The Assistant Director of Partnerships and Strategy will work with the Director of Community Arts and the Assistant Director of Education and Family Programs to lead Logan Center Community Partnerships and implement community arts programming at the Logan Center. This work involves working closely with community institutions and cultural organizations on the South side and throughout the city of Chicago, to ensure that the Logan Center carries out a sustainable community engagement program that positions the Logan Center as an important community asset, deepens community awareness, and strengthens relationships with local artists and organizations. The Assistant Director will lead this work by developing new community relationships and managing current partnerships. The Assistant Director will lead planning, scheduling, communication, implementation, documentation, and evaluation of our efforts. The Assistant Director of Partnerships and Strategy reports to the Director of Community Arts and works closely with colleagues working in arts and community engagement across the University.
Work closely with the Director of Community Arts to lead efforts to strengthen and develop sustainable partnerships between the Logan Center and local arts organizations, artists, and other community institutions.
Lead the community partnership program including application and implementation process (e.g., assisting in the development of proposals and identifying promising partners) to the later stages of realization (e.g., providing logistical support for the projects), creating partnership agreements and ensuring appropriate understanding and communication of those terms and conditions with Logan Center staff and community partners. Work closely with faculty, Department Chairs, University arts leaders, and others to cultivate partnerships with cultural and community-based organizations throughout Chicago through programming with significant University curricular and co-curricular connections. (40%)
Lead efforts to develop, coordinate, and implement collaborative arts programming with community artists and arts organizations that engages both community members as well as campus arts programs, faculty, students, and staff. (15%)
Work with Director of Logan Community Arts to manage departmental budgets and financial transactions and hire, train, supervise and evaluate Logan Center Community Arts Student Staff. (15%)
Assist in day-to-day operations including set-up for classes and events, staffing and preparation for special events. (10%)
Work in partnership with Logan Center Communications to coordinate marketing efforts for partner programs including event listings, work with box office, etc. (10%)
Take a leadership role in developing and implementing evaluation tools for Logan Center community programs. (5%)
Take a Leadership role in managing community based special projects, sponsorship and other duties as assigned. (5%)
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it.
Communicate Effectively & With Influence
Display Emotional Intelligence
Demonstrate University Stewardship & Serve as a Brand Ambassador
Foster Partnership & Collaboration
Build high performance team
Effectively manage performance
Education, Experience or Certification:
Bachelor's degree required. Masters preferred
Minimum of 3 years of experience working with community organizations required.
Minimum of 3 years arts administration experience preferred.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Strong computer skills including use of excel and power point required.
Ability to successfully manage a workload that balances long-range planning with the unanticipated daily demands of managing publicly visible projects required. Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and under tight deadlines.
Strong organizational, planning, problem solving and project management skills required. Ability to take initiative, work independently and contribute as a member of a team.
Excellent written and spoken communications skills required. Ability to handle confidential information with utmost discretion required.
Demonstrated success in building collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies required.
Willingness and ability to work some evenings and weekends required.
Ability to communicate in groups and individually with students, faculty, community leaders, artists, and alumni, and cultivate positive relationships with various constituencies required.
The temperament to work with a diverse and demanding population is expected.
Must be self-directed and self-motivated, able to set goals and develop projects.
Ability to successfully manage a workload which balances long-range planning with the unanticipated daily demands events management required.
Clear, effective, and tactful oral and written communication skills; ability to handle sensitive information with discretion.
Ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks simultaneously with an ability to view a project in its entirety.
Considerable office work.
Occasional pushing and lifting of chairs and tables to set up events. Some light lifting (10 to 50 lbs) is required.
Ability to travel to various city locations and occasionally work on evenings and weekends.
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