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Assistant Director, Leir Institute

This is a part-time position working 17.5 hours per week. This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.

The Henry J. Leir Institute at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy focuses on the security and protection of individuals and communities while promoting peace and sustainable development. To achieve this, the Leir Institute catalyzes collaboration between and creates synergies among the fields that place people at the center of concern: conflict resolution, human rights, humanitarian studies, and political and economic development.

Provides advanced, specialized subject matter knowledge to develop, implement, supervise and evaluate a university Program in collaboration with Director. Develops goals and strategies; designs data management and reporting systems; manages program/project financial, operational, and human resources; writes grant proposals for continued or new funding: develops and oversees marketing, advertising and external relations. This individual designs seminars, lectures and events and conducts research and writes reports and results. Oversees support and provides advice and counseling to students. Manages training and evaluation of staff.


Basic Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in related discipline and 5-8 years of program or project management experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with Fletcher and Tufts programs and systems.
  • International experience.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Part-time, 17.5 hours per week.