Program Manager

Feb 19, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00046371

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) provides noncredit continuing education for adults aged 50+. Inherent in the program's philosophy is the idea that OLLI is a learning community that fully involves its members in development of its curriculum and other programming.

Essential Job Duties: -Develops annual curriculum of 200+ courses/lectures, which cover a wide range of subjects and are taught by qualified volunteers. -Works collaboratively with other staff, OLLI member volunteers, and Program Development Committee/subcommittees (composed of volunteers) in developing each semester's curriculum. Manages curriculum development process from conception to completion. - Recruits, trains and supervises volunteers for a range of positions. - Oversees logistics and responsible for the day-to-day smooth operations in the classrooms. - Provides excellent customer service to instructors, other volunteers, members. - Identifies way to engage members and prospective instructors and encourage them to volunteer. - Responsible for monthly financial reconciliation for OLLI accounts and understands how program decisions relate to overall budget.

Minimum Education/Experience:

Department Required Skills: Position requires a flexible and energetic person with strong organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. Position requires attention to detail, while also being able to see the "big picture." Demonstrated ability to: - multitask and juggle competing priorities, - work well both independently as well as collaboratively with diverse groups and a range of personalities, - network with a variety of people, - provide excellent customer service, - make cold calls to line up volunteers, - troubleshoot the unexpected, - and delegate defined tasks. Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Drive. Must enjoy working with volunteers and with adults aged 50-90+.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: Prefer Bachelor's degree with a minimum of five years in program development and management, preferably in an educational or other nonprofit setting. Other preferred skills include familiarity with curriculum development, experience motivating and managing volunteers and promoting programs, and demonstrated interest in a wide variety of subjects in the liberal arts and sciences. Experience with database software concepts and basic understanding of budgets and financial reconciliation.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "":http// Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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