Program Manager

Posting Number: 0001672

Job Title: Program Manager

Department: Off-Campus Study & Exchanges

Position Status: Full-Time

Position Type: Regular

Months per Year: 12 Months

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Position band/level: AP28

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Job Summary: The Program Manager (PM) provides vital administrative support to the Office of Off-Campus Study & Exchanges and its Director. The PM manages a portfolio of 2-4 Skidmore programs that support institutional enrollment goals. (The PM's portfolio will change based on office needs and program enrollments.) In managing these programs, the PM is given authority over all operational aspects of the programs and is expected to make recommendations to the Director of OCSE regarding growth and program development. The PM is expected to be self-directed and to work directly with various academic and student affairs units, as well as outside constituents (parents, international and national partners, etc.), to deliver the highest quality student experience possible and to achieve established institutional learning and enrollment goals. This work calls for the PM to think creatively and to develop innovative programming to reach new audiences. The PM advises on all off-campus programs (international and domestic) and serves as primary student contact for inquiries during application and acceptance stages. Finally, the PM supports office-wide marketing and promotion efforts to ensure OCSE and institutional goals are met. This includes overseeing 1-2 major events each year, as well as providing assistance to the Associate Director of Programs and Outreach with additional projects.

Minimum Qualifications: BA in related field with minimum three years of professional experience in international education. MA preferred. Demonstrated strengths in administration in the field of international education/study abroad required. Experience in advising undergraduate students in a higher education setting is critical. Proven ability to work effectively and cooperatively with college students, faculty, staff, and parents. Excellent organizational skills required. Proven attention to detail and strong follow through. Strong oral and written communication skills required. Study abroad experience or significant travel and work abroad required. Should be energetic, self-directed, flexible, and extremely well-organized and hard working. Ability to work effectively in intercultural situations and in dynamic, fast-paced atmosphere in which expectations are high. Must be able to handle multiple and complex responsibilities with grace and a good sense of humor. Willingness to travel domestically and internationally.

Preferred Qualifications: MA preferred. Knowledge of a foreign language desirable.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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Required Applicant Documents: Resume
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List of Three References

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Special Instructions to Applicants: NOTE: The Program Manager (PM) position is not an entry-level position; rather, it is meant for a professional who is currently at the advisor or coordinator level who is looking for new challenges and enhanced responsibilities.

To be considered for this position, please fill out an online application and attach the following documents: cover letter, resume and list of three references to include name, title, company, email address and telephone number of three professional references.

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Pay Range: $45,100 - $50,000 commensurate with experience

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