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Director of Programs

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs
New York, United States
$150,000.00 - $175,000.00
Closing date
Feb 12, 2023

Since our founding by Andrew Carnegie over a century ago, we have worked to empower ethics as a way to discover common values and interests that can lead to a better future. As an independent, research-driven nonprofit, we set the global ethical agenda through our Impact Initiatives, Global Ethics Studio, Ethics Accelerator, Carnegie Ethics Fellows program, and Ethics & International Affairs journal, serving as the world’s catalyst for ethical action.

The Director of Programs will oversee a portfolio of projects and initiatives targeting work on ethics in democracy, policy, climate, governance, migration, next generation leadership, as well as creating educational and communication resources related to these program areas. This is a critical senior leadership position for an experienced program manager who has experience setting up internal programmatic and management processes, breaking down institutional silos, and bringing together different parts of an organization to deliver results in a coordinated and cross-programmatic manner. This position will work closely with the senior management team.

The Director will:

  • Oversee the development, implementation, and growth of the programmatic strategy for a portfolio of six CCEIA programs, which includes providing leadership on the strategic input, direction, and administration of existing and new programs that maximizes synergies across all CCEIA program areas.
  • Work directly with the Office of the President, Chief Philanthropy Officer, and Director of Communications to convene agenda-setting forums with world experts, producing educational opportunities and resources for the Council’s core constituencies.
  • Help facilitate strategy discussions among and work closely with the Senior Fellows to design and deliver new products to the Council’s core constituencies, including reports, articles, interviews, and resources for discussion groups and educators.
  • Work closely with the Chief Philanthropy Officer, senior management team, and Board of Trustees on fundraising projects with individual, foundation, corporate, and government donors to invest in new and existing initiatives and on the reporting of programmatic progress.
  • Design and implement Monitoring and Evaluation (MEL) metrics and criteria for programs to evaluate impact.
  • Oversee the program budget; manage grants and contracts, develop applications and proposals for new opportunities.
  • Identify and pursue potential for cross-programmatic collaboration between the Accelerator Program, the Carnegie Ethics Fellows, the Impact Initiatives, and the work/research of the Senior Fellow.

  • Demonstrated success developing and evaluating program models and selecting and successfully operationalizing innovative programs.
  • Strong project management skills managing complex, multifaceted projects resulting in measurable successes and program growth.
  • Experience having worked with a high-performance, collaborative, constructive peer group.
  • Effective at building formal and informal networks inside and outside the organization to further institutional goals.
  • Experience developing programming for both off-the-record convenings and public audiences.
  • Demonstrated record of innovation in educational and policy settings.
  • Ability to interact professionally with dedicated Board and staff members who have diverse backgrounds, professional skills, and perspectives

  • MA/MS in the humanities or social sciences, preferably in international relations, political science, or related disciplines.
  • At least 10 years professional experience.
  • Exceptional writing, communication, and analytical skills.
  • Strong follow-through and attention to detail; proven ability to set and meet deadlines and benchmarks.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, execute and lead complex events and/or conferences.
  • Ability to interact with and respond to questions from a range of individuals with diverse interests, backgrounds, and dispositions from across a wide spectrum of views.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated success working in highly collaborative, team-based environments.

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