Reporting to the ISM Director and working closely with faculty and staff in and related to the ISM, the program manager provides strategic leadership and comprehensive management for three areas of the Institute of Sacred Music: 1) annual program of artistic and scholarly events, 2) development of new interdisciplinary initiatives, and 3) the long and short-term Fellowship Program. Artistic and scholarly events include conferences, lectures, literary readings, concerts by guest artists, exhibitions, theatre works, etc. New interdisciplinary initiatives will produce new knowledge, teaching, and creative work that integrate the study and practice of religion with that of music and other arts.
The Program Manager directs the ISM Fellowship Program, which brings scholars and artists in ISM-related fields to campus for residencies of up to two years. Fellows teach, pursue research and creative work, and share work in weekly sessions. The Program Manager oversees the administration of all aspects of these three areas, including planning, organizing, staffing, and leading program activities. The Program Manager oversees and nurtures the promotion, development and support of intellectual exchange, and possesses integrated and general understanding of the fields involved, particularly religions and their artistic and ritual practices. 1. With a substantial degree of initiative, the Program Manager oversees the advancement, growth, and implementation of these areas, supporting their philosophy, mission, strategy, and annual goals and objectives. 2. Working with the Director and faculty committees, develops and implements long-term goals and objectives to measure and achieve the successful outcome of programs. Develops program evaluations framework to assess the strengths of the program and to identify areas for improvement. Create forms and records to document program activities in order 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. 3. Directs the ISM Fellowships by developing a strategy with the ISM admission staff to recruit outstanding fellows to come to Yale. Oversees admissions process, develops programmatic opportunities, liaises with university stakeholders, and helps to integrate fellows into the Yale community. 4. In consultation with Lead Administrator, develops and manages annual budgets and administrative infrastructure of programs. Ensure highest standards of excellence for each program in its planning execution and follow-up reporting. Ensures that program activities operate within the policies and procedures of the Institute. 5. In consultation with the Lead Administrator, recruits and supervises program support staff, with supervision of events assistant. 6. Superintends the execution of conferences, special performances, and other artistic and scholarly events on the ISM calendar. 7. In consultation with Manager of Communications, participates in the design and management of program communications and promotions, ensuring dissemination to key audiences and collaborators. Contributes to development of website content monitoring all changes and additions to the editorial content. 8. Assists in identifying and evaluating potential future funding sources, and contributes to the submission of grants and contracts. Responsible for program evaluations and measurement of grant success. 9. Other duties as assigned.
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