Provides overall direction for the Center by managing its long-term strategy, developing and managing educational programs and initiatives, and overseeing the operational infrastructure.
Oversees the Center's staff. Develops collaborative relationships with non-University partners and University faculty, students, and staff.
Creates and develops programming and manages all external relations for the Center. Provides program assessment and reporting, both to internal bodies and donors.
Monitors the progress of all programs and researches the latest developments related to the program topic.
Serves as principal coordinator, setting a timetable for Center events and activities and working with the Center staff to develop plans to ensure the success of the program.
Fosters collaboration with campus and community groups and develops proposals, budgets, and plans for such projects.
Works with the development office to identify and pursue new funding opportunities that will allow for program expansion and sustain the work of the Center.
Develops learning opportunities for students.
Performs grant research, planning, preparation, and writing.
Works with other Center staff on difficult grant related issues or problems.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated administrative and coordination skills
Ability to manage multiple projects in client-service environment
Demonstrated leadership skills and mastery in effectively managing staff and operations
Proven ability to develop long-term relationships with organizations and leaders in the government and policymaking community
Strong analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills
Ability to work closely with senior University and other officials
Ability to work successfully with University students, faculty, and staff
Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to work under pressure
Exposure to, and an understanding of, an academically rigorous research university environment
Knowledge of local and national philanthropic communities and cultural institutions
Knowledge of standard computer programs (e.g. Microsoft Office), internet applications, and graphics programs
Education, Experience, or Certifications:
Bachelorâ™s degree required
At least five years of management required
Experience with program planning, budget management, and staff management preferred
Fundraising and development experience preferred
Grant proposal experience preferred
All required documents must be submitted to be considered for this position
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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