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Associate Director, MD-ICCCR

Employer
Teachers College Columbia University
Location
New York, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Oct 17, 2023

Job Details



The Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD- ICCCR) is seeking a seasoned professional to oversee the operations, staff, and interfaces of the dynamic, theory-practice-oriented center – which focuses on research and development in constructive conflict, justice, and sustaining peace. The Associate Director will participate in the development and strategic planning of its broad research, educational, and outreach programming and initiatives. The Associate Director will also liaise with sister conflict resolution and peacebuilding centers and programs, College and Department offices, and other external stakeholders to represent the mission, programming, and initiatives of the Center.

Center Management:
  • Manage Center staff, including their internal relationships and their interfaces with instructors, faculty, RAs, MA and Ph.D. Students, AC4/NECR, TC administration and employees, Columbia University administration, and others.
  • Provide advice and counsel about strategies for negotiating differences and seeking common ground.
  • Manage Center infrastructure and space, e.g., desktop and shared equipment; office, kitchen, conference room, Ph.D. carrels, research rooms.
  • Develop and monitor annual budgets in collaboration with the MD-ICCCR Budget Administrator.
  • Review ongoing budget updates and provide support for resolving complex issues.
Education and Practice:
  • Support two major programmatic initiatives of the MD-ICCCR: education and practice.
  • Provide guidance and support for the Educational Program Coordinator in the maintenance of the robust Advanced Certificate in Conflict Resolution, all Center courses, and the evolution of new educational offerings, internships, and pedagogy.
  • Given the theory-practice legacy of the MD-ICCCR, work with the Curriculum Specialist to initiate, coordinate, and communicate major practice initiatives as needed.
Strategy & Communications:
  • Provide leadership and support for operations, strategic planning, and the development and monitoring of annual and long-term Center goals.
  • Seek funding, as appropriate for innovative projects that further the Center's mission and vision.
  • Provide direct support and supervision to the dedicated Work-study intern(s) in implementing the communications strategy and the oversight of annual events that further advance the mission of the Center (e.g., Deutsch Awards; Sustainable Peace.) Communication includes face-to-face and email/social networking communication; website maintenance and updating; coordination with AC4 at Columbia communications initiatives; and coordination with TC's Office of External Affairs.
  • Act as an administrative liaison with the Social-Organization Psychology program, Organization & Leadership Department, Teachers College and the NECR Program at Columbia University.
  • Network with national conflict resolution communities.
Other Functions:
  • Organize and lead monthly Staff Meetings.
  • Maintain and update the Annual Report. Participate in Center Director's Forum, led by the Vice-Provost's office, and other College meetings as requested.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Education: Master’s degree in conflict resolution or a related field and a strong interest in the relation of theory to practice in conflict resolution.
  • 2 years of work related experience in conflict resolution and dispute resolution. Some experience with diversity and social action a plus.
  • Experience writing grant proposals, responding to RFPs, managing budgets and working collaboratively with academics & staff in a university setting.
  • Specific Skills: A self-starter with demonstrated entrepreneurial skills.
  • Excellent management, mediation, training, and public relation skills.
  • Strong communication, collaboration, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Ph.D, Ed.D, or LLD
  • The ideal candidate has worked in nonprofit and/or for-profit organizations in a management or consultative role.
  • Highly familiar with an academic setting
  • Highly familiar in the field of conflict resolution and dispute resolution
Salary Range:

$86,640 to 108,000

Work Modality:

Hybrid

Competitive Compensation and Benefits

The salary range reflects the College’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the compensation for the position at the time of the job posting. Salary decisions are dependent on several factors including but not limited to market and organizational considerations, experience, and qualifications of a selected candidate as well as internal and external equity.

Our benefits contribute significantly to the total compensation package that includes medical, dental, vision, and supplemental insurance plans; flexible and hybrid work schedules; tuition remission; life insurance; short and long-term disability insurance; an exceptional employer retirement matching program; health savings accounts (HSA), flexible spending accounts (FSA), Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility, and a robust Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

If you would like to request any disability related accommodations to complete the job application or to participate in the interview process, please email:oasid@tc.columbia.edu.

Hybrid/Remote

Teachers College maintains a hybrid work environment, which provides employees with flexible work arrangements, while ensuring we preserve the important aspects of our unique in-person college-campus culture. Depending on role and business needs, colleagues will either work onsite or in a hybrid model (combination of in-office and virtual days). Employees are expected to live within a 150-mile radius of the College.

We will consider qualified candidates that reside beyond this radius based on the responsibilities and duties expected of the position. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Teachers College is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community and to providing equal opportunity in employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration regardless of race, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity or gender expression), religion, creed, national origin, age, citizenship, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Advertised: Sep 26, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
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Company

For over 125 years, Teachers College – the largest and most comprehensive graduate and professional school of education in the United States – has educated nearly 100,000 people from around the world. With a tradition of innovation and insight, Teachers College embraces three fields of study: education, psychology, and health.

But Teachers College is more than its name implies. Students prepare for careers in all aspects of understanding, managing, and enhancing human potential. Engaging students on countless levels inside the classroom and out,

Teachers College faculty and administration help students tailor their programs of study to meet their unique needs and interests. The Teachers College spirit of academic inquiry is embodied by current faculty working in the tradition of such distinguished predecessors as John Dewey and Maxine Greene in defining new fields of study. In addition to examining the ways education in the United States and around the world is affected by larger economic, social, and political contexts, Teachers College faculty help students to realize their full potential as learners, to make informed decisions, and to attain the best possible quality of life.

Our benefits contribute significantly to the total compensation package that includes medical, dental, vision, and supplemental insurance plans; flexible and hybrid work schedules; tuition remission; life insurance; short and long-term disability insurance; an exceptional employer retirement matching program; health savings accounts (HSA), flexible spending accounts (FSA), Public Service Loan Forgiveness eligibility, and a robust Employee Assistance Program (EAP).

Teachers College is located in New York City and is an affiliate of Columbia University.

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