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Senior Program Manager, Urban Collaborative

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Job Description

The Urban Collaborative is a national network of approximately 100 school districts committed to improving outcomes for students with disabilities. Our mission is to improve educational outcomes and life opportunities for children and youth with disabilities in urban schools through leadership development. We work to impact education by sharing and influencing knowledge, research, and policy to increase inclusive special education services in schools and decrease the disproportionate representation of culturally and linguistically diverse students in classification rates, separate educational environments, and disciplinary actions. We hold two national networking meetings each year with approximately 250 people in each. During these meetings, special and general education leaders from across the country come together to share their expertise and learn from each other. The Senior Program Manager’s main role is to manage the operations of the center so that we keep the integrity of what we currently do, and are able to grow our capacity to serve as a voice in the field of special education.

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; regular review of completed tasks.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in related field AND five (5) years’ experience managing projects/client relationships; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Department Statement

ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College creates knowledge, mobilizes people, and takes action to improve education. Nationally recognized as a leader in teacher preparation, leadership development and scholarly research, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College prepares over 7,600 educators annually. MLFTC faculty create knowledge by drawing from a wide range of academic disciplines to gain insight into important questions about the process of learning, the practice of teaching and the effects of education policy. MLFTC mobilizes people through bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, through non-degree professional development programs and through socially embedded, multilateral community engagement. MLFTC takes action by bringing people and ideas together to increase the capabilities of individual educators and the performance of education systems.

Aligned with ASU’s commitment to justice, equity, diversity and inclusion, MLFTC is committed to advancing systemic equity in our curricula, programming and institutional relationships. The college’s core value of Principled Innovation connects individual decision making to the pursuit of systemic equity.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of a master’s or doctoral degree highly preferred.
  • Evidence of passion for supporting equity in school districts.
  • Experience developing and executing technical project plans against project requirements in collaboration with internal and external constituents.
  • Experience in developing and managing strategic partnerships and partnering with district leadership, stakeholders and sponsors to grow the organization.
  • Experience developing strategies, implementing change management practices and managing multiple complex and ambiguous projects simultaneously.
  • Evidence of strong attention to details and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience working with external and/or internal partnerships.
  • Experience in Microsoft Word Suite, Google Docs, Share Drive.
  • Experience in database management.
  • Evidence of experience communicating with school district leaders and companies.
  • Evidence of willingness and comfort with change as the center grows its capacity to serve school districts.
  • Ability to travel approximately two times per year for a week.

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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

  • Manage all operational aspects of Urban Collaborative Center
  • Outreach/main contact for all partners, sponsors and members
  • Manage invoicing outreach
  • Manage operational aspects of Urban Collaborative member meetings (monthly via Zoom and 2 times year in-person)
    • Prepare and manage all pre-meeting communications
    • Manage participant registrations using Aventri
    • Mange meeting website
    • Manage contracts (hotel rooms, catering, AV, guest speakers, videographer, artist)
    • Develop and prepare various meeting materials
    • Order promotional materials
    • Coordinate shipping of materials and supplies to meeting site
    • Prepare and manage all post-meeting communication
  • Program management work within the following areas:
    • Database – members, companies, finances
    • Communications – Urban Collaborative email, website, social media, monthly newsletter
    • Advisory Board
  • Mange student worker:
    • Invoicing outreach
    • Updating the Executive Director’s calendar
    • Scheduling and updating all project and team meetings
  • File management

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.