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DEPARTMENT: TAWANI Property Management – Loop

SUMMARY:

Property Management is the process of maintaining and creating value in real property consistent with the owner’s objectives through the efficient balance of tenant and owner relations, financial budgeting and expense control, risk management and all other operational aspects of the property in compliance with the highest standard of professional ethics and enthusiasm.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Budgeting

• Prepare property budgets as required

• Secure necessary approvals from Director of Property Management

• Communicate property budgets in owner preferred format.

• Monitor compliance with established budget.

Prepare timely and accurate monthly variance reports and other financial information as required

• Review and audit the monthly accounting reports in preparation of reporting discrepancies.

• Interpret and prepare written explanations to the monthly reports.

Inspire and maintain positive tenant relations

• Ensure compliance with terms and conditions of the lease agreement

• Meet with all tenants to maintain positive tenant relations in accordance with TPM/TEI policy and procedures

• Address tenant issues

• Provide accurate and timely information regarding financial information per the terms and the conditions of the lease.

Coordinate and negotiate vendor contracts for property level services in accordance with the parameters of the management agreement.

• Review all property service contracts in preparation of bidding process based on the management agreement and TPM/TEI policy and procedure.

• Base contracts on specific specifications with reputable vendors to achieve the best value as it relates to excellent property service.

• Service contracts to be in compliance with regards to management agreement along with current accurate insurance certificates in place.

• Review and approve vendor invoices for payment and issue to accounting for processing according to TPM/TEI accounting procedure.

• Accurate coding reduced the number of re-classes therefore maintaining reports in a professional manner.

Assist in the leasing efforts of the properties in accordance with the parameters of the management agreement.

• Maintain all vacant suites in a neat, clean and orderly manner based on budget.

• Incorporate leasing assumptions in budget based on input from outside or inside leasing staff.

• Track lease expirations and notify leasing agent six (6) months prior.

Miscellaneous Activities

• Review delinquent receivables and follow TPM/TEI policy and procedures

• Assimilate required information for appraisers, attorneys, auditors and/or tax consultants.

• Review lease and abstract for familiarization of terms and conditions of the lease in place.

• Attend pre-construction meeting, punch-list walk through with Project Manager and/or Construction Manager.

• Follow-up on timely satisfaction of all outstanding items.

• Conduct move-out walk through with tenant. Follow TPM move out policy and procedures

• Meet all internal/external deadlines

• Prepare and review CAM reconciliations and rent letters prior to being sent to tenants.

• Assist in providing due diligence information to corporate as needed or requested.

• Review all management agreements to ensure compliance.

• Work with Building Engineer, maintenance and housekeeping staff to ensure building and mechanics are kept to the standards of a Class A building.

• Other duties as assigned

ESSENTIAL POSITION QUALIFICATION:

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.5 – 10 years of property management experience essential

• Possess the CPM or RPA designation or be actively enrolled in classes leading to either designation.

• Illinois Real Estate Broker’s License or be actively enrolled in classes leading to the license

• Minimum five (5) years’ experience in commercial property management

• Ability to interpret lease language

• Construction management experience preferred

• Knowledgeable in building systems and emergency procedures

Skills:

• Ability to establish strong interpersonal relationships with clients, tenants, team members, and Vendors

• Strong oral and written communication skills

• Strong organizational skills, ability to prioritize work and attention to detail

• Strong customer service skills

• Ability to handle multiple tasks while meeting strict deadlines

• Ability to adapt to changing portfolios

• Self-discipline, professionalism and commitment

Systems:

• Yardi Voyager

• Microsoft Office products

• Database management

• Intermediate to excellent computer skills

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DEPARTMENT: Pritzker Military Museum & Library

SUMMARY:

The Development Assistant is responsible for providing high level administrative and clerical support to the Development Department. Primary responsibilities include processing gifts, acknowledging donors, running financial and other data reports, and performing varied administrative duties. A high level of professionalism, flexibility, enthusiasm, project management, organizational skills and attention to detail is required. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Development and includes frequent interaction with other staff members, donors, vendors, volunteers and the public. This full-time position occasionally requires some evening and weekend hours.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

• Assist with inputting and updating all donations and constituent data in the database. Donations can be in the form of checks, on-line donations, cash, wire transfers or a gift-in-kind.

• Maintain the Raiser’s Edge donor database. All information recorded within the database is expected to be accurate and up to date.

• Proofread, print and send signed donor acknowledgments in a timely fashion.

• Provide direct administrative support to Development Department.

• Provide accurate information on any member or donor when requested.

• Respond to incoming calls and emails with professionalism and urgency.

• Manage monthly mailings to members.

• Process credit card payments and update online donation system, as needed.

• Assist with updating website and maintain donor email addresses in email marketing system.

