Administrative and Development Manager for UChicago Arts

Submitted by CAR_Leigh on Wed, 05/02/2018 - 1:05pm
The Administrative and Development Manager for UChicago Arts works with the UChicago Arts administrative teams under the direct supervision of the Associate Director of Administration, UChicago Arts. This position facilitates financial management, financial and human resources processing, grants management, and development functions including grant reporting and donor communications. The Administrative and Development Manager also works closely with the UChicago Arts Development team, and colleagues across UChicago Arts.
The University of Chicago supports an ambitious suite of initiatives and programs to enhance the existing UChicago Arts landscape. These include the Arts + Public Life initiative and its flagship projects on the Arts Block, the Arts Science and Culture Initiative, the Richard Mary L. Gray Center for Arts and Inquiry, and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts. These University-wide arts programs join academic departments and programs in the Division of the Humanities and the College, as well as professional organizations including the Court Theatre, Oriental Institute Museum, Smart Museum of Art, and University of Chicago Presents, and more than 60 student arts organizations, in forging an integrative model for practice, presentation, and scholarship. Building on this work, the Provost’s Arts Steering Committee has developed a vision for the future of the arts that includes efforts to enhance public and campus art and develop new support for architecture, media art and design. To learn more please visit .
Skills & Qualifications: 
Bachelor's degree required.  
5 years administration and financial management experience required. 
Excellent written and spoken communications skills required.  Ability to handle confidential information with utmost discretion required.
3 years arts administration, grants management and donor relations experience preferred.
Experience working with foundations and other funding agencies preferred.
Strong computer skills including use of excel and power point required.  Familiarity with University of Chicago financial management systems (including GEMS, FAS, etc., preferred.)
Ability to successfully manage a workload that balances long-range planning with the unanticipated daily demands of managing publically visible projects required. Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and under tight deadlines.
Strong organizational, planning, problem solving and project management skills required. Ability to take initiative, work independently and contribute as a member of a team.
Demonstrated success in building collaborative relationships with diverse constituencies required.  
Willingness and ability to work some evenings and weekends required.
Understanding of a liberal arts education and academically rigorous research University preferred.
Experience working with a variety of civic arts organizations preferred.
To Apply: 
to apply online through the new UChicago employment portal at:
Search University Staff Opportunities, Posting # JR01339

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