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TAWANI Enterprises offers vibrant, exciting career opportunities — work that makes you feel proud of the impact you’re making for people and communities where you live.

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DEPARTMENT: Pritzker Military Museum & Library

SUMMARY:

The Executive Assistant provides administrative support to the President and CEO, performing a wide variety of functions independently, exercising confidential discretion and sound judgment in the performance of these duties.  The Executive Assistant helps to screen phone calls and take detailed messages, maintain office files, keep calendar to include scheduling meetings, prepare mailings and routine correspondence as directed, run errands, attend meetings, and complete reports as requested by the President and CEO.  Administrative services may be provided to other department staff as required.  Additionally, this person will assist with special projects as assigned by the President and CEO.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

• Being knowledgeable in all activities and projects the President and CEO is involved in, as to accurately respond to routine inquiries from staff.

• Developing and implementing systems to ensure needs and expectations of the President and CEO are met in a timely and efficient manner.

• Organizing meetings called by the President and CEO, including preparing agendas, inviting attendees, scheduling meeting rooms, ordering equipment, taking and transcribing meeting minutes, monitoring action and follow-up items, and keeping permanent records as appropriate.

• Setting up and monitoring working project files, assuring deadlines are met.

• Scheduling appointments, keeping calendar current, providing optimal time for work and special projects.

• Managing the President’s office budget.

• Sorting, reading and annotating incoming mail and documents, ensuring all documents are complete prior to obtaining executive’s signature; composing responses or providing pertinent information for executive response, when necessary.

• Answering, screening and handling telephone calls appropriately.  Representing executives(s), responds to calls relaying information reflecting executive’s views and wishes, reporting back any unusual circumstances.

• Composing correspondence for signature.

• Maintain and oversee department permanent files in accordance with policy.  Keeping current, as well a pertinent background information available and easily retrievable, serving as an “information resource” as requested.

• Coordinating all travel arrangements for President and CEO including airfare, hotel and/or conference registration, etc., respective of budgetary limits and policy guidelines.

• Assisting with front desk coverage and the duties included, when this person is absent

• Providing additional administrative assistance to the department as required.

• Performing other duties as assigned by the President and CEO.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• 3- 5 years experience in specific administrative support capacity

• Strong communication and interpersonal skills

• Detail oriented and organized

• Computer literate with the ability to learn new software applications quickly;

• Intermediate to advanced level abilities with Microsoft Office products and Adobe products

• Ability to organize and lead projects and perform multiple tasks in a busy environment

• Flexible and ability to adapt readily to changing circumstances

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DEPARTMENT: TAWANI Enterprises

SUMMARY:

TAWANI Enterprises, Inc. is seeking an experienced Publishing Sales Consultant to assist in building our network and increase our publishing sales revenue in both its Master Wings Publishing and Pritzker Military Museum & Library entities. The ideal candidate possesses the vision, willingness and personal commitment to establish and maintain professional connections and to grow the business and public knowledge of both Master Wings Publishing’s and the Pritzker Military Museum and Library’s current and future titles.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

• Manage the entire sales process from identifying prospects, face to face meetings, to answering questions

• Performing cost-benefit analyses of existing and potential customers

• Selling products and services using solid arguments to prospective customers

• Establish, develop, and maintain positive business relationships to ensure future sales

• Coordinate sales effort with team members and other departments

• Analyze the territory/market’s potential, track sales and status reports

• Supply management with reports on customer needs, problems, interests, competitive activities, and potential for new products and services

• Keep abreast of best practices and promotional trends

• Maintains historical records on area and customer sales

• Conducting correspondence and outreach to assigned accounts by phone, email and onsite visits when appropriate

• Generating and pursuing sales leads, as well as capitalizing on existing connections

• Negotiating with assigned accounts for implementing new services

• Tracking correspondence and sales results

• Maintaining close communication with the management team to discuss sales updates and review results based on monthly/quarterly/yearly sales goals

• Providing regular reports to your key points of contact for each assigned account showing recent sales and service updates

• Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred or equivalent years of work experience

• Background in writing and/or history and/or military preferred

• Ability to gain an in-depth understanding of Master Wings’ and the Pritzker Military Museum and Library’s portfolios

• Must possess a high degree of business acumen and professionalism and be able to correspond with people of all types of backgrounds and varying levels of experience and education

• Demonstrated ability to communicate with and influence others

• Superb interpersonal skills, including the ability to quickly build rapport with both customers and suppliers

• Must be confident, creative, dependable, organized, results-focused and able to multitask with precision and minimal supervision

• Ability to recognize and seize opportunities to sell new services to assigned accounts

• Ability to recognize and proactively correct service issues, if /when they arise, to maintain a positive supplier relationship and exceed service expectations of assigned clients

• Experience writing, negotiating and/or reviewing contracts or proposals beneficial.

• Proficiency in all Microsoft products, Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Outlook. Be able to create professional documents from start to finish in Word & PowerPoint and fully understand Excel.

• Proficiency in Constant Contact

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills

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DEPARTMENT: TAWANI Enterprises

SUMMARY:

The Senior Government and Community Affairs Associate, under general supervision, is responsible for creating and executing strategic communication campaigns to support TAWANI Enterprises, Inc., its affiliated companies, partnerships, and not-for-profit organizations.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

• Provide research and written briefings on potential donations to be considered by the Committee.

• Act as the main point of contact with the PMML Communications team.

• Assist with community, government, business leader and media relations.

• Work with team to manage community and press outreach and communications for milestones in the PMA construction and opening process.

• Collaborate with team members to create ideas that increase and maintain good will and excitement around the project within the community and in future expanded markets.

• Implement community outreach programs and manage project plan tasks as assigned.

• Assist with spokesperson media training.

