Programs Coordinator

Fordham's Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs
  • Location
    New York, New York
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Nov 17

Position description

The Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs (IIHA) prepares current and future aid workers with the knowledge and skills needed to respond effectively in times of humanitarian crisis and disaster. Our courses are borne of an interdisciplinary curriculum that combines academic theory with the practical experience of seasoned humanitarian professionals.

We have designed our graduate and non-credit course offerings to be accessible to aid workers of various backgrounds and levels of experience as they continue to work in humanitarian crises around the world. Our undergraduate courses are informed by our extensive experience within the field of humanitarian training and embody the moral ideals and critical analysis of a Fordham University education. In addition to our courses, we publish on a wide range of humanitarian topics and regularly host a number of events in the New York area.


The Programs Coordinator’s primary duties include, but are not limited to:

• Serves as lead administrative focal point on Institute budget and financial issues.
o Coordinates and processes all Institute budget accounts. Interacts regularly with Fordham University administration and supports units to manage admission, registration, billing, IT, and other related matters.
o Conducts daily budgeting and accounting operations for the Institute’s grants, programs, and projects both domestically and internationally.
o Collaborates with the Executive Director on grant and partnership proposals with foundations, international nongovernmental organizations, UN agencies, and academic institutions domestically and internationally.

• Manages the administrative oversight of the Institute’s national and global humanitarian research, educational, and training programs.
o Collaborates with Institute staff and University personnel to develop strategic admissions and enrollment goal planning and implementation.
o Serves as the primary liaison for two Institute Master’s level academic programs, the International Diploma program, and non-credit programs.
o Provides vital support to the programs as a member of the admissions committee, advises prospective students, and supports through Fordham’s Office of International Services international student visa requirements.

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• Bachelor’s degree
• Minimum five years of demonstrated executive/administrative management experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience • High level of proficiency in all Microsoft Office Programs - Word, Excel, PowerPoint
• Working knowledge and familiarity of finance and budget management; QuickBooks experience a plus
• Interest and knowledge of current political events and major actors in the field of humanitarian relief and response.
• Potential for international travel
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team on concurrent projects
• Ability to effectively multitask and prioritize

PLEASE NOTE: This is a part-time, in person position. 
- Non-benefited




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