Director of Programs | Institute for Field Research

Institute for Field Research
May 14, 2024
Remote, United States of America
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Institute for Field Research (IFR), an educational grant-making non-profit organization, has a full time paid position as Director of Programs. Starting salary with US$72-78K with benefits.

The Director of Programs has primary responsibility for IFR program operations and development, along with playing a key role in internal and external communications. This requires good judgment and time management, strategic thinking and execution, adaptability and flexibility, and the ability to successfully work with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds and cultures.

Program Operations and Communications

  • Maintain regular communication with program directors and partners to create a positive working relationship with IFR as an organization.
  • Gather and disseminate information about programs to and for appropriate audiences.
  • Stay abreast of conditions in all program locations.  Conduct risk assessments and support risk management with program directors.
  • Support program directors t throughout the year with training, mentoring and community building opportunities. Develop and implement an onboarding process for new program directors.
  • Manage financial aspects of program operations, including program budgeting and disbursements.
  • Update and recommend program policies and processes.


Program Development and Review

  • Develop and implement a strategic plan for program development, including identifying opportunities and gaps, and developing plans to address these.
  • Ensure sufficient student capacity on programs to meet enrollment goals.
  • Cultivate interest in partnering with IFR to offer exceptional field school experiences for students. Oversee new program application processes and support program renewals.
  • Coordinate with IFR’s Academic Board Chair on the regular review of IFR programs. Coordinate and oversee onsite program review by IFR representatives.
  • Work with program directors to ensure high program quality and impactful student experiences.
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