Director of Visual Arts Education and Outreach

Job description

Job location: Hyde Park Campus

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-05-17
Req: JR05032
Please make sure to read the job posting in its entirety as it reflects both the University roles and responsibilities, followed by the specific description.

Department46480 Graham School-Divisional Admin

About the Unit

Job FamilyAcademic Affairs

Responsible for campus academic affairs functions, including general administration, administrative support, academic planning and analysis, academic programs, faculty affairs, faculty research and development, institutional studies, off-campus programs, teacher credential programs, and academic information systems.

Career Track and Job LevelEducation Outreach

Designs and implements education outreach programs and community relations strategies. Coordinates with national, state and local organizations. Engaging in fund raising efforts.

P3: Requires in-depth knowledge and experience. Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external University issues to improve products or services. Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions. Works independently, receives minimal guidance. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience.

Role ImpactIndividual Contributor

ResponsibilitiesThe job develops and implements programs related to the development and implementation of education outreach programs and community relations strategies. Serves as a contact for national, state, and local organizations. Provides analysis, planning, and communications with various audiences, including senior leadership and program staff.

1) Under the direction of senior leadership, develops programs and relationships to advance program initiatives., 2) Uses knowledge of the divisional vision and values to assess, evaluate, and recommends opportunities for collaboration with partners., 3) Supports broader student initiatives., 4) Coordinates program initiatives, ensuring unity of focus and purpose., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit Specific Responsibilities

1) As Director, collaborate with colleagues across the University to develop programs and encourage visual arts engagement .

2)Teach courses in the College and/or the Graham School (number to be determined however, College courses cannot exceed 3 per year).
3) Direct the development and delivery of programs in the visual arts in unison with the vision and values of the University of Chicago.
4) Build, nurture, and sustain mutually beneficial relationships with key stakeholders.
5) Foster innovation, integrated planning, and continuing improvement.
6) With other team members, conduct program needs assessment and review.
7) Oversee instructor recruitment and appointments in the visual arts.
8) Explore and recommend opportunities for extending the University’s programming.
9) Exploit opportunities for curricular and pedagogical innovation and experimentation including nontraditional forms of programming.
10) Create programming that embraces the unique University of Chicago intellectual learning environment.

Education, Experience, and CertificationsMinimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 5-7 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications


1) Advanced degree in Art or related field

Required Documents

1) Resume

2) Cover Letter

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

FLSA StatusExempt

Pay FrequencyMonthly

Pay GradeDepends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours37.5

Benefits EligibleYes

Drug Test RequiredNo

Health Screen RequiredNo

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry RequiredNo

Posting Date2019-05-17-07:00

Remove from Posting On or Before2019-11-17-08:00

Posting StatementThe University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

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Posted: 5/21/2019
Application Due: 6/29/2019
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