Assistant Director, Maritime Studies – The Fletcher School

Medford, Massachusetts, United States

Job description

This is a grant funded position and is not eligible for severance pay.

The Fletcher School is the United States’ first professional graduate school of international affairs. Since 1933 Fletcher’s multi-disciplinary education in international relations, law, and business, has prepared the world’s leaders to become innovative problem-solvers in government, private sector, and non-governmental organizations. The Fletcher School seeks to fulfill its mission in the most environmentally sensible way possible.

Fletcher’s Maritime Studies Program allows students to explore the past, present, and future of oceans and waterways in the wider context of international trade, security, energy, and environmental issues. Students may elect maritime studies as one of their Fields of Concentration, specializing to reflect specific regional or topical interests, e.g. Pacific Asia, geopolitics, environment and sustainability, security studies, business or law, etc., within a maritime context.

Provides specialized, subject matter knowledge to develop, implement, review and evaluate a university Program in collaboration with the Director. Participates in development of goals and strategies; creates data management and filing systems; develops, analyzes and monitors budgets, grants and contracts; and participates in development and implements marketing and advertising efforts including writing content for website and social media material. May design and represent program externally at conferences, meetings and events. Conducts research and drafts reports and results. May oversee recruitment and management of study subjects. May provide advice and counseling to students. Coordinates hiring and training of staff, students and temporary help. This is an externally funded\grant-funded position.


Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline and 3+ years of related experience OR Master’s degree and 1-2 years related experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in related discipline and 3+ years of experience in related field of study.
  • Previous management experience or participation in a management development program is preferred.
  • Previous government service and experience in maritime-oriented entrepreneurship are strongly preferred.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Occasional domestic and international travel required. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

How to apply

Apply online

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

Tufts is a private university with campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville & Grafton, Mass., and Talloires, France.