Phillips Academy Andover seeks an experienced, dynamic, and committed individual to fill the administrative position of Associate Director and Manager of Programs for the Institute for Recruitment of Teachers (IRT). Founded in 1990, the IRT addresses the lack of diversity in the nation’s teaching faculties by recruiting outstanding students of color and other scholars committed to diversity, counseling them through the graduate school application process, and advocating for sufficient funding for advanced study.
The Associate Director and Manager of Programs (ADMP) plays a leading role, in collaborative partnership with the Executive Director, in the creation, implementation, and management of strategic initiatives designed to enhance the IRT strategic plan in the areas of program development and assessment, summer programming and instructional design, recruitment and enrollment strategies, and consortium network and partnership development. The ADMP also assists in the hiring, training, evaluation, and oversight of over 15 IRT continuing staff, external professional student advisors as well as of IRT Summer Workshop teaching faculty. In addition, the ADMP oversees and coordinates the IRT Summer Workshop and Associate programs, including ensuring the delivery of high-quality academic programming, recruitment and selection of fellows, development of in-person and virtual advising models, execution of efficient business processes, marketing and advertising, and the development of associated print and web materials. The ideal candidate will have experience with research and/or evaluation.
Other key responsibilities include supporting evaluation, campus recruitment and national conference travel and presentations, extensive student advising on graduate school applications as well as program degree and field selection, convene and lead staff meetings, retreats and trainings. Preference will be given to candidates with excellent communication (written and oral) skills, five years of related admissions/advising/education administration experience, mastery of software and technology used in the daily processes and functioning of the office (including but not limited to Microsoft Office, Canvas, Google), and a record of successfully working with underrepresented students. A critical knowledge of graduate degree research and practical programs in the fields supported by the IRT is required. The ideal candidate should have a strong and successful track record of inclusive leadership and strategic management. The successful candidate will be assessed on their ability to competently support a diverse staff and manage a broad portfolio of programs and strategic initiatives. Master’s degree required.
This is a continuing full-time (.90 FTE) eleven-month, administrator position beginning on September 1 and ending on July 31 annually. Phillips Academy is committed to fostering a global, diverse, and inclusive academic community. Submit cover letter, resume, & 2 letters of reference.
Letters should be addressed to LaShawnda Brooks, Executive Director, The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers at Phillips Academy.
Phillips Academy is an equal opportunity employer. Phillips Academy is an intentionally diverse and inclusive residential community committed to creating an equitable and inclusive school in which students from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences—including race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, socioeconomic class, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, and ability—learn and grow together.” The ideal candidate supports the inclusive and diverse nature of the community. Any offers of employment will be contingent upon successful CORI/SORI and fingerprinting background checks as well as unrestricted authorization to work in the United States.
About Phillips Academy
Established in 1778, Phillips Academy is a co-educational, boarding secondary school located just north of Boston and which educates students of intelligence and integrity from diverse cultural, racial, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds. Our motto, Non sibi, not for self, was forged by Paul Revere into the original seal 240 years ago. The school's residential structure enables faculty to support students in their personal, social and intellectual development. The academic program fosters excellence in all disciplines within the liberal arts tradition. Faculty members guide students in mastering skills, acquiring knowledge and thinking critically, creatively and independently. The school strives to help young people achieve their potential not only intellectually, but also artistically, athletically and morally, so that they may lead responsible and fulfilling lives.
The Academy embraces equity, inclusion, and wellness and is committed to establishing a community that encourages people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs to understand and respect one another and to embrace differences of race, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, national origin..., and religion. In its programs, the school seeks to promote a balance of leadership, cooperation and service, together with a deeper awareness of the global community and the natural world.
Andover's 1778 Constitution charges the academy to prepare "Youth from every quarter" to understand that "goodness without knowledge is weak...yet knowledge without goodness is dangerous." This obligation challenges students, faculty, and staff in mind, body and spirit to see beyond themselves and to go beyond the familiar; to remain committed to developing what is finest in themselves and others, for others and themselves.