This is a grant funded position. The term is indefinite, but the position is not eligible for severance pay.
Established at The Fletcher School, Tufts University in 1992 to meet the growing need for international environmental leaders, the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy (CIERP) develops innovative approaches to shifting global development onto a path that is more environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable. We analyze how economic and social activities impact the environment, and design strategies for meeting human needs without straining the planet’s resources. CIERP advances theory, turns it into practice, educates the international community, and prepares students for careers as global leaders and citizens.
As the United States’ first professional graduate school of international relations, The Fletcher School emphasizes innovation and excellence in the study of international relations. Since 1933, Fletcher’s multidisciplinary education has prepared the world’s leaders in business, law, government, international organizations, and NGOs with a global perspective on the day’s most pressing issues.
The Associate Director for Administration and Management at CIERP is a full-time position. Responsibilities will include oversight of the Center’s activities administrative and management functions, including:
· Financial management and planning, including responsibility for projecting, budgeting, and directing expense allocations in accordance with and furtherance of longer-term programmatic goals; identifying and trouble-shooting financial challenges and/or suboptimal use of resources; and overseeing Center, program, and sponsored project accounts on and ongoing basis.
· Operational management, including process and structural oversight and improvements.
· Organizational and project development, to include identification and pursuit of resource opportunities (e.g. inquiries and development of grant proposals); strategic planning and goal-setting in collaboration with Center faculty, staff, and Fletcher offices of Development and Alumni Relations and Corporate and Foundation Relations as appropriate; and establishment of a Center Advisory Board and managing related communications, meetings and activities thereafter.
· Grant fundraising. Help to secure grant funding from external sources to support the research and education programs at CIERP.
· Existing grant administration, including reporting documentation and liaising with funders as needed.
· Research personnel management, to include work plan development and oversight of progress on work products (with the guidance of faculty Director), facilitation of staff/project/program meetings as necessary based on project goals/deadlines, and administration of appointments.
· Selective project management as needed, in collaboration with the relevant PI.
· Outreach management, including implementing strategies to raise the profile of the Center in collaboration with Fletcher’s Office of Communications, Public Relations & Marketing; overseeing and expanding web and social media presence, e-newsletter, and contacts database, leveraging student employees when possible.
· Publications management, to include editing and oversight of the design/print process.
· Events management, including regular seminars and speakers, topical workshops and conferences, and special events.
The Associate Director will perform duties requiring initiative and independent judgment. The Associate Director will work under the supervision of the Director of CIERP but also with responsibility to individual faculty principal investigators and in collaboration with the Center’s affiliated faculty, researchers and staff
• B.A./M.A. in International Affairs, Business, Finance, Management, or Related Field• Minimum of five (5) years of related experience • Familiarity and functionality in all Microsoft Office and Windows 7 applications. Experience with basic HTML or blog interfaces is needed• Candidate must have at least five years of experience in nonprofit management, grants/research administration, marketing, outreach, and event planning, or similar background. Strong writing and editing skills are required. Experience managing project or department budgets/expenditures required. Experience raising grant funds from foundations, the government, or private sector required• Must successfully complete all appropriate background checks as required
Preferred Qualifications:Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills. Advanced budgeting and expense reporting capabilities required. Marketing and outreach experience required. Strong interest in international environment, energy, or resource issues is required. A background in business, nonprofit administration, energy and/or environmental policy is a plus, as is knowledge of international affairs/development terminology and agencies. The candidate must have experience in a professional setting and be a committed team member. Experience dealing with international clientele/colleagues helpful. Web design and content management experience desirable.
Special Work Schedule Requirements:The position is a full-time (35 hours/week) position. The Center hosts occasional evening/weekend events, requiring some flexible scheduling around those dates/times. Attendance will be required when necessary for the execution of the event.
Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.
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