Bucksbaum Institute Center Manager

Chicago, IL
Feb 21, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Hyde Park Campus

2010028 BSD - Bucksbaum Institute

About the Unit
The Bucksbaum Institute was created in September 2011 with a $42 million gift from the Matthew and Carolyn Bucksbaum Family Foundation. The mission of the Bucksbaum Institute is to improve patient care, to strengthen the doctor-patient relationship, and to enhance communication and decision-making in healthcare through research and education programs for medical students, junior faculty and master clinicians. Over the last six year the Bucksbaum Institute has worked to achieve its mission through the appointment of more than 250 Master Clinicians, Senior Faculty, Junior Faculty, Associate Junior Faculty, Medical Student, and Undergraduate Student Scholars. The Institute works with these scholars and the larger University of Chicago academic community in four key areas: 1.\tPromoting and advancing the practice of collaborative medicine, where clinical decision-making is shared by the patient and physician, the physician serves as an adviser, counselor, and navigator who helps the patient understand complex treatment choices in a medical relationship that is focused on the patient's interests. 2.\tEstablishing a new and higher standard for training and mentoring extremely skilled, compassionate and communicative medical students and physicians. 3.\tPromoting social justice by working to reduce health care disparities and improving models of delivery and access. 4.\tFocusing on the social sciences and humanities, fields that are often neglected by traditional medical school programs.

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Bucksbaum Institute is hiring a Center Manager to work with the current Center Director and two Faculty Directors. The Bucksbaum Institute is seeking a thoughtful, knowledgeable and innovative leader who has experience in managing and developing programs. The Center Manager will be expected to have proven experience in taking ideas from inception to implementation. The Center Manager will need to be comfortable working independently and taking initiative. The Center Manager will take a lead role in managing the daily operations of the center with a primary focus on programming and organizational management. The manager will assist with the development and implementation of relevant program policies and procedures. The manager will also be responsible for managing the Institute's Business Administrator.

  • Manages educational programs and initiatives and oversees the operational infrastructure of the Center.
  • Oversees the Center's administrative staff.
  • Develops collaborative relationships with non-University partners and University faculty, students, and staff.
  • Creates, develops, manages, and monitors programming and external relations for the Center in conjunction with a portfolio of Institute projects and initiatives. These initiatives will focus on faculty, medical student and undergraduate education and engagement programs as well as the Institute's pilot grant research program.
  • Provides program assessment and reporting, both to internal bodies and donors.
  • Monitors the progress of programs and researchers the latest developments related to the Institute's mission.
  • Serves as principal coordinator, setting a timetable for Center events and activities and working with the Center staff to develop plans to ensure the success of the program.
  • Performs research, planning, preparation, and writing related to various projects and initiatives.

  • Results-oriented leader who is self-motivated
  • Analytical and detailed manager with a focus on excellence
  • Trusted ambassador for the Institute with a passion for the mission
  • Committed to building relationships that advance the programs and mission of the Institute
  • Strong writing skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Commitment to providing high-level of service and working in a team environment
  • High degree of professionalism
  • Ability to handle confidential information with the utmost discretion
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and under tight deadlines
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Thoughtful decision-making skills

Additional Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Advanced degree preferred

  • A minimum of five years of relevant experience required.
  • Familiarity with the operations of professional schools, institutions of higher learning, large complex organizations required.
  • Experience with interdisciplinary environments required.
  • Strong system experience, including financial systems (Excel) required.
  • Strong experience planning programs and report writing required.
  • Significant and progressively responsible planning, managerial and supervisory experience at a university or medical center preferred.

Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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