Assistant Program Director, Council on East Asian Studies

The Assistant Program Director of the Council on East Asian Studies at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale is responsible for the financial management and programmatic support of the Council on East Asian Studies. Reports to the Program Director of the Council on East Asian Studies and the Director of Finance and Administration of the MacMillan Center, with latitude for exercising discretion and independent judgement. Provide comprehensive financial management of the Council on East Asian Studies (CEAS). With considerable latitude for exercising discretion and independent judgment and initiative, oversee the day-to-day financial operations of CEAS and provide both short-term and long-term budgetary planning, tracking, monitoring, analysis, and reporting for all CEAS financials, including endowments, grants, contracts, gifts, special-use accounts, and fellowship awards. These duties involve the performance of a variety of analytical and quality assurance activities for a portfolio of complex projects funded by diverse sources to ensure compliance with accounting principles, sponsor requirements, federal and state guidelines and University policies. Ensures the successful execution of events on time and within budget in a variety of programs. This position will be responsible for creating and executing programmatic activities, with a strong focus on Japan-related activities and events. The Assistant Program Director will also communicate with and host visiting scholars from East Asia. Responsible for making decisions on the nature of events and programs so that it is in line with the MacMillan Center’s overall mission for promoting teaching and research on all aspects of international affairs, societies, and cultures around the world.

Essential Duties

1. In support of the overall mission, plans, directs and oversees programmatic activities.

2. Develops, implements, and maintains operational policies and procedures.

3. Manages program communications; identifies outreach potential, and promotes philanthropic and collaborative support of the program.

4. Works closely with leadership, internal and external colleagues, and community residents to further develop and implement strategic plans.

5. Identifies, solicits, and cultivates community partnerships and collaborations to assist in the development and growth of the program.

6. Tracks all program activities and regularly informs leadership of progress on each initiative. Recommends structural or programmatic adjustments, changes or additions based on full knowledge of missions, goals, and objectives. Develops metrics to identify and measure the success of the program.

7. Assists in identifying and evaluating potential future funding sources, and contributes to the submission of grants and contracts supporting the program, including the annual submission and writing of all content areas and budgetary sections of grant applications.

8. Develops and manages the program’s operating budget.

9. Manages the administrative infrastructure of the program. Manages human resources including staffing and hiring, supervision, performance development, counseling and discipline, if warranted. Oversees and manages information systems, facilities, and space needs.

10. May perform other duties as assigned.

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