Program Manager

@Social Science Research Council
  • Brooklyn, NY View on Map
  • Post Date : November 16, 2023
  • Apply Before : December 17, 2023
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  • Job ID 37134
  • Salary $65,000 - $72,000 a year
  • Career Level Manager
  • Experience Fresh
  • Industry Development
  • Qualifications Certificate

Job Description

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is a Brooklyn, NY–based, independent, international, nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of interdisciplinary research in the social sciences and related disciplines through a wide variety of workshops and conferences, fellowships and grants, scholarly exchanges, research, and publications. Working with partners around the world to link research to practice and policy, our work strengthens individual and institutional capacities for learning and enhances public access to information. For more information, please visit our website:

The SSRC invites applications for the position of Program Manager to work closely with and support the program director of the African Peacebuilding Network and Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa programs to manage the programs’ ongoing activities and day-to-day operations. The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) and the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program (Next Gen) are funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and support independent research by African scholars and practitioners in the fields of peacebuilding, security, development, and related areas through fellowships, grants, publications, and public engagement.

As a program manager, you will be responsible for a range of programmatic activities. This includes, but is not limited to, budget and project management, oversight and design of the application, review, and selection of APN and NextGen fellowship competitions, and implementation of workshops and other events.


  • Manage the operations of the program, including multiple projects and virtual outreach events.
  • Work regularly with external contacts.
  • Assist the program director and other staff in the planning and implementation of seminars, workshops, and conferences.
  • Provide on- and offsite support for program events.
  • Manage fellowship database and provide administrative support for the application review process.
  • Other duties and additional responsibilities and projects as directed.


  • Master’s degree in one of the social sciences, the humanities, or a closely related field.
  • 3+ years of program management experience.
  • Academic interest in the study of Africa, with specific focus on development, peace, and security issues.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including solid presentation skills, with the ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills with strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, assume responsibility, and respond to changing demands.
  • Experience in maintaining expense accounts and budgeting.
  • Familiarity with and strong interest in programs designed to support and strengthen the work of researchers.
  • Ability to work collaboratively, as well as to independently manage multiple priorities and lead program staff when needed.
  • High level of proficiency with all MS Office applications.
  • Experience supervising and/or serving as a mentor to junior staff a plus.
  • Familiarity with preparation of grant proposals a plus
  • Willing and able to travel internationally, if required.

Salary and Benefits

Annual salary: $65,000–$72,000 commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits include health, dental, vision, disability, life, and gym reimbursement; annual tuition and/or student loan reimbursement; outstanding retirement plan and tax savings programs; generous vacation and sick leave; and more.

Application Information

Please submit your cover letter and resume for consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

The Social Science Research Council is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are dedicated to equal employment opportunity and to cultivating and sustaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. SSRC maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with all employees and applicants for employment. All aspects of employment with the Council are made on the basis of competence, skill, and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, creed, color, religion, sex/gender, gender Identity and expression, national origin/ancestry, ethnicity, age, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital or domestic partner status, medical conditions (including pregnancy and/or genetic information) or physical or mental disability, citizenship status, or any other categories prohibited by law.

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