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Program Manager

Arizona State University
Mesa, Arizona
September 3, 2022
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Job Description

The W. P. Carey School of Business, where business is personal ®, is searching for a Program Manager to join the Morrison School of Agribusiness. This is a highly visible and impactful role in an important, growing, and exciting unit at ASU’s highly ranked W. P. Carey School of Business in the Morrison School of Agribusiness located on the ASU Polytechnic Campus. As a member of this team, you will work closely with the Director, faculty, staff, students, alumni, corporate partners, NGOs, government, ag educators and other agribusiness and food industry stakeholders, to develop, coordinate, and promote student programs, experiential learning, continuing education, executive education, outreach and other functions designated by the Director of the School.

Works closely and collaboratively with stakeholders to plan, direct, organize, coordinate, and execute program and project requirements; identifies and acquires necessary resources and coordinates efforts by all parties to ensure timely delivery of outcomes.

Under administrative directions, designs and executes programs to foster student engagement and success, creates opportunities for lifelong learning, identifies and promotes collaborative cross- disciplinary, use-inspired research, manages and cultivates relationships with key stakeholders; all duties will serve to help grow the Morrison School of Agribusiness and the ASU Polytechnic Campus by creating interest and engagement, increasing visibility, and making important contributions towards fulfilling our mission and vision of leading education in the agribusiness and food industry sector in the new economy.

Working Environment

Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking. Visual acuity and manual dexterity associated with daily use of desktop computer; bending, stooping, reaching and lifting up to 20 pounds. Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential duties. Review of completed tasks; provides and reviews assigned work activities to team members for quality and achievement of set goals.

Flexible Work Options:

  • Alternative work schedules can include four, 10-hour workdays in a workweek; a nine-day, 80- hour schedule over two workweeks for exempt employees only; and staggered start and stop times.
  • Hybrid work is an arrangement where employees spend a minimum of 60% of their regular workweek at their primary ASU work location. Dean or vice president-level approval is required.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree and eight (8) years related experience; 3 of which include project management of technical or scientific endeavors, OR, any equivalent combination of experience, and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Department Statement

The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is one of the largest business schools in the United States with more than 14,000 students pursuing undergraduate, masters, and PhD degrees. Solutions for the planet mean developing problem-solvers from around the globe. From our world-renowned faculty representing six continents to thousands of outstanding students who join us every year from around the world, the W. P. Carey School welcomes diversity and encourages global thinking.

Within America’s largest public university, the W. P. Carey School is committed to building a tight-knit community. Through small classes, team-based learning, and individualized attention every step of the way, your W. P. Carey experience is uniquely your own.

“The W. P. Carey School of Business educates tomorrow’s business leaders, takes an entrepreneurial approach to learning, and conducts groundbreaking research, in order to create positive change on a global scale.”

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of a Master’s degree in agribusiness or related field
  • Experience in actively establishing and maintaining relationships with agribusiness and food industry stakeholders to improve and promote our programs
  • Experience and working knowledge of the agribusiness and food industry sector
  • Demonstrated knowledge of corporate relations, business operations and business development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning principles and practices
  • Experience in fostering partnerships and developing understanding of needs, issues, problems
  • Experience in planning, analyzing, and coordinating activities and establishing priorities
  • Experience in program development, revenue forecasting, budgeting, administration and business planning
  • Experience managing multiple large complex technology projects
  • Experience leading custom corporate education program offerings
  • Experience in strategic marketing and/or sales – prospect/research, present, follow up, execution and evaluation
  • Experience in follow-up and customer service skills
  • Ability to identify and inventory abstract concepts and pull these elements together to create innovative opportunities
  • Evidence of effective communications skills
  • Experience in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint); project management software a plus
  • Evidence in being detail-oriented and multi-tasking
  • Evidence of having a positive attitude and team player
  • Evidence in being flexible and adaptive to changing priorities

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Essential Duties

  • Develop, coordinate, and promote student programs, experiential learning, continuing education, executive education, outreach and other functions designated by the Director of the School
  • Assist the Director in shaping and promoting MSA degree programs by establishing and maintaining relationships with key agribusiness and food industry stakeholders
  • Identify and recruit potential students from key agribusiness and food industry corporate partners for our degree programs, lifelong learning opportunities, and executive education efforts
  • Assist the Director in establishing and coordinating MSA Advisory Board activities
  • Actively engage with student agricultural organizations to promote engagement and student events, recruit participants and coordinate programs pertinent to the Morrison School of Agribusiness on the ASU Polytechnic Campus
  • Solicit and coordinate scholarships provided by agribusiness and food industry stakeholders
  • Develop and facilitate workshops, meetings or conferences with high impact on program and/or participants; coordinates logistics, scheduling and participant communications
  • Shape opportunities and develop proposals through a highly collaborative process with school leaders, faculty, colleagues and peers
  • Promote and coordinate leadership training and organizational management opportunities with agribusiness and food industry stakeholders through workshops and seminars to targeted groups
  • Maintain direct contact with personnel of various external organizations
  • Serve as a representative to ensure all aspects of function/program are implemented and controlled according to plans
  • Serve as key contact to corporate sponsors and potential corporate sponsors for branding/sponsorship opportunities
  • Schedule facilities and services for use by campus and external organizations
  • Track and report program outcomes and make recommendations for continuous improvement of recurring programs, corporate engagement processes, and events management
  • Travels to corporate sites (domestic and international) to drive collaborative activities and partnerships
  • Collaborates with team members both internal and contracted to ensure optimal outcomes; builds, develops, and maintains relationships vital to program success
  • Interact and maintain liaison with students, faculty, staff and outside/community agencies in facilitating program objectives
  • Alumni and sponsor outreach

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.