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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
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
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.
The job manages a team of professionals responsible for the administration of academic, research, clinical or administrative programs.
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.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
Depends on Qualifications
Scheduled Weekly Hours
Drug Test Required
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