Project Administrator for the National Race and Capitalism Project

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

2330058 Ctr-Race, Politics & Culture

About the Unit
Consistently ranked among the top ten social science research universities in the world, the Division of Social Sciences is at the vanguard of inquiry and impact. Whether through the field-defining scholarship of the Chicago Schools in Sociology and Economics, the path-breaking impact of the first graduate international affairs program in the U.S., the creation of interdisciplinary programs in the Department of Comparative Human Development and the John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought, or many other pivotal milestones, the Division has repeatedly transformed the social sciences since its founding in 1930. The Division offers PhD degrees in nine disciplines and Master of Arts degrees in five interdisciplinary fields. The Division also offers a number of joint degrees, and these collaborative initiatives uniquely position the Division to pioneer creative modes of thinking about society's most complex issues.

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Job Summary:

We are seeking a full-time administrator for the Race and Capitalism Project. The ideal candidate holds a B.A. or MA (preferred) in the humanities or social sciences and has previous administrative experience. We are particularly interested in candidates who are well-versed in debates about racial equity and political economy.


  • The position entails complex and diverse administrative duties in support of the day-to-day operations of the National Race and Capitalism under general direction from the academic director.
  • May assist with preparation of the budget, as well as with grant writing and research tasks. Monitors and reconciles accounts.
  • Manages petty cash account and receives, processes, and tracks all bills and expense reimbursements.
  • Researches, compiles and analyzes data to create reports, proposals and other documents including but not limited to grants, financial and monthly reports.
  • Composes and edits correspondence and other documents.
  • Maintains and updates Web content.
  • Coordinates logistics of major events. Schedules diverse and complex appointments, meetings, and travel arrangements. May manage special projects or functions related to the business of the organizational unit.

  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Social media competence and willingness to improve social media skills

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience or Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Master's degree (preferred) in the humanities or social sciences.
  • Familiarity with current debates relevant to the Race & Capitalism project are an advantage.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Strong administrative and organizational skills.
  • Previous administrative experiences strongly preferred.
  • Working knowledge of University of Chicago administrative and financial systems of software preferred
  • Grant writing experience preferred
  • Foreign language skills, particularly in Spanish, preferred

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Reference Contact information

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 5/11/2018
Application Due: 6/5/2018
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