Program Manager, ACE Leadership (12-month appointment)

Washington D.C.
Feb 02, 2018
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The Program Manager will provide ongoing support within the ACE Leadership division for leadership development programs, the ACE Women’s Network (WNET), and the Moving the Needle (MTN) initiative. The WNET is a national system of networks within each state with the goal of advancing and supporting women in higher education. MTN is a collaborative initiative that seeks to increase the number of women in senior leadership positions in higher education through programs, research, and resources. This is a full-time one-year term position.

Program and Project Management

  • Assist in the planning and ongoing implementation of the Moving the Needle initiative, including outreach to those engaged with the initiative and marketing efforts for its campaign.
  • Monitor and generate regular reports on the donations to and status of the Women’s Leadership Legacy Fund (WLLF). Provide assistance with fundraising efforts for the WLLF as needed.
  • Monitor the status of the state networks within the WNET and provide regular updates to the director.
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of meetings, programs, and events within the leadership division.
  • Assist in the review of operating procedures for managing alumni and constituent groups, such as the WNET and Council of Fellows.


  • Monitor, respond to, and organize messages in the WNET and MTN email accounts.
  • In collaboration with the director and the web department, redesign and enhance the websites for MTN and the WNET. Update web content as needed.
  • Assist in development and dissemination of announcements and newsletters for MTN and the WNET, and schedule conference calls for the WNET as requested.
  • Manage contacts for the WNET.


  • Research and collect online resources that support women’s leadership, and develop an online resource portal to house materials.
  • Research areas pertinent to women’s leadership within higher education as requested.
  • Update, disseminate and analyze data from the annual survey of state networks. Prepare final report from the survey, including recommendations based on findings.

Administrative Support

  • Assist in the review and updates of policies and procedures for the WNET and Women’s Network Executive Council (WNEC).
  • Provide administrative support for the WNEC.
  • Assist in the overall operational and logistical needs of the ACE Leadership division as needed.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, but significant work experience may count as relevant evidence of requisite skills.
  • Strong project and program management skills
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products
  • Analytical capabilities and basic research skills
  • General understanding of website management
  • Experience managing records
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Ability to think critically and work with minimal supervision
  • Ability to travel and work evening events as needed
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds
  • Ability to manage multiple competing projects and priorities
  • Willingness to assist

To Apply

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The American Council on Education is 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, or protected Veteran status.

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