1) The Associate Director, Faculty Recognition and Awards and Special Projects supports all work on awards and honors for University of Chicago faculty.
2) Develop strategies for increasing external faculty recognition, and developing dashboards for tracking awards and for management of this portfolio.
3) Provide project management and additional support to the Vice Provosts and Office of the Provost leadership.
4) Identify and prioritize prestigious and meaningful awards and honors and the navigation of the systems to pursue these awards.
5) Develop strategies for increasing external faculty recognition.
6) Systematize the nomination process, develop scheduling tools that facilitate timely nomination planning and preparation, develop awards plans for individual faculty and dashboards for tracking awards and the management of this portfolio.
7) Identify barriers to the nomination activity and develop strategies to reduce them and create mechanisms to bolster existing successful efforts.
8) Provide best practices for nominations to divisions and schools and facilitate sharing of same through a Provost Office-led awards and prizes committee.
9) Work closely with the academic divisions and other units on faculty nominations and help ensure nominations are successful, when possible.
10) Draft award nominations and assist with othersâ™ compilation of nominations and nomination packages.
11) Oversee all aspects of assigned projects, develop detailed project plans, set deadlines, assign responsibilities, and monitor and report on progress.
12) Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
13) Manage relationships with internal and external partners and stakeholders.Â
14) Prepare project progress and final reports which may include presentations for various audiences.
1) Examine application requirements, draw conclusions, and solve problems.
2) Attention to detail.
3) Strong organizational skills.
4) Strong ability to manage multiple competing priorities.
5) Excellent written and oral communication skills including demonstrated experience with developing narrative around faculty achievements.
6) Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
7) Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive information, exercise discretion, and maintain confidentiality.
8) Operate in a fast-paced environment and manage ambiguity.
9) Familiarity with central administration within a complex research university environment.
10) Knowledge of higher education and the University of Chicago.
11) Consulting or client-facing work experience.
12) Demonstrated competency with quantitative methods; background in data analysis, statistics, or related field.
13) Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Excel and Word, with creating databases, using project management software, and in creating graphics that allow data visualization.
14) Use of statistical analysis tools such as SPSS, SAS, R, or Stata, and SQL and database-querying software.
15) Must be able to work across databases that contain academic, keyword, and other data, and assist building tools that integrate and display these data.
1) Bachelorâ™s degree.
2) Masterâ™s degree.
1) Knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a similar position.
2) Cover letter
3) References Contact Information
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUSTÂ be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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