Associate Provost

May 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
About The Unit: The University of Chicago's Office of the Provost ensures the robust health of the University's academic environment. On a daily basis, the Provost is responsible for the planning, implementation, finances, and administration of the academic programs of the institution.

Unit Job Summary: The Associate Provost is responsible in assisting with the oversight, development, application, coordination, direction and management of the University's Budget. Will partner with schools/units to implement and support plans developed by the Provost and Deans. Provides support to the Provost in managing relationships with key donors and engaging in strategic fundraising. Assists in increasing the Provost Capacity by planning and executing other tasks and duties as assigned. The Associate Provost reports to and is supervised on a daily basis by the Provost. The Associate Provost will work closely with all members of the Provost's staff.

Unit Education: Bachelor's degree required. PhD, EdD, or similar advanced degree preferred.

Unit Experience: At least seven years of progressively responsible experience overseeing budgetary matters and strategic planning in a highly regulated environment required. Familiarity with central administration within a complex research university preferred. Experience working in higher education preferred.

Unit Job Function Competencies: 1. Facilitates in the execution of financial plans developed by the Provost, Deans and budget office for The University. Partners with the Provost, budget office and senior administrators in creating standard operating procedures for The University to meet budgetary targets. 2. Partners with the schools/units to implement and support financial plans developed by the Provost and Deans for each school/unit. Serves as a resource and is the liaison between the Provost's Office and key staff in the schools/units. Conducts regular meetings with key administrators and senior staff in the schools/units to facilitate information flow. Ensures the Deans have the resources needed to meet budgetary targets. 3. Develops and supports the execution of the communication strategy to ensure understanding across campus, to increase the flow of information, and to highlight achievements. Creates a plan for actively engaging Alumni Relations and Development in driving expendable strategies. Engages with key trustees in understanding and supporting the budgetary plan. Supports the Provost in managing relationships with key donors and engages in strategic fundraising. Sources creative financial ideas from across campus to create efficiency. 4. Ensures regular communication with and stewardship of an Institute within The University. Schedules and facilitates monthly calls/meetings to discuss current business of the Institute and serves as the primary point of contact. Meets regularly with the Institute's staff to ensure milestones, obligations, and tasks are met. 5. Partners with Alumni Relations and Development (ARD) to facilitate the Provost's strategic involvement in fundraising. Coordinates with ARD leadership to ensure the Deans have the resources to meet fundraising targets. Supports the Provost's mission in cultivating, soliciting and stewarding a targeted prospect pool. Organizes strategic development meetings by identifying high-impact events and engagement opportunities. 6. Increases the Provost Capacity by planning and executing other tasks and duties as assigned.

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