• Manager, SCHROA- Community Engagement and Partnerships (TRICAM)

    Job Locations US-IL-Chicago
    Posted Date 6 months ago(8/30/2018 1:40 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Manager, SCHROA-Community Engagement and Partnerships (TRICAM) will manage outreach and community relationships and engagement for the “Transformational Research regarding Infant, Child, and Adolescent Mortality” (TRICAM) Program. The position will manage day-to-day functions related to the external communication, engagement, and partnership efforts within TRICAM and will have responsibility and oversight for community relationships, human resources processes (pertinent to this role), and general administrative support. This position will be responsible to be the interface between Lurie Children’s and all key stakeholders across Chicago and the state of Illinois regarding efforts to reduce infant, child, and adolescent mortality.


    1. Partner with SCHROA TRICAM Leadership to develop and oversee relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. This may entail working with outside partners (e.g., funders, subcontractors, consultants, etc.) and Lurie Children’s administrative departments (e.g., Lurie Children’s Foundation, Accounting, Office of Sponsored Programs, Human Resources) on the creation, review, and approval of projects, programs, memoranda of understanding, letters of agreement, job descriptions, etc.
    2. Develop and manage project budgets and fiscal reporting in collaboration with Division Administrator, including the management of day-to-day programmatic and administrative activities of related grants.
    3. Create, streamline and ensure consistency in office processes and overseeing other administrative aspects of day-to-day operations. Work with assigned staff to reduce inefficiencies in core program processes, communications and resource development.
    4. Serve as a point of interface with other Lurie Children’s administrative departments (e.g., Lurie Children’s Foundation, Office of Sponsored Programs, Human Resources, Healthy Communities). This may include attending all appropriate SCHROA business meetings, including the SCHROA All Staff meeting and any meetings related to our external stakeholders. Ensure that SCHROA TRICAM interests are well represented. This includes representing assigned area at outside meetings, seminars and other activities deemed appropriate throughout the Chicago area and at other state and national meetings.
    5. Attend project funding related meetings and trainings as required.
    6. Be responsible for project management responsibility within assigned area.
    7. Coordinate HR processes for the TRICAM Community Engagement and Partnerships team. This will include working with the SCHROA Leadership to develop job descriptions and working with the Lurie Children’s HR department to ensure the timely and effective administration of hiring and onboarding for staff and interns.
    8. Facilitate engagement of assigned function, including coordination of meetings and events, and development and implementation of the strategic plan. Facilitate engagement with community stakeholders.
    9. In collaboration with SCHROA Leadership, the Manager will have the authority to supervise and support staff and contribute to the decision to hire, separate, promote, demote, write and administer performance evaluations.
    10. Other job functions as assigned.





      1. Develop, implement, oversee, and evaluate (in conjunction with TRICAM leadership) a community engagement and partnerships strategy.
      2. Develop goals and benchmarks to assess the community engagement and partnerships strategy, including design and implementation of measurement approaches.
      3. Meet with external key stakeholders in the Chicago metropolitan area and across Illinois, as needed to build partnerships for TRICAM initiatives.
      4. Facilitate collaborative relationships internal and external to Lurie Children’s to enhance the presence and growth of TRICAM.
      5. Collaborate with the Chief Government and Community Relations Officer, and the Lurie Children’s Community Relations team, to develop and implement comprehensive community relations strategies and programs to garner community support for and engagement around the strategic objectives of TRICAM.
      6. Collaborate with Lurie Children’s Communications teams to develop and execute communications and social media strategies; work closely with these groups to keep them informed about key developments in TRICAM.
      7. Keep abreast of the latest statistics, reports, and research in the areas of infant, child, and adolescent mortality in the United States.
      8. Work with the TRICAM community engagement and partnerships team to develop, refine, and disseminate materials, toolkits, and resources and oversee content of events to build community-engaged TRICAM capacity.
      9. Work with the Lurie Children’s Healthy Communities team to ensure alignment of communications, community-engaged activities, and partnerships for TRICAM with other initiatives at Lurie Children’s.
      10. Collaborate with TRICAM leadership to develop and implement comprehensive strategies for building maintaining and tracking partnerships with a focus on engagement and outreach of internal and external partners and stakeholders.
      11. Manage a dynamic and results-oriented team and foster an environment of collaboration, creativity, and compassion.


          1. Master’s Degree required; experience in a hospital, university, or large nonprofit setting highly desirable. Years of experience could be considered in lieu of a degree.
          2. Three or more years experience with progressive project leadership preferred.
          3. Demonstrated ability to manage project budgets and funding streams.
          4. Ability to communicate clearly about finances and program initiatives with both experts and nonexperts.
          5. Commitment to social justice and community-driven processes.
          6. Strong analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills required.
          7. Strong working knowledge and skills in Microsoft computer software applications and database technologies.
          8. Ability to take initiative and work independently.
    • Organizational skills: Experience independently planning and managing projects; excellent attention to detail; ability to establish priorities and react promptly to a large variety of requests and needs, sometimes on short notice.






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