Lead Anixter in the phase out plan related to its flagship program building, including ongoing shuttering of existing space and support in identifying additional space for programs.
Support Anixter programs in planning for client and staff moves, including developing project plans, working with the maintenance team to ensure readiness of new space, collaborating on the development of internal and external communication related to moves, and other tasks to ensure smooth move experiences for agency clients and staff.
Work with CEO, CFO and department heads to ensure all aspects of program relocation involving space needs are completed in a timely fashion.
Establish project objectives, policies, procedures, performance standards and budgets within boundaries of company policy and contract specifications. Confer with supervisors to discuss such matters as work procedures, complaints and construction/move problems.
Monitor and control project through administrative direction of plan and budget to ensure project is completed on schedule and within budget.
Investigate potentially serious situations and implement corrective measures.
Represent company in project meetings and attend strategy meetings.
Interpret and explain plans and contract terms to administrative staff, workers and clients.
Formulate reports concerning such areas as work progress, costs and scheduling.
Provide on-going communication on project implementation.
Work collaboratively with Maintenance Manager and all program and division directors to ensure adequate space needs for growth and efficient service delivery.
Engage with and communicate with external vendors and partners in the process of space planning, development, move planning and implementation.
Other duties as assigned.
Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience with using project management software to guide organizations in the process of space planning, construction and relocation to a new facility.
Management skills: a demonstrated ability to lead and motivate people and get results through others by coaching and supervision.
Planning skills: an ability to think ahead and plan over a given time span; project management proficiency and using process improvement; ability to track budget expenses.
Experience with physical move of an organization and inventory control.
Project Management skills: The ability to organize and manage multiple priorities.
Problem analysis and resolution at both the strategic and functional level.
Superior skills with Microsoft office and project planning software; proficient skill in Microsoft Excel.
Must demonstrate superior written and communication skills, excellent organizational skills that include accurate tracking, record keeping and timely follow-up skills.
High performance teams and a strong team player.
Commitment to company values
Nonessential Skills and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in related field Mandatory
PMP Certification is a plus.
Previous experience with moving an organization and planning and supervising the buildout of new space.
Reporting to this Position: None.
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
About Anixter Center
ABOUT ANIXTER CENTER:
Anixter Center is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area serving people of all ages with disabilities and related challenges. Each year Anixter Center and its three divisions - CALOR, Chicago Hearing Society (CHS) and Lekotek - help more than 7,300 children, teens and adults by providing residential, educational, employment, socialization and health services.
What makes us truly unique are the array of services we offer plus our ability to help people at every stage of life—children, teens, young adults and older adults.
As the parent organization, Anixter Center itself provides a broad range of programs for those who have physical, developmental, cognitive, psychiatric or sensory disabilities. These Anixter Center programs include: a literacy program for adults with disabilities; 24-hour supervised residential homes; substance use disorder programs for those who are deaf; and employment programs to help people with disabilities find jobs.