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Managing Director, Strategic National Arts Alumni Project - SNAAP)

    The University of Texas - Strategic National Arts Alumni Project · Austin · TX · Other

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    Full Time

    Program / Project Management

    Closing Date
    June 1, 2021

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    This position will be based at The University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts. 

    This Managing Director position is responsible for overseeing implementation of the 2022 SNAAP arts alumni survey in collaboration with the board of directors. The managing director plans and monitors the SNAAP budget and is responsible for overseeing the budget of a 3-year award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. They manage all marketing and communications. They plan and execute meetings of the board of directors and work closely with the board president to develop agendas and engage board members. They are responsible for developing partnerships and obtaining external funding in support of research initiatives using SNAAP data. The managing director represents SNAAP in national venues and builds and strengthens relationships with higher-education leaders in the art and design fields, and is responsible for strategic planning. The managing director will participate in the hiring of a project manager for the SNAAP survey to begin January 2022.

    SNAAP is a national arts data and research organization that has collected and analyzed data from over 200,000 arts graduates from across North America. Starting in 2008, over 300 colleges and universities have participated in the SNAAP survey, and SNAAP data have been used for assessment, curriculum reform, recruitment, benchmarking, alumni engagement, advocacy, and more. SNAAP has change the national conversation on the value of an arts degree. SNAAP was based at Indiana University for its first 12 years, and is moving to The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2021.

    SNAAP’s overarching mission is to maximize the success and impact of creatives in society by driving evidence-informed change in training and illuminating the value of arts and design education.  More information can be found at:

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