The Institute on Race and Political Economy at The New School seeks a conscientious, highly organized, and detail-oriented Program Manager to support University Professor/Founding Director (Darrick Hamilton) of the Institute.
Reporting to Professor Hamilton, the Program Manger will provide high level organizational and management support to advance the work and priorities of the Institute, both across the University and externally. This position will provide advice to and assist Professor Hamilton with prioritization, project management, and strategy.
The ideal candidate must have an understanding of and proven track record of work for equity, inclusion and social justice to successfully perform the duties of this role. The Program Manager relies on experience, skills, integrity, and sound judgment to plan and accomplish goals set by Professor Hamilton and may lead and direct the work of others.
A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected, along with critical thinking and exemplary customer service.
● Advising ○ Provide advice to Professor Hamilton on Institutional and project matters.
● Programs ○ Launch events ○ Assist project startup ○ Help manage projects ○ Engage in research as requested to support events, policy, meetings and symposia ○ Assist with special projects as needed
● Grants ○ Prepare grant applications, including grant writing, editing, budgeting ○ Develop proposals from a variety of funding sources ○ Work with foundations to cultivate future funding opportunities
● Gifts ○ Work with donors to cultivate and secure funding on behalf of Professor Hamilton, the Institute, and related projects ○ Connect with donors to address any needs on behalf of Professor Hamilton, the Institute, and related projects
● Other Support ○ Provide additional support as necessary to ensure the effective and efficient functioning of the Institute and related projects
● Demonstrated commitment to social justice and public service and success in cultivating and serving in diverse and inclusive environments ● Three to five years of administrative experience or in a comparable position (please note that there is wide latitude for comparable experience) ● High skill level competence of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Google suite (Gmail, Calendar, Drive) ● Ability to analyze and evaluate data, develop reports, and make recommendations based on analysis ● Experience in conceptualizing goals; ability to direct and prioritize projects ● Ability to work and effectively communicate with faculty, students, administrators, alumni, and the University community ● Robust attention to detail and demonstrated ability to multitask. ● Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, tact, poise and the ability to handle complex, confidential issues with discretion ● Ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines, problem solve; can work well both independently and in team-based settings. ● Flexible, motivated, dependable, team player. ● Excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal skills
Special Instructions to Applicants:
The New School is strongly committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace and particularly seeks applications from members of underrepresented groups, as well as candidates who share this commitment.
This position is funded entirely from external research grant monies. There are no operating budget monies used. Any extensions in the initial and subsequent job end dates are contingent on additional research grant funding.
Internal Number: 19433
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