Program Officer / Senior Program Officer for Women

Location
San Diego
Posted
Jul 13, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Program Officer / Senior Program Officer for Women

Department: Joan B. Institute for Peace and Justice, Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies
Admin Full-Time
Job IRC#24281

Job Description:

The Program Officer (PO) / Senior Program Officer (SPO) for WomenPeaceMakers of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ) is knowledgeable in the practice and theory of gender-inclusive peacebuilding, human rights and conflict management, and has work experience in strategic planning, program development and policy research that advance the practice and understanding of women's roles and engagement in peace and security activities in the international setting. The PO/SPO is responsible for designing and managing the Women PeaceMakers Program, the Women PeaceMakers Alumnae Network and the Women Waging Peace Network, develops strategies for fundraising including the writing and submission of grant applications, produces a variety of publications and knowledge products, and contributes to the long and short-term planning of the Institute. The PO/SPO will work to support the mission of the Kroc School of Peace Studies and the University of San Diego as a whole by developing creative ways to connect IPJ programming with students, faculty and other campus activities.

The Program Officer / Senior Program Officer reports to and receives general guidance and direction from the Associate Director for PeaceMakers Programs. The Program Officer / Senior Program Officer may supervise program officers and other staff as well as interns and work-study students.

Responsibilities:

1. Designing and Managing Programs						
The PO/SPO is responsible for designing and managing programs in his/her portfolio to include developing a clear program strategy, developing and implementing work-plans, developing monitoring and evaluation strategies, managing budgets and financial reporting, managing partnerships with partners, donors, and other stakeholders..

2. Fundraising									
In conjunction with the Associate Director and the Kroc School Development team, the PO/SPO is expected to develop and implement fundraising strategies to support their work and the work of the IPJ as a whole. This could include submitting grant applications, cultivating individual donors, or other fundraising strategies. This work will be undertaken as part of and in support of the overall fundraising strategy of the IPJ.

3. Writing and Public Speaking							
The PO/SPO will produce a variety of knowledge and learning products in support of the overall strategy of the IPJ. These could include conference reports, project reports, policy briefs, blog posts, or more scholarly work. The PO/SPO is expected to produce knowledge products to a high professional standard without needing significant input from the Associate Director. The PO/SPO will give effective engaging presentations to a wide variety of audiences and where appropriate represent the IPJ at local, national and international workshops, events, and conferences.

4. Engagement with Kroc School and USD						
The PO/SPO will cultivate relationships on campus and develop creative ways to engage faculty and staff and connect them to IPJ's programming in substantive ways.

5. Cross-Cutting Organizational Responsibilities 	
The PO/SPO will support various cross-cutting initiatives at the IPJ that are outside their immediate portfolio. This could include cross cutting programmatic or organizational development initiatives.

Qualifications:

Program Officer:

Minimum:
• Master's degree or equivalent in a relevant field such as Peace and Conflict Studies, International Relations, and/or Human Rights.
•2-3 years of full-time work experience in conflict resolution, human rights or related field including experience designing and managing programs.
•Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality knowledge and learning products, including research and analysis for a variety of different audiences.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and to effectively
engage with partner organizations, other external programs, as well as departments on campus.
• Experience creating and maintaining budgets.
• Excellent interpersonal and writing skills.
• Ability to interact effectively with people of all backgrounds and languages.
• Requires ability to drive.

Preferred:
• Experience working in diverse contexts, including internationally, in diverse sectors with diverse partners.
•Experience developing authentic partnerships for programming and learning initiatives with peacemakers from conflict-affected areas.
• Demonstrated success in fundraising, either through grant writing or through other means.
• Oral and written fluency in a language other than English.

Senior Program Officer:

Minimum:
•Master's degree or equivalent in a relevant field such as Peace and Conflict Studies, International Relations, and/or Human Rights.
•5 years of full-time work experience in conflict resolution, human rights, or related field including experience designing and managing programs.
• Demonstrated success in fundraising, either through grant writing or through other means.
• Experience working in diverse contexts, including internationally, in diverse sectors with diverse partners.
• Experience developing authentic partnerships for programming and learning initiatives with peacemakers from conflict-affected areas.
• Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality knowledge and learning products, including research and analysis for a variety of different audiences.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and to effectively
engage with partner organizations, other external programs, as well as departments on campus.
• Experience creating and maintaining budgets.
• Excellent interpersonal and writing skills.
• Ability to interact effectively with people of all backgrounds and languages.
• Requires ability to drive.

Preferred:
•Experience facilitating and developing training curriculum and ability to teach workshops and/or a course for graduate students.
• Oral and written fluency in a language other than English.

Performance Expectations: Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team.
•Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, prioritize workload and multi-task.
• Ability to effectively supervise staff and delegate tasks as needed.
• Ability to effectively represent the organization in a variety of settings for a variety of audiences.
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Strong research and writing skills.
• Well-developed analytical skills and an ability to absorb information quickly.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with public, high-level diplomats,
community leaders, colleagues, partners and people whose first language is not English.
• Demonstrated skills in creating and maintaining budgets.
• Excellent problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills
• Excellent judgment and ability to respond positively to mentoring and direction.
• Advanced computer skills including use of Microsoft Office software (word processing, spreadsheets, and database).

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.


Salary: Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Note: The position will be hired either at the Program Officer or the Senior Program Officer level depending on
the experience of the candidate selected.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week; usual work hours 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Closing date: Review of applications will begin on July 31, 2017 and continue until a candidate is selected

Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus.For more information, visitwww.sandiego.edu/smokefree.

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