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Associate Director, RITM - 66806BR

Yale University
Connecticut, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Jul 26, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Development & Advancement, Student Affairs, Minority & Multicultural Affairs
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Full Time
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Associate Director, RITM - 66806BR

Yale University, conveniently located between Boston and New York, offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Located in the heart of historic downtown New Haven with more than 100 local boutiques, national retailers, cafés, casual eateries, award-winning restaurants, and world-renowned theaters, galleries, and museums.

General Purpose:  Reporting to the Director of the RITM Center, the Associate Director will manage the full range of administrative, financial, fundraising, research, communication, 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, including programs for graduate fellows, faculty fellows, and visiting artists. The Associate Director will also play a key role in shaping the direction of a multi-university consortium of academic centers that work on topics related to race, and in the management of the grant funding that supports that consortium. 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.

  • Direct the planning and implementation of all aspects of the RITM Center’s programs and events.
  • Work with the art schools and museums, as well as with other Yale entities, to enrich ongoing programs and develop new programs.
  • Represent the Director on committees and at meetings and assume responsibility for functions in the Director’s absence.
  • Participate in the identification and selection of Fellows.
  • Help to organize and host talks, symposia, conferences, and similar events.
  • Supervise and manage office staff.
  • Manage budgets.
  • Direct the administration and supervision of fellowship programs.
  • Oversee management of the weekly newsletter, website development, and social media.
  • Work with Development on fundraising.

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.


  • Demonstrated expertise working in all aspects of program management including ability to effectively manage financial and budgetary information and systems.
  • Knowledge or expertise in fields that contribute to the study of race, indigeneity, or transnational migration.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully communicate with constituents in both oral and written communications and strong attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Well-developed managerial and leadership skills. Strong organizational skills including planning and organizing. Ability to work well under pressure. Detail-oriented and resourceful with strong multitasking skills. Proactive and self-starting, exhibiting leadership and initiative. Demonstrated independent decision-making, problem solving and planning skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Drupal, and PowerPoint. Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and embrace emerging technology, new systems, concepts and processes. Proven ability to champion change and successfully guide others.
  • Preferred Education and Experience: Ph.D., Juris Doctor or another advanced degree in a relevant field, and experience working within an academic institution or non-profit organization. Specialization in an interdisciplinary field, and experience in teaching, strongly preferred. Yale University experience; knowledge of Yale University policies, procedures, and resources.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at  Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

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.

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