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The Systems Support is responsible for administering the systems applications and reporting platforms for finance/accounting providing training and support to Tawani end-users while efficiently maintaining the system and database.  Current systems applications include Yardi, Quick Books and Resnexus.


• Ability to manage cases in support ticketing system

• Develop a working knowledge of and maintain a proficiency in system applications and reporting platforms utilized by Tawani accounting

• Identifies and troubleshoots issues within the system applications and reporting platforms

• Administers and monitors user profiles for consistency and appropriate access in consideration of position duties and responsibilities

• Perform system, business, and end-user process reviews to identify inefficiencies and make sound recommendations to internal clients and end-users that enable improved productivity

• Capable of identifying repeat requests and perform root cause analysis and recommend solutions to reduce repetitive requests

• Make recommendations to resolve access issues and ensure proper segregation of duties and implement changes while ensuring all changes impacting users are appropriately scheduled and communicated

• Design and generate reports based on standard and custom requests

• Understand the relationship/integration/impact between key business partnerships and entities

• Serve as front-line contact with external vendor for administration and monitoring responsibilities, maintaining a positive professional relationship.

• Understand system integration points and impacts

• Responsible for other credit card applications as applicable

• Keep abreast of vendor updates/revisions/future changes and impact on current processes

• Prepare documentation to support system administrative functions, procedures and processes, including but not limited to the following:

        • Setting up new user accounts

        • Modifying and terminating access

        • Resetting passwords

        • Determine roll-based access needs

        • Performing periodic system access review

        • FAQs which documents historical issues and resolutions

        • Conduct new user training to support operations

        • Process and protocol for monitoring or initiating system interfaces with a multitude of applications


• Experience in Database Technology and/or experience in the Property Management industry

• 3 years of Yardi Voyager 6/7s, or a comparable system, administration experience is required

• Exceptional customer support skills

• An understanding of Accounting principles and the ability to work with the Accounting Department to resolve concerns

• Solid project management and organizational skills

• Ability to train staff on system and associated updates

• Experience in compliance monitoring or administration

• Self-motivated and able to work with minimal direction in a fast paced environment. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact and relate effectively, productively, and positively with others

• Coordinate user acceptance testing among stakeholders




The Public Relations Associate will work with and support all TEI entities in the development and execution of public relation strategies, as well as providing his or her PR expertise within the Marketing and Communications department.


• Collaborate and combine efforts with the marcom team to develop monthly and yearly public relations plans that align with each TAWANI business’s brand and overall marketing strategy.

• Participate in brainstorming meetings to develop innovative ideas for each business.

• Cultivate and maintain relationships with media outlets, thought leaders and Influencers.

• Track trends, identify unique opportunities and audiences, present and pitch stories, organize interviews.

• Respond to media inquiries with guidance from senior management and business leads.

• Assist with media training and interview preparation.

• Write and publish press releases, statements, calendar alerts, bylined articles, blogs, white papers, key messages, speeches, media kits and other communications.

• Plan and organize business and product launch events and ribbon cutting ceremonies.

• Manage crisis communication as needed.

• Track, analyze and communicate media coverage and key findings in weekly, monthly and yearly reports.

• Other duties as assigned


• B.A. or B.S. required, Master’s preferred in Public Relations or related field

• Minimum 5 years’ experience in the public relations or related field

• Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to tell a story

• Ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment

• Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and successfully manage multiple deadlines

• Working knowledge of Cision and Trendkite or similar platforms


DEPARTMENT: Pritzker Military Museum & Library


The Director of Development will lead the development office of and fundraise for the Museum & Library. The Director of Development is responsible for growing the membership program and the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of existing and prospective donors of all kinds in order to provide a stable and growing base of both short and long term financial support for Museum & Library initiatives.

Duties include conducting research to identify potential donors and sponsors, developing solicitation materials, planning and organizing donor cultivation and recognition activities around and in addition to PMML public programs; overseeing the donor database; mentoring and supervising fundraising staff, assigned development volunteers, and interns.

