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A sponsored project at Tufts, the Talloires Network is a global network of 220 universities committed to moving beyond the ivory tower. Since the inception of the Network in 2005, Tisch College has served as its secretariat and Rob Hollister directs the project. Network programs include web-based exchange of best practices, an annual prize competition, partnerships with regional networks, seed grants and capacity-building with member institutions, and research and publications. The mission of Tisch College is to strengthen active citizenship teaching and research across the university through programs with students, faculty, community partners and alumni. In academic year 2013, the project will move from Tisch College to the School of Arts & Sciences.
The Coordinator, Talloires Network will coordinate implementation of the Talloires Networks work plan. He/she will oversee outreach to current and prospective member institutions, partnership development, project design and management, research and communications. The Coordinator also supports and integrates the work of other secretariat staff (two part-time senior staff) and also of an international Steering Committee. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
* Encouraging members to distribute information about the Network within their communities, and to share their experience with the Network secretariat and other members.
* Identifying and recruiting potential members through public events, conferences, networking, utilization of Steering Committee and partner contacts.
* Working with partners in various countries, regions and other associations on specific projects to establish clear goals and outcomes, ensure effective communications and develop long-term strategies.
* Walmart Foundation small grants program - Working with partners in Chile and South Africa to design criteria and selection process.
* Youth Economic Opportunities Initiative (a partnership with The MasterCard Foundation) - Advising on overall goals and activities, helping to coordinate this project with other TN programs, contributing to surveying members current and prospective activities, contributing to the development of implementation plan, and disseminating results through TN communications platform.
* Annual MacJannet prize competition - Participating in selection process, interviewing finalists, and helping to organize annual prize ceremony
* Student exchange program - Working with staff of the Autonomous University of Madrid to develop criteria and process for student exchange program
* Student strategy - Leading development of a new strategy that further engages students in the Network.
* Overseeing the maintenance and strengthening of Network and other web strategies.
* Overseeing production of monthly e-newsletter.
* The Engaged University book project. Promoting the Networks book to influential international audiences, identify ways to translate sections of the book for selected audiences.
* Identifying key areas for future research on the impact, value, and purpose of community engagement in higher education. Collaborating with partners and funders to launch new research in these strategic areas.
* Identifying and innovating ways to highlight the best practices of members in publications and Network platforms that reach a broad international audience, or key strategic audiences, including funders.
* Organize bi-annual Steering Committee meetings. Create and circulate agenda and supporting documents.
* Contributing to fundraising for core secretariat functions and projects.
* Contributing to stewardship with funders.
* Master's degree in international relations, public policy or a related field with five (5) years of related experience OR a Bachelor's degree in the same concentration with eight (8) years of related experience.
* Basic computer skills
* Project design and management experience is required
* Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
* Must possess strong interpersonal skills, including intercultural skills; personal diplomacy is a must;
* High personal initiative is required; must possess the ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others
Preferred Qualifications: Foreign work experience is preferred. Fluency in Spanish or another language used by a significant portion of Talloires Network members is highly desirable. Applied research is a plus.
Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.
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