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Associate Director, Development Innovation Lab

Company: The University Of Chicago
Location: Chicago
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Associate Director, Development Innovation Lab page is loaded Associate Director, Development Innovation Lab Apply locations Chicago, IL time type Full time posted on Posted 2 Days Ago job requisition id JR23259 Department
-Becker Friedman Institute - Development Innovation Lab
About the Department
-The Development Innovation Lab at the University of Chicago uses the tools of economics to
develop innovations with the potential to benefit millions of people in low- and middle-income
countries. It was founded and is led by Nobel laureate Michael Kremer.
Job Summary
-The Development Innovation Lab (DIL) at the University of Chicago is seeking a full-time Associate Director. In this role, the Associate Director will help incubate and develop DIL's projects across the world, with a specific focus on India and Latin America. This position manages academic, research, clinical or administrative programs.

To be successful, the candidate will need to have strong experience working in policy outreach or communications related to development economics research, be a highly dynamic and analytical individual who can excel in a diverse set of responsibilities from working with partners to translating academic research into policy memos that are accessible to a broad audience.Responsibilities

  • Helps incubate and drive projects and partnerships in India and Latin America, including working closely with the Faculty Director to identify promising research and policy innovations and governments to incubate and grow those innovations.
  • Hires and onboards new team members to deliver on the goals of these projects and partnerships.
  • Grows the work of the Innovation Commission on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change, especially working with country governments to test and scale innovations.
  • Recruits, hires and trains new recruits to the DIL team, especially in the countries in which we work.
  • Develops strategies for government engagement and fundraises to support these strategies as needed.
  • Collaborates closely with the research teams, consulting with them and pulling them into relationships as appropriate.
  • Manages program budgets and recommends or makes budgetary recommendations.
  • Has a deep understanding when interacting with faculty, researchers and staff for committee work or information.
  • Performs other related work as needed.
    Minimum Qualifications
    -Education:Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.---
    Work Experience:Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.---
    Certifications:---Preferred QualificationsEducation:
    • Master's degree in economics, public policy, international development including significant training in communications strongly preferred.Experience:
      • Prior experience working on policy communications and outreach.
      • Substantial experience working in developing countries.
      • Experience working with developing country governments.
      • Five or more years of relevant work experience.Preferred Competencies
        • Demonstrated ability to maintain high-level relationships with governments, international development practitioners, and/or academic researchers.
        • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
        • Demonstrated project management skills, including working across teams and ability to manage the time of high-level principals efficiently.Working Conditions
          • Extensive domestic and international travel.Application Documents
            • Resume/CV (required)
            • Cover Letter (required)
            • Three References Contact Information (3)(required)
            • Work Sample (required)
              When applying, the document(s) MUST -be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.
              Job Family
              -Administration & Management
              Role Impact
              -Individual Contributor
              FLSA Status
              Pay Frequency
              Scheduled Weekly Hours
              Benefits Eligible
              Drug Test Required
              Health Screen Required
              Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
              Posting Statement
              - 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. Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form. 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. All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position. The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: - . -Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637. Similar Jobs (8) MRSEC Operations Manager locations Chicago, IL time type Full time posted on Posted 30+ Days Ago Research Programs Director locations Chicago, IL time type Full time posted on Posted 2 Days Ago About Us The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world.We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government. To learn more about the university click here

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