The Assistant Director for Multi-Sector Engagement reports to the UCSC Director and Associate Dean of Students in the University with primary responsibility for developing, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating programs and initiatives that encourage students to think about new strategies, concepts, and organizations that attempt to meet social needs of all kinds through the integration of the nonprofit, government, and private/for profit sectors including social entrepreneurship/enterprise, philanthropy, corporate community engagement, and public and social service. Initiatives and programs in this portfolio will prepare students with the knowledge and experience to respond to the challenges of a rapidly changing world. They will also allow students to explore new ways to effect social change in Chicago and beyond, and to consider how cross-sector collaborations can be facilitated to improve and strengthen the social fabric of our city and society.The Assistant Director will manage and expand a diverse portfolio that builds on UChicago's commitment to rigorous analysis in understanding the intersections of organizations, markets, and public policy. They will be charged with developing UCSC's overall strategy for exposing students to issues of importance to the ever-evolving social sector, including the application of proven business practices to strategic decision-making and organizational management, enhancing the efficiency and impact of these organizations through research, data collection, communication, and education.The Assistant Director will coordinate programs, initiatives, workshops, internships, projects, and events related to social change and multi-sector engagement within UChicago, the South Side, and in the greater city of Chicago. They will also help to sustain and establish new partnerships with foundations and organizations in the nonprofit, government, and private/for profit sectors in conjunction with other UChicago offices and professional schools that effectively leverages the human capital of UChicago students to build organizational capacity and to make a greater impact in the city.The ideal candidate will demonstrate expert-level understanding of social justice issues, deep knowledge of Chicago communities, and professional experience navigating the inter-connectedness of nonprofit, government, philanthropic, and private sectors in Chicago and beyond.
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