This position provides strategic leadership and comprehensive management of the Latin American & Iberian Studies and European Studies Councils. Additionally, this position acts as a university-wide liaison for the Latin American & Iberian Studies and the European Studies Councils. This includes the promotion, development, and support of intellectual exchange and comprehensive understanding of the areas, particularly of historical and contemporary cultures, politics, and economies. This individual will work closely with the internal and external academic constituencies for both councils.
Program Director, Latin American & Iberian Studies and European Studies
1. With a substantial degree of initiative, the Program Director will conceive, develop, and implement all programs and activities for the Council Studies program while giving direction and leadership by supporting philosophy, mission, strategy, and annual goals and objectives. Assumes primary responsibility for publishing and distributing program information to garner program support.
2. Directs a team of program managers and support staff to work closely with faculty members associated with the Council Studies program.
3. Develop and implement long-term goals and objectives to measure and achieve the successful outcome of the program. Develop a program evaluation framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement. Responsible for measurements of grant success and related evaluations.
4. Manages Studies fundraising, grant writing, and grant reporting activities. Collaborates with Yale Development Office to identify and evaluate current and potential future funding sources, review draft proposals, oversee submission of grants and contracts for program support, including annual submission and writing of all content areas and budgetary sections of grant applications. Monitor grant spending, develop and manage the program’s operating budget. Collaborates with Yale Development to identify funding opportunities, draft proposals, monitor grant spending, and write reports.
5. Manage programmatic and financial functions including annual budgets. Develops and directs the administrative infrastructure of the program. Responsible for the creation and execution of all program including lecture-series, workshops, conferences, seminars, and other programs. Ensure highest standards of excellence for each program in its planning execution and follow-up reporting.
6. In consultation with the Lead Administrator, recruit, interview and select well-qualified program staff. Responsible for supervising the staff and student support. Oversee and manage information systems, facilities, and space needs.
7. Ensure that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the organization to effectively support program initiatives. Develop forms and records to document program activities to regularly inform leadership of progress on each initiative. Recommend structural or programmatic changes to enhance the program, as appropriate related to the mission, goals, and objectives.
8. Design and manage the delivery of services and program communications among different program activities to increase effectiveness and efficiency and promotes collaborative support of the program. Contributes to development of website and assists in the management while monitoring all changes and additions to the editorial content.
9. Provides guidance and counseling on academic, admissions, financial, and career services matters for students and prospective students interested in the Studies. Works with students, alumni and employers to identify existing and emerging employment opportunities.