The Director of Development is responsible for the fundraising portion of new initiatives and existing programs, such as the annual Liberty Gala. The Director of Development will work with the President and CEO and other individuals on the Museum & Library’s leadership team to ensure that development activities are deeply embedded within the mission, work and culture of the Museum & Library.


• Lead the Museum & Library’s Development Department; develop strategies for an innovative, comprehensive and integrated multi-source fundraising plan to specifically advance the Museum & Library’s mission and services and grow its member and donor base

• Actively identify, cultivate, solicit and steward new and existing donors for the PMML, including and especially at the major gifts level; assist the President & CEO with the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of VIP and/or principal gifts donors

• Identify and cultivate new corporate, foundation, and individual donors for annual giving, program sponsorship, planned giving, and other forms of support; learn more about the interest of existing donors as they relate to the service provide by the Museum & Library

• Develop and oversee execution of processes, systems and timelines for all membership and annual fund mailings and email communications, including solicitations, acquisitions, renewals, invitations, packets and general communications

• Oversee member and donor database to ensure fundamental standards for donor data management are being used in the database and to ensure that the database is up to date at all times

• Travel independently and with President & CEO to solicit major donors for Museum & Library activities

• Serve as the fundraising action officer for the annual Liberty Gala and other fundraising events; work with internal staff as well as external contractors for events as determined by President & CEO

• Motivate, supervise, train, and mentor Development Department staff, assigned volunteers, and others

• In collaboration with other staff, produce the annual report, membership mailings, notices and newsletters, and all internet-related fundraising information

• Perform such duties necessary to ensure successful completion of Museum & Library mission and fundraising objectives

• Perform other duties as assigned by the President & CEO


• Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree is a plus

• Minimum 7 years of experience as a fundraiser at a cultural institution, university or other not for profit, with at least 2 years of experience leading development departments required

• Proven fund solicitation success at various levels, including annual, major and capital gifts, and memberships

• Demonstrated experience in organizing cultivation programs and activities to engage donors

• Experience managing and growing membership programs is preferred

• Grant writing and planned giving experience is helpful

• Excellent writing, speaking, and interpersonal skills; able to work in a team-oriented setting as well as independently

• Self-starting, entrepreneurial, outgoing, creative, enthusiastic and able to be flexible in a dynamic environment

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Raiser’s Edge, or transferrable skills with similar donor database software

• Experience with web based and crowd-sourced fundraising vehicles

• Ability to fulfill night and weekend commitments in association with activities of the Museum & Library to include overnight travel

• Military background (personal or family), personal interest in military history/international affairs, and museum and/or library experience a plus


DEPARTMENT: Pritzker Military Museum & Library


The Mauldin Project Manager is responsible for ensuring collaboration and cooperation between three simultaneous projects that will explore the work and life of the editorial cartoonist William Mauldin through an exhibit, a book and a documentary all produced by the Pritzker Military Museum & Library. The Manager will ensure that all three projects are meeting their determined thematic, content, timeline and budgetary goals. This role will facilitate knowledge sharing among project leads and provide additional administrative support.


• Provide oversight to ensure that each project is maintaining its predetermined thematic and content goals and the overall project of a whole meets the objectives of the Museum & Library

• Identify content gaps and work with each project to determine the best fit

• Monitor expenses as a whole and by project and coordinate with appropriate department for processing, review, and tracking of documents and payments particular to each project

• Assist with research and maintain a knowledge sharing repository that ensures each project is consistent with sources and factual content and interpretation.

• Assist each project with managing vendor relationships; including purchase order approvals, ordering, inventory management and troubleshooting.

• Build and maintain an inventory of all digital assets used for each project.

