Academic Project Manager
Office of the Dean of Faculty
Reports To: Dean of Faculty
Location: Brattleboro, VT; Hybrid
School for International Training (SIT)’s Office of the Dean of
Faculty is responsible for providing overall strategic leadership
of SIT’s academic structure, overseeing the management of
undergraduate and graduate academic programs, designing a vision
for the future, and building for the next 5 to 10 years. To work in
the Office of the Dean of Faculty is to be a member of a diverse,
dedicated, and vibrant intellectual community committed to the
principles of inclusive education, the values of social justice,
and to making a positive impact on the world. Under the direction
of the Dean of Faculty, the Academic Project Manager will organize,
synchronize, and oversee the implementation of the academic
projects in the Office of the Dean of Faculty’s five-year strategic
plan, and which include curriculum review, review of Critical
Global Issues, program review and development, and faculty forums
and training workshops.
The Academic Project Manager plays an important role in
interfacing between the Office of the Dean of Faculty and the
various departments of School for International Training and World
Learning. The Academic Projects Manager communicates with the
various stakeholders involved in the project implementation and
ensures successful delivery of the project.
- Assist the Dean of Faculty, Academic Dean, and Associate Dean
in identifying key projects: scope, objectives, outputs, timelines,
and stakeholders within the Office of the Dean of Faculty’s
- Research and provide available supporting information on
projects as needed.
- Develop and manage a detailed project schedules and work
- Provide project updates on a consistent basis to various
stakeholders about strategy, adjustments, and progress.
- Organize regular meetings and manage communications with
stakeholders (primarily faculty) communicating expected
deliverables and timelines. • Utilize industry best practices,
techniques, and standards throughout various project
- Monitor progress and consult with the Dean of Faculty and
Academic Dean to make adjustments as needed.
- Measure various project performance and identify areas for
- Liaise with the Office of SIT President to ensure fluid
communication flow about project development and travel plans of
the Dean of Faculty and Academic Dean.
- Liaise with the Office of Global Operations to ensure fluid
logistical and operational support to faculty and
- Liaise with the Office of Global Operations to coordinate
faculty support during the organization of workshops, symposia, or
faculty visits to schools in the US.
- Liaise with the Regional Directors of Operations to ensure
operational and logistical support to the programs.
- Liaise with SIT departments including the Office of Assessment
and Learning Support, the Office of Student Affairs, Global
Operations, Institutional Relations and Strategic Partnerships,
Admissions, Human Resources, the Office of the General Counsel to
ensure fluid communication and collaboration.
- Liaise with the Office of the Dean of Assessment and Learning
Support to support internal and external reviews of the programs in
accordance with the standards of the accrediting agency.
- Assist in the development and engagement in training and other
professional development activities for faculty throughout the
- Create and maintain the master academic calendar for
undergraduate programs and ensure start and end dates of semester
and summer programs are up to date.
- Effectively represent the office of the Dean of Faculty to all
constituents; maintain professionalism, confidentiality and a
positive attitude at all times.
- Under the supervision of the Academic Dean, manage academic
program material revision processes and documentation workflow in
collaboration with program Chairs and/or Academic/Program Directors
- Syllabi; managing regular revision and suggesting areas of
improvement on content and academic quality.
- Collaborate on trainings of new Academic Directors and Program
Directors on SIT policies and procedures.
- Academic rubric creation, dissemination to the field,
collection, review, and finalizing to be sent to
- Faculty day-to-day support.
- Prepare reports, presentations, charts, graphs, and other
documents as requested; collaborate with other offices in creation
of the same as appropriate.
- Monitor office budgets; expedite financial transactions
including expense reports and budget transfers; create or
collaborate on budget reports. Other responsibilities as assigned
by the Dean of Faculty and Academic Dean.
- Master’s degree in a relevant field;
- At least two years of professional experience in international
- Proven working experience in project management;
- Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication
- Experience living, working or studying abroad for a significant
length of time
- Written and oral proficiency in a second language;
- Problem-solving and time management skills;
- Demonstrated analytical ability, attention to detail as well as
organizational and multitasking skills
- Ability to work cooperatively, sensitively, and professionally
with faculty, in-country staff, and other SIT and World Learning
staff, as well as external stakeholders including students,
parents, and partner schools.
- Excellent computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
- Willingness and ability for occasional flexibility in work
- Some knowledge of project management methodologies (e.g.,
- Database management skills considered a plus.