The Migrations Global Grand Challenge is an initiative of the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs (OPVIA) at Cornell University. The Initiative aims to cultivate new collaborations that advance science, scholarship, teaching, outreach, and engagement in ways that generate new insights into critical problems. We wish to provide a stronger evidentiary basis for policy and place Cornell University at the forefront of migration studies worldwide.
The Migrations Initiative is the recipient of a Mellon Grant titled Cross-Border Movements: Racism, Dispossession, and Migration. This three-year grant will be used to create collaborative research, learning, and public engagement spaces and develop an antiracist and anticolonial agenda that transforms the university and advances racial justice. The research, teaching, and engagement will revolve around three interdisciplinary themes: 1.) Authority, Governance, and Racial Injustice, 2.) Climate, Dispossession, and Natural and Built Environments, and 3.) Trafficking, Displacement, and the Right to Stay Home. This Program responds to historical and ongoing nativist and racialized violence in the U.S. by turning the university into a living laboratory where we examine histories and contemporary instances of racism, dispossession, and migration. The Program Manager, under the general direction of the Vice Provost for International Affairs, is responsible for the administration, budget and finance, communications, programming, event planning and outreach, human resources, and reporting in compliance with applicable OVPIA/University or external policies. The Program will award grants for curricular development and will coordinate activities of interdisciplinary research teams. Public-facing activities will include public broadcasting and podcast initiatives and outreach at the K-12 and community college levels.
This is a three-year term position.
The position's primary focus will be: * Work with faculty leadership to identify and develop grant proposals for further expansion of the Migrations Initiative. * Develop, implement, and maintain appropriate policies and procedures for the Initiative. * In consultation with the vice provost and the faculty project leads, develop, oversee and implement programs, events, lectures, faculty symposia, or programming, both in-person and virtual. * Develop, and manage the review of several grant award competitions. * Responsible for overseeing all grant reporting and evaluation. * Develop, organize, and execute a one-week-long summer workshop, "Pathways to research," to be developed in year 1 for undergraduate juniors, exposing them to research questions and methods at the intersection of racism, dispossession, and migration, and implemented in year 2 and 3. Similarly, develop a summer institute for advanced Ph.D. students and early-career scholars. * Develop and implement a communication strategy for each aspect of the project, including social media and website presence, in collaboration with the OVPIA Communication team.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree with at least three years of experience of relevant experience in higher education or a similar organizational setting focusing on administration in international services, academic program coordination, grant management, project management, or related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with supervision. Demonstrated experience working with diverse clients and leadership stakeholders to ensure the successful execution of projects/programs.
Ability to be self-directed and work effectively with great attention to detail, exercise sound judgment and discretion, work cooperatively as a team member, and have professional communication skills. Comfort with computer programs such as Excel, Word, etc.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Masters in Higher Education, International Education, Business or similar. Previous background in project management.
Remote work: This position is located in Ithaca, New York. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the University's need to limit the number of on-campus employees, the successful applicant may be asked to perform this role remotely in Ithaca, or elsewhere in the US, until relocation to Ithaca can occur, for a limited period of time until the University can permit more employees to work on campus. The New York Convenience of employer guidelines require New York State individual tax reporting and withholdings for this position. Additional individual state income tax filings may also be required if working temporarily outside New York State. New York's convenience of the employer rule (PDF)
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