Biology Program Manager I

Job description

Montgomery College is Maryland's premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success. We give employees the environment, tools, and opportunities they need to make a difference.

Job Title
Biology Program Manager I

Job Description Summary
Job Title:\t Biotechnology Program Manager I
Position #:\t S03092
Bargaining Status: Non-Bargaining
FLSA:\t Exempt
Location: \t Germantown

Online applications must be received by April 20, 2018

Montgomery College, Germantown, has need for a full-time, Biotechnology Program Manager I, S03092, Chemical and Biological Sciences Department. The normal work schedule is Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and may vary subject to the needs of the program. Schedule will likely include occasional weekends, based on the needs of the department.

Montgomery College is a public, fully accredited, open admission institution. Led by President DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D., MC is dedicated to student success and widely recognized for the quality and scope of its academic programs. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? The faculty and staff of MC are integral to our continued excellence. We are looking for dedicated professionals

Under supervision and/or direction, incumbents are responsible for providing oversight, leadership and guidance for the successful outcomes (preparation for professional careers/certifications) of students in the WD&CE program as well the development, coordination, marketing, and evaluation of open enrollment and contract courses.

Contacts and interaction vary and may involve multiple constituencies such as direct interaction with the business community, outside agencies, faculty, colleagues, managers, directors, students, vendors, contractors and consultants.

Job Description

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Identify community needs and develop/maintain partnerships for selected service and resources.
  • Schedule, assign, inspect and review work of assigned staff to ensure work is performed according to established standards.
  • Conduct instructor recruitment/interviewing and make recommendations to hire; generate contract letters and validate/verify I-9.
  • Monitor and evaluate teacher effectiveness and student success.
  • Evaluate courses, curriculum and programs. Develop and manage the annual WD&CE budget, price programs and negotiate contracts; submit program projections for annual budget.
  • Analyze program data to establish enrollment and budget projections.
  • Develop quality assurance methodology to evaluate/measure quality and financial viability of programs.
  • Respond to problems and inquiries on technical/educational issues.
  • Perform initial problem determination/identification and resolve and/or develop alternative resolutions.
  • Analyze and report on progress toward financial/enrollment targets.
  • Meet with representatives of County businesses and organizations to assess needs, plan training, negotiate contracts, and develop/maintain association and/or relationship.
  • Solicit and evaluate course proposals, reviews syllabi/materials, schedule and prices courses.
  • Oversee logistics for effective course delivery.
  • Evaluate teacher effectiveness and student success and satisfaction; review evaluations and student feedback and retention.
  • Advise students on appropriate course selection. Initiate new programs and respond to RFPs. Submit program progress reports to appropriate individuals

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in education, educational technology, computer science, or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum three years of experience managing or supporting adult education programs; working with programs in a college or school preferred.
  • Training in communications, marketing, program supervision, leadership, writing, public speaking, project management, and instructional design and/or teaching strategies.
  • Knowledge of workforce development programs, management, best practices and emerging trends.
  • Excellent leadership, presentation, organization and customer service skills, as well as the ability to lead, instruct, train, guide and motivate others.
  • Knowledge of existing computing platforms used in business that are appropriate for the delivery of instruction in and outside of the classroom.
  • Knowledge of project management principles, practices, techniques and application.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office tools, project management software, familiarity with computer hardware and peripheral devices.
  • Ability to analyze and draft contract terms and agreements, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing), and follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to manage time effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to plan and organize work initiatives to successfully accomplish goals and objectives.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to work independently as well as with multiple teams (including academic and IT teams).
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to develop and maintain customer relationships; build credibility and trust.
  • Ability to facilitate and make presentations before diverse audiences.
  • Ability to think critically and analyze information and situations, present findings and make recommendations. Demonstrated ability to balance the demands of educational programming with financial needs and goals. Ability to write, complete and/or respond to requests for grants.
  • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree or higher in biotechnology, biological sciences, chemistry or a related field from an accredited college or university or ten or more years of industry experience in one of these fields.
  • A minimum of two years of experience working in the biotechnology private sector.
  • Experience creating marketing materials for both print and web.

Application Process:

Apply online at

Be sure to complete a set of pre-screening questions and e-sign your application.

Failure to complete the pre-screening questions or to e-sign your application will automatically result in your elimination from consideration for this position.

Our benefits package includes: generous paid vacation, sick, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, group legal benefits, professional development, retirement plan, educational assistance, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, wellness programming including onsite gyms, pools and classes.

For disability- related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353

or send an email to: [email protected]

Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting

Equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

Closing Date
Friday, April 20, 2018

Montgomery College is a tobacco-free and smoke-free workplace

For disability-related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353

or send an email to: [email protected]

Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting

equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

About UsI am proud of the work of Montgomery College. It is a remarkable organization, focused on student excellence, equity, and inclusion. We are intentionally building a college that takes responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for all of our students.

I am committed to hiring faculty, staff, and employees who embrace this vision-and who reflect the diversity of our college community. Our students come to us from more than 160 countries, joining a student body that reