Posting Summary: The Democracy Initiative and the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a Chief of Staff for the Democracy Initiative. This exciting and ambitious new program is an interdisciplinary teaching, research and engagement effort bringing together a diverse range of scholars, government leaders and practitioners to study and advance the prospects of democracy around the world. The Chief of Staff reports directly to the Co-Directors and has an indirect relationship with the Dean's Office in the College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and The Miller Center. The successful candidate will be able to think and plan strategically, maintain confidentiality, demonstrate strong personal and professional integrity, collaborate, and provide good judgment and attention to detail. Responsibilities include but are not limited to preparing materials for executive level meetings; research and preparing information for presentations and remarks; coordination of reporting of strategic initiatives and plans with senior staff; preparation of senior staff notes and all high- level correspondence for the Democracy Initiative; working with the Co-Directors to build and maintain external partnerships with non-profit and private sector entities. The selected candidate will be highly involved in the planning and operations of newly developed "democracy labs" which are specific thematic projects within the initiative undertaken by research teams of faculty and students.
This position requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree in business, communications, or related field; master's degree is preferred and multi-sector experience will be highly valued. Candidate must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, have strong communication and organizational skills, have the ability to collaborate to get to positive outcomes, and lead through influencing others. The ability to travel is required, as well as occasional evening and weekend work.
To apply visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search for posting #0624572. Complete a Staff Application online; attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. This position will remain open until filled.
Questions about the position should be directed to Ashley Cochran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree or Equivalent Experience Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Bachelor's degree in business, communications, or related field
Preferred Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Preferred
Preferred Specific Degree/Training: Master's degree
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Required Specific Experience: At least 5 years of administrative and supervisory experience
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Multi-sector experience is highly valued
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Strong communication and organizational skills; ability to collaborate to get to positive outcomes; lead through influencing others; ability to plan strategically, maintain confidentiality, demonstrate strong personal and professional integrity, collaborate, and provide good judgment and attention to detail
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Office Suite
Internal Number: 353_86138
About University of Virginia
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of benefits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.