Dec 19

Job: Assistant Director, Richard U. Light Fellowship Program – Yale (New Ha)en, CT 

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Job Title: Assistant Director, Richard U. Light Fellowship Program
Posted by: Yale
Location: New Haven, CT
Contract: Full-Time

Thanks to JET alum Kate Maruyama (Osaka-ken) for passing these along:

Reporting to the Light Fellowship Director, the assistant director will help shape the Light Fellow / Greenberg Scholar experience from the moment of a student’s initial interest in studying language in East Asia through to life-long engagement with a network of peers.  Assist in all aspects of running the program, from student information sessions to program evaluation and donor relations.

Essential Duties

  • Conduct all initial advising to potential applicants with questions related to applying for the Light Fellowship, choosing a Light Approved Program, deciding how long to study abroad, applying for study abroad credit, planning for travel and study abroad, exploring alternatives to the Light Fellowship, and connecting with former Fellows.
  • Develop and present information and pre-departure sessions and related material for students participating in these programs. Maintain and review all award agreements.
  • Conduct program evaluations and draft the annual report to the foundation.  Manage the Light Fellowship Program’s student reporting protocol, which includes an active blogging system.  Survey student reports with the aim of building any emerging themes into the next year’s information and pre-departure sessions.
  • Supervise the Light Fellowship Administrative Assistant position and occasional student worker staff.
  • Plan and arrange for up to nine faculty and administrators selected each year by the Light Fellowship Executive Committee to conduct site visits at program-approved sites throughout East Asia.
  • Serve as study abroad adviser for students interested in studying abroad at Light approved sites and advise on credit policies and credit application processes, review credit applications and process credit transfers.  Collaborate with Study Abroad team to develop resources for students and other members of Yale community related to health & safety and study abroad credit.
  • Represent Yale University and the Light Fellowship Program at numerous on-campus events.
  • Formulate and prepare award budget parameters for each of two fellowship competitions held during the year by calculating ever-changing program costs and monetary exchange rates for each fellow going abroad to more than 20 programs in East Asia across a mix of study terms and durations.  Reconcile all expenditures.
  • Design, produce, and disseminate public relations materials, such as brochures and posters for Academic Fairs, Bulldog Days, and other events when appropriate.  Use social media and other technologies to promote programs.  Work on website and other technologies supporting the program.
  • Develop a knowledge base about the quality and nature of language study programs and student-life resources at approved Light Fellowship Program sites in East Asia.  Establish and maintain relationships with program administrators at those sites.
  • Serve as primary administrator in the absence of the Director.
  • Collaborate with the Director on all other activities directly related to the administration of the Richard U. Light Fellowship Program, including, but not limited to, special projects as assigned by the Light Fellowship Director or the Director of Fellowship Programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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