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Executive Director

Company: The University of Chicago
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 24, 2020

Job Description:

We're looking for a candidate to fill this position in an exciting company

  • Work with Faculty Co-Directors, and the Booth Deans Office to determine overall direction and strategy of Center.
  • Help promote the mission of the company to University-wide and external stakeholders to the Center's impact.--
  • Lead fundraising and marketing for the Center, coordinating with Booth and University ARD teams, corporate relations, and grant administration.
  • Manage and build relationships with the members of the company-- Center Advisory Council.
  • Steward philanthropic giving in coordination with Booth's advancement office.
  • Oversee recruitment, development, management and retention of staff members.
  • Oversee research activities by supervising research director and team of research professionals; facilitate relationships that enable strategic research partnerships.
  • Manage portfolio of social impact lab classes, ensuring delivery of critical course support activities, including the University-wide Edwardson Social Entrepreneurship Program (ESEP) and Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC)
  • Manage a large number of extracurricular programming activities that serve students, alumni, faculty, and the community.
  • Develop and teach content for programs, and identify guest speakers/practitioners/others to support these programs; includes management of a dynamic Executive-in-Residence program.
  • Manage relationships with important constituents across all company divisions and professional schools, as well as within the Chicago-area social sector and business community, and with global social sector leaders.
  • Work with Booth leadership to ensure that Center activities align and coordinate with those of Booth more generally; serve on the Booth Management Group and contribute to the success of the school overall.
  • Represent company, University, and community events.
    • Professional training in business.
    • Lead and administer complex organizations.
    • Strong communication skills including coaching, facilitating, negotiating and effective written communications skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with multiple constituencies in a sometimes ambiguous and fast-paced environment.
    • Willingness to travel to participate in Booth programming both inside and outside the US.
    • Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 10+ years of work experience in a related job discipline.
    • MBA or Master's degree.
    • At least ten years of relevant experience, with a preference for program management, nonprofit management, higher education, social entrepreneurship, or other directly related experience.

Keywords: The University of Chicago, Chicago , Executive Director, Executive , Chicago, Illinois

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