Program Manager

Connecticut, United States
08 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
08 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Position Focus:

The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale is the University’s focal point for promoting teaching and research on all aspects of international affairs, societies, and cultures around the world. Macmillan is currently seeking a Program Manager to support the management of a portfolio of research and policy engagements primarily in India and Nepal, under the direction of the Director of the Economic Growth Center (EGC) at Yale, Professor Rohini Pande, and the Director of South Asia Economics Research at Macmillan. This portfolio of work aims to leverage the insights of data and economics in direct engagement with local governments and other in-country counterparts to support the effective design and implementation of public policy. The Program Manager will provide administrative, financial and operational support to a set of activities based at Yale, operating in close coordination between Macmillan and EGC, and also collaborating closely with research institutions outside of Yale, particularly in India, Nepal, the U.S. and the U.K.

This position will require travel to in India, Nepal and other field sites.

Responsibilities include: Manage grant submissions, including proposal compilation, preparation of proposal components and working with subcontracting institutions to ensure all materials are complete, accurate and submitted on a timely basis; Develop and utilize system to track grant invoices, reporting deadlines and deliverables, as needed, and oversee subcontractor inputs and compliance; Ensure successful completion and submission of grant reports; Request financial reports and conduct analysis for project needs to support financial projections and decision-making; Work with faculty, other principal investigators, project teams, the Yale IRB Unit and other partner institutions on applications, modifications and renewals ensuring the ethical issue of human subjects in research; Develop and manage systems for high quality research administration and operation, in addition to providing direct operational support to research on campus and in South Asia; Manage the recruitment of interns, fellows and other project staff, often directly in coordination with partners in South Asia; Manage program related events, which may take place on campus at Yale, in South Asia, etc.; Provide logistical and administrative support for the Director of South Asia Economics Research, as requested; Provide administrative support to associated fellows, interns, students and other visitors traveling to South Asia research sites, including visa related support and travel reimbursements; Provide support related to program communications, such as for website, social media or print materials; Other related duties, as required.

Essential Duties

  1. Oversees the advancement and growth of the program. Gives direction and leadership supporting the philosophy, mission, strategy, and annual goals and objectives. Assumes primary accountability for disseminating and publishing all program information to create public awareness and support of the program.
  2. Works closely with leadership, internal and external colleagues, and community residents to further develop and implement strategic plans.
  3. Identifies, solicits, and cultivates community partnerships and collaborations to assist in the development and growth of the program. Develops the metrics to identify and measure the success of the program. Responsible for measurements of grant success and related evaluation.
  4. Assists in identifying and evaluating potential future funding sources, and contributes to the submission of grants and contracts supporting the program, including the annual submission and writing of all content areas and budgetary sections of grant applications. Develops and manages the program’s operating budget.
  5. Develops the administrative infrastructure of the program. Manages human resource and administrative functions of the program, including staffing and hiring, supervision, performance development, counseling and discipline, if warranted. Oversees and manages information systems, facilities, and space needs.
  6. Investigates, identifies, implements, and oversees the maintenance of systems to gather, track, and report information to support the initiatives of the program. Tracks all program activities and regularly informs leadership of progress on each initiative. Recommends structural or programmatic adjustments, changes or additions based on full knowledge of missions, goals, and objectives.
  7. Initiates, designs, and manages the compilation of program communications; identifying outreach potential, and promoting philanthropic and collaborative support of the program. Contributes to the development and assists in the management of content on the program’s website and monitors all changes and additions to the editorial content.
  8. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree in a related field and four years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Grant administration, project reporting and financial management.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments simultaneously with a strong attention to detail.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Ability to administer financial resources.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Well-developed interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with faculty, staff, students, and research partners outside of Yale.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

Bachelors degree or higher in public policy or international development. Program management experience in a research environment.

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