The University of Chicago Law School occupies a unique niche among this country's premier law schools. Located on a residential campus in one of America's great cities, Chicago offers a rigorous and interdisciplinary professional education that blends the study of law with the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences. Students, faculty, and staff form a small, tightly knit community devoted to the life of the mind. The Law School opened its doors in 1902, twelve years after the founding of the University of Chicago. It has been an innovator in legal education ever since. For more information on the law school, https://www.law.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.
P2: Requires knowledge and experience in own discipline; still acquiring higher-level knowledge and skills. Builds knowledge of the organization, processes and customers. Solves a range of straightforward problems. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.
The job manages academic, research, clinical or administrative programs of the University.
1) Uses moderate/solid understanding and experience to administer the delivery of services to program participants and/or beneficiaries., 2) Sets and communicates program priorities and performance standards and assesses operations using these criteria. Plans and conducts quality assurance reviews and recommends changes as appropriate., 3) Analyzes program budgets and recommends or makes budgetary recommendations., 4) Has moderate/high levels of interactions with faculty, researchers and staff for committee work or information., 5) Performs other related work as needed.
1) Provide overall direction and management of the administrative and business function of the Center for Law and Finance, and the Center on Constitutional Law
2) Oversee grant and gift administration, in relation to the two listed centers
3) Build and sustain relationships with key stakeholders at the Law School, within the University, with alumni, and beyond
4) Act as a liaison for the centers, in relevant committee or planning meetings, internal or external
5) Manage and lead event and conference planning for both centers (organize speakers, organize event logistics, create event materials, etc.)
6) Develop and manage center budgets, which account for programs, training, resources, and relevant research
7) Provide center assessments and reporting to center faculty leads, as well as to relevant stakeholders
8) Develop center marketing and communication materials, as well as center webpages and content; collaborates with Law Communications as needed.
1) Excellent written and verbal communication skills
2) Comfortable speaking publicly on behalf of the centers
3) Understanding of law and legal academia
4) Work within deadlines, strong organizational and time management skills
5) Self-starter with the ability to work independently, with limited oversight
6) Work with faculty and operate within an academic environment
7) A willingness and ability to work some evenings and weekends
Education, Experience, and Certifications
Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
1) Bachelor's degree
1) 5 years of progressive administration, program management, academic legal experience or related experience
2) Demonstrated event planning experience
3) Financial management and budget management experience
2) Cover Letter
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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.
Internal Number: JR07085
About The University of Chicago
One of the world's premier academic and research institutions, the University of Chicago has driven new ways of thinking since our 1890 founding. Today, UChicago is an intellectual destination that draws inspired scholars to our Hyde Park and international campuses, keeping UChicago at the nexus of ideas that challenge and change the world.