At Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, you won't just find a career – you'll discover an exclusive experience that gives you an opportunity to learn more, grow more and become more. Our staff demonstrates an unwavering commitment to patient care, consistently performing at a level that is extraordinary. As part of our team, you’ll discover why our unique combination of research and patient care has earned us national ranking by U.S. News & World Report, as well as an ANCC Magnet™ designation for the fourth consecutive time. What’s more, you’ll work in one of the most popular, cultural, historical and diverse cities in the nation. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago is known for its nearly 200 distinct neighborhoods and extensive park systems, along with numerous sports teams, museums and a vibrant theater community.
Director, Community Engagement - REACH Program
We are seeking a dynamic, visionary leader to provide strategic leadership as the director of community engagement for the Rush Education And Career Hub (REACH). This includes developing the programmatic strategy for a cradle-to-career STEM and health care education pathway and leading efforts to increase the diversity of the STEM and health care professions through REACH programming. The director will also be responsible for operational and fiscal oversight and will build strategic partnerships within and outside of Rush to move these efforts forward. Help us shape the local and national dialogue on access for students who are underrepresented and underserved in the STEM and health care fields.
Provide strategic direction and leadership for REACH by setting programmatic goals, measures and outcomes to achieve impact
Plan strategy for program development, evaluation, alumni engagement, parent outreach, communications and marketing.
Develop and maintain West side community, city, county and national external partnerships to support all programmatic goals and strategies
Engage in fundraising for REACH by developing and implementing strategies to increase financial support from corporations, foundations, state and federal government and alumni
Oversee grant submissions, proposals and reports for prospective funding
Develop and manage an advisory board with representatives from corporations, philanthropy, academia and the nonprofit sector
Manage the financial processes for REACH, including developing an annual budget, financial forecasting, reporting and compliance in line with RUSH policies and procedures
Stay engaged with best practices for cradle-to-career STEM and health care education initiatives to ensure that the programming is relevant and in line with practices within the field
Hire, supervise, develop, and evaluate REACH Staff
Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reason prohibited by law.
Advanced degree such as MS or MBA required; Degree in STEM, health care, education, or not-for-profit leadership preferred.
A minimum of 10 years of related experience in project management, STEM/health care, education and/or fundraising
A minimum of 5 years’ experience managing a team
Experience in writing grants and securing funding
Background in a STEM or health care field desired
Significant senior-level management experience in a nonprofit environment
Experience developing strategic plans for programs, communications and marketing
Demonstrated experience in and commitment to diversity, college access, health care and/or STEM education
Excellence in leadership and management capabilities, with a proven track record of growing nonprofit resources, partnerships, community relations and fundraising
Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage and develop high-performing teams, set and achieve strategic objectives and manage a budget
Ability to engage and communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, cultures and diverse populations, including corporate executives, researchers, academics and policy makers