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Program Manager, Interdisciplinary Programs
Tufts University

Date Posted May 3, 2022
Title Program Manager, Interdisciplinary Programs
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department The Trustees of Tufts College
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Graduate Education


The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Office supports the vision and strategy of the Graduate Dean and strives to create an intellectually engaging experience for the graduate students.  The office interacts with all administrative units that touch graduate students, including academic affairs, admissions, student affairs, and alumni development.  The office oversees the admission of students to all graduate degree programs, awards scholarships, fellowships, and teaching assistantships in consultation with academic departments, and reviews academic standing and policies governing all graduate students in Arts and Sciences.  The office also oversees curriculum changes across and development of new graduate programs, as well as develops and implements Academic and professional development programs for graduate students. 

What You'll Do

This is a hybrid position expected to be on-campus at least 3-4 days each week and for specific programming and events.                       

The Program Manager, Interdisciplinary Programs, plays a critical role in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. The position is primarily responsible for the management of the Data Analytics Master of Science and Certificate full-time and part-time programs, as well as the Museum Studies and Anti-Racist Curatorial Practice certificate programs. The program manager also provides administrative leadership for other programs offered out of GSAS, including the GSAS Professional Development Program, Data Analytics programming, Museum Studies and Anti-Racist Curatorial Practice programming and other certificates.

The management of the programs includes supporting faculty to develop curriculum, recruiting new students to the programs, organizing program events and activities related to building a positive current student experience such as orientation, social activities, and focus groups. The program manager will support faculty searches, lead corporate outreach, and advise current students on academic administrative issues. The person in the position will support goals for these graduate programs at an established school within Tufts University.


What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:


  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by a Bachelor’s degree and at least 2-3 years of experience in an educational, non-profit, or corporate setting
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects/tasks with thorough attention to detail and consistency
  • Ability to set and attain goals while working both collaboratively and independently on various projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in related discipline and 3+ years of experience in related field of study
  • A commitment to and interest in diversity, equity, inclusion and justice
  • Experience working in higher education and/or with an adult/graduate student population

Special Work Schedule Requirements:

The person in this role may occasionally travel for admissions.  The position supervises graduate student office workers.  


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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