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Director of Program Development (MS-CC)

Director of Program Development (MS-CC)

Full Time

YesterdayRequisition ID: 1142


Internet2 is a non-profit, member-driven advanced research and higher education technology community. Founded in 1996, Internet2 provides and delivers mission-critical technology services and programs. Internet2's core infrastructure components include the nation's largest and fastest network, cloud and security services that are influenced, customized, and designed to address the unique needs of technology leaders in research and education. Internet2 serves and supports U.S. and international institutions, government agencies, regional and state education networks, leading industry providers, and national research and education network partners across more than 100 countries. Internet2 services and programs support their educational, research and community service mission and enhance how individuals communicate, collaborate, and innovate. 

Internet2 is seeking a Director of Program Development for the Minority Serving- Cyberinfrastructure Consortium (MS-CC), a remote position. The The MS-CC envisions a transformational partnership to promote advanced cyberinfrastructure capabilities at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and other Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs). This will be accomplished through a variety of community-focused programming centered on workforce development, collaboration, research computing, and building capacity among institutions. The MS-CC is currently funded for a minimum of four (4) years by National Science Foundation grant awards.

The MS-CC is searching for an enthusiastic, results-driven individual who can collaborate with the HBCU and TCU communities to successfully lead program activities and make a significant, positive difference in cyberinfrastructure at HBCUs, TCUs, and other MSIs. You may learn more about campus cyberinfrastructure here:

The Director of Program Development will work under the general direction of the MS-CC Principal Investigator at Internet2 with additional guidance from the Consortium Leadership Board (CLB). The Director of Program Development will be integral in ensuring MS-CC programming and services are informed by the voices of the HBCU and TCU communities.  The Director will lead meetings with MS-CC staff and stakeholders and will ensure that programmatic input required for internal and external reporting are provided as needed. The Director will also play a key role in supporting the PI in developing the strategic plan for growth and development of the MS-CC.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Building on-going, sustainable, and trusting relationships with existing and potential MS-CC participating institutions and collaborating partners.
  • Directing and developing outreach and engagement for the MS-CC; conducting outreach, including campus visits with HBCUs and TCUs to understand their cyberinfrastructure capabilities, experience, and use cases; and developing recommendations for collaboration opportunities through the MS-CC.
  • Fostering collaboration among individuals from diverse backgrounds, including Executive Leadership, STEM-focused faculty, and IT staff at HBCUs and TCUs.
  • Effectively articulating the strategic value of MS-CC to the HBCU and TCU communities.
  • Promotion of the MS-CC through presentations and panel moderation at nationwide events focused on technology and/or minority serving institutions.
  • Coordinating with internal and external collaborators to identify activities for action and implementation through MS-CC.
  • Coordinating meetings with the CLB to review community programming to be offered on behalf of MS-CC.
  • Supporting the identification and evaluation of strategic partnership and collaboration opportunities.

This list of responsibilities is non-exhaustive; other tasks may be assigned as the MS-CC continues to scale and/or as determined by the PI in consultation with the CLB. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in STEM or business-related field
  • Demonstrated ability to articulate the benefits of using technology in research and learning environments
  • Strong, effective, cohesive, and enthusiastic written and verbal communication skills
  • Confidence in networking, building relationships and collaborating on projects with individuals from varying organization types (e.g., HBCUs, TCUs, non-profits, technology-focused companies, state, and regional organizations)
  • Experience working at or with HBCUs, or TCUs, or other minority serving organizations.
  • Strong organizational skills, resourcefulness and must be eager to support others
  • Confident and effective public communicator, particularly at high visibility events
  • Ability to travel at least seven (7) to ten (10) days per month

Preferred qualifications: 

  • At least 5 years experience working in higher education information technology 
  • Graduate degree 
  • Proven experience conducting strategic planning and developing growth and sustainability plans for non-profit or other organizations.
  • Experience being part of or leading collaboratives, consortium, or other cross organizational working groups.
  • Experience working with university Presidents and Executive Cabinet Members.
  • Experience presenting to boards or other leadership teams. 


This is a full-time position which will include a competitive compensation and benefits package. It will report to the MS-CC Principal Investigator, Vice President for Community Engagement at Internet2, and will receive input from the CLB.  Remote work options are available. Travel to MS-CC institutions and regional/national meetings and conferences will be expected at a minimum of once per month. 

As a full-time employee, you will be eligible to participate in Internet2's employee benefit program effective on your start date in accordance with the terms and conditions of each plan. The program currently includes medical, dental, life, vision and disability insurances, a health spending account program, sick time, vacation time and a tax deferred retirement plan. The salary range for this position is $130,000-$145,000.

Internet2 is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.