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Transmedia Story Lab Director (Ci3)

Company: University of Chicago
Location: Chicago
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Job Description:

Job Summary:

Ci3 is searching for someone to direct the work of the Transmedia Story Lab. The selected individual will work closely with our team and affiliated faculty to direct existing projects and to develop and implement new projects. The candidate will work across a wide range of projects and should be dynamic, collaborative, and comfortable working in both a start-up and an academic environment

Responsibilities:
Creating a strategic vision for the Transmedia Story Lab (TSL)
Planning, facilitating, and documenting storytelling workshops
Assembling and coordinating teams to conduct workshops
Analyzing and studying assets from storytelling workshops
Writing research proposals and, when appropriate, partnering with Ci3 research team members to create and implement study designs and research tools
Writing academic papers, blog posts, and other forms of research and communications
Building communications programs with a variety of audiences to disseminate TSL products
Project-based collaboration with TSL s sister labs Game Changer Chicago and the Design Thinking Lab
Providing leadership in applying principles and knowledge relevant to research projects
Performs senior-level lab and/or research-related duties and tasks
Performs lead role in research projects; assists with project design
Oversees implementation of project, including planning new procedures, adapting existing procedures to the needs of the project, and making significant contributions to methodology
Oversees data collection, evaluation and analysis; designs and manages databases
Writes reports, articles and manuscripts; presents research findings at meetings and conferences, as well as to funding agencies
Conducts literature reviews
Trains and oversees the work of research support personnel
May manage other administrative aspects of the research project, including supervising research support personnel, tracking project expenditures, participating in funding negotiations, and assisting with grant and manuscript preparation
Responsibilities may include the following laboratory duties: independently performing complex technical duties; recognizing abnormal results and varying conditions or procedures to correct problems; monitoring and troubleshooting equipment; overseeing the ordering of supplies and maintenance of laboratory inventory; and ensuring laboratory compliance with all safety requirements

Competencies:
Collaboration
Communication
Organization
Problem-solving
Management/Leadership

Additional Information: Education, Experience and Certifications:
Degree in a field of study relevant to the research being conducted within TSL such as film, media studies, communications, art education required; advanced degree preferred
A minimum of four years of related research experience strongly preferred
Advanced knowledge in relevant scientific field preferred
A strong commitment to adolescent sexual and reproductive health, and reproductive justice, asset-based approaches to adolescent development
Proven track record in writing and academic scholarship
Experience in preparing academic manuscripts and grant proposals

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint required
Strong interest in narrative and storytelling
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work cooperatively with and lead a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse setting
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
Experience in management
Demonstrated experience in management and in serving as the research leader on interdisciplinary research teams
Comfort working in a multidisciplinary and highly collaborative environment
Analytical skills
Problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Organizational skills
Verbal and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Knowledge of Microsoft Office
Proficiency with digital media
Familiarity with media production preferred
Experience working with youth preferred

Required Documents:
Resume
Cover Letter
Reference Contact info upon request
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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 the Applicant Inquiry Form.
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