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.
- 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,
- Develop and monitor annual budgets in collaboration with the
MD-ICCCR Budget Administrator.
- Review ongoing budget updates and provide support for resolving
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.
- 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.
- 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
- Excellent management, mediation, training, and public relation
- Strong communication, collaboration, organizational, and
- 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
$86,640 to 108,000
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:email@example.com.
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
Sep 26, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time