TAWANI Enterprises, Inc.
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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: 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: Creative Services Associate

SUMMARY:

The Creative Services Associate will be responsible for supporting TAWANI Enterprises, Inc. businesses and not-for-profit organizations. Projects will include a variety of digital advertising, social media, print, email marketing, video & photography, and other marketing projects. He/she works closely with members of the marketing team and reports to Creative Services Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

• Collaborate with team members in development meetings for marketing campaigns, brand creation and promotions.

• Design marketing materials within brand frameworks, such as logos, postcards, signage, digital and print advertising, website and social media graphics

• Create and edit and video for social media campaigns

• Photo editing and retouching

• Source and archive production specification per advertising partner

• Coordinate with vendors and agencies.

• Maintain archives of creative assets

• Additional duties as assigned and as desired for career growth.

ESSENTIAL POSITION QUALIFICATION:

• Self- starter

• Ability to handle many projects across a variety of brands

• Creative thinker

• Undergraduate or Graduate degree in Graphic Design, Advertising, Marketing or Communication or equivalent work experience.

• Minimum 3-years experience

• Great communication skills

• Ability to work within brand standards

• Adobe Creative Suite expertise and best practice design sensibilities

• Experience with photography and video (iMovie or Adobe Premiere)

• Understands production specifications, formats and delivery process

• Comfortable with copywriting and editing

• Experienced with project management software or equivalent

• Familiarity with working within WordPress websites

• Comfortable working remote with occasional local travel

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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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DEPARTMENT: TAWANI Enterprises

SUMMARY:

The Senior Trust Accountant is responsible for the preparation of multiple trust and investment accountings, reconciling bank and brokerage statements, assist with annual audit requests, general administrative duties to support trust and accounting, and special projects as assigned. This person will also be an integral part of the new investment software implementation and transition process. Position will work with a variety of departments including Finance and Tax.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

• Reconcile outside custody statements to Company’s internal trust accounting system

• Establish security records as needed on the trust accounting system

• Work with investment team and other internal staff to gather data necessary for accounting of various transactions

• Responsible for recording disbursement transactions, receiving income, and processing trades and various types of other securities transactions

• Monitor cash balances and maintain cash requirements with daily check and ACH processing and bank deposits

• Reconcile incoming and outgoing cash for each bank on a daily basis

• Reconcile bank/trust accounts for each bank on a monthly basis

• Reconciling items should be researched and resolved in a timely fashion

• Prepare and review of monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements for trusts and investment entities

• Review and analyze GL transactions and accounts, using technical judgement to ensure that financial transactions are properly recorded

• Handle requests from internal and external customers for additional information and documentation pertaining to specific transactions

• Provide various reporting to management on a monthly basis

• Maintain organized records regarding communication with business unit representatives

• Provide continuous review of processes to ensure compliance with regulatory/audit requirements

• Assist external auditors in the timely resolution of audit requests and questions.

• Assemble yearly trust tax notebooks and assist Tax Department with reporting requests.

• Assist with the new accounting/investment system implementation and transition.

ESSENTIAL POSITION QUALIFICATION:

• 4 year Accounting Degree required

• 5+ years of general accounting experience, including exposure to reconciliations and various transactional work

• Prior trust, investment partnerships experience required and/or tax and securities business experience a plus

• Proficient with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook

• Extremely detail oriented and organized; ability to multi-task, problem solve, and self-start

• Ability to work in a team environment

• Strong verbal and written communication skills

• Drive for continuous improvement with a strong operational focus and aim to improve processes and efficiencies

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