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Assistant Director, IGM

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GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Assistant Director for the Initiative on Global Markets (IGM) works with the Senior Associate Director and the faculty directors to further the IGM’s mission and enhance the Chicago Booth brand. The cornerstone of the AD position is the meticulous operation of the Economic Experts Panels, but AD will also work in Data Handling, Events, and Support. The AD must be a diligent individual with an unparalleled work ethic who has excellent problem-solving skills and is tenacious about seeing projects or problems through to completion or resolution. Incomparable communication skills, unsurpassed analytical and administrative skills, as well as the ability to work autonomously and collaboratively as dictated by the tasks at hand, are essential to success as an Assistant Director.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Operation and maintenance of the Economic Experts Panel. The Economic Experts Panel (EEP) is a key external strategic initiative for the IGM. The EEP is a weekly poll in which 43 or 50 academics (depending upon the panel) respond to a timely question facing the nation and/or the world. 
  • AD will handle all intra-EEP communication between IGM EEP representatives, the panels’ academics, and the IGM’s consulting journalist
  • AD will handle all the day-to-day operation of the panels, this includes generating the polls in Qualtrics, sending polls out to panelists, closing the poll, posting the resulting to the igmchicago.org site
  • AD will oversee all external and internal Booth communication regarding the poll. This includes various social media aspects, fielding questions from journalists, and interfacing with the Booth Communications Department and Chicago Booth Review (CBR) about the EEP and its polls. AD will also be the point person for the EEP vis-à-vis any intra-Booth inquiries (e.g. Dean’s Office, Advancement, etc.)
  • Social media aspects include operating the associated Twitter account and running the chosen communications platform email, maintaining external subscriber list for email communication regarding poll results
  • AD will act as custodian for the EEP data. This includes properly cleaning, posting and storing the data, and answering requests for data or re-iterating proper usage of data.
  • Will ensure that IGM Forum site adheres to all applicable data governance and WCAG guidelines
  • Data: Collect, clean, analyze, and store data. Foremost is the data is that results from the EEP polls, but data tasks can apply to any data relevant to IGM’s mission, operations, events, etc.  Data must be appropriately stored and secured, suitably monitored, and readily accessible to IGM stakeholders as well any applicable Booth or University stakeholders (e.g. Dean’s Office, Advancement, Student Affairs), and all data handling must abide by proper Booth, University, and other applicable policies and guidelines
  • Assist or autonomously facilitate IGM events, which can include internal- and external-facing conferences (academic and non-academic), guest speakers, campus visitors, industry leaders. Tasks may include logistics, vendors, contracts, compliance to relevant Booth, University and other policies and guidelines, budget development and oversight, event staffing
  • Oversee special projects on an ad hoc basis; projects may require a range of skills, including project management; impeccable communication, prioritization, and organization; ability to quickly and adeptly learn new methods and/or software; familiarize oneself with applicable rules, guidelines, and procedures; generate new operating procedures or templates 
  • Provide exceptional administrative support for the IGM by assisting in the daily operational items that keep the IGM office functioning efficiently, can include managing supplies, visitor logistics, event staffing, data analysis, schedules, editing, etc. as well as provide high-quality, proactive research and administrative support for 2-4 faculty directors, which can include teaching/course support, managing research assistants, and overseeing project budgets/accounts, providing research support, editing, scheduling, handling travel, maintaining websites, reconciling reimbursements and expenses, maintaining calendars, and handling day-to-day operation items

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years relevant work experience required; preferably with in a higher education background.
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite with exceptionally high proficiency with Excel required.
  • Willingness and ability to quickly learn new software packages, such as Qualtrics, Latex, Dreamweaver, etc. required.
  • Proficiency with Qualtrics, WordPress, HTML5, Adobe Creative Suite, any programming language (R, Python, etc.) preferred.
  • Superior interpersonal skills essential required
  • Meticulous attention to detail, tact, and sound judgement required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
  • Exceptional ability to handle multiple simultaneous tasks required
  • Established ability to work proactively, collaboratively, and autonomously, and for multiple supervisors required
  • Superior management and organization skills required
  • Proven ability to function successfully and professionally with a diverse population

Required Documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV

Interested candidates should apply directly to the University of Chicago job board. Only applicants that apply directly to the job board will be considered for the position. If the link does not send you to the job posting please copy and paste into your web browser. Thank you for your interest in The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business!

https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Assistant-Director--IGM_JR12624

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information, please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination. Academic job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5671 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request. Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-1841 or email talentacquisition@uchicago.edu with their request.

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Assistant Director for the Initiative on Global Markets (IGM) works with the Senior Associate Director and the faculty directors to further the IGM’s mission and enhance the Chicago Booth brand. The cornerstone of the AD…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 1, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Chicago, IL
Associated Location
5807 S Woodlawn Ave, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply directly to the University of Chicago job board. Only applicants that apply directly to the job board will be considered for the position. If the link does not send you to the job posting please copy and paste into your web browser. Thank you for your interest in The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business!

https://uchicago.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External/job/Hyde-Park-Campus/Assistant-Director--IGM_JR12624

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information, please see the University’s Notice of Nondiscrimination. Academic job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5671 or email ACOppAdministrator@uchicago.edu with their request. Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-1841 or email talentacquisition@uchicago.edu with their request.

Interested candidates should apply directly to the University of Chicago job board. Only applicants that apply directly to the job board will be considered for the position. If…

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