Position Title: Vice President of Programs & Resident Life
Office: Programs & Resident Life
Reports To: President & CEO
Positions Supervised: Two Asst. Directors, Program Associate
Direct Link: https://www.ihouse-nyc.org/career-opportunities/
The Vice President of Programs & Resident Life will oversee the development, management and execution of programming and support services which build community, foster global learning, and contribute to the personal and professional development of the International House community’s Resident Members. The position reports to the President & CEO and will be part of the leadership team that drives the overall strategy for the organization.
- Lead the design, development and implementation of a new program strategy that aligns with I-House’s strategic plan and builds on the institution’s rich legacy. Develop an umbrella program strategy for academic year driven by mission and participant interest. Determine additional participant target groups beyond residents (alumni, trustees, other stakeholders)
- Own the overall management & execution of the program/event calendar and supervision/evaluation of the cultural, social, educational and leadership programs which reflect the diversity of interests and talents of the resident community and actualize the mission of the House.
- Manage guest speaker programming (approximately 1 per month during the academic year) on current and global topics of interest to the diverse resident community; identify potential speakers, coordinate invitations with the President and Board, manage event logistics.
- Oversee management of resident leaders – develop and direct systems to select and support 50+ Resident & Program Fellows in the planning and implementation of program initiatives (such as cultural and performing arts programs, roundtable discussions, language exchange, orientation programs, sports and dance, NYC outings, social, summer activities, etc.).
- Oversee the management of special program initiatives and grants (e.g., Projects for Peace, Davis Peace & Diplomacy, Dodge Middle East, etc.).
- Oversee the management and coordination of the Residents’ Council elections and orientation of its members each fall; provide guidance and support to RC members in their roles and initiatives.
- Develop and maintain relationships with relevant professional organizations (NAFSA, SIETAR, UN, etc.) and partnering organizations (Columbia University, One To World, etc.).
- Manage department budget.
- Serve on Leadership team and convey resident views and concerns to senior management.
- Develop and execute effective promotion and communication strategy.
- Stay on top of resident and other stakeholders’ needs and interest, gather input and incorporate in design and content.
- Track and evaluate performance and participation, make necessary adjustments.
- Report regularly to Programs Committee of the Board of Trustees; work closely with Committee Chair.
- Performs other duties as requested, such as but not limited to:
- Serve on the Advisory Council of the Women’s International Leadership Program
- Serve on Internal Working Groups (e.g., Admissions Committee)
- Coordinate with Development Office on programmatic grant proposals
- Special projects as requested by President.
Critical Competencies for Success
- Masters or advanced degree in a related field is strongly preferred.
7+ years of leadership and program management experience in a fast-paced and growth-oriented environment. Experience in an academic setting (Student Affairs, Residential Life) a plus.
- Experience in overseeing event/program production from planning to logistical preparation to successful execution; experience supervising and leading teams of highly skilled professionals and collaborating around a shared vision is ideal.
- Demonstrated ability to engage in strategic, analytical and critical thinking as it relates to overall organizational leadership and problem-solving.
- Determined commitment to and competence in working with diverse staff and building inclusivity among staff.
- Integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven and self-directed with demonstrated passion for International House’s mission.
- Commitment to multiculturalism and international education.
- Strong visionary who can ensure that program activities align with larger organizational goals and objectives; Proven ability to design, implement and evaluate program strategies that facilitate cross-cultural learning through innovative approaches with a sensitivity and understanding of the alumni and resident program needs and preferences.
- Wealth of contacts and sources in international, non-profit, corporate, education and media fields a plus.
- Excellent presentation and communication skills, both written and verbal, and experience with public presentation. Familiarity with social media.
- Experience in budget preparation, staff management, and organizational realignment.
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a cover letter and resume via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Vice President of Programs & Resident Life” in the subject line.