Advertised Summary Job Description: Atlantic Fellows for Racial Equity (AFRE) is a fellowship program that connects racial equity leaders across geographies, sectors, and identities to offer a space for thinking and building solutions to dismantle white supremacy so that all people thrive. Hosted by Columbia University, AFRE is seeking a US Program Director to oversee program and curriculum development and delivery for the program.
Key Responsibilities The US Program Director will have ongoing responsibility for the following: - Ensuring overall program alignment with the organizational mission, vision, and theory, and developing and providing high-level reports and analysis on program performance to Executive Director and Governing Board - Liaising with AFRE-SA staff to plan and execute the Fellows program, ensuring that program elements are cohesive with each other and the U.S. and South Africa-based components are well integrated - Leading curriculum development and ensuring that curriculum meets a high standard and advances AFRE's core mission and vision - Guiding and co-facilitating learning sessions for Fellows in collaboration - Identifying new potential partners to augment the program experience, and managing relationships with stakeholders - Developing and overseeing alumni network-building strategy - Supporting effective evaluation and learning for improvement - Sharing in representing the organization to other programs in the field, including the Atlantic Fellows programs and the Atlantic Institute
The position will report to the Executive Director and be based in New York City. Substantial domestic and international travel will be required.
General Minimum Qualifications: -Bachelor's degree required. -7 years of related experience required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: -Strong grounding in social change theory, and experience in translating theory into day-to-day practice -Knowledge of the social justice landscape, and experience developing strategy to navigate it -Strong facilitation skills in adult training programs -Ability to inspire and organize a team of people to achieve a common set of goals -Experience and skill as a manager and organizational leader; including direct supervision, staff development, and planning for organizational performance -Excellent written and oral communication skills, and experience with public speaking -Ability to work well in a consensus-driven team environment -High level of emotional maturity; strong skills in moving problems, disagreements, and conflicts to positive outcomes -Commitment to transforming the scale, impact, and quality of efforts to advance racial and social equity
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_172778
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