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Program Assistant

Below you will find the details for the position including any supplementary documentation and questions you should review before applying for the opening.  To apply for the position, please follow this link.

Posting Details

Job #033235
Department Code22020-2022
DepartmentMidcareer & Executive Education
Job TitleProgram Assistant
LocationSyracuse, NY
Pay Rangecommensurate with experience
Salary GradeS4
FLSA StatusNon-exempt

Standard University business hours

8:30am -5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)

Hours may vary based on operational needs.

Job TypeFull-time
CampusSyracuse, NY
Unionized Position CodeNot Applicable
Job DescriptionFulfil program management responsibilities as required for sponsored training, grants, and fee based programs within Executive Education Programs at the Maxwell School. Current initiatives requiring support include work associated with NGO leadership development programs and the Indian and Chinese government official training programs. The person filling this position is also expected to provide administrative support to the Moynihan Institute’s Transnational NGO Initiative. Specific work duties include program management, curriculum development, marketing and communication, project logistics support (travel arrangements, training room set up, participant support), budget control, and supervising the work of support staff, graduate assistants, and volunteers completing assignments for our work.
Qualifications• The minimum educational experience is a Bachelor’s degree with at least three to five years of professional experience.
• A master’s degree in public administration and/or international relations is preferred.
• There are no specific designations, licenses, or registrations required.
Job Specific Qualifications 
Responsibilities• Manage tasks related to a number of different Executive Education training programs (Leadership Institute, Senior NGO Leader Development Program, India Program Training, China programs, and others). This includes marketing communication (web, email, reaching out to clients), curriculum development, engagement of faculty who present in programs, conference logistics (travel, venue rental, participant support, technology support), and follow up including alumni interaction. 
• Provide administrative support and technical expertise (research methods and analysis) for sponsored applied research and evaluation projects for clients such as Save the Children, Amnesty International, Near East Foundation. 
• Provide administrative support to the Moynihan Institute’s Transnational NGO Initiative that includes TNGO practitioner speaker series, visiting fellows, graduate student working groups, and capstone projects. 
• Provide coordination support for NGO networks engagement (Interaction, NGO change group, LINGO) that market the School and help us develop client relationships.
• Manage and supervise the work of support team, graduate assistants, and volunteers who assist with training research and evaluation programs. 
• Other duties as assigned
Physical Requirements
Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please submit a cover letter and resume.

About Syracuse University

Syracuse University is a private research university, with over 14,000 full-time undergraduate and over 4,000 full¬time graduate students representing the 50 states and 124 foreign countries. Founded in 1870, it is home to 11 schools and colleges offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees in Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering and Computer Science, Human Services and Health Professions, Information Studies, Law, Management, Citizenship and Public Affairs, Public Communications, and Visual and Performing Arts. Syracuse is a medium-sized city situated in the geographic center of New York State approximately 250 miles northwest of New York City. The metro-area population totals approximately 500,000 and offers many social, cultural, and recreational options, including parks, museums, festivals, a symphony orchestra, professional regional theater, and numerous malls and movie theaters. Syracuse and Central New York present a wide range of seasonal recreation and attractions ranging from water skiing and snow skiing, hiking in the Adirondacks, touring the historic sites and wineries along the Finger Lakes to biking trails along the Erie Canal. According to the latest edition of the Places Rated Almanac, Syracuse ranks in the top 10% of Best Places to Live.


Syracuse University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

Commitment to Supporting and Hiring Veterans

Syracuse University has a long history of veteran support through education, transition, and hiring. Syracuse University was ranked #1 in New York State and 17th in the nation at the end of 1947 in veteran enrollment as a result of participating in the Serviceman's Readjustment Act of 1944 – the original GI Bill. Today, SU is strongly committed to the Yellow Ribbon Program which is a provision of the Post 9/11 GI Bill to assist in tuition educational benefits and other support. In addition, SU provides a career path for veterans to become Syracuse University employees.

Job Posting Date11/29/2016
Application Deadline
Full Consideration By
Job CategoryHourly Staff
Message to Applicants

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter

Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

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    1. * Please let us know how you heard of this position.
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