• Assist with public relations efforts for TEI businesses including researching and creating stories, media pitching, writing press releases, and planning and attending events.

• Review political donation requests.

• Support designated TAWANI staff in tracking political donation requests

• Assist with research and writing per brand strategy guidelines for the Jennifer N. Pritzker brand.

• Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s degree in the areas of communications, public relations, political science, public affairs, public policy, or other relevant field

• 5-10 years of experience in strategic communications or public affairs within the corporate, government, politics, non-profits, or agency spaces, political campaigns, or a related industry

• Excellent writing and verbal communication skills

• Experience using digital communications and social media platforms,

• Team player with the ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with team members

• A natural problem-solver with good judgment and ability to manage up

• Ability to work efficiently under pressure and maintain quality, detail, and organization across multiple assignments

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite of applications

• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

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DEPARTMENT: TAWANI Enterprises Inc.

SUMMARY:

The Tax Director, under general supervision, provides services for TAWANI Enterprises, Inc., its affiliated companies, partnerships, and not-for-profit organizations within the guidelines of the organization.  This position is responsible for the family office tax compliance, tax planning and accounting for real estate, federal, state and local taxes.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

• Oversee the income and estate tax planning for all family members and related entities including the development of long-term tax strategies; coordinate with external tax advisors to identify and implement tax planning strategies that meet family goals; oversee the implementation and finalization of all tax related projects; continuously monitor tax rules and regulations and proactively identify potential issues and planning opportunities;

• Work with the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Investment Officer to ensure the portfolio is properly structured in a way that is tax efficient, tax optimized and that meets each client’s overall goals;

• Review all tax returns for individuals (1040), Trusts (1041), Partnerships (1065), Gift (709), Charitable Organizations (990-PF), and S & C Corps (1120).

• Review quarterly income tax estimates and annual extensions for individuals, trusts, partnerships and fiduciary returns for the family office.

• Develop, implement and manage tax planning strategies for the TAWANI family office ongoing in collaboration with independent accounting firm.

• Manage compliance ensuring timely completion of federal and state income tax returns prepared by independent accounting firm, timely review and approval of returns, payment and filing as required.

• Manage compliance for state and local taxes ensuring timely completion, review, approval, payment and filing as required.

• Develop a tax calendar and monitoring process for all taxes ensuring timely submission and filing of extensions as applicable.

• Manage the annual K-1 process providing members with timely communication regarding process status.

• Manage and facilitate external tax audits.

• Monitor payment and appeal processes for real estate taxes keeping abreast of market impact and assessment status.

• Monitor legislative and regulatory tax law developments. In collaboration with independent accounting firm, communicate the effects of these developments to the Chief Financial Officer, Chief of Staff and Senior Trust Accountant, identifying areas of impact and potential risk. Modify strategies in efforts to minimize risk and impact.

• Identify and implement opportunities for process improvement in tax procedures for the TAWANI family office ensuring effective internal controls for all aspects of the tax process.

• Serve as liaison and assist Chief Financial Officer, Chief of Staff and Senior Trust Accountant with tax planning issues as required.

• Serve as liaison with operating management on tax issues and accounting staff on tax accounting issues.

• Provide support with various internal audits and special tax related projects.

• Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.) in Accounting. Master’s Degree in Accountancy or Business Taxation preferred.

• Certified Public Accountant. JD is a plus.

• Ten years of related experience with at least 5 years in a public accounting firm serving high net worth individuals and family office clients or 5 years with a family office in a similar capacity.

• Extensive individual/corporate/partnership tax knowledge.

• Extensive knowledge of personal income tax and estate & gift tax.

• Strong real estate accounting experience.

• Strong accounting, analytical, and research skills.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills.

• Strong knowledge of tax code, compliance and procedures.

• Familiarity with U.S. federal, state and local reporting requirements.

• Strong experience with a variety of tax operations and ability to drive process improvements.

• Demonstrated hands-on approach as well as the ability to collaborate with external accounting firm and consultants.

• Ability to work well independently as well as the ability to work well with stakeholders and communicate the benefits of tax initiatives.

• Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.

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DEPARTMENT: Pritzker Military Museum & Library

SUMMARY:

The Visitor Services and Sales Associate will be responsible for operating the main visitor information and sales desk of the Museum & Library, located at the Museum & Library’s public entrance as well as the administrative reception desk. They must present a professional, approachable, helpful, and competent demeanor. The Visitor Services and Sales Associate will provide customer service to patrons by answering questions, directing people to resources within the Museum & Library to aid them in their visit, promoting gift shop, programs, and membership as well as assist in other clerical duties.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

• Maintaining friendly, helpful atmosphere in all front of house duties including selling tickets, answering questions, and greeting patrons

• Maintain clean and proper appearance of all front of house environments

• Complete accurate payment process and reconcile cash drawer

• Gain and use museum and collections knowledge to better assist patrons

• Learn script to lead guided tours

• Perform opening and end of day duties

• Assist in shipping, receiving, and packing mailing and other clerical duties

• Assist during special events

• Answer, screen, and direct incoming phone calls

Printing, packing, and mailing outgoing envelopes/mail

• Packing and printing labels for outbound ILL/shop items

• Format/Print posters for sale

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Bachelor’s degree preferred

• Interest in history or museum studies preferred

• 1 – 3 years’ experience working in customer service, retail or sales in a nonfood setting

• Intermediate computer software skills – Microsoft Office products, internet research ability, and web.

• Personable, articulate, dependable, organized, and attentive to detail.

• Proficiency in cash handling

• Familiarity with POS preferred

• Excellent communication skills

• Availability on weekdays, weekends, some evenings, and some holidays

• 15hr-30hr availability throughout the week

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