The Supervisor of Academic Programs is responsible for all academic advising and academic program development activities in CERES. S/he manages CERES admissions and recruitment, coordinates with the Director and CERES faculty in program and curriculum development, and engages with alumni and other stakeholders in various outreach activities. Reporting to the CERES Director, the Supervisor has duties that include but are not limited to:
Academic Advising and Admissions
Develops and manages CERES recruiting program, including all related publications and advertising, recruitment travel, and recruiting activities.
Advises prospective students for MA and certificate programs on requirements for admission and courses of study.
Oversees the CERES admissions process; and forms faculty committee, prepares applications for review, and processes applications.
Develops and conducts program orientation for new students.
Provides academic advising to all enrolled students.
Works with Graduate School, Student Financial Services, and Registrar to make sure student progress and status are recorded and maintained.
Works with students and other programs and departments to coordinate undergraduate and graduate certificate and joint degree programs, and to monitor progress; and develops and implements new certificate and degree programs.
Coordinates existing and develops new student programs, such as lecture series and other events.
Serves on all GU and SFS committees regarding academic and admissions policies, and works with other units on campus and beyond to enhance the academic program.
Works with the SFS Graduate Career Center to provide career advising and assistance in finding internships for students.
Academic Program and Curriculum Development
In coordination with the Director, identifies potential course offerings, determines course listing, and works with Registrar on CERES offerings.
In coordination with the Director, identifies prospective adjunct faculty and processes documentation for appointment requests, working closely with the SFS Dean’s Office.
Works with Director to identify, apply for, and win external funding; and assists Director with program fundraising and relations with potential donors.
Works with SFS BSC on management of all internal and external grants for CERES.
Working with relevant University departments, assists Visiting Researchers with visa invitations, onboarding, affiliation, and general administrative matters.
Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement
Works closely with the SFS Director of Alumni Engagement on alumni initiatives.
Develops and maintains alumni outreach program and database of alumni.
Tracks alumni donations.
Works with Center Administrator on publications, including website, advertising, and newsletters.
Prepares agenda, supporting materials, and information on adjunct hires for biannual CERES Executive Committee meetings.
Master’s degree in Russian and East European Studies or related field
3 to 5 years of experience in academic administration, including curricular and advising responsibilities
Strong preference for experience in program administration related to Russian and East European Studies