Job Type

Full Time




451 N. LaSalle Street
United States



The Administrative Manager is a full-time position as part of the Early Math Collaborative (the Collaborative). The Collaborative provides professional development for educators, conducts research, and disseminates information about early mathematics. The position focuses on the ongoing management of budgets, spending, human resources, events coordination, and communication within the Collaborative. The Administrative Manager reports to the Director.


Manage and direct administrative functions in support of the Project Director regarding

  1. Management and oversight of all budgets
  2. Development of new project budgets
  3. Monitoring of all expenditures
  4. Management of staff allocations to cost centers
  5. Creation and/or submission of all other financial-related forms, including Expense Reports, Check Requests, Stipend Requests, & Supplemental Compensation Requests
  6. Coordination of these efforts with Collaborative management
  7. Coordination of these efforts with Erikson departments outside the Collaborative, including especially Accounting and Human Resources Departments

Manage internal functioning of the Collaborative:

  1. Maintain a Collaborative-wide calendar of events
  2. Assist with Collaborative-wide communications of announcements
  3. Controlling organization and maintenance of electronic files on the M: drive
  4. Running as-needed meetings of support and resource staff to address issues related to internal functioning
  5. Maintaining office environment/supplies
  6. Hold a Collaborative credit card

Control Collaborative event management processes (PD, conferences, seminars, trainings, lectures), working alongside section support staff who may be in charge of particular events, including:

  1. Communicate with Erikson departments on room set-up, deliveries, & IT support
  2. Reserving rooms and facilities
  3. Ordering catering
  4. Arranging and supervising student support around set-up and clean-up
  5. Handling check-in/registration

Provide Support to the Management Team, including the Director and Principal Investigator, including:

  1. Producing agendas and minutes for the Management Team Meetings
  2. Assisting with agendas and drafting minutes for the Content Team Meetings
  3. Assisting with the Strategic Planning process

Supervise part-time student and temporary workers as necessary

Perform other duties as assigned.


  1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
  2. Two years of related experience in an administrative/managerial role.
  3. Excellent written and oral communication skills
  4. Strong Excel spreadsheet skills and experience with budgeting and pivot tables
  5. Fluency with email, file sharing, Google, etc.
  6. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software: Word, PowerPoint
  7. Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage many tasks
  8. Dependability, punctuality, discretion, and initiative
  9. Ability to work as part of a team

About Erikson Institute

We are the premier early childhood development organization committed to ensuring that all children have equitable opportunities to realize their potential.

Erikson Institute’s graduate school uniquely prepares child development, education, and social work leaders to improve the lives of young children and their families. Our impact and influence are further amplified through our innovative academic programs, applied research, direct services in the community, and advocacy and policy and leadership.

Erikson Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other classes protected by federal, state, or local laws. In addition, Erikson Institute provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities in accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act and applicable state and local laws (including during the application or hiring process).

To learn more, please visit our web site at

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume to:

Lisa Ginet

Erikson Institute

451 North LaSalle Street

Chicago, IL 60654


Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume.