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Director of Tools for Thought Initiative

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ROLE:  

The Director of the Tools for Thought Initiative will partner with the Faculty Director and play a key leadership role in the planning, design and execution of the Initiative, including both building out the staff for the initiative and carrying out the research activities. The Director will also identify and implement opportunities to enhance the impact of the work, and will be responsible for communications, external relations, and engagement of public, private, nonprofit, and other partners of the Initiative. This person will report to the Faculty Director Jens Ludwig and have primary responsibility to manage a team, including research staff and students.  

Responsibilities:

  • Leads the design and implementation of the strategy to achieve the objectives of the Initiative, including the staff and operations plan, design and execution of research activities, and communications plan.
  • While the Faculty Director will be responsible for generating seed funding for the project, the Director will contribute to meeting longer-term fundraising goals.
  • Manages operations, including responsibility for the budget and for the workflow and effectiveness of the Initiative.
  • Cultivates and stewards relationships with various stakeholders, including within the University of Chicago researchers, other academics, donors, and public and private sector and nonprofit partners.
  • Identifies significant opportunities to financially support the Initiative’s work and creates and implements plans to leverage them.
  • Leads developments of publication of internal- and external-facing documents and program descriptions.
  • Manages program operations and administrative functions which may include planning and scheduling, program evaluation, policy implementation, personnel administration, budget, marketing, fundraising and proposal development.
  • Contributes to design of program content, policies and strategic planning efforts.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  • Master’s Degree in Business, Economics, Behavioral Science or related field.

Experience:

  • Experience working with academics or on public-private partnerships.
  • Experience with program design and implementation work, through some combination of direct operational responsibility and/or consulting.

Preferred Competencies

  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to set and achieve strategic objectives and manage a budget.
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of the use of behavioral science.
  • Strong fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures.
  • Strong people management skills to coach, manage, and develop teams.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive, passionate, and effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with multiple constituencies in a sometimes ambiguous and fast-paced environment.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)
  • References (3) (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Posting Statement

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 We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

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ROLE:  

The Director of the Tools for Thought Initiative will partner with the Faculty Director and play a key leadership role in the planning, design and execution of the Initiative, including both building out the staff for the initiative…

Resumo dos Detalhes

  • Comprometimento de Tempo
    Carga Horária Integral
  • Educação
    Ensino Superior Requerido
  • Nível de Experiência
    Diretor

Localização

Temporariamente Remoto
O trabalho pode ser executado em qualquer lugar de Estados Unidos
Local Associado
33 N. Lasalle Street, Chicago, IL 60602, United States
Suite 1600

Como se inscrever

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)
  • References (3) (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)
  • References (3) (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section…

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