The UChicago Arts Strategic Planning Manager reports to the Senior Advisor to the Provost for the Arts as well as the Executive Director of UChicago Arts and the Logan Center, and works closely with the Provostâ™s Arts Steering Committee and arts leaders and colleagues across the University. The Manager helps advance both the short- and long-term goals of the University and the Arts Steering Committee, as well as the goals of individual arts organizations on campus. They develop complex assessments ofâ”and proposals forâ”current and future programs, planning, and projects that support University-wide arts initiatives, and helps manage their implementation from beginning to end. The Manager is also responsible for the administrative leadership of key Provostâ™s Arts Steering Committee initiatives, including the UChicago Arts Grants Program, and provides project and administrative support to the Senior Advisor as well as the Executive Director.
Provide administrative leadership for key Arts Steering Committee initiatives.
Work with area budget managers to review monthly financial reporting and cost allocation.
Working closely with the Arts Steering Committee and appointed subcommittees, help implement various pending projects, programs and initiatives (e.g., Media Art and Design, Urban Architecture and Design, contemporary performance, international arts initiatives, public art, etc.).
Advance UChicago Arts strategic goals through a broad range of programs, projects, and planning efforts, including: Assist in donor relations as assigned.
Conduct research for and draft, edit, and prepare presentations, reports, white papers, grant applications, and other funding documents on behalf of the Senior Advisor, Executive Director, and Provostâ™s Arts Steering Committee
Provide project and administrative support to the Senior Advisor to the Provost for the Arts and Executive Director of UChicago Arts and the Logan Center
Coordinate the Senior Advisorâ™s and Executive Directorâ™s schedules by fielding and triaging time-sensitive requests from students, faculty, and staff for meetings, interviews, etc.; proactively scheduling regular meetings; anticipating travel needs and booking flights, car service, etc.; and by making appropriate on-campus room or dining reservations.
Serve as a member of the UChicago Arts staff and assist with various programs and projects, and other duties as assigned.
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.
Decisiveness and Accountability
Partnership and Collaboration
Education, Experience, and Certifications:
Bachelorâ™s degree required. Masterâ™s degree in arts, design, marketing, communications, or related field preferred
At least 3 years of experience in project planning required. Experience working with University arts related programs preferred
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Excellent written and spoken communications skills required
Ability to handle confidential information with utmost discretion required
Strong computer skills 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 in a fast-paced environment
Strong organizational, planning, problem solving, and project management skills required. Ability to take initiative, work independently and contribute as a member of a team
Demonstrated success in building collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies required.
Ability to manage conflict with grace and tact and to propose creative, win-win solutions required
Understanding of a liberal arts education and academically rigorous research University required.
Experience working with students in a College/University environment or in a supervisory position requiring mentoring preferred
Experience working with a variety of civic arts organizations preferred
Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule and travel to and from off-site locations 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
Clear, effective, and tactful oral and written communication skills; ability to handle sensitive information with discretion
Ability to manage a workload, prioritizing and executing multiple tasks simultaneously with an ability to view a project in its entirety
Considerable office work including ability to sit and use computers for 2 to 4 hours
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 campus and city locations
Resume, Cover Letter
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