Program Director, Pre-Doctoral Research Program

University Of Chicago Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 1 week ago

Please make sure to read the job posting in its entirety as it reflects both the University roles and responsibilities, followed by the specific description.

Department
14321 Becker Friedman Institute

About the Unit

The Becker Friedman Institute for Economics (BFI) is seeking to hire a Program Director to help build and manage its Pre-doctoral Research Professionals Program (the "Program") for the BFI Initiatives and EPIC. In coordination with BFI leadership, the Program Director will design and implement the program, which includes BFI's Initiatives and EPIC, in several key functions, including recruitment and onboarding strategy, professional development, community building, events and programming as needed, and off-boarding. The Program Director will be primarily responsible for the operational success of the Pre-doctoral Research Professionals Program, working with BFI leadership as appropriate to ensure seamless management and development, program delivery, and evaluation. In this newly established role, the Program Director will help manage a growing staff of research assistants and research professionals. The Becker Friedman Institute for Economics (BFI) works with the Chicago Economics community to turn its evidence-based research into real-world impact. BFI takes a unique approach to bridging the divide between academic researchers and decision-makers in the business community and government by translating and packaging the rigorous work of the Chicago Economics community into accessible formats, and proactively sharing those findings with relevant decision-makers and thought leaders around the globe. BFI is a collaborative platform serving the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics, the Harris School of Public Policy, and the Law School. For more information visit https://bfi.uchicago.edu

Job Family

Administration & Management

Responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and managing daily operations individual organization units, clinical research facilities, centers or academic departments. Responsibilities are diverse and general in nature and may reflect more than one functional area.

Career Track and Job Level

Program Administration

Manages the daily operations of an established program, primarily in the areas of financial, events, and support services management. Programs may be academic or non-academic in nature. Ensures stability and growth of program by focusing on accomplishment of strategic objectives of program.

M2: Manages professional employees and/or supervisors. Is accountable for the performance and results of a team within own discipline. Adapts departmental plans and priorities to address resource and operational challenges. Decisions are guided by policies, procedures and business plan; receives guidance from manager. Provides technical guidance to employees, colleagues and/or customers.

Role Impact

People Manager

Responsibilities

The job manages a team of professionals responsible for the administration of academic, research, clinical or administrative programs.

  1. Manages employees by establishing annual performance goals, allocating resources, assessing annual performance, and determining individual merit, incentive and/or promotional increases., 2) Manages program operations and administrative functions which may include planning and scheduling, program evaluation, policy implementation, personnel administration, budget, marketing, fundraising and proposal development., 3) Manages the dissemination, interpretation and application of program policies and recommends or makes exceptions., 4) Contributes to design of program content, policies and strategic planning efforts., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit-specific Responsibilities

  1. Program Development: The Program Director: (1) Develops, evaluates and manages program curriculum and policies; (2) Develops programmatic budget and ensures fiscal responsibility in close partnership with BFI and EPIC finance personnel; and (3) Develops and implements training modules.
  2. Recruitment and Outreach: (1) Develops and manages program outreach strategy; (2) Develops marketing and recruiting materials in collaboration with BFI and EPIC Communications teams to increase awareness of the programs internally at the University of Chicago and externally at top tier institutions.
  3. Training and Development: (1) Develops and implements on-boarding and orientation for research professionals in close partnership with the BFI HR Manager; and (2) Independently plans, oversees, and coordinates a wide range of programs, events, and student activities to help build and maintain a community for the program.
  4. Program Management and Delivery: (1) Recruit, hire, and provide training and orientation for the program in close cooperation with the BFI HR Manager; (2) Advise research professionals on how to navigate the program and work closely with their faculty supervisors; (3) Develop and maintain strong relationships with EPIC and BFI faculty for successful program delivery; (4) Ensure smooth and proper functioning of programs; (5) Responsible for development and implementation of programming; (6) Develops and implements protocols for evaluating the effectiveness of programs.

Unit-preferred Competencies

  1. Proven ability to build and lead teams from multiple organizations.
  2. Familiarity with pre-doctoral research professionals training programs at highly-selective, top-tier institutions preferred.
  3. Ability to work independently, while also demonstrating ability to work collaboratively as part of a larger team.
  4. Excellent communication, interpersonal skills and character judgment.
  5. Ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines while maintaining a high level of work quality.
  6. Proven experience as building and running a program.
  7. Excellent organizational and leadership skills.
  8. Work effectively with team members, staff and faculty across the University of Chicago, from faculty at the Chicago Booth School of Business, Harris School of Public Policy, Law School, and the Department of Economics, to other internal and external University of Chicago partners.
  9. Demonstrated leadership abilities, including developing strategic plans against a vision and involving others in the execution.
  10. Understanding of higher education and/or nonprofit organizations.
  11. Diplomatic and customer service based approach to interacting with colleagues and others.

Education, Experience, and Certifications

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 7+ years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:

Education:

  1. Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Experience:

  1. Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 7+ years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Required Documents:

  1. Resume
  2. CV

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

FLSA Status

Exempt

Pay Frequency

Monthly

Pay Grade

Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours
37.5

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Drug Test Required

No

Health Screen Required

No

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required

No

Posting Date
2019-09-04-07:00

Remove from Posting On or Before
2020-03-04-08:00

Posting Statement

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu. Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.


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