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Director, Academic Programs Administration - The Fletcher School
Tufts University

Date Posted Aug. 30, 2023
Title Director, Academic Programs Administration - The Fletcher School
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Undergraduate Education
    Teaching & Learning


The Fletcher School 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

The Director, Academic Programs Administration assists leadership with the design and development of vision, goals and objectives for school’s academic programs and with determining program strategy and implementation plans. Oversees financial and operational management of school’s academic programs. Manages assigned staff, oversees program resources and represents programs to the university community and outside constituents.


Essential Functions:

  • Coordinates activities/opportunities for administrative integration of all degree programs, including the Master’s degree program in Law and Diplomacy (MALD);
  • Works closely with the Academic Dean, Associate Director for Academic Affairs, and faculty regarding degree program administration needs;
  • Facilitates support for recruitment and yield activities for school programs in partnership with Admissions and with faculty as appropriate. Works with Community Partner Relationship Management (CPRM) to inform marketing efforts across all degree programs. Offers ideas for content and identifies opportunities to highlight students, research and scholarship;
  • Coordinates with other functional offices as needed identifying issues raised by students, trends, etc. Liaises with administrative leads for other Fletcher programs including Global Master of Arts Program, Online Master of Global Business Administration, and Master of International Business ensuring cohesion and integration of programs across the school;
  • Directs the administrative operations of the following programs: Master of Laws in International Law, Master of Arts, Master of Arts in Humanitarian Assistance, Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs, Master in Global Affairs, Master of Science in Cybersecurity and Public Policy, Economics and Public Policy. Manages program budgets;
  • Develops programming for programs in portfolio as appropriate and ensures all program needs are being attended to. Assesses student satisfaction with programming and adjusts as needed;
  • Manages Program Development & Approval Committee (PDAC) processes as necessary liaising with Office of Strategy and Program Development, Office of the Vice Provost for Research, Associate Director Academic Affairs and Academic Dean on affiliation agreements, program reviews, new programs;
  • For joint degrees at Tufts, liaises with other schools and relevant faculty leadership, on the administrative operations of the programs, as needed. Oversees relationship management of academic partnerships, including exchanges, dual degrees, etc. for programs in portfolio;
  • Manages portfolio of agreements and serves as the primary point of contact for school programs partner organizations and with Tufts /Provost Office.
    • Evaluates current partnerships (in collaboration with functional offices) and assesses if and how they may better serve school and department goals.
    • Establishes a governance structure for managing existing and new partnerships.
    • Keeps organized records of partnerships, activities, and agreements.
  • Manages assigned staff, establishing goals, coaching and assessing performance, and ensuring individual development;
  • Prepares high level presentations and reports for senior leadership, board, and other audiences. With limited guidance, prepares communications for key stakeholders on behalf of the Executive Associate Dean.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired through completion of a Bachelor’s degree and 7-10 years of related experience
  • Expert knowledge and experience in program subject matter
  • Advanced organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Experience supervising or managing educational programs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree

Pay Range

Minimum $102,400.00, Midpoint $128,050.00, Maximum $153,700.00

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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