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Program Manager of Special Projects and Initiatives

Job Type
Experience Level
Organization Type University  
Pay Range $49K - $65K

Job Description

Under administrative direction, performs work of considerable difficulty in coordinating and directing the activities and functions of a project or program. Independently ensures that the goals and objectives of the project or program are accomplished in accordance with priorities, time limitations, funding limitations or other specifications.

Working Environment

Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate-controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking. Use office equipment including a desktop computer. Lift up to 20 pounds. Communicate to perform essential duties.

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 in a related field AND five years administrative/coordination experience; OR, Master’s degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND three years administrative/coordination experience; OR Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Department Statement

The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering Office of Global Outreach and ExtendedEducation (GOEE) leads a dynamic portfolio of global workforce developmentprograms offerings including degrees, professional courses and certificationprograms working closely with academic units and a global portfolio of industryand government partners.

The Fulton Schools of Engineering on the Tempe and Polytechnic campuses is comprised of seven schools based on academic programs and research areas. Fulton Engineering has a nationally recognized faculty that conducts research, instructs and mentors students, and provides service to the profession and community. Creating diverse and inclusive communities are central to our values. With a firmly set direction to continually increase representation, foster belonging, empower diversity of thought, we are also strengthening our commitment to excellence in research, engagement and high-quality education. Learn more at https://engineering.asu.edu.

In addition, GOEE administers a large portfolio international capacity buildingprojects with the US Agency for International Development, US State Department,and other government and industry partners to improve STEM education andworkforce readiness in a number of countries including Vietnam, Indonesia, CostaRica, Mexico and other regions. GOEE programs offer global professionals accessto Fulton Engineering’s nationally renowned faculty through high-impact learningand development experiences delivered via innovative digital immersion educationformats.

If you wish to work in an environment where you will be valued for the skills youbring to projects and be challenged to stretch your current capabilities andimagination, then consider becoming part of the Ira A. Fulton Schools ofEngineering. To learn more about our team, visit http://asuengineeringonline.com/

Working at ASU has outstanding benefits which include: health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; sick leave and holidays; ASU/UA/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to ASU recreation and cultural activities; and more. To estimate the value of your total compensation, please visit https://cfo.asu.edu/compensation-estimator

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in developing proposals for external funding of projects.
  • Experience in planning, budgeting, implementing and evaluating projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of processes to conduct needs assessments.
  • Experience in designing training materials and presentations to meet needs assessed.
  • Experience in implementing training, session reviews, and follow-up procedures.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of processes for dissemination of results through presentations, reports, and publications.
  • Evidence of effective communication.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and establishing and facilitating work teams.

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.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/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, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Essential Duties

  • Supervises the activities of subordinates.
  • Supervises and facilitates the development of high impact training materials, training content, training delivery modes, or workshops, meetings and conferences with program/project participants; oversees logistics, scheduling and target audience communications.
  • Oversees the evaluation of both the statewide and regional programs’/projects’ effectiveness to develop and implement the goals and objectives of the program/project including: improved methods of program/project delivery; evaluation methodology design and implementation including analysis of results and takes or recommends proper action based on outcomes.
  • Develops and monitors daily operations and coordinates program/project activities.
  • Oversee the preparation of proposals for continued funding; acts as the primary liaison with current funding source.
  • Supervise the preparation of budget proposals; establishes expenditure controls and recommends the allocation of resources within the limitations of the budget.
  • Directs the recruitment of local participants within the region utilizing the most appropriate promotional and marketing methods.
  • Establishes and maintains liaison with regional, state, and national organizations involved in the implementation of technology.

Fingerprint Check Statement

This position is considered safety/security sensitive and will include a fingerprint check. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the fingerprint check.

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.