Director of Programming and Undergraduate Research, Parrhesia Program for Public Discourse
University of Chicago (UC)
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Internal Number: JR21815
Location: Chicago, IL
Designs, organizes, and oversees the execution of co-curricular programming and events related to public deliberation and discourse.
Collaborates with various campus partners (such as the Forum for Free Inquiry and Expression, the Democracy Curriculum, the Neubauer Collegium, the Pozen Center for Human Rights, the Institute of Politics, Resident Life, etc.) and their staff in the development of co-curricular programming of the Parrhesia Program for Public Discourse.
Oversees the promotion and advertising of the Parrhesia Programâ™s co-curricular programming and events.
Directs the staff of the Parrhesia Program for Public Discourse in regard to the design and organization of programming and events.
Collaborates with art institutions at the University of Chicago (Court Theatre, Smart Museum, Logan Center etc.), in Chicago, and beyond.
Responds to developments in the intellectual and cultural environment, identifying new opportunities for significant and relevant programming.
Initiates and cultivates relationships with artists and intellectuals nationally and internationally, both inside and outside of academia.
Oversees the promotion and advertising of arts-related programming and events.
Collaborates on theater productions with UChicagoâ™s Court Theatre, as necessary.
Collaborates with libraries, archives, museums, and art institutions on and off campus in the creation and curation of research opportunities for undergraduates.
Collaborates with the College Center for Research and Fellowships in designing and managing research projects and programs related to free expression, public discourse, and deliberation, including the recruitment and selection of students.
Mentors and advises undergraduate students in their research projects, as necessary.
Coordinates and participates in summer research programs, such as a Parrhesia or Democracy College Summer Institutes, as necessary.
Collaborates with Faculty Director in the development and drafting of grant proposals, managing relations with foundations, and fundraising.
Assists the Faculty Director in the annual reporting process for all relevant program activities and expenditures.
Evaluates overall impact and performance of relevant programming and events, and proposes new co-curricular programming and events that express the academic and cultural values of the University of Chicago and are financially viable.
Makes use of digital marketing to reach and recruit students.
Uses in-depth knowledge and experience to administer the delivery of services to program participants and/or beneficiaries such as communicating with programs sponsors and academic advising for undergraduate students.
Develops and communicates program priorities and performance standards and assesses operations using these criteria. Plans and conducts quality assurance reviews and recommends changes as appropriate.
Performs other related work as needed.
Masterâ™s degree or PhD in the humanities or social sciences.
Progressive responsibility in academic or arts administration, and program development at the university level.
Teaching experience in the liberal arts classroom.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Experienced with project-based faculty and student relations, university administrative procedures, and financial planning and budget management.
Proficiency in Mac and PC environments.
Proficiency in Word, Outlook, Excel, and on-line organizational tools.
Understanding of the values, habits and communication of a university scholarly community.
Demonstrated ability to establish good working relationships with people of different backgrounds.
Strong organizational skills; prioritize and manage concurrent tasks with interruptions; meet deadlines; and respond to many emails, in person and phone requests in a timely fashion.
Demonstrated ability to speak publicly and conduct public events.
Proven ability to collaborate with faculty.
Strong verbal and written communication skills including excellent editing/proofreading ability in English.
Handle multiple concurrent tasks in a competent and professional manner while also meeting deadlines.
Work effectively with supervision and as a part of a team, individually or while taking directions from others.
Run meetings and make presentations.
Some evening and weekend work.
Sit at a computer for 4-6 hours.
Periodic walking to other campus locations.
This is a part-time, benefits eligible position.
Cover Letter, to include interest in and competencies for this position (required)
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