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Program Director

Company: American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Location: Somerville
Posted on: February 20, 2021

Job Description:

Program Director for Education, Arts, and Culture Grade10, $135K - $150K, commensurate with experience plus a full benefits package including time off, medical, dental, and vision insurance, a 403(b) plan, parental leave, and more. Contact Information Susan Chudd
Director of Human Resources and Organizational Development With guidance from--the Chief Program Officer--(CPO),--the Program Director--for--Education, Arts and Culture--will work--with Academy Fellows and senior staff to--develop and--carry out policy--and--research initiatives--related to the areas within their portfolio.--The Program Director has direct responsibility--to steward and grow--a select portfolio of projects and supervises Academy staff who may manage a subset of programs or initiatives within their designated area. The Program Director will build a--meaningful and--robust portfolio of--project work focused on--Education, Arts and Culture--policy--with a focus on--higher--education policy, developing new projects and partnerships related to education policy that build on the Academy's strengths and ability to have impact in this area. The Program Director--will--supervise activities related to the completion of the work by the Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education--and will oversee the successful completion of a multi-year Commission on the Arts--and its related rollout activities through December of 2021.-- The--Program Director--helps to articulate the intellectual direction of their--area(s)--in full collaboration with the CPO,--program advisory committees,--and--in consultation with the President and--the Academy's Governance Bodies.--The Program Director--is expected to articulate the programmatic priorities of the areas--and identify and--pursue opportunities for strategic partnership with a wide range of institutions--to--advance scholarship,--knowledge, and policy solutions--in this domain.--The Program Director also works closely with--the--CPO and other Program Directors to help develop the strategic direction and best practices of the Programs area.-- The Program Director--upholds--and--advances--the mission and values of the American Academy--and strives to--maintain excellence--in its--programmatic work--to--advance--the common good. The Academy is committed to promoting--diversity and inclusion--and looks to all its staff members to--foster and promote--its values. Due to COVID-19, the Academy is currently operating remotely through June 2021, after which time, the position will be based at the Academy's headquarters in Cambridge, Massachusetts-- Reports to:--Chief Program Officer-- Major Areas of Responsibility Include:-- Work collaboratively with Academy members, committee members, partner organizations, and Academy staff to ensure the success of projects within their portfolio, to carry out policy initiatives, and to identify and develop new--projects; Marshal and steward the creative and intellectual resources of Academy stakeholders and--staff;-- Oversee the organization of project workshops and symposia and help produce programmatic content for these and other Academy events, including Stated--Meetings;-- Maintain general administrative oversight of all projects within their assigned area(s);-- Supervise staff working in the program area; define responsibilities, motivate staff, and foster professional development of individual staff--members;-- Work with the Academy leadership and communications team to raise the visibility of Academy studies, including--through institutional--partnerships;-- Oversee communications--among committee/panel members, staff, consultants, and other applicable--parties;-- Usher projects through approval and--oversight--by governance and--committees;-- Work with Finance to develop and track budgets for program area and individual project(s) within the--portfolio;-- Facilitate discussions with Academy members, Academy leadership, and other experts to identify and design new initiatives within their assigned area(s);-- Supervise--background research related to Academy--projects; Work with Development Office to write grant proposals and assist in fundraising for new--studies; Supervise the design of workshops, committee meetings,--conferences--and exploratory meetings. Develop background research and draft reports for internal project use as well as final publication including proceedings, white papers. Draft and edit materials for--publication;-- Contribute to the drafting and dissemination of formal reports conveying the conclusions and recommendations from Academy--project;-- Work with the Academy's Communications team and the Director of Strategic Implementation to develop strategies to communicate the findings and recommendations within reports to external--audiences; Other responsibilities as needed.-- Required Qualifications: Ph.D. or Ed.D.--in a field related to the program area(s);-- Five to seven years of project management and/or administrative experience, ideally at a university, foundation, learned society, think tank, or other non-profit--organization; Excellent written and oral communications skills, including an ability to synthesize and summarize research findings and recommendations to a variety of--audiences; General--knowledge of--the policy-making process and--relevant--policy issues, including--existing--research--programs, policy and program interventions, and--experts and key players in the field for the associated subject--matter;-- Strong leadership skills and ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment--and to mentor and develop direct reports.-- Experience working with senior faculty, university presidents, business and non-profit executives, government officials,--international stakeholders,--and policy leaders.-- Experience advising executive staff on strategic matters.-- Demonstrated ability to effectively engage with a wide variety of internal and external groups including funders;--academic, policy, and research institutions; and other potential--partners;-- Successful grant writing experience and familiarity with private foundations and other funding sources.

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