The Program Manager provides program leadership for the Undergraduate Data Science Program. Responsibilities include creating, implementing, and managing operational procedures for the Program, as well as the management of Program communication and event strategies. The Program Manager will also manage program courses, resources, repositories, and the program website. Administrative duties and tasks are also performed by this position. The Program Manager will report directly to the Director of the Undergraduate Data Science Program.
Data science is an emerging interdisciplinary field whose goal is to extract knowledge and enable discovery from complex data using a fusion of computation, mathematics, statistics, and machine learning and to effectively communicate data-driven insights. The Undergraduate Data Science Program hosts a unique trans-institutional, interdisciplinary undergraduate Data Science Minor shared by all four undergraduate colleges at Vanderbilt (A&S, Blair, Engineering, Peabody).
Duties and Responsibilities
Student Oversight, Guidance, Records, Program Management
Serve as the first point of contact for (current and prospective) undergraduates in the program
Answer questions about the program
Collect and analyze data for program evaluation
Design and implement systems for student oversight, guidance, and records
Maintain student and alumni records
Update and revise program documents, surveys, forms, and web sites related to program
Maintain and update courses in university systems, assuring continuity
Maintain course schedules and room assignments
Facilitate student registration in the Program
Administer course evaluation submissions and compile results
Provide administrative support to course instructors
Administration and oversight of graders and teaching assistants
Program Resource and Repository Management
Manage and update repositories used by classes in the Program (example: Gift repository)
Manage and update computational resources used by classes in the Program
Program Web Site and Communications
Develop and manage communications strategy for the Program
Partner with Vanderbilt Digital Strategies on Program web site design
Develop and update Program web site content
Compose and publish news items and event listings
Compose communications related to the Program
Curate social media content
Develop and manage event strategy for the Program
Organize informational, social, and workshop events for undergraduates
Partner with the Data Science Institute on shared events
Partner with other campus resources on events
Serve as liaison with Data Science Institute, registrar, colleges, and other campus entities
Process administrative student paperwork and track program requirement compliance
Communicate critical timelines and important notices to Director, core faculty, and students
Monitor finances related to the program
Purchase and expense items related to the program
Coordinate and process travel requests
Develop and maintain alumni database
Manage appointments and payroll for graders and teaching assistants
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution is necessary
A Master's degree from an accredited institution is preferred.
Quantitative and/or computational degree and/or coursework and/or experience is preferred
Experience in university education program management is preferred
Excellent oral and written communication skills are necessary
Demonstrated ability to execute multiple tasks while working in a fast-paced environment under the pressure of hard deadlines and competing priorities is necessary
Demonstrated attention to detail, as well as organizational and analytical skills are necessary
Proficiency in SkyVU, Oracle, Microsoft Office, and Adobe preferred.
Proficiency web site content software (basic html, WordPress) is preferred
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
At Vanderbilt University, we are intentional about and assume accountability for fostering advancement and respect for equity, diversity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. Our commitment to diversity makes us who we are. We have created a community that celebrates differences and lets individuality thrive. As part of this commitment, we actively value diversity in our workplace and learning environments as we seek to take advantage of the rich backgrounds and abilities of everyone. The diverse voices of Vanderbilt represent an invaluable resource for the University in its efforts to fulfill its mission and strive to be an example of excellence in higher education.
Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
Please note, all candidates selected for an offer of employment are subject to pre-employment background checks, which may include but are not limited to, based on the role for which they have been selected: criminal history, education verification, social media review, motor vehicle records, credit history, and professional license verification.
Internal Number: 10000185
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