A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The Program Manager is responsible for the execution and administrative oversight in the areas of project performance, risk management, administration, financial management, budget development, research administration, regulatory reporting, community outreach, communications, event management, contracting and logistics. The Program Manager ensures delivery results according to pre-defined milestone targets and effectively intervenes where appropriate and proactively communicates challenges to executive director and department leadership. This position also works closely with the executive director to launch new initiatives, evaluates new systems and supports strategic efforts by collecting data, conducting analysis and preparing materials for leadership. In addition, along with the executive director serves as the strategic partnership administrator by coordinating targeted outreach, tactical communications, issue resolution and science collaboration events to support continued relationships of interest and identifies and develops new business relationships and opportunities with preferred partners and student organizations.
The program manager reports directly to the Department Administrator with program functional supervision from the Director of the MSGC.
Program Management (60%)
Under the direction of the Director, lead the design, coordination, and implementation of MSGC programming and actively partner with Michigan universities, student leaders, student organizations and campus partners. Responsibilities include:
development of programmatic goals and strategy design
developing new programs to support the strategic direction of the organization
developing an evaluation method to assess program strengths and identify areas for improvement
event planning and execution
organizing programs and activities in accordance with the mission and goals of the organization
writing program funding proposals to guarantee uninterrupted delivery of services
developing a budget and operating plan and reporting to sponsor and unit leadership
partner with student organizations and other campus units as appropriate
develop and management of a robust marketing and promotional plan for the programmatic offerings overseen
Direct supervision of part-time communications specialist. Make recommendations on hiring, negotiate work schedules, and assignments
Direct supervision of approximately 1-2 graduate and undergraduate student staff as appropriate. Make recommendations on hiring, negotiate work schedules, and assignments
Provides functional oversight to department allocated resources in research administration, human resources and administrative support related to activities of the MSGC
Assessment and Evaluation (10%)
creating and managing long-term goals
meeting with stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regarding project issues and decisions on services
analyzing program risks
Assist the Director in the preparation of the annual budget process as it relates to programming directly managed
Increase visibility, awareness, and education about MSGC mission and programs through marketing and communication efforts.
Review, revise, and recommend policies to ensure efficacy at the unit, divisional, and campus levels.
Assist in the preparation of annual and periodic reports for programs directly managed as needed to demonstrate MSGC work and impact.
Performs other duties as assigned
Flexible work schedule; some out of state travel is required
3-5 years program management experience
Experience leading programmatic design, implementation and assessment
Experience in research administration
3-5 years supervisory experience
Excellent and demonstrated communication and organizational skills. Ability to multi-task and execute additional duties as assigned while working in a fast paced environment.
Experience analyzing information and research outcome data
Highly organized and detail oriented
Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Preferred UM experience in M-Pathways, University policies and procedures, M-Reports and Business Objects
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