1) The Office of the Provost Lawrence A. Kimpton Fellow will work on a multitude of projects and initiatives core to the mission of the Office. Reporting to the Associate Director, this fellow will help in planning and staffing strategic events and faculty forums, drafting briefings for senior leadership, supporting communications for the Office of the Provost, partnering with team members to plan and execute office-related events and projects, providing research and presentation support, managing the Office of the Provost website, and staffing working groups charged by the Provost.
2) The fellow will also be provided with opportunities to engage with staff and faculty from across the University, attend monthly Office of the Provost lunch and learns, and conduct informational interviews with staff in the Office to learn more about the strategy and responsibilities of senior leadership at the University.
3) Assist in scoping and executing special projects for the Office of the Provost including organizing and coordinating programmatic events and activities, staffing programs, and drafting briefings.
4) Support communications and major announcements in consultation with the Associate Director in the Office of the Provost.
5) Support activities and needs in the executive Office of the Provost.
6) Draft and/or provide materials for presentations to senior leadership.
7) Staff working groups charged by the Provost.
8) Oversee and track all relevant University memberships and other office tracking needs.
9) Assist in managing annual events and activities for the Office of the Provost.
10) Update and maintain the Office of the Provost website.
11) Other duties as assigned.
1) Strong interpersonal skills, including excellent verbal and written communication skills.
2) Ability to earn trust in relationships with others by consistently demonstrating integrity (honesty, consistency, and reliability) discretion, and professional competence.
3) Ability to manage time-sensitive and confidential situations with tact.
4) Excellent skills working both independently and as a team member.
5) Energy, creativity, and enthusiasm.
6) Demonstrated customer service skills.
7) Exemplary attention to detail.
8) Demonstrated experience in project management and execution.
9) Highly proficient organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to manage a variety of tasks simultaneously.
10) Ability to work under pressure and to be resourceful and creative when problem-solving.
11) Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
12) Familiarity and knowledge of the University of Chicago, its systems, and constituents preferred.
13) Experience with or ability to learn various website platforms, including but not limited to Expression Engine, Voices, Drupal, and PHP.
1) Bachelor's degree by June 2019.
1) Working knowledge of University of Chicago culture
2) Experience and/or interest in higher education.
3) Experience working in an office environment.
2) Cover letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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