Open Society University Network (OSUN)
Deputy Director - Graduate ProgramsThe Bard Globalization and International Affairs (BGIA) Program in New York City invites applications for the position of Deputy Director of Graduate Programs who will oversee and support a new MA program in International Affairs that will launch in Fall 2021 as part of the Open Society University Network and in collaboration with the Central European University in Vienna, Austria. This is a full time, exempt position located at BGIA’s midtown Manhattan offices.
In the face of today’s increasingly global challenges—from climate change, to rising inequality to global pandemics—BGIA provides a forum for students to work on and engage in solutions to these problems. The program combines a rigorous academic program with internships at private, public or nonprofit organizations in New York City where students gain hands on experience that enables them to put classroom learning into real-world practice. Through a curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking, writing and experiential learning, BGIA educates the next generation of global citizens to be actively engaged in the global public sphere.
Reporting directly to the Director, the Deputy Director’s principal responsibilities include management, administrative and student support duties related to the MA program, cultivating, establishing and maintaining internship opportunities appropriate for graduate students, acting as a liaison between BGIA and internship partners and organizations, liaising with the Academic Director and offices at CEU regarding student exchange, and working with offices on Bard’s main campus in Annandale, such as Title IX, Disability Services and International Students Offices.
- Energetic, creative, flexible and open-minded.
- Efficient time management skills with experience managing multiple priorities, multitasking and meeting deadlines.
- Strong initiative and ability to work independently, as well as comfortable working as part of a small team.
- Highly organized with strong attention to detail, including experience in management and professional development.
- Candidates must be willing to travel for recruiting purposes, and available on some evenings and weekends.
- MA in relevant field preferred.
- 3-5 years of work experience preferred.
Applications from candidates who have worked in international affairs and/or experience working in human resources are especially welcome.
- Establish relationships with internship organizations and provide internship placement support.
- Assist in maintaining and expanding network of internship placement contacts.
- Guide and coach students on professional development.
- Assist with admissions tracking and decisions.
- Plan and attend 8-12 recruiting trips in Spring and Fall semesters.
- Assist with other operational and programmatic needs, such as course registration, student visas, social and cultural event planning, and support for BGIA orientation sessions.
- Represent BGIA at events and conferences.
- Provide leadership when the BGIA Director is away.
Please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in and qualifications for the position, a resume/CV and the names and contact information for three references at: http://apply.interfolio.com/87790
Bard College is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from those who contribute to our diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, mental, or physical disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, familial status, veteran status, or genetic information. Bard is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for all individuals in employment practices, services, programs, and activities.