• Attend and assist with programs, events and meetings.

• Other duties, as assigned.

ESSENTIAL POSITION QUALIFICATION:

• Bachelors Degree required.

• Proficiency in MS Office required.

• Experience with donor management software, particularly Raiser’s Edge, is highly desirable.

• Experience with email marketing systems a plus.

• A minimum of 1 year of office related experience and/or previous administrative assistant or customer service experience desired.

• Must have strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and high degree of discretion dealing with confidential and sensitive information with integrity.

• Must have the flexibility to change direction to meet deadlines.

• Excellent project management and organizational skills.

• Knowledge of office machines and telephone systems.

• Strong communication skills, both oral and written.

• Ability to multi-task and establish priorities in a fast paced office.

• Ability to function either independently or as an active team member.

• Strong time management skills with the ability to work under pressure.

• Must be a self-starter and an independent problem solver.

• Flexibility and a willingness to perform other duties as requested, including willingness and ability to stay late on occasion.

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DEPARTMENT: Pritzker Military Museum & Library

SUMMARY:

The Director of Programs & Outreach serves as the institutional lead in the creation of programs that integrate strategic goals, align with the PMML brand and connect with audiences via various means. Through oversight and coordination of all Museum & Library programs, events and A/V production, this individual is charged with increasing event attendance, expanding the PMML’s on-site and virtual presence, expanding public engagement and advancing the relevance of the Citizen Soldier.  The position has high public exposure with VIP visitors, donors, board members, military officials and others.  Must be willing to work across departments to coordinate content and programs and drive revenue.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

• As lead of the Museum & Library’s Programming department, oversee the Production Manager and other production crew, as well as departmental interns and volunteers.

• Consult with subject matter experts to create informative, engaging content and programs for diverse audiences. Enforce writing and style guidelines in all program materials and scripts.

• As a supporting member of the PMML leadership team, attend and support normal and special events (Gala, fundraisers, etc.) with planning, staffing, budget, and short and long range planning.

• Act as a PMML community liaison and program officer including participation for select military-related committees and events and related community organizations, developing community outreach programs to raise awareness of the PMML and PAMPC.

• Serve as liaison to the Museum & Library Board of Directors in scheduling, attending, and preparing and circulating materials for all meetings and conference calls.

• Oversee “mission events”, including but not limited to, commissioning ceremonies, briefings, press conferences, military committee meetings, etc.

• Schedule and oversee the Museum & Library’s regular programming including coordination with authors, publishers, fellows, and program hosts. Able to host these programs when needed.

• In partnership with the PMML senior management team, assist with institution-wide planning efforts around strategic planning, and other future-oriented institutional initiatives. Manage planning groups, draft and execute planning documents, solicit feedback on program offerings, and engage internal and external stakeholders through a collaborative process.

• Oversee the overall exhibition and program development of the museum, including developing high-quality exhibitions, programs and activities (including experiences for school, family, youth, adult, and community audiences).

• Ensure the operations and administration of the PMML are in compliance with internal TAWANI procedures as well as local, State and Federal regulations.

• Encourage staff professionalism, promote teamwork, and uses the resources and creativity necessary to develop solutions to Museum issues and concerns.

• Develop and implement program management policies, procedures, and evaluative/measurement tools that will ensure that all of the Museum’s activities conform to museum best practices, meet the Museum’s standard of excellence, and meet the needs of the Museum’s various audiences

• Coordinate editing of all audio and video. Oversee production and broadcast schedule for podcasts and public TV.

• Work with the President & CEO, Senior Director, Director of Development, and Pritzker Military Foundation staff to increase Museum & Library awareness and increase membership numbers through program partnerships with similar organizations.

• Support the PMML Literature Award process including coordination of phone calls, materials, travel for committee, and awareness surrounding the award announcement.

• Provide timely updates to Marketing team for promotion on website, social media platforms, email blasts and other communications.

• Additional duties as assigned by Senior Director.

ESSENTIAL POSITION QUALIFICATION:

• Bachelor’s degree in business, history or liberal arts; master’s degree preferred. Knowledge of military affairs and/or military history highly desirable.

• 5-7 years’ experience in programming, event planning and management. Media production experience helpful.

• Advanced abilities with Microsoft Office products.

• Excellent oral, presentation and written communication skills.

• Experience with project oversight and/or supervisory/personnel management.

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DEPARTMENT: Pritzker Military Museum & Library

SUMMARY:

The President & CEO shall be the principal executive officer of the Museum & Library, including both the Chicago and Somers campuses, and shall provide, under direction of the Board of Directors, general supervision and control of the business and affairs of the Museum & Library.

