Director of Partnerships

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime

Department
 

BSD SUR - Section Administrator: OHNS - Thirty Million Words


About the Department
 

The TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health (TMW Center) is an interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Chicago that develops and scales evidence-based interventions designed to support parents and caregivers in their efforts to optimize the foundational brain development of children, birth to three years, through talk and interaction. TMW curricula integrate neuroscience, early childhood development research, adult learning strategies and stakeholder feedback on a multimedia platform. Our approach harnesses technology, works across systems, and informs how to bring best practices and interventions that work to scale.


Job Summary
 

In partnership with PI, Managing Director of Research + Innovation, and COO, develop strategic vision for implementation of TMW Center’s community-, pediatric sector-, and knowledge-based delivery models. Oversees team that provides training, technical assistance, and strategic partnership to partners implementing TMW programs and tools.

Responsibilities

  • Cultivate and formalize community partnerships (with hospitals, pediatric clinics, nonprofit organizations, funders, governmental entities) for the strategic implementation, development, and testing of TMW programs and delivery models.
  • Manage multi-year partnership projects to develop TMW Center’s community-based saturation model (in Palm Beach, FL) and pediatric sector scaled delivery model (in Akron, OH).
  • Provide direct management to project leads and training and implementation teams.
  • Adapt delivery models to specific contexts to ensure program efficacy and data collection at scale and outside of tightly controlled trials
  • Embed implementation fidelity and best practices in all program delivery protocols and approaches.
  • Monitor implementation fidelity across all TMW Center program delivery, including developing metrics and structures to monitor and support partners.
  • Manage team to train and provide ongoing technical assistance for providers who deliver TMW Center programs.
  • Partner closely with Managing Director of Research + Innovation to ensure that learnings from the field inform analyses and further program/tool development AND that research findings inform program delivery.
  • Track grant metrics and contribute to relevant funding proposals and reports.
  • Plans and develops program objectives and/or content. Researches and identifies trends and needs and establishes program directions accordingly.
  • Develops and administers program budgets and recommends or makes budgetary recommendations.
  • Serves as a key resource for program information. Resolves problems or questions referred by program staff, University administrators, or other contingencies.
  • Performs other related work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications
 

Education:

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

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Work Experience:

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

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Certifications:

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Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  • Advanced degree in a related field.

Experience:

  • Experience building complex and lasting partnerships across lines of difference.
  • Experience with delivery of evidence-based programs.
  • Experience with implementation fidelity/best practices in program delivery through teams.
  • Experience with research—particularly applied, community-based research.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)


When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Resume/CV of the application.


Job Family
 

Administration & Management


Role Impact
 

Individual Contributor


FLSA Status
 

Exempt


Pay Frequency
 

Monthly


Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

40


Benefits Eligible
 

Yes


Drug Test Required
 

No


Health Screen Required
 

No


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No


Posting Statement
 

The 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.

 

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form .

 

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.  A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.  Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

 

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu . Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.



Department
 

BSD SUR - Section Administrator: OHNS - Thirty Million Words


About the Department
 

The TMW Center for Early Learning + Public Health (TMW Center) is an interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Chicago that develops and scales evidence-based interventions designed to support parents and caregivers in their efforts to optimize the foundational brain development of children, birth to three years, through talk and interaction. TMW curricula integrate neuroscience, early childhood development research, adult learning strategies and stakeholder feedback on a multimedia platform. Our approach harnesses technology, works across systems, and informs how to bring best practices and interventions that work to scale.


Job Summary
 

In partnership with PI, Managing Director of Research + Innovation, and COO, develop strategic vision for implementation of TMW Center’s community-, pediatric sector-, and knowledge-based delivery models. Oversees team that provides training, technical assistance, and strategic partnership to partners implementing TMW programs and tools.

Responsibilities

  • Cultivate and formalize community partnerships (with hospitals, pediatric clinics, nonprofit organizations, funders, governmental entities) for the strategic implementation, development, and testing of TMW programs and delivery models.
  • Manage multi-year partnership projects to develop TMW Center’s community-based saturation model (in Palm Beach, FL) and pediatric sector scaled delivery model (in Akron, OH).
  • Provide direct management to project leads and training and implementation teams.
  • Adapt delivery models to specific contexts to ensure program efficacy and data collection at scale and outside of tightly controlled trials
  • Embed implementation fidelity and best practices in all program delivery protocols and approaches.
  • Monitor implementation fidelity across all TMW Center program delivery, including developing metrics and structures to monitor and support partners.
  • Manage team to train and provide ongoing technical assistance for providers who deliver TMW Center programs.
  • Partner closely with Managing Director of Research + Innovation to ensure that learnings from the field inform analyses and further program/tool development AND that research findings inform program delivery.
  • Track grant metrics and contribute to relevant funding proposals and reports.
  • Plans and develops program objectives and/or content. Researches and identifies trends and needs and establishes program directions accordingly.
  • Develops and administers program budgets and recommends or makes budgetary recommendations.
  • Serves as a key resource for program information. Resolves problems or questions referred by program staff, University administrators, or other contingencies.
  • Performs other related work as needed.


Minimum Qualifications
 

Education:

Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

---
Work Experience:

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

---
Certifications:

---

Preferred Qualifications

Education:

  • Advanced degree in a related field.

Experience:

  • Experience building complex and lasting partnerships across lines of difference.
  • Experience with delivery of evidence-based programs.
  • Experience with implementation fidelity/best practices in program delivery through teams.
  • Experience with research—particularly applied, community-based research.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)


When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Resume/CV of the application.


Job Family
 

Administration & Management


Role Impact
 

Individual Contributor


FLSA Status
 

Exempt


Pay Frequency
 

Monthly


Scheduled Weekly Hours
 

40


Benefits Eligible
 

Yes


Drug Test Required
 

No


Health Screen Required
 

No


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required
 

No


Posting Statement
 

The 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.

 

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form .

 

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

 

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history.  A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment.  Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

 

The University of Chicago's Annual Security & Fire Safety Report (Report) provides information about University offices and programs that provide safety support, crime and fire statistics, emergency response and communications plans, and other policies and information. The Report can be accessed online at: http://securityreport.uchicago.edu . Paper copies of the Report are available, upon request, from the University of Chicago Police Department, 850 E. 61st Street, Chicago, IL 60637.


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