Project Manager, New York Six Consortium
Established in 2009 with the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium facilitates collaboration among its member institutions in fulfilling their educational missions and serving the public good. Through the sharing of expertise and resources, the Consortium enhances options for students, faculty, and staff, while reducing colleges' individual and collective operating and capital costs. The six Consortium member institutions are Colgate University, Hamilton College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, St. Lawrence University, Skidmore College, and Union College. The New York Six recently received a three-year, $1.25 million grant from the Mellon Foundation to support new collaborations in the areas of globalization and language learning. The New York Six International Initiative will assist the schools in expanding the global aspects of their curricula and engaging students and faculty in the study of global issues, both at the home campuses and abroad. Although each institution has independently made significant commitments to global education, the grant will provide additional opportunities while finding efficiencies through collaboration. Position Summary: The Project Manager position is a full-time, three-year term position. The Project Manager will be the primary coordinator of three major programs of the International Initiative: the Upstate-Global Collective, Language Learning Groups, and Study Abroad Collaboration. The Project Manager role is well-suited for a highly organized, energetic, and innovative professional with knowledge of and experience in international studies and a commitment to the liberal arts. The New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium is administered through Hamilton College, and the Project Manager will be an employee of Hamilton College. The Project Manager will be based on one of the New York Six campuses, to be determined in part by the location of the selected candidate. Responsibilities: Engaging academic leaders, faculty, and students across the six campuses in the International Initiative Development and execution of project work plans. Organizing and presiding over activities of working groups and other project events. Conducting research on best practices and external resources for the Initiative. Establishing protocols, maintaining records and developing materials in support of the project. Other activities related to the International Initiative as needed. The Project Manager will report day-to-day to the New York Six Executive Director, with programmatic direction coming from the New York Six International Initiative advisory committee (academic deans or their designees). Qualifications: Master's degree required. Ph.D. preferred Minimum of three years administrative experience in higher education strongly preferred. Experience in international education and project management with grant management experience desirable. Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Strong organizational, interpersonal, technical, and oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently and be flexible. Ability to work with faculty, students, and staff from diverse backgrounds. Application Procedure: Interested applicants should send a resume, letter of interest and contact information for three professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.