Associate Director of the Government Finance Reserach Center

Department/Agency of position: 
University of Illinois at Chicago - College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Location of position: 
Chicago, IL
$60,000 – $110,000
Date Posted: 
Friday, April 13, 2018
Closing Date: 
Monday, May 7, 2018
Job Description: 

The GFRC is seeking an Associate Director for research who, with the director, academic advisory board, and external advisory panel, will identify research projects that address contemporary government finance issues confronting US cities, local governments and states. The Associate Director will be required to: implement strategic priorities of the GFRC; design, conduct, and coordinate research on GFRC initiatives; pursue external funding for GFRC research; meet with external constituencies to promote and advance GFRC priorities; organize and arrange programs and workshops of the GFRC in cooperation with the academic advisory panel and the external advisory panel; among other tasks.

The candidate should possess minimally a master’s degree in public administration, economics, urban planning, political science or other social-science disciplines with a focus on government finance, financial management and budgeting. Preference is given to candidates who hold a relevant PhD or terminal degree in their field and to candidates who have research related experience in the government, public policy sector, or related fields. This position requires strong communication, supervisory, planning and budgeting skills.

For fullest consideration, candidates must submit a cover letter outlining their qualifications for and interest in the Associate Director position, a current curriculum vitae, names of at least three professional references, and two samples of professional papers or publications. Please submit by May 7, 2018 to: HireTouch Job ID/EEO # 93739. The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities, women, covered veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.