Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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Priority will be given to applications submitted by 11/27/17
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The Evans School of Public Policy and Governance is ranked nationally in the top ten schools of public policy and management. The Evans School is dedicated to enhancing the capacity of leaders and managers in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. Our approach to policy and management problem solving is rigorous, hands-on, and professionally relevant. The Evans School's Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) is an 18-month degree program designed for working professionals with seven or more years of management experience; non-degree, customized management and leadership programs for managers and senior executives in public sector agencies and nonprofit organizations.
The Evans School has an outstanding opportunity for a Program Manager.
Responsibilities and Duties for this Position
The Program Manager will work under general direction of the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Executive Education and is responsible for the overall program management of the EMPA program and selected non-degree executive education programming. The Program Manager advances the marketing and recruitment priorities of the EMPA degree program, as well as plans and oversees executive education program operations, admissions, course delivery and support, and student advising support.
Specific duties will include:
Recruitment, Marketing & Outreach
Manage the development and organization of the executive education programs' short-term and long-term recruitment plans, monitoring marketing activities in relation to goals and priorities, with primary focus on the EMPA degree program.
Work in partnership with the Evans School's communications team to write, design, prepare, print and distribute marketing materials such as website content, brochures, e-news, displays, etc.
Promote the programs and actively recruit agencies and prospective EMPA degree students by leveraging all types of communication channels.
Represent the executive education programs at conferences or meetings, as appropriate.
Leverage communication efforts to EMPA students and alumni, to build long-term relationships.
Develop and manage a recruitment schedule for the EMPA program, working in coordination with the School's Student Services recruitment team and the School's communications team.
Partner with other Evans School departments to develop outreach, marketing, and alumni related events or activities to meet broader strategic goals.
Student Affairs and Admissions
Manage the annual EMPA admissions process.
Serve as the primary academic adviser to current EMPA students, to promote student progress on academic degree requirements.
Monitor quarterly student registration status.
Serve as a liaison with UW Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) for registration and course scheduling matters.
Host prospective student information sessions (in-person and online), help to pre-screen EMPA applicants, and meet with prospective students.
Connect current EMPA students to Career Development and other resources for their professional development and career advancement.
In collaboration with the Evans School's communications team, ensure that content on the executive education website pages is updated regularly.
Monitor EMPA prospective student interest and application numbers.
Coordinate and arrange travel and meeting logistics for marketing conferences, meetings and presentations across the state and the region; research relevant marketing information as needed.
Share general office responsibilities, including answering phones and e-mails and processing Cascade registrations in database and EMPA applications.
Arrange equipment needs and provide onsite staffing for executive education courses and programming, which may occasionally include travel for off-site courses.
In concert with Assistant Dean of Students & Executive Education and EMPA faculty director, consult with faculty on course development and provide insight on student feedback to inform program improvements.
Prepare the annual course schedule for the upcoming cohort of EMPA students.
Supervise staff (program coordinator or program assistant), as well as hourly student helpers who assist with early morning on-site course support and general administrative tasks; identify tasks for the student helpers to assist with the unit's overall workflow.
Assist the Assistant Dean of Students & Executive Education with monitoring budget expenditures to ensure costs are allocated appropriately and within budget (for catering, course materials, marketing expenses, and other program costs).
Bachelor's Degree in Communications, Marketing, Hospitality, Education Administration or related field or equivalent.
At least three years of event coordination, marketing or administrative work experience and project management.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to work with a wide variety of people, including external partners and university faculty, staff, and students.
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access, and PowerPoint software.
Commitment to excellent customer service.
Excellent communication skills including written, oral and telephone.
Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
Be an innovative, strategic thinker ready to manage and adapt to change with potential curricular changes or new programming.
Possess ability to make independent decisions and high capacity for problem-solving.
Ability to work occasional weekends for Executive MPA courses and evenings when course or recruitment activities are underway.
Ability to travel efficiently within Washington State.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Master's degree in public administration or related field.
Five years of experience in coordinating training, academic programs or other events.
Publications design and production experience, including e-newsletters.
Experience using social media for communications and marketing/outreach efforts.
Experience setting up/troubleshooting laptops, data projectors, and other audio-visual equipment.
Familiarity with basic HTML and/or Content Management Systems.
Familiarity with government and nonprofit organizations in Washington State.
Valid driver's license.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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