Program Manager, Graduate Programs in Economics

Program Manager, Graduate Programs in Economics

University of San Francisco

Job Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Associate Dean for Social Sciences, the Program Manager of the Graduate Programs in Economics is responsible for the administration and advancement of the MS in International and Development Economics (IDEC) program and the MA in Economics graduate programs. In consultation with the Economics Department Chair, Economics Graduate Faculty Directors, and Economics Department faculty, the Program Manager will also work to maintain, improve and create new graduate program initiatives.

Job Responsibilities:

Recruitment and Admissions:
• Manage recruitment and marketing for the graduate programs, including answering program inquiries, development of marketing campaigns and materials, communications media, coordinating marketing with the Director of Graduate Admissions, and organizing and leading information meetings and other events.
• Supervise and participate in the application and admissions process, including assisting in the final admissions decisions process.

Academic/Student Support:
• Facilitate and plan the academic advising process in conjunction with Faculty Directors, and ensure the smooth administration of student registration.
• Facilitate student success including organizing student orientation events, monitoring the academic progress of students, organizing student-centered events, and managing degree completion process.
• Work with the Faculty Directors to coordinate summer students, including international field research and internships, and in cultivating relationships with hosts/sponsors.

Curriculum Development and Support:
• Work with faculty to ensure that course content meets program learning outcomes, and work with Faculty Directors on assessment tools and assessment reports for the university and external reviewers.
• Coordinate the course scheduling process in conjunction with Faculty Directors and Department Chairperson.

• Manage alumni tracking and alumni services for the graduate programs in collaboration with the Office of Alumni Relations.
• Serve as a member of the University Graduate Admission Council and attend College of Arts and Sciences Graduate Program Directors meetings.
• Maintain and develop websites, newsletters and other communications media for the department.
• Manage program budgets, including scholarship allocations.
• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

• Bachelor’s degree in relevant area, Masters degree highly desirable.
• Experience supporting professional or graduate educational programs.
• Demonstrated cultural competency and experience working with students from a diverse array of backgrounds, including and especially experience working with international students. Familiarity with immigration regulations concerning foreign students desirable.
• Demonstrated success in overseeing complex administrative systems and the ability to interact with a variety of different administrative departments.
• Ability to understand and maintain budgets.
• Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
• Broad knowledge and utilization of social media.
• Excellent computer skills (word processing, database and web maintenance skills).
• Experience maintaining database systems.
• Willingness to travel to help establish and maintain relationships with partner institutions.
• Ability to travel to recruitment fairs and to work in the evenings if required to service graduate student events.

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Ability to spearhead large projects and see them through to completion.
• Experience collaborating across departments/programs.
• Demonstrated leadership in a higher education setting.
• Familiarity or fluency in a major foreign language is desirable.
• Interest in opportunities for teaching and research collaboration is desirable.
• Knowledge of program impact evaluation methodologies is desirable.
• Professional networks with international development organizations is desirable.

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