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1. Provide dynamic leadership for the Yale Journalism Initiative, work with faculty and staff from departments, schools, and programs throughout the University to develop curriculum and other intellectual opportunities for the study of journalism. 2. As the sole administrator of the program, direct the day to day administration of Yale Journalism Initiative, oversee curriculum and budget, provide support to the visiting professors teaching Advanced Journalism, hire and supervise student workers, write or oversee a weekly newsletter of journalism and nonfiction events on campus, maintain alumni records, develop internship opportunities, communicate with students, faculty and the community, and other activities as needed. 3. Actively contribute as a journalist and stay current with journalistic practices. 4. Develop and teach courses in Yale College. 5. Develop and oversee a network of internship and teaching observation experiences for students who enroll in the gateway class to the Yale Journalism Initiative, typically Advanced Journalism. 6. Guide students admitted to the gateway class in fulfilling the requirements to become Yale Journalism Scholars. Coordinate record keeping of such students with the Registrar. 7. Develop a system of advising of all interested undergraduates regarding the field of journalism. This can include: collaboration with the Office of Career Strategy on career, internship and fellowship advising; advising student publications and leading workshops for them, as requested; and co-sponsoring and cross-promoting events with other units, such as the Creative Writing track in the English department, the writing/journalism communities in the professional schools, and the residential colleges. 8. Maintain Yale Journalism Initiative website. 9. Maintain industry connections to facilitate job opportunities for current students. This will typically include regular contact with alumni; regular contact with editors at a wide range of media outlets; and an ongoing program of the director's own research, reporting, and publishing 10. Oversee a program of guest speakers at special lunches and lectures, open to students who have taken the gateway class, and to other students in the University when possible. 11. Serve on relevant Yale College committees and participate in various initiatives. 12. Assume other responsibilities as assigned.
Required Skill/ability 5:
Appreciation and respect for principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Ability to engage with diverse individuals (age, gender, nationality, race/ethnicity, profession, sexual orientation, etc.).
Posting Position Title: Program Manager, Yale Journalism Initiative
Required Skill/ability 3: Ability to connect students with media professionals and to build partnerships across the university.
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
University Job Title: Director, Yale Journalism Initiative
Required Skill/ability 1:
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Required Skill/ability 4:
Strong organizational skills, ability to follow up with faculty and students, and attention to detail.
Required Skill/ability 2:
Experienced teacher qualified to teach courses in Yale College.
Bachelor's Degree in a related field and ten years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Yale University is an American private Ivy League research university located in New Haven, Connecticut. Founded in 1701 in the Colony of Connecticut, the university is the third-oldest institution of higher education in the United States.