Program Manager, Heritage Commission (Hybrid) - (3468)
The Program Manager is responsible for management of the Heritage Commission Program for capacity development and training in Saudi Arabia. Over a period of two years, the Program Manager, under the supervision of the Director of Middle East Programs, will be responsible for overseeing the design and implementation of a capacity building program leading to the overall strengthening of the skillset and professional capabilities of this cultural sector workforce. This will entail the design and implementation of a short, long, and executive training, as well as overseeing the development of an international cultural exchange program. This also includes all aspects of project management related to implementation, partner/sponsor relationship management, and adherence to contract and budget requirements. This role oversees the program implementation, including coordinating the work four subject-matter expert consultants who will be placed at the Commission location in Riyadh, KSA, and supervising a core program implementation team in the US. The team will be responsible for executing the programmatic deliverables depending on scope and needs of the program, coordinates with all internal and external stakeholders and partners throughout the program cycle, the procurement and administration of training needs, and submitting comprehensive reports on the program progress
The Institute of International Education (“IIE”) has a hybrid work environment that allows team members a combination of in-office work and telework at any of the locations listed above.
• Oversees the entire project on a day-to-day basis. Coordinates and communicates with team members in KSA and the US who contribute to implementation and deliverables.
• Leads project meetings to keep team members fully informed on partner/sponsor communications, ensuring knowledge sharing between the team members supporting the project. Provide support and training on programs, as needed.
• Coordinates the work of subject-matter expert consultants over a period of 12 months culminating in the design and implementation of high-quality, customized international education and training programs
• Oversees the design and implementation nine short-term and three long-term capacity-building training programs in priority specializations including:
• Identifies and subcontracts with leading universities and heritage organizations to facilitate nine short-term trainings
• Secures three long-term training programs administered by leading international higher education and research organizations in the U.S. and Europe specializing in cultural heritage
• Designs and facilitates a three-day executive leadership training for the Heritage Commission leaders delivered by trainers from leadership experts and cultural heritage scholars at U.S. universities and senior leaders at cultural organizations
• Designs and implements a three-week cultural exchange and high-level networking program at leading museums and cultural institutions in the US
• Communicates with partner/sponsor point-of-contact on a day-to-day basis on program status and implementation.
• Responsible for overall project reporting, gathering data from all team members, developing presentations/reports for the partners.
• Works with portfolio finance and team members to track budget spending including payments to partners, cost of trainings, travel, events and accommodation.
Education and Work Experience:
• Requires a bachelor's degree and at least eight years of related work experience, or combination education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Advanced degree strongly preferred.
• Strong written and oral communication skills, coupled with a strong proficiency in project management and financial literacy with experience across multiple projects.
• Experience in scholarship or fellowship management and training programs.
• Ability to build and sustain strong and trusting client/partner relationships, in addition to the ability to represent IIE at external events, including representation to key stakeholders.
• Growth orientation and demonstrated ability to learn and promote IIE's mission and core capacities.
• Demonstrated experience working with corporations and foundations including an understanding of their funding priorities and mechanisms, and familiarity with the regulatory environment including managing institutional risk accordingly.
• Ability to influence and lead in a collaborative, multi-stakeholder environment.
Salary Range: $90,314 - $109,190. A candidate’s salary is determined by various factors including, but not limited to, relevant work experience, job-related knowledge, skills, abilities, internal organizational equity, and geographic region.
IIE offers a robust suite of benefits to team members including medical, dental, and vision plans, paid time off and holidays, student loan and tuition reimbursement programs, professional development reimbursement program, retirement plans and a family medical leave benefits. Please visit our careers page for further details.
Work Conditions & Physical Demands:
Essential functions are performed in a general office setting with low noise. Job demands may require long periods of sitting; telephone work and/or computer work, as well as interactions with other team members and external stakeholders. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
IIE is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.