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Associate Director - Government Finance Research Center (GFRC) (Job ID #167729)

The Government Finance Research Center (GFRC) at the University of Illinois Chicago is seeking to fill its Associate Director position. The candidate should have research experience with a focus on government finance and budgeting.

The GFRC webpage is here:

The job posting is here:

Title:  Associate Director - Government Finance Research Center (GFRC) (Job ID #167729)
Department:  College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs
Category:  Academic Professional
Location:  Chicago
Close Date:  06/24/2022

Description:  This position is responsible for designing, conducting and managing research in the Government Finance Research Center’s (GFRC) priority areas; initiating and supervising new scholarly & research projects; strategic planning and development of new research programs.


  • Lead GRFC research agenda
  • Develop intellectual agenda for GFRC research program.
  • Design, conduct, and coordinate research on GRFC initiatives “core priority areas,” etc.
  • Coordinate Faculty Advisor Panel in the design of research activities.
  • Analyze findings, write research reports, and present research findings to public audiences, policymakers, scholarly audiences and funders.
  • Pursue external funding for GFRC research including developing relationships with funders, writing grants and coordinating applications with grants and contracts staff people.
  • Develop & promote relationships with peer research organizations in mutually beneficial ways.
  • Support all GFRC research agendas
  • Meet with faculty to provide scholarly support for research.
  • Coordinate dissemination of GFRC & faculty advisory panel research in ways that impact local,  state, and national policy.
  • Advancement
  • Meet with external constituencies to promote and advance Center priorities.
  • Develop & manage relationships with potential funders and donors.
  • In consultation of the Director, create, implement, coordinate and support GFRC External Advisory Panel.
  • Develop relationships with potential panel members including public officials, scholars, and funders.
  • Plan and coordinate External Advisory Panel meetings
  • Represent GFRC at campus and non-campus meetings
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

To apply, please visit: and Job ID: 167729 and upload a cover letter, CV and the names and contact information for three references by June 23, 2022.


A minimum of a Master’s degree required ABD (pre-doctoral) in Public Administration, Public Affairs, Urban Planning, Economics, Political Science with a focus on government finance and budgeting PhD preferred.

Relevant experience in research-based organizations required. Preferably in either university, foundation, or nonprofit or civic organization.

Experience in research on government finance and budgeting, or related field.

Strong writing and communication skills, ability to supervise staff, plan and manage budgets.

Preference for demonstrated communications skills, such as publications, demonstrated experience in staff management and budget preparation.

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