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The Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies (Einaudi Center) is looking for an associate director of academic programming to join its senior staff. This position will play an important role in supporting international studies on Cornell's campus through the implementation and management of key initiatives and activities.
One of the country's premier international studies' centers, the Einaudi Center is Cornell's crossroads for research, teaching, and learning about the world. Through area studies and thematic programs, we strive to foster deep understanding and new knowledge of current events, histories, cultures, and languages of the world. We support campus-wide multidisciplinary initiatives and forge transnational collaborations.
What You Will Do
The associate director for academic programming serves as a member of the Einaudi Center's senior staff team, contributing to the strategic vision and growth of the Einaudi Center. This position reports to the director of the Einaudi Center and works in consultation with the executive director and faculty leadership.
This role is responsible for managing and overseeing a number of research and curricular academic initiatives, as well as providing leadership and direction for academic programming. The associate director of academic programming will work alongside faculty, staff, and students to build and promote initiatives that build engagement within the Cornell community and beyond it to form international partnerships.
Working within the collaborative faculty governance structure, the position will be responsible for the following:
Providing oversight and direction for the Einaudi Center's various academic initiatives, including our global research priorities, undergraduate minors, internship and fellowship programs, visiting scholars program, and postdoctoral/graduate training programs and fellowships.
Contributing to the planning and development of Cornell Global Hubs at various sites around the world, with an emphasis on faculty and student engagement at those sites.
Working closely with senior staff and faculty leadership to implement strategies for Einaudi Center activities, to raise the profile of the center, and forge linkages with other campus units and international partners.
Managing the Einaudi Center's ongoing academic programming, which includes regular conferences, endowed lectures, events, and fellowships.
Coordinating with the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs (OVPIA) on management of the Migrations initiative, partnering with faculty and campus units.
Working with the director and faculty advisory committee(s) to manage and support the center's faculty and postdoctoral research teams, and interdisciplinary and cross-program or cross-unit initiatives.
Developing and implementing a professional master's program.
Supporting the new Global Studies gateway course and seminar initiatives, and various undergraduate internship and fellowship programs.
Planning and managing the center-wide faculty and graduate student grant/fellowship and training programs.
Working closely with the associate director of communications to support a coherent and effective communications and promotions strategy for the center.
Working closely with the associate director for assessment and grant writing to support data stewardship, analysis and evaluation, as well as grant-making.
Providing supervision to program staff and graduate and undergraduate administrative student assistants.
You Will Need
Master's degree focused in international relations, international studies, global history, or another international related field with three or more years of experience or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
Sophisticated judgment, decision-making, reasoning, critical thinking, problem solving, and analytical skills.
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, and coordination of people and resources.
Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with sensitivity to cultural differences, to establish trust, and to interact diplomatically.
Ability to motivate, guide, counsel, and coordinate the work of others.
Ability to work irregular hours and travel domestically and internationally approximately one to three weeks per year.
Excellent oral and written skills with the ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and concisely.
Demonstrated experience in developing, managing, and marketing academic programs including developing budgets and monitoring expenditures to ensure they remain within budgetary limits.
Strong organizational and project management skills.
Proficiency in a variety of standard office productivity tools including Microsoft Office, spreadsheets, databases, and desktop publishing.
Given the academic nature of this role, a Ph.D. or equivalent with international studies, relations, global history, or other related international focus is strongly preferred.
Website management experience is a plus, particularly using Drupal.
Basic understanding of social media and ability to use it for promotion.
Experience supervising staff and students.
We are looking for candidates who are excited about international studies at Cornell, and share the values and mission of the Einaudi Center. Successful applicants will thrive in a fast-paced work environment and be excellent team-oriented communicators. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
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