Associate Director, Executive Education - The Fletcher School - (19001718)
This is a limited term position for 3 years, with the possibility of renewal. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.
The Fletcher School is the United States' first professional graduate school of international affairs. Since 1933 Fletcher's multi-disciplinary education in international relations, law, and business, has prepared the world's leaders to become innovative problem-solvers in government, private sector, and non-governmental organizations.
The primary aim of The Fletcher School is the same as it was when conceived by its founders in 1933: to offer a broad program of professional education in international relations to a select group of graduate students committed to maintaining the stability and prosperity of a complex, challenging and increasingly global society. Our mission remains (a) To educate professionals from around the world and to prepare them for positions of leadership and influence in the national and international arenas; (b) To increase understanding of international problems and concerns through teaching, research and publications; and (c) To serve local, national and international communities in their search to develop relationships of mutual benefit, security and justice in an increasingly interdependent world.
Executive Education at Fletcher: Since its founding, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy has prepared leaders to tackle the world's most pressing challenges. Our alumni serve in the highest levels of leadership in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. They are ambassadors and advisors, respected voices from distinguished media outlets, heads of global non-profit organizations, and leaders of some of the world's largest companies. Today we continue this tradition of training global leaders in diplomacy, law, business, and economics through our executive education programs, in which members of our distinguished faculty prepare international professionals to know and navigate the world.
The Fletcher School seeks to fulfill its mission in the most environmentally sensible way possible. We are also committed to increasing the diversity of our administrative staff. Members of under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Associate Director provides advanced, specialized subject matter knowledge to develop, implement, supervise and evaluate a university Program or Project in collaboration with the Director. Develops goals and strategies; designs data management and reporting systems; manages program/project financial, operational, and human resources; writes grant proposals for continued or new funding: develops and oversees marketing, advertising and external relations. This individual designs and delivers seminars, lectures and events and conducts research and writes reports and results. Manages recruitment and retention of study subjects. Oversees support and provides advice and counseling to students. Manages hiring, training and evaluation of staff. Specifically for this position, the Associate Director works with the Director to help build and sustain executive education and diplomatic training programs. S/he is responsible for planning and coordinating program logistics, including program schedules, curriculum development, housing, cultural events, and educational trips for existing programs. The Associate Director is also responsible for developing new program proposals and providing marketing, initial project management on design and contracting, and developing financial modeling and pricing. S/he may supervise or advise administrative support staff and student workers as needed.
Requires Master's Degree in related discipline.
Requires 5 -8 years of program or project management experience.
Extraordinary communication and people skills
Demonstrated skills in high quality service delivery, budget management, and relationship management
Well developed, demonstrated knowledge of international affairs and global challenges
An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.
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