, to ensure work is completed efficiently, making necessary adjustments and directing project resources accordingly.
Proactively disseminates project information to internal and external stakeholders, anticipating challenges and working to resolve them effectively.
Assists with researching funding opportunities, preparing grant proposals, and drafting and/or editing other written materials with moderate guidance.
Assists with other administrative projects as needed and acquire higher level guidance and skills.
Performs other related work as needed.
Advanced degree in social work or related field.
Two to three years of relevant work experience.
Background working with community-based organizations.
Familiarity with academic research processes.
Successful experience leading at least one sizable, complex project, preferably serving multiple and/or competing constituencies.
Speak a second language.
Strong ability to build and manage partnerships at all levels within and outside of the organization to expand the projectâ™s scope and impact.
Take a broad plan or proposal, break it into incremental tasks, and oversee the completion of each task.
Effectively collaborate and communicate with research colleagues and community partners.
Respond with flexibility to demands and requirements of the project, effectively prioritize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
Exercise sound judgment, tact, courteousness, reliability, and ethical decision-making skills.
Strong service and support orientation toward community partners.
Be a self-starter who can work independently to prioritize and advance stated objectives.
Approach the work with a problem-solving orientation.
Come into, and collaborate with, a team used to minimal supervision and oversight and ensure accountability for deliverables through partnership and influence.
Outstanding organizational skills.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Comfortable with learning new content areas and new skills; can do so quickly and well.
Attend meetings around Chicago.
Ambulate to various sites in and around Chicago
Frequent use of computer, telephone, and other office equipment.
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