Unit-Specific Responsibilities 1) Reporting to APLâ™s Director, the Deputy Director provide day-to-day operational leadership of the Arts and Public Life Initiative. Â 2) In partnership with the APL Director, develop and implement APLâ™s strategic plan; advise APLâ™s Director on a range of policy, strategic and operational issues. 3) Lead and manage staff that develop and execute organizational, operational, programmatic and strategic policies; direct APLâ™s daily operations including programming, finance, fundraising, marketing, communications, human resources, and facilities management. Â 4) Along with the UChicago Arts Director of Administration, responsible for APLâ™s financial management; identify short and long-term goals for resource allocation and growth to meet strategic priorities; plan, develop, analyze and manage multi-year operating and capital budgets; oversee financial activities, including financial management, accounts receivable/payable, procurement, reporting, analysis, and policy compliance. 5) Work in partnership with UChicago Arts Development to drive APLâ™s fundraising efforts including donor outreach and cultivation, grants management, and setting fundraising priorities. 6) Along with the UChicago Arts Director of Administration, oversee human resources for APLâ™s staff employees, including hiring, orientation, performance planning and compensation, staff development, and employee relations.Â 7) Serve as key driver of APL partnerships that ensure success across the Arts Block, including serve as primary liaison with other entities with space on the Arts Block; direct the planning and implementation of major capital projects on the Arts Block. 8) Work in partnership with the Director of Community Arts and Programs to promote and create community and University partnerships and engagements with community members, artists, faculty, students and other key stakeholders. Â 9)Â Work closely with colleagues across UChicago Arts, the Office of Civic Engagement, and organizations throughout the city to connect APLâ™s strategy and program to broader community arts engagement initiatives and promote the success of APL.
Unit-Preferred Competencies 1) Communicate Effectively & With Influence. 2) Exhibit Resilience & Optimize Resources. 3) Display Emotional Intelligence. 4) Demonstrate University Stewardship & Serve as a Brand Ambassador. 5) 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) Willing and able to work evenings and weekends and travel to campus and/or non-campus locations for University business.
8) Take initiative, work independently and contribute as a member of a team.
9) Maintain deadlines, work within budgets, set priorities and manage several projects simultaneously.
10) Manage a workload which balances long-range planning with the unanticipated daily demands of managing publicly visible projects.
Preferred Qualifications Education
1) Masterâ™s degree combined with significant experience in organizational management and community engagement.
1) 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. 2)Â Demonstrated success in project management, program planning, delivery and documentation of community arts initiatives to achieve strategic objectives. 3) Strong organizational, planning, problem solving and project management skills. 4)Â Understanding of education and an academically rigorous research University.
5) Work successfully within and across varied institutional cultures. 6) Familiarity with seeking support from foundations and other funding agencies.
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