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UChicago Arts Strategic Planning Manager
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UChicago Arts Strategic Planning Manager
## _Department_
4261210 Logan
## _About the Unit_
The University of Chicago supports an ambitious suite of initiatives and programs to enhance the existing UChicago Arts landscape. These include the Arts + Public Life initiative and its flagship projects, the Arts Incubator in Washington Park, The Place Lab and The Arts Block; Court Theatre; the Richard & Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry; the Arts, Science & Culture Initiative; the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts; and the Smart Museum of Art. These University-wide arts programs join academic departments and programs in the Division of the Humanities and the College, as well as the Oriental Institute Museum, University of Chicago Presents, and more than 60 student arts organizations, in forging an integrative model for practice, presentation, and scholarship. Building on this work, the Provost's Arts Steering Committee has developed a vision for the future of the arts that includes a broad array of initiatives. To learn more please visit
## _**Job Information**_
**Job Summary:**
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 Provost'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 of--and proposals for--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 Provost'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 Provost'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 Advisor's and Executive Director'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.*
* Institutional Understanding
* Decisiveness and Accountability
* Business Acumen
* Partnership and Collaboration
* University Stewardship
## _Additional Requirements_
**Education, Experience, and Certifications:**
* Bachelor's degree required. Master'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
**Mental Conditions:**
* 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
**Physical Effort:**
* 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
**Required Documents:**
Resume, Cover Letter
**NOTE:** When applying, all required documents **MUST** be uploaded under the **Resume/CV** section of the application
## _Benefit Eligibility_
## _Pay Frequency_
## _**Pay Range**_
Depends on Qualification
## _Scheduled Weekly Hours_
## _Union_
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