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Program Manager - Tisch College
Tufts University

Date Posted Aug. 9, 2022
Title Program Manager - Tisch College
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Tisch College
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Student Affairs


The Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life prepares Tufts students to become active citizens and community leaders. As the only university-wide college of its kind, its mission is to engage Tufts students in meaningful community building, public service experiences, and transformational learning.  It conducts and supports groundbreaking research on civic and political participation and forges innovative community partnerships. Tisch College is a national leader in civic education, whose model and research are setting the standard for higher education’s role in civic engagement.

What You'll Do

This is a grant funded, 10-month limited term position. This is also a part-time position at 8 hours per week. This position is not eligible for benefits, nor severance pay. 


The Program Manager will be an integral part of a multi-year project to create a new interfaith civic studies curriculum track at Tisch College, that models and helps to develop a new community of scholars invested in the intersection of interfaith relations, religious literacy, and civic engagement. They will provide advanced, specialized subject matter knowledge to develop, implement, supervise, and evaluate the project in collaboration with the Sr. Researcher and Principal Investigator. The project is situated between the University Chaplaincy, the Religion Department and Tisch College of Civic Life. The Prog. Mgr. will encourage interdisciplinary discussions and strengthen the intellectual community around interfaith civic studies at Tufts.  They will develope goals and strategies; designs data management and reporting systems; develops and oversees marketing, advertising, and external relations.  This person will mentor students and have time for some research or public engagement work. They will make a presentation on a relevant topic to a Tufts audience, help to organize and participate in other events, and guest-lecture in classes. They may potentially offer a 1-2 SHU course related to their area of expertise as determined in consultation with the PIs. Candidates may include scholars of religion, clergy, or a recent PhD.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in related discipline and 5-8 years of program or project management experience
  • Candidates may include scholars of religion, clergy
  • Experience working with or leading diverse groups of people in varied roles/positions
  • Unwavering commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion and understanding of how these commitments apply to work
  • Demonstrable ability to take initiatives and work with tight and sometimes shifting timelines   

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A recent Ph.D. in related field
  • Experience working in a higher education setting
  • Ability to communicate effectively with scholars, and young people through writing, speech, and discussion groups


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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