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Planning & Analysis Director - The Fletcher School
Tufts University

Date Posted Mar. 1, 2022
Title Planning & Analysis Director - The Fletcher School
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department The Fletcher School
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Development/Institutional Advancement


The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy is the United States’ first professional graduate school of international
affairs. Since 1933, Fletcher’s multi-disciplinary education in international relations, law, and business, has prepared the world’s leaders to become innovative problem-solvers in government, the private sector, and non-governmental organizations.

The primary aim of The Fletcher School is the same as it was when conceived by its founders in 1933: to offer a broad program of professional education in international relations to a select group of graduate students committed to maintaining the stability and prosperity of a complex, challenging and increasingly global society. The School’s mission remains (a) To educate professionals from around the world and to prepare them for positions of leadership and influence in the national and international arenas; (b) To increase understanding of international problems and concerns through teaching, research and publications; and (c) To serve local, national and international communities in their search to develop relationships of mutual benefit, security and justice in an increasingly interdependent world.

What You'll Do

This a 1 year limited term position.


The Planning & Analysis Director Leads essential projects and initiatives that advance the Fletcher School’s goals and operational priorities. Works to improve its competitiveness in the marketplace, and improve its organizational effectiveness. Responsible for flexibly tackling key areas of work that often have cross School impact.


Essential Functions:

  • Leads the next phase of the Space Optimization work which includes taking the report from the architects and working with key internal and university stakeholders to develop a plan (including financial projections and operational planning).
  • Leads operational and financial reviews of designated programs. Develops financial models as directed.
  • Supports the implementation of new management systems as directed and ensures there are strategies in place to support widespread adoption.
  • Reviews designated processes and implements improvements as needed (eg., process for gift proposals).
  • Contributes to the planning of large high-profile School events.
  • As assigned, gathers data, analyzes, and produces recommendations and high-quality reports; advises Executive Associate Dean and Dean.
  • Evaluates current practices around flexible work arrangements and develops recommendations for adjustments to our current policy if needed. Makes recommendations related to space implications.
  • May support partnerships/collaborations.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements: 


  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired through completion of bachelor’s degree with 7 - 10 years of
    leadership experience in higher education
    • Excellent analytical skills and problem solving orientation
    • Superior skills in organization, communication, and interpersonal relations
    • Experience driving projects independently
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Suite and experience with enterprise financial systems


Preferred Qualifications:

• MBA preferred


An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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