Associate Director, Center for the Study of RITM

Connecticut, United States
24 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

The Center for the Study of Race, Indigeneity, and Transnational Migration (RITM) at Yale University advances intellectual work related to ethnic studies and intersectional race, gender and sexuality research. Reporting to the Director of the RITM Center, the Associate Director will manage the full range of administrative, financial, fundraising, research, educational and outreach activities of the Center. The Associate Director will support and help to develop the mission of the Center by cultivating a network of scholars, students, and leaders on and off campus. This individual will be responsible for being an ambassador of the Center for internal and external academic constituencies in order to raise the academic profile and prestige of the Center.

Essential Duties

  1. With a substantial degree of initiative, the Associate Director will partner with the Director to conceive, develop and implement all RITM Center programs and activities including collaborations with other universities, programs, public institutions, and research centers.
  2. Manage the programmatic and financial functions of the RITM, including annual budgets. Responsible for the creation and execution of all Center-related activities including lecture series, workshops, conferences, seminars, and other programs. Ensure the highest standards of excellence for each program in its planning, execution, and follow-up reporting. Supervise and assist in the hiring of clerical staff and student support.
  3. Identify and recruit scholars and students for the RITM postdoctoral and graduate fellowship programs and coordinate the selection processes. Represent the Center in academic settings to scholars, and visitors. Responsible for orientation, appointment administration, and connecting fellows with faculty, subject librarians, the Yale University Art Gallery, and other centers that work in their fields.
  4. Responsible for the day-to-day performance of staff; sets work expectations, standards and objectives; and sets expectations for performance, results, and achievement for each objective to ensure that staff members work effectively and efficiently.
  5. Collaborate with Yale Development to identify funding opportunities, draft proposals, monitor grant spending, and write reports.
  6. Oversee welcoming and orientation activities for new students and faculty members affiliated with the Center.
  7. Manage and provide guidance for the Center's online presence and initiatives, including website, social media, and digital production and projects.
  8. Serve as the RITM's liaison between faculty, managers, development, and support staff. 9. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Master's degree or equivalent advanced degree and four years of experience in organizing and managing a wide range of activities, or an equivalent combination of experience and education.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated expertise working in all aspects of program management including ability to effectively manage financial and budgetary information and systems.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Knowledge or expertise in fields that contribute to the study of race, indigeneity, or transnational migration.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Demonstrated independent decision-making, problem solving and planning skills.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate with constituents in both oral and written communications and strong attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal skills.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

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

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Ph.D., Juris Doctor or another advanced degree in a relevant field, and experience working within an academic institution or non-profit organization.

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

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:

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