The purpose of this role is to provide strategic & tactical alignment of Technical and Organizational Development services to various program participants. This is accomplished by developing, managing, and maintaining strategic relationships within the assigned participant organizations. The Associate Director will engage at a deep level, working in small teams to build the capabilities, systems, and processes needed to deliver bottom-line results and then encourage sustainability. The Associate Director will function as a coach to community based nonprofit leaders. As such, the Associate Director plans, develops, implements and administers performance development, strategic goals and succession management programs for Community Programs Accelerator Awardees. In addition, the Associate Director will manage corporate partner resources and campus resources to ensure high quality implementation of client driven solutions.
This position, under the leadership of the Director, acts as an organizational development liaison and advisor to Community Programs Accelerator Awardees. This includes establishing strong partnerships and providing informal leadership when necessary. The Associate Director will have strong influence and accountability in the development and execution of Technical and Organizational Development strategy. This includes, but is not limited to: system training & development, programs customization & implementation strategies, T&D communications out to the organization, coaching to organizational leaders and decision making with organization leadership team.
In order to be considered please submit a resume and cover letter. If a candidate reaches the final stages of the search, several writing samples will be required.
Provide, strategic guidance, technical support and resources management to client community and faculty awardees.
Perform organizational assessments using a variety of proven methods to uncover and solve complex organizational problems and contribute to new growth opportunities.
Plan and execute organization change and talent projects, progress evaluation, benchmarking, tracking, metrics and reporting working with senior level sponsors and stakeholders on strategically important initiatives. For example, may include design, development and implementation of mentoring, executive coaching, job rotations, cross-functional business projects, and professional development programs.
Identify, design, deliver and manage talent development strategies, tools and processes that enhance the capabilities of leaders and managers to execute on vision, mission and values
Develops organizational engagements and guiding clients to deliver organizational transformations & change.
Performs relevant administrative planning and implementation for task/project completion and provides support for organizational analysis, design and implementation of projects.
Assists with the review of proposals, sub-agreements and reports for the Accelerator program.
Maintains a close and highly responsive relationship with the awardeesâ™ day-to-day activities. Confirms and prioritizes project plans and deliverables as agreed upon between the Accelerator and Awardeeâ™s.
Provides data analysis, record keeping, research and other duties as may be required.
Builds and sustains productive working relationships with other offices and areas throughout the University and surrounding community, ensuring effective partnerships, optimal utilization of shared resources, and awareness of common interests.
Performs other special projects and duties as assigned.
Quick-minded, ability to multi-task, and manage multiple projects simultaneously required.
Ability to work successfully with the broader University Community, including students, faculty and staff required.
Ability to work with civic organizations and grassroots community-based organizations required.
Ability to work under pressure and take on new assignments as needed required.
Ability to meet deadline and manage multiple tasks and competing priorities simultaneously required.
Considerable skill in working both independently and as part of a team required.
Demonstrated outstanding written, verbal, organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills required.
Regular attendance with occasional evenings and weekends required.
Energy and enthusiasm required.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including for executive-level audiences required.
Knowledge of Coaching
Knowledge of Change Leadership/Management
Knowledge of Performance Management
Knowledge of Leadership Development
Knowledge of Organizational Development & management in the social impact sector
Self-motivated and able to work independently required.
Strong knowledge of Civic Engagementâ™s Community Outreach programs preferred.
Experience working on the creation of new programs preferred
Bachelor's degree required.
Masterâ™s degree preferred.
Minimum 7 years of relevant experience.
Technical Knowledge or Skills:
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint) and Google Docs required.
Advanced proficiency in Social Media (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) required.
Knowledge of nonprofit organizations on the South Side preferred.
If a candidate reaches the final stages of the search, several writing samples will be required.
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