The President & CEO will collaborate with the Founder of the PMML and COO of Philanthropic Activities on programs and other initiatives designed to further the mission of the PMML.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

Fundraising

• Work with the Development Officer and development staff to lead the annual fundraising planning process and develop effective strategies to achieve income targets.

• Increase overall growth by 20% annually through donor base expansion and additional giving opportunities.

• Achieve public operating charity status in line with the strategic plan and organizational goals.

• Identify new potential income sources and produce strategies to access these funds.

• Lead an Individual Giving Development Plan which includes recruitment and development of new donors, as well as major gifts and planned giving programs.

• Lead all activity related to the planning and execution of the annual Liberty Gala.

• Work with the Development Officer and designated consultants to raise funds for the PMAC and Cold War Memorial in Somers, WI.

• Work with the Development Officer toward the growth of the membership program.

Programming

• Work with the Director of External Affairs Department to develop and execute content strategy in such areas such as public television programs, Liberty Gala operations and to meet vendor obligations.

• Work with appropriate staff to develop educational programs for K-12 students and family-oriented programming.

• Serve as executive producer of PMML programs and executive editor of PMML publications.

• As directed, serve as a board member or committee member of key partner organizations.

• Work with the Chief Librarian and the Director of Collections Management on the procurement of new collections and development of programs to reach new audiences.

• Work with Director of Collections Management on the development of public exhibits and development of exclusive member and donor programs.

• Work with the Director of Administration and Operations on all financial matters and volunteer and intern activities.

• Collaborate with the Executive Director of the TAWANI Foundation and the Pritzker Military Foundation to establish and maintain partnerships with local and national organizations.

• Develop programs that link the PMML (Chicago) with the PMAC (Somers, WI) for cross-promotion and engagement.

Board of Directors and External Relations

• Organize and Participate in meetings of the Board of Directors as an ex officio member.

• In cooperation with the Board of Directors, lead the strategic development process to achieve agreed upon long term goals.

• Establish and maintain relationships with VIP members and donors in order to be a conduit for their message.

• Work with MarCom team to effectively advance the visibility, mission and message of the PMML.

• Establish and maintain partnerships with local and national universities, identifying the PMML as a resource to the academic community.

• Act as spokesperson for the PMML.

• Understand and execute on the terms of complex business relationships and contracts.

• Work with Founder & Chair to grow a board of directors with local, regional and national reach.

• Serve as a board member of the Pritzker Military Foundation.

• Serve as the administrative head and as an ex-officio member of the PMML Literature Award Screening Committee and PMML Citizen Soldier Award Committee.

Operational

• Create and implement a strategic plan with specific, measurable, outcomes.

• Supervision and professional development of 5 direct reports and a staff of more than 22 full-time, part-time, interns and volunteers.

• Work with TAWANI CFO and COO of Philanthropic Activities to develop and execute annual budget.

• Advise and inform the COO of Philanthropic Activities on all issues related to administrative matters of the PMML.

• Attend and support PMML regularly scheduled and special events, including but not limited to evening events.

• Develop and deliver reports relevant to PMML operations at both Chicago and Somers campuses as directed/requested by the Board of Directors.

• Coordinate with TAWANI Enterprises, TAWANI Foundation, Pritzker Military Foundation and other organizational counterparts to support operations and activities.

• Special projects or assignments as requested by the Board of Directors.

• Direct the work of key PMML contractors including individuals hired toward PMML book production, PR, Fundraising, special project work.

• Work with other Tawani Enterprises contractors as required toward special projects and regular operations.

ESSENTIAL POSITION QUALIFICATION:

• Successful senior executive with 10+ years’ experience in non-profit operations and fundraising; museum and/or library services preferred. Individual with significant experience in for-profit business, academia or high level professional practice such as law or accounting will also be considered.

• Master’s Degree or higher required; Military education at the level of Command and General Staff College or War College will also be favorably considered.

• In depth knowledge, personal interest, and experience with military history and/or military affairs. Direct military experience a plus.

• Energetic self-starter with the ability to exercise appropriate discretion, a high level of professionalism and excellent personal reputation.

• Willing and able to promote and develop the PMML and maintain the highest standards of intellectual integrity.

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

• Excellent oral and written communication skills; able to communicate effectively and establish rapport with a wide variety of people including but not limited to the Founder, board members, staff, members, supporters, donors, vendors and colleagues.

• Demonstrated leadership qualities and experience in managing and developing professional staff.

• Demonstrated public speaking skills.

• Willingness to travel as required/requested.

• Demonstrated ability to build and maintain partnerships and relationships with a diverse array of organizations and individuals.

• Financially literate and highly sensitive and cognizant of ratios and amounts needed for operational sustainment, growth and development as well as ability to do realistic financial projections at the non CPA level.

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