Chief of Staff, CVI Leadership Academy

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS


Posted: 08-May-24

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open


Other Staff/Administrative

Internal Number: JR26156

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Description:

  • Guides the implementation of a programmatic strategy for the Community Violence Intervention Leadership Academy initiatives, including a staffing and operations plan, in partnership with the CVILA Executive Director and other Crime Lab senior leadership.

  • Oversees day-to-day CVI Leadership Academy initiatives operations and monitoring of strategic plans.

  • In consult with CVILA Executive Director, lead CVILA management and operations functions, including business planning, financial management, new business development, and strategic partnerships.

  • Manages internal and external communication flows on behalf of the ED, serving as the communication extension, managing information flow, filtering work/requests, and facilitating internal and external stakeholder communications.

  • Serves as a thought partner for the CVILA Executive Director.

  • Promotes team integration and cross-functional communication and collaboration, serving as a point of contact and resource for CVLIA staff, facilitating cross-functional initiatives and problem-solving.

  • Supervise CVILA program staff to ensure effective execution of program goals and benchmarks.

  • Gathers information, provides analysis and recommendations to support executive decision-making and leads preparation of reports and communications materials.

  • Maintains knowledge of organizational policies, procedures, and processes.

  • Identifies and addresses operational gaps and inefficiencies.

  • Supports budget oversight and management, research new funding and business development opportunities, maintains and builds relationships with funders and other strategic partners.

  • Manages program operations and administrative functions which may include planning and scheduling, program evaluation, policy implementation, personnel administration, budget, marketing, fundraising and proposal development.

  • Manages the dissemination, interpretation and application of program policies and recommends or makes exceptions.

  • Contributes to design of program content, policies and strategic planning efforts.

  • Perform other related work as needed.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Bachelorâ™s degree or advanced degree in related field.


  • Experience designing, implementing, and managing projects in the non-profit or public sector strongly preferred.

  • Experience managing professional direct reports.

  • Experience working with law enforcement and community violence intervention groups strongly preferred.

Preferred Competencies

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a complex environment, strong project management and organizational skills.

  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to work across and within teams and manage a diverse group of employees with different skill sets and job responsibilities.

  • Ability to design, implement, and manage projects in the non-profit or public sector.

  • Proven success working in the crime/violence policy sphere, particularly in the area of gun crime.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)

  • References (3) (required)

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