Is accountable for the design and implementation of strategy for the Portfolio, including the staff and operations plan, fundraising initiatives, and communications plan, in order to execute the objectives of the Portfolio.
Cultivates and stewards relationships with various stakeholders, including within the University of Chicago and with researchers, academics, donors, law enforcement and community violence practitioners, and public sector and nonprofit partners.
Identifies significant opportunities to financially support the Portfolioâ™s work through fundraising and grant proposals, building relationships with donors, and leveraging strategic plans that prioritize the projectâ™s operational and financial needs.
Provides subject matter guidance to the project teams to ensure Portfolio goals are met and any challenges are addressed.Â
Leads the dissemination of information about the Portfolio through the organization's website as well as the publication of internal- and external-facing documents and program descriptions.
Manages program operations and administrative functions which may include planning and scheduling, program evaluation, policy implementation, personnel administration, budget, marketing, fundraising and proposal development.
Manages the dissemination, interpretation and application of program policies and recommends or makes exceptions.
Performs other related work as needed.
Bachelorâ™s degree, preferably in the communications, public relations, social science, or another related field.
Program design and implementation work in the nonprofit and/or public sector, as well as public affairs, communications and/or media relations experience in public policy, political, or non-profit organizations.
Designing, implementing, and managing projects in the non-profit or public sector.
Developing and executing communications plans.
Proven success working in the crime/violence policy sphere, particularly in the area of gun crime.
Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects with tight deadlines, including flexibly and quickly responding to unanticipated public affairs and communications issues.
Superior written and verbal communications skills.
Ability to work across and within teams and manage a diverse group of employees with different skill sets and job responsibilities.
Working with law enforcement and community violence intervention groups.
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