Works with the dean, faculty directors of the Marty Center, and faculty of the Divinity School to determine overall direction and strategy of the Marty Center.
Leads the development and implementation of a long-term programmatic and development plan for the center.
Facilitates relationships within the Divinity School, across all University divisions and professional schools, within the south side and greater Chicago-area social sector and religious communities, and with national and global organizations, to enable strategic partnerships.
Leads joint initiatives and partnerships with other centers and departments across the University, and nationally.
Helps promote the mission of the Marty Center to University-wide and external stakeholders
Leads fundraising and marketing for the Center, coordinating with Divinity and University ARD teams, corporate and foundation relations, and grant administration. Stewards philanthropic giving in coordination with Divinity and University ARD.
Promotes Marty Center visibility. Serves as a key spokesperson for the centerâ™s activities involving alumni and students (e.g. introducing speakers, interacting closely with advisory council members, and soliciting and helping to secure grants and donations).
Represents the Marty Center at Divinity School, University, community, and national events.
Manages the centerâ™s budget, finances, operations, communications, marketing, and day-to-day supervision of staff. Oversees recruitment, development, management, and retention of staff members, contractors, and vendors.
Oversees all communications and publications strategies. Works with faculty and staff to design and develop all Marty Center communications and publications, including the website and annual report, surveys, podcasts, convenings, and other media relations.
Oversees planning and execution of academic conferences and multi-event programs, including recruitment and organization of participating speakers.
Manages programming activities that serve students, alumni, faculty, the local community, and a global audience. Develops (and if appropriate teaches) content for these programs, and identifies guest speakers/practitioners/others to support these programs.
Manages multiple related teams. Establishes department priorities, is responsible for the management of the center budget, allocates resources and executes strategic plans.
Oversees a communication strategy and marketing efforts aimed at increasing the visibility of the Center. Collaborates with others to make the center a valuable resource to all students and contributes to the broad goals of creating a stronger campus community.
Performs other related work as needed.
Expertise in one or more of the following areas is essential: civic engagement and leadership, interfaith pastoral leadership, data analysis and communication, or new media.
Experience with recruiting, developing, and retaining high-performing staff.
Expertise in developing effective communication processes and building relationships at all levels of an organization.
The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of the academic mission of the center and the Divinity School, complemented by demonstrated experience in bringing academic research to external audiences.Â
Entrepreneurial Leader: Creatively realize the mission and potential of the Center to be a national voice and intellectual compass for our understanding of the intersections of religion and culture.
Overcome obstacles where they arise and consistently work to achieve the overarching goals of the center. Identify and realize opportunities to leverage the intellectual resources of the University, and provide context, insight, and options on budgetary, programmatic, and administrative issues to senior leadership of the Divinity School and the University.
Relationship Builder: Develop collegial and collaborative relationships throughout the University community to expand the centerâ™s scope and impact. Build partnerships with media, community based and allied NGO organizations and leaders, donors, public sector offices, and other public intellectuals whose work intersects with ours.
Responsive and Creative Problem Solver: Quickly respond to opportunities and challenges, and exercise good judgment and superb interpersonal skills in responding to the needs and concerns of students, staff, and institutional and cultural partners.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a senior leadership team characterized by trust, open communication, and shared goals.
Cover letter- The required cover letter should address why the applicant is interested in the position and how the applicant's experience fits with the vision of the Marty Center (required)
Three professional references (preferred)
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