Program Administrator

Yale University
  • Location
    New Haven, Connecticut
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    May 03

Position description

The duties of this position include organizing and administering the Brady-Johnson Program in Grand Strategy. In addition to overseeing and managing the GS program's day to day operations and functions, this position involves co-teaching selected modules in the "Studies in Grand Strategy" seminar. This position oversees the admission process for the course; reviews, advises, and helps to select the undergraduate/graduate students accepted into the program; counsels students; helps students prepare and secure outside internships and employment. This position is also responsible for maintaining and distributing the syllabus for the program, coordinating workshops, managing student briefing sessions, attending and hosting ISS/GS events, administering the student summer research and travel awards, and supporting classroom teaching as necessary. The associate director may also teach one independent seminar per year in the History Department on an as-needed basis.

Essential Duties

1. In support of the overall mission, plans, directs and oversees programmatic activities.

2. Develops, implements, and maintains operational policies and procedures.

3. Manages program communications; identifies outreach potential, and promotes philanthropic and collaborative support of the program.

4. Works closely with leadership, internal and external colleagues, and community residents to further develop and implement strategic plans.

5. Identifies, solicits, and cultivates community partnerships and collaborations to assist in the development and growth of the program.

6. Tracks all program activities and regularly informs leadership of progress on each initiative. Recommends structural or programmatic adjustments, changes or additions based on full knowledge of missions, goals, and objectives. Develops metrics to identify and measure the success of the program.

7. Assists in identifying and evaluating potential future funding sources, and contributes to the submission of grants and contracts supporting the program, including the annual submission and writing of all content areas and budgetary sections of grant applications.

8. Develops and manages the program's operating budget.

9. Manages the administrative infrastructure of the program. Manages human resources including staffing and hiring, supervision, performance development, counseling and discipline, if warranted. Oversees and manages information systems, facilities, and space needs.

10. May perform other duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor's Degree in a related field and two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability

1:Proven ability teaching at the College or University level.

2:Very strong written and oral communication skills, with strong attention to detail.

3:Demonstrated ability with counseling and advising college and university level undergraduate and graduate students.Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:PhD in History, Political Science, or International Relations. Expertise in Russian history and language, or U.S.-Russian relations desirable.

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