ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, Pardee School of Global Studies, African Studies Center (5113/J0417)

Boston, Massachusetts
Oct 05, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Assistant Director works under the leadership of the Director of the African Studies Center (ASC). S/he works with the Director and Program Administrator to manage the day-to-day operations of the Center and coordinate academic programs. Responsible for overseeing African Studies Center (ASC) grants, including managing, monitoring, and reporting for Title VI and other grants, and assisting with new grant applications and management. Works with the directors of the African Language Program, Outreach, Library, and Publications to ensure effective and smooth running of each unit of the center. Coordinates programming, including lectures, research fellow and visiting scholar programs, academic offerings, and linkages with African universities and other African and American institutions. Serves as a liaison with ASC affiliated faculty, students, alumni, government agencies, and the community, and coordinates communications, including updating website and publishing alumni newsletter. Works with Director to develop new programs for the Center, including research projects, new curricular offerings, and overseas linkages and exchanges. Liason with the Pardee Schools Senior Manager.

Required Skills

Master's degree required; Doctoral degree preferred. Familiarity with Africa and understanding of the academic study of Africa, good organizational skills, knowledge of computers and website management, ability to work well with students, faculty, staff, alumni, government agencies, and the African Diaspora community. Able to relate well to students, faculty, staff, alumni, government personnel, and members of the African Diaspora.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.


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