Deputy Director of the Schwarzman Center

Connecticut, United States
15 Oct 2018
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15 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

As one of the world’s leading universities, Yale is committed to improving our global society through exceptional research and scholarship, education, preservation, and practice. On its historic New Haven campus near the Connecticut shoreline, Yale’s outstanding faculty works continuously to expand the world’s knowledge in numerous fields while educating the most promising students from around the globe. The Faculty of Arts and Sciences, which leads the growing undergraduate college and the graduate school, is joined by top scholars who steer Yale’s unique array of professional schools of law, medicine, public health, business, art, music, architecture, engineering, forestry and environmental studies, divinity, drama, and nursing. The vibrant and creative interaction of these faculties provides students with opportunities and experiences that greatly augment those presented by their individual schools.

The Schwarzman Center, scheduled to open in 2020, will be dedicated to cultural programming and student life at the center of the university. It has been designed to bring together students and faculty alike from all of Yale’s schools and colleges, with the help of state-of-the-art technology. The university-wide center will serve as an educational, social, dining and cultural hub while engaging with global audiences. Reporting to the Executive Director of the Schwarzman Center, this position is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Center, which include the management of administrative, financial, performance, and student programming activities. The Deputy Director will be responsible for working with the Executive Director to develop programs, as well as representing the Center with internal and external constituencies, including the Schwarzman Program Committee.

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Essential Duties

  1. Provide strong organizational leadership, in partnership with the Executive Director and Program Committee, to drive strategic planning efforts and set the overall vision and direction for the Schwarzman Center.
  2. Maintain oversight of operations and budget to ensure prudent fiscal management.
  3. Implement strategic and financial plans, in collaboration with the Executive Director and other members of the management team, focused on achieving the Schwarzman Center goals, and ensure programs and resources are aligned.
  4. Provide creative and innovative leadership for the continued enhancement of Schwarzman Center’s programmatic, educational, and community development activities consistent with its mission.
  5. Create an overall fundraising strategy, in collaboration with Yale’s development team and the Executive Director, to establish annual and long-range goals to meet the institutional objectives.
  6. Establish and implement operating budgets that will allow for the artistic and financial success of the Schwarzman Center, with ongoing reporting of the results to the Program Committee.
  7. Oversee the development and effective implementation of marketing and communications campaigns with the goal of increasing audiences and earned revenue.
  8. Develop and oversee production and technical systems to manage both small-scale and large-scale theatrical and artistic productions, including load-out, load-in, set building, etc.
  9. Develop and oversee operational systems, such as ticketing, room reservations, scheduling, and operating hours, in support of the Schwarzman Center’s programming.
  10. Develop and maintain business policies and procedures that ensure the efficient and professional operation of the Schwarzman Center as well as collaborate with Yale University officials to ensure smooth interface with facilities, food service, campus security, student clubs and all relevant academic departments.
  11. Enhance the Schwarzman Center’s visibility by building strong relationships with cultural and civic organizations, government officials and community leaders, including participation in high-profile community activities, speaking engagements and social events.
  12. Direct a staff of exempt and non-exempt employees.
  13. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field and 9 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated program management expertise, with the ability to oversee a project or program from development to completion with limited supervision. Ability in program assessment and strategic planning.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Well-developed organizational, management and supervisory skills. Ability to prioritize work and juggle multiple tasks for effective interaction with internal and external constituents.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

A keen interest in engaging a broad range of students at the undergraduate and graduate level. Deep interest in working with students in multiple capacities (as participants, audience members, workers, advisors, performers, among other roles).

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate with constituents in both oral and written communications and strong attention to detail. Demonstrated ability in engaging and building strong, respectful relationships with colleagues and others including faculty, alumni, students, and administrators.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Ability to meet deadlines in a high-volume, fast-paced environment.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Experience working at Yale University or experience working in higher education. Experience working in a performing arts related field.

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Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: