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Job Opportunity: PROGRAM DIRECTOR,Office of Professional Dev & Postdoc Affairs, Boston University

Posted by on Thursday, December 17, 2020 in Job Opportunities .

PROGRAM DIRECTOR,Office of Professional Dev & Postdoc Affairs

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Job Description
The Program Manager, Outreach and Communications, will support two grant funded programs within Professional Development & Postdoctoral Affairs – the Inclusive STEM Teaching project and the Postdoc Academy. Both of these programs involve online courses created across several institutional partners, learning communities, and a train-the-facilitator program. This role will support the marketing and communication for all courses associated with these programs, including social media and website maintenance/development, email newsletters, and the creation of marketing collalateral. This position will also support the organization, recruitment, and follow-up with the institutions that conduct learning communities and participate in our project as facilitators.


Essential Functions:

Project management: Manage the timeline, organization, and logistics of two national train-the-facilitator programs focused on developing capacity in inclusive STEM teaching and postdoctoral professional development. This would include managing all aspects of virtual or in-person conferences, including virtual or in-person rooms, AV/technology, catering (if necessary), coordinating speakers, and overseeing registration and the participant conference experience.


Marketing and social media: Manage the projects websites and social media pages as tools for program outreach. Create monthly newsletters that can be distributed within the project teams and to our communities of facilitators


Communications: Serve as the point person for the train-the-facilitator conferences, managing questions and feedback. Also manage the communications and outreach related to registration for each of our courses


Writing and editing: Synthesize facilitator reflection data from courses and edit our facilitator guides to make sure instructions are clear and activities are well-described. This will be done in collaboration with module teams within each project


Database: Create and manage a database of institutional and project partners for project tracking and outreach purposes


Team participation: Attend all team meetings for Postdoc Academy, Inclusive STEM Teaching, and PDPA. Participate in team-wide events as needed


This is a grant funded position.


To be considered, applicants should submit a cover letter, an academic CV, and a writing sample

Required Skills
Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred along with 3-5 years experience.


Qualifications will include very strong organizational and project management skills, with the ability to manage several different tasks simultaneously. The role also requires exemplary writing and communication skills; experience managing a website; expertise in social media content management; and customer service style communications with participants and institutional leaders. The successful candidate will have strong and demonstrated experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion communications. The candidate will have a grasp of social justice concepts including social equity, power, and positionality.


This position is eligible for Boston University’s generous benefits package including health, dental, life insurance, tuition remission, paid time off, and so much more!


We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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