Center Administrator (Ci3)

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

20123 Ob & Gynecology

About the Unit
The Center for Interdisciplinary Inquiry and Innovation in Sexual and Reproductive Health (Ci3) at the University of Chicago is a faculty-led initiative to advance sexual and reproductive health, rights and justice locally, nationally, and globally. Our members bring a wide range of expertise and come from diverse disciplines. Ci3 creates an intellectual hub for a network of faculty, staff and students to work collaboratively with partners from outside of the University to address critical problems in sexual and reproductive health, rights, and justice. With a particular focus on adolescents, women, and communities of color, our goal is to develop new research methodologies, evidence, intervention strategies, and novel solutions to advance human health and well-being.

Job Information

Job Summary:

Ci3 is seeking a Center Administrator to support its three labs, the Game Changer Chicago Design Lab, the Transmedia Story Lab, and the Design Thinking Lab, research team, communications and policy personnel, and affiliated faculty on existing and new research programs


  • Manages the day-to-day activities of the Center
  • Supervises the staff, coordinates the workflow, and ensures efficient operation of the Center
  • Assists in setting Center goals and planning educational programs and initiatives
  • Works with the Director and working committees to evaluate programs and/or research proposals and identifies and implements new Center priorities
  • Develops, coordinates, and supervises events and programs, including seminars, conferences, workshops, public lectures, visiting scholars programs, and outreach activities
  • Manages the Center's budget and exercises financial oversight on all endowed funds and grants from private foundations and individual donors
  • May assist with fundraising efforts
  • Seeks other new funding opportunities
  • Writes grant proposals in collaboration with the Center's director
  • May develop short and long term programmatic and administrative goals
  • Writes and edits communication materials
  • May conduct research in accordance with scholarly interests
  • Serves as a liaison with other Centers on campus and with related professional associations and community groups
  • Typically manages Center facilities
  • Recruits and supervises student volunteers as necessary

  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Problem-solving
  • Collaboration
  • Prioritization

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications:
  • A minimum of three years administrative, managerial, or related experience preferred
  • experience with program planning, budget management, staff management, and customer service required
  • Experience in continuing education required
  • Fundraising and development experience required
  • Grant proposal experience required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills preferred
  • Demonstrated administrative and coordination skills preferred
  • Basic quantitative and statistical skills preferred
  • Confidence, flexibility, and the capacity to work with teams preferred
  • Ability to complete projects under tight deadlines preferred
  • Ability to work closely with senior University and other officials preferred
  • Ability to work successfully with University students, faculty, and staff preferred
  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects simultaneously preferred
  • Ability to work under pressure preferred
  • Exposure to, and an understanding of, an academically rigorous research university environment preferred
  • Knowledge of local and national philanthropic communities and cultural institutions preferred

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Knowledge of standard computer programs (e.g. Word, Excel, FileMaker Pro, standard email and internet applications, and graphics programs)

Required Documents:

(NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.)
  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Reference Contact Info

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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About Us
The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world.

We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.

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Job No:
Posted: 3/2/2018
Application Due: 5/1/2018
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