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CNY Humanities Corridor Program Manager

Syracuse University
New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Aug 15, 2022

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Institutional Research & Planning, Business & Administrative Affairs, Business & Administrative Support, Financial Affairs, Grants & Contracts
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Job # 038808 Department Code 21833-3029 Department Humanities Center Job Title CNY Humanities Corridor Program Manager Location Syracuse, NY Pay Range Commensurate with Experience Staff Level S5 FLSA Status Exempt Hours
Standard University business hours

8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)

8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs. Job Type Full-time Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description
Administer CNY Humanities Corridor programs (| Work with Director and co-Directors to set strategic direction, guide fiscal planning, ensure sustainable collaborative operations across three regional endowments. Analyze financial and qualitative data for operational, planning, and reporting needs and provide endowment projections for consortium and SU. Manage award cycles: launch CFPs; prepare fiscal and narrative data; coordinate review; administer awards; monitor award activities (budgets, info sheets, reports); prepare/update funding targets; track outcomes. Manage communications: maintain website (create/approve content, post policy, create forms, monitor calendar, work with vendors); write annual reports to Board and funders; coordinate listserv/manage outreach; engage in regular written communication across consortium. Manage Board membership and meeting, prepare data, reports, materials. Provide research support: manage regional retreats/workshops; serve as key contact for consortium partners, researchers, contracts, consultants; offer proposal guidance, answer policy questions. Some travel. Qualifications
B.A. (humanities or social sciences preferred), 4+ years of administrative and management leadership or related experience in higher ed. Master’s degree strongly preferred. Experience managing grant or endowment projects. Experience managing fiscal and qualitative data. Strong collaborative leadership and management skills. Exceptional written communication: role entails extensive written communication with consortium administrators, faculty, staff, students and with grants/foundation officers/external funders. Experience with website management and variety of communications tools. Ability to research trends in higher education, write reports, and provide analysis and charts summarizing trends and outcomes. Experience with accessible-format documents. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, including Excel, Google suite, Adobe Creative suite, Qualtrics. Works successfully with a variety of people, including faculty, administrators, staff, students, and community members. Job Specific Qualifications
Position requires strong analytical, communications, and managerial skills and a collaborative ethos. Superb attention to detail and organizational aptitude. 4+ years of administrative experience or equivalent in higher education. Exceptional written and oral communication. Strong research ability (quantitative/fiscal and qualitative/narrative): manage/track data (e.g., devise Excel workbooks/formulas, develop/implement surveys) and analyze results for implications. Experience managing grant/endowment projects and writing reports. Ability to calculate financial impact and generate forecasts. Experience managing communications (website content, listserv outreach, publicity, explaining policy/guidelines, creating resources to support consortium operations). Exceptional ability to collaborate, and work independently, to meet multiple responsibilities. High degree of motivation and professionalism with proven ability to take initiative, problem-solve, and show leadership. Ability to maintain strong relationships across constituencies. Awareness of national and regional trends in humanities and research consortia. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, fostering a welcoming environment, and supporting inclusive programming. Responsibilities
Cross-Institutional Administration/Research Support:
With Director, co-Directors, in accord with external award stipulations, manage administrative framework to operate sustainably across three consortium endowments. Analyze trends, identify impacts, provide strategic direction. Refine policy, provide guidance to researchers and administrators. Manage Board membership, meeting, data/materials. Coordinate Director(s) meetings, track action items. Manage RFP /funding cycle: launch RFP, answer queries, prepare submissions, coordinate review, report on financial impact, administer awards, track working group/institutional data. Coordinate centrally-offered research support events. Consult with researchers about proposals, policy, activity amendments. Elicit reports. Link Corridor aims with SU Center’s mission, particularly around research support activities.

Fiscal Data Management:
With Budget Associate and Director, manage annual and long-term budgeting for Corridor at SU and across consortium endowments. Track implications of awards, shape strategic direction, balance sustainability and growth. SU: Use data from Budget Associate for SU projections and monitoring earnings, reinvestment. Ensure SU operations adhere to external funder expectations. Provide forecasts for SU endowment and grant budgets. Corridor-wide: Manage financial data; reference foundational agreements to guide awards, shape policy. Set strategic direction for financial operations with Directors and Board. Using SU data and info provided by Co-Directors (or their financial officers), set target award allocations and provide endowment forecasts. Calculate projections tied to awards and actuals. Manage excel database, tally/track activity data by campus, budget, cluster. For RFPs, calculate financial impact data from 11 host campuses and award totals, link them to 3 endowments from which funds drawn.

Research, Analysis, Strategic Planning:
Manage consortium-wide financial (above) and narrative data, including data collection, analysis, projections. Identify action items and implications for SU and Corridor-wide operations, policy, strategic planning, and reporting. Track/assess Corridor activities and outcomes, analyze financial and qualitative data (via survey design/implementation, working group reports, etc.) to track success, identify operational issues, ascertain strategic direction with Directors and Board. Collaborate with Director(s) to convey key outcomes to Board, external funders, and other Corridor stakeholders. Remain current with Humanities/higher education trends, with Corridor funders/donors, and with other humanities consortia, nationally and globally. Participate in relevant workshops and symposia. Collate and analyze key info to support programs, operations, and reporting. Develop reports, as needed, for special Corridor projects, partnerships, funding proposals.
Manage Corridor website: develop and update content; update policy and resource tools; maintain accurate financial contact info on site for all campuses; create forms/surveys, monitor calendar and working group information; work with external vendors as relevant. Write annual reports to Board and external funders: draw from narrative and fiscal data analysis (above) and activity tracking from RFP cycles; develop supporting graphs, tables, charts to illustrate trend and outcomes. Manage listserv; in consult with Director, write all outreach/announcements; draft and distribute Director/Corridor announcements, RFPs, special initiatives; create special communications to constituents as needed (PIs, external funders, Board member institutions, etc.). Assist Director in developing external funding proposals or prospectuses, as needed. At SU, share relevant info about Corridor activities with Communications and Program Specialist, to ensure Corridor visibility on campus and contribute to Center’s annual report.

Other Duties as Assigned.

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In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter. About Syracuse University
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Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities. Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans
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Syracuse University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At Syracuse, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity. Quick Link Job Posting Date 08/15/2022 Application Deadline Full Consideration By Job Category Staff Message to Applicants
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