The Deputy Director provides senior day-to-day leadership to the Arts and Public Life Initiative. Â Under the leadership of the Director, the Deputy Director manages all staff, develops and executes organizational operational and strategic plans, manages capital development initiatives, oversees all financial budget administration of the unit, direct APLâ™s daily operations including finance, fundraising, marketing, communications, and human resources. Â In addition the Deputy Director promotes and creates community partnerships and engagements with community and key stakeholders. Â Oversees and manages the programmatic mission of the unit. Â Directs the planning and implementation of major capital and operational multi-million dollar redevelopment projects. Reporting to the Director of Arts and Public Life, the Deputy Director works closely with colleagues across UChicago Arts, the Office of Civic Engagement, and organizations throughout the city to promote the success of APL. Â
Unit-Specific Responsibilities 1) Advises the Director of Arts and Public Life on a range of policy, strategic, logistical, communications, and finance/budget related issues.Â 2) In conjunction with, and based on the vision of the Director makes recommendations to the Director on the development of overall strategic plan for APL. Â 3) Executes organizationâ™s overall strategic plan. 4) Identifies short and long-term goals and oversees allocation of resources to meet priorities.Â 5) Develops operational policies for APL to ensure strategic goals are met and oversees their implementation. Â 6) Work closely with the Director of the Arts and Public Life Initiative (APL) to develop and manage the Initiative and strengthen and develop sustainable partnerships with local artists and arts organizations. Â 7) The Deputy Director ensures compliance of staff with organizational, University and other relevant policies and guidelines in all areas of grants, financials, and human resources. 8)Â Oversees human resources activities for all unitâ™s staff employees, including hiring, orientation, performance planning and compensation, staff development, and employee relations in partnership with UChicago Artâ™s Director of Administration.Â 9)Â Oversees all financial activities, including financial management of operating and capital budgets and analysis and reporting, budgeting, accounting, accounts receivable/payable, and procurement.Â 10) With direction from Director, plans, develops, analyzes and manages multi-year operating and capital budgets, and creates operational plans and budgets for future, multi-year arts block development projects.Â 11)Â Oversees the review, approval, and reporting of all expenditures of Arts Incubator and programs.Â 12) Oversees and coordinates development of all contracts, including those with vendors and other institutions.Â 13) Oversees facilities management, including renovations, moves, maintenance and ongoing facilities operations.Â 14)Â Oversees informational technology planning, ensuring necessary operating and information systems and resources are in place to accomplish strategic goals.Â 15)Â Coordinates grants management, ensuring compliance with all University, federal and private foundation guidelines and regulations.Â 16)Â Coordinates with the Office of Alumni & Development APLâ™s funding proposals for grants.Â 17)Â Manages the overall communications and marketing strategies for APL, including the supervision of staff under this unit. Â 18) Supervise all employees of APL, including student staff and interns. 19) Oversee the program staff on project by project basis. Â
Unit-Preferred Competencies 1) Communicate Effectively & With Influence. 2)Â Exhibit Resilience & Optimize Resources. 3)Â Display Emotional Intelligence. 4)Â Demonstrate University Stewardship & Serve as a Brand Ambassador. 5)Â Foster Partnership & Collaboration. 6)Â Demonstrated skill and knowledge of, or ability to learn quickly, the internal workings of the University as well as the technology tools available to Arts and Public Life, including Microsoft Windows computer environment, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. 7)Â Willingness and ability to travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business. 8)Â Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends.
Preferred Qualifications Education
1) Masterâ™s degree.
1) Significant experience in management. 2) Significant experience and demonstrated success working with diverse communities in partnership with a variety of stakeholders including youth, community groups, parents, volunteers, and practicing artists. 3)Â Demonstrated success in project management, program planning, delivery and documentation of community arts initiatives to achieve strategic objectives. 4) Strong organizational, planning, problem solving and project management skills; maintain deadlines, work within budgets, set priorities and manage several projects simultaneously.
5) Balance long-range planning with the unanticipated daily demands of managing publicly visible projects.
6) Take initiative, work independently and contribute as a member of a team. 7) Understanding of education and an academically rigorous research university; work successfully within and across varied institutional cultures. 8) Familiarity with seeking support from foundations and other funding agencies.
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