• Provides regular reporting and monitoring activities for each project, including regular meetings with all project leads

• Develop an in-depth understanding of the work and life of William Mauldin

• Other duties as assigned by the Director of External Affairs and the President & CEO


• Bachelor degree in a relatable field required

• 3-5 years in a project oversight capacity

• Experience working with nonprofits; museums, libraries, and academic and cultural institutions preferred

• Ability to work with multiple internal departments and external consultants and vendors

• Strong ability with MS Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint and common PM software and chart creation

• Detail conscience including data integrity and content

• Demonstrated ability with critical thinking and problem solving for success

• Exceptional planning and organization techniques

• Demonstrated ability to forecast timeline of project deliverables

• Proficient communication skills in multiple formats: presentation, analysis, or interpersonal—as examples

• Comfortable working through high stress (i.e. deadlines, budget plans, personalities) situations with need to be able to adapt appropriately and timely

• Knowledge or interest in history, military history preferred




The Legal Operations Manager supports and drives process improvements, operations review, inter- and intra-department collaboration, initiatives, and creativity to improve the operations of the legal team. This team member will be responsible for the administrative management and continuous improvement of legal operations processes. The Legal Operations  Manager will also be responsible for managing the work of other administrators in the Legal Operations group, including providing training for implementing new and existing procedures, monitoring work load, and verifying the accuracy of the work. This position involves interaction with external and internal personnel, as well as the ability to also manage ad-hoc legal operation projects from time to time. The Manager, Legal Operations will work under the supervision of the General Counsel


• Develop and manage ongoing execution of processes necessary to manage legal operations.

• Assist with legal vendor management

• Follow up with various entities to file and maintain executed documents

• Document, maintain, and update the team’s internal policies and processes

• Deliver training and guidance to employees in other departments on practices and procedures for interactions with legal team

• Develop and maintain billing guidelines;

• Help manage timeframes and priorities for internal and external requests; Provide timely feedback on legal requests

• Help to maintain legal libraries and filing standards

• Evaluate new or improved technology solutions for the legal department, including automated workflows; contract, document and knowledge management; dashboards; eBilling systems; group communication platforms, etc.

• Log and track legal requests

• Work with other legal team members providing oversight and development of processes and workflow

• Maintain a comprehensive working knowledge of all systems, policies, and procedure

• Other duties as assigned


• B.A. or B.S. required

• 5+ years of relevant experience with legal operations and project management (or a demonstrated ability to carry out key functions of the role)

• Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite

• Proven track record of collaborating with cross-functional groups (e.g., Finance, Human Resources, IT) to set objectives and produce meaningful results

• Excellent analytical, and problem-solving skills

• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills

• Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment and successfully manage multiple deadlines

• Capable to receive work direction in varying formats and produce high-quality work output

• Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills with strong attention to detail

• Must be able to work independently and manage multiple overlapping projects with tight deadlines

• Respond to daily ad-hoc requests

• Must be able to prioritize multiple projects with deliverables to a variety of firm stakeholder

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

• Establish strong working relationships internally with attorneys and paralegals, and other business functions




This position works closely with the various lines of business (LOBs) supporting end to end procurement management ensuring start to finish support of the procurement and vendor management processes and in accordance with regulatory guidance. Responsibilities also include coordinating procurement resources, tools, methodologies and judgment to business units to ensure best execution.


• The Procurement Manager will have customers throughout the organization, so excellent influencing and communication skills are a must. Work must be accomplished in a collaborative environment across all LOBs to ensure our internal customers are highly engaged. The

• Draft, review and negotiate contracts and other legal documents.

• Comfortable operating in both structured and unstructured environments.

• Develop sourcing strategies, supplier communications, requests for proposal (and related due diligence), deal negotiations (contract terms and conditions, scopes of work, pricing, service levels, etc.), contract development, and contract administration

• As directed review of any requested vendors and/or solutions, a review and comparison of any new requested solution providers against those solutions/capabilities of current provider(s) comparable solutions. Reduction of providers on overlapped services where/when possible.

• Coordinate standardized agreement creation and execution for various consistent processes.

• Demonstrated interest and passion in ways to make activities more efficient and innovative from initiation of contract matters (RFQ) through close-out.

• Work effectively with other groups and departments on all matters of project activities that may require Contract Department contributions.

• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with strong awareness of what type of communication is appropriate for what audience

• Coordinate for key strategic vendors, scorecard creation, implementation and review process.

• Review and update the vendor management policy and procedures;

• Implement and maintain the vendor database; including, adding current and new vendors, and updating vendor information as needed and at least annually.

• Create and oversee the evaluation of new vendors and support the vendor review and approval process to maintain an appropriate degree of control over vendor relationships. Guide LOB managers through the process of refining and scoping an identified need, evaluating market options, and assessing vendors; lead the subsequent review and negotiations with prospective vendors.

• Develop and conduct training programs to multiple corporate functions on contracts.

• Able to demonstrate strong drive for results in order to address heavy volume of projects along with ability to multi-task.

• Demonstrate excellent problem solving skills needed in order to successfully negotiate from difficult selling position on key areas of concern (i.e., direct, consequential and liquidated damages).

• Able to handle stressful situations with professionalism and calm demeanor.

• Ability to exploit various software currently available to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the procurement group.

• Handle special projects as requested by management


• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution required

• Minimum of 4 years of contracts or project management experience

• Minimum of 4 years of negotiation experience


• Contracts certifications (CPCM, CFCM or CCCM)

• Project management certifications (PMP, PgMP, PfMP or PMI-RMP)




This is a multi-faceted role with responsibilities including hands-on technical work as well as planning and documenting.  Responsible for enterprise cybersecurity policies, procedures, infrastructure, training and support.  Focus on designing and implementing solutions for on-premises and cloud-based IT assets.  Authors cybersecurity policies and procedures for the enterprise.  Implements and enforces policies.  Serves as first line of training for users and stakeholders.  Leads incident response activities. Works with company executives and stakeholders to understand security objectives and implements solutions to meet those objectives. Reports cybersecurity status to executives and stakeholders.  Develops dashboards to aid in communication.  Creates cybersecurity system requirements. Effectively communicates with sponsors, stakeholders, and team members to ensure their needs are met.


• Works within the budgeted guidelines and with all IT staff members

• Serves as the face of IT security for the enterprise

• Evaluates application security needs

• Works with infrastructure team to ensure applications meet security needs

• Evaluates vendor solutions for IT security compliance

• Researches, evaluates suggested application updates and modifications

• Provides technical risk analysis for IT resources

• Maintains constant communication with the IT Management team

• Ensures open communication across project teams and user community

• Can communicate effectively with executive team on IT security matters

• Plans and communicates project schedules and status

• Demonstrates high-level inter-personal skills, conflict resolution, and negotiating skills

• Leads IT security education programs for all users and stakeholders

• Regularly makes decisions and takes independent action on IT security matters

• Participates in IT security strategy development with IT management or executive team

• Acts decisively in critical situations or proactively to circumvent a potential issues

• Contributes/Manages several, simultaneous projects


• 7+ of delivering IT security solutions.

• Experience with firewall configurations and implementation

• Experience with implementing and managing spam detection tools and techniques

• Experience with cloud and on-premises application implementations

• Experience with mobile security

• Ability to understand new, diverse IT systems and applications

• Certifications or equivalent: CISSP, CISA, CISM, CASP

• Experience developing policies including:

        • Incident Response

        • Mobile Usage

        • Encryption

        • Backup/Recovery

        • Web Access

        • Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity

        • Identity & Access Management

        • File storage


• Experience in network infrastructure/architecture

• Experience with reporting tools & report design


• Effectively implement secure IT systems

• Effectively evaluate IT solutions for security compliance

• Develop IT security standards, policies and procedures

• Implement/assist in implementation of software solutions

• Provide 2nd level support for deployed applications

• Provide technical security expertise for integration between IT network infrastructure and current/new business applications

• Proper communications with Chief Technology Officer and other IT leadership

• In providing security expertise, serve as the “front-line” face of IT to the various business units