- Asia Society
- United States (New York, NY)
Description:Asia Society, a prestigious, global, educational and cultural non-profit seeks a Senior Program Officer, New York Public Programs-Policy Programs, to have the overall responsibility for developing, managing and conducting NYPP's programs in the Policy area; working with other NYPP staff to develop and execute interdisciplinary programs, particularly those existing on the boundaries of Policy and Business.
- Working with the Executive Director of NYPP, staff of the Department on Global Policy Programs and Initiatives, and other Policy-focused staff in NY and elsewhere, develop, manage and execute all NYPP programs in the Policy area.
- Working with the Executive Director and other NYPP staff, assist in executing programs incorporating the perspectives of other disciplines in which Asia Society works.
Efforts including but not limited to the following:
- Planning: developing the annual public program calendar in the areas of Policy and certain interdisciplinary initiatives, taking into account the thematic and strategic priorities established for NYPP and the institution.
- Fundraising: in cooperation with External Affairs, developing and seeking funding for Policy programs, including initial discussion on project ideas, drafting of initial proposal and budget, and researching potential sources of revenue.
- Funder Relations: in collaboration with EA team, drafting of all interim and final reports required by funders for grant funds managed.
- Financial Management: all aspects of managing program finances, including creation of multi-year budgets for each program, forecasting, reviewing monthly statements, and tracking all expenses.
- Program Implementation and Coordination: conceptualizing a format, coordinating speakers and all logistics related to bringing them to New York or elsewhere, coordinating catering and event-related logistics, coordinating carrying out the marketing of the event - including working with other Asia Society staff, cosponsoring organizations and outside vendors.
- Serving as a Resource: fielding calls from individuals, community organizations with queries, journalists on deadline, fact checkers, and internal requests from ASNY and other AS Centers.
- Audience Development: identifying and reaching out to new constituencies (either individuals or through institutional collaboration) to increase our public program attendance and impact.
- Keep up with the field and academic research on significant political and policy issues developing in all countries covered.
- Supervising any other staff, interns or volunteers committed to execution of Public Programs.
- Build and maintain relations with the foreign diplomatic community, USG representatives, and other not-for-profit Policy-focused institutions in the US and Asia to collaborate on and co-sponsor programs.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Entrepreneurial self-starter
- Creative & innovative thinker, collaborative team player, proven administrator and manager with ability to plan, organize, market and coordinate events across different disciplines; passion for and commitment to the goals and mission of the Asia Society
- Bachelors degree and significant background in Policy-related fields (4-5 years preferred), also preference for Masters and work experience in not-for-profit, foundation or think tank
- Familiarity and ease in grant writing and interacting with grant making agencies preferred.
- Excellent written and verbal skills
- Must be able to multi-task and deal with occasional high-stress, fast-paced environment
- Must be a team player, able to work cooperatively with multiple people at various levels of responsibility, and also able to supervise and direct support staff
- Computer skills, including Word, Excel, and experience with database work
- Must be creative with ideas, and have immense energy to run programs from the funding state through conceptualization and implementation phase
- Asian language skills are encouraged
- Image, video and audio editing experience a plus.
How to apply:
Email your cover letter and resume indicating salary requirements to: NYPPJobs@asiasociety.org. Indicate job title in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be accepted. No phone calls, please. Only those candidates considered for an interview will be contacted. Please regard your resume as having been received unless your email is bounced back. For benefits information go to: www.asiasociety.org/jobs
The Asia Society is an equal-opportunity employer.