Assistant Director, James Madison Program

Princeton University
  • Location
    Princeton, New Jersey
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 08

Position description

The Assistant Director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions will report directly to the Executive Director and work collegially with Program staff in all aspects of the planning and executing of Program activities, including Summer Seminars.


Primary Responsibilities:

Provide assistance to the Executive Director in administering/facilitating the JMP Fellowship programs to include: 

Provide assistance to the Undergraduate Programs Manager by:

Plan and direct Madison Program non-credit summer seminars for high-school students, Princeton and non-Princeton undergraduate students, and recent PhD's


Essential Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or higher in politics, law, or related field
  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated record of success working in higher education
  • Strategic planning and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated oral, written, research, presentation, and facilitation skills
  • Demonstrated relationship-building ability and apptitude for collegial interactions with faculty, staff, and students
  • Able to multitask and prioritize duties
  • Record of politics-related scholarly publications, both articles and books
  • Demonstrated expertise in American constitutional law, American political institutions, and American and Western political thought

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Terminal degree in Politics, Law, or other politics-related field
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Related experience in undergraduate teaching and administration

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