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Carnegie Corporation of New York was established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911 “to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding.” It is one of the oldest, largest, and most influential American grantmaking foundations.
Carnegie Corporation of New York currently has an exciting opportunity for an individual who is passionate about advancing higher education opportunities, and who thrives in a fast-paced, team-oriented and problem-solving environment.
The ideal candidate for the role of Program Assistant, Higher Education and Research in Africa Program, is someone who is proactive, motivated, creative, energetic, well organized, and able to multi-task, prioritize, and learn quickly. Experience working in Africa, preferably in the higher education sector, is a must.
The Program Assistant position will be responsible for providing programmatic and some administrative support to a Program Officer in the Higher Education and Research in Africa Program.
The goal of the Higher Education and Research in Africa Program is to enhance training, research, and retention of academics in select countries of sub-Saharan Africa. Understanding that Africa’s higher education institutions and academic communities are key to reaching the continent’s potential, the Program supports initiatives that foster future generations of academics; connect centers of higher education across Africa and the diaspora; and advance academic leadership, policy, and governance in sub-Saharan Africa.
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Carnegie Corporation of New York is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversifying its workforce and is firmly committed to complying with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity (“EEOC”) laws.
Carnegie Corporation of New York strictly prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual’s race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, height and weight, disability, and any other characteristic protected by law. The Corporation abides by all applicable rules and regulations in its recruiting and employment practices including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability laws.