Program Director, Advanced Programs
The Institute for Humane Studies (IHS) at George Mason University is seeking a Program Director to manage a suite of advanced programming for undergraduate and graduate students, including our Advanced Topics in Liberty discussion colloquia and career development programs. These programs are a critical part of IHS’s strategy to help graduate students and outstanding undergraduates with an interest in academic careers to succeed in advancing liberty.
The Program Director will be responsible for directing and coordinating a number of weekend conferences and programs for students interested in academic careers. This includes developing program content, driving administrative processes, and working across several IHS teams to host successful programs.
Key Responsibilities Include
- Organizing a suite of conferences and driving all program logistics and processes, including working with the IHS Conference Management team
- Building curriculum and content for several educational programs, including working with our curriculum team to develop program content.
- Managing our relationship with our co-sponsor Liberty Fund
- Collaborating with other programs and teams to measure success of programs and ensure programs are working effectively towards the IHS mission, in conjunction with the Director of Advanced Programs
- Ensuring participant seats are used strategically, and participants find the programs useful and educational
- Directing several programs on site, and engaging with participants
- Evaluating and reporting the impact and outcomes of the program
The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have 3-4 years of experience successfully managing complex programs, ideally educational programs and events; excellent written and verbal communication skills; and a deep knowledge of, and appreciation for, the classical liberal intellectual tradition. Graduate training in the humanities or social sciences is preferred, but not required.
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials:
- Cover letter detailing:
- Your interest in this position
- Professional references
- A compelling case about why the mission of IHS resonates with you
- Your salary requirements
Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. In addition, IHS provides exceptional benefits to all individual employees, including full health and dental coverage, a flexible spending account, long-term disability and life insurance, a 403(b) retirement savings program, a parking permit, and one free course per semester at GMU.
The Institute for Humane Studies, founded in 1961, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational organization based at GMU that promotes the study of economic and individual freedom across a broad range of academic and professional disciplines. IHS is located on the George Mason University Arlington Campus in Arlington, Virginia, just outside of Washington, DC, two blocks from the Virginia Square metro stop (on the Orange Line). IHS provides a flexible, professional, open office environment that encourages innovation and entrepreneurship, and provides substantial opportunity for professional and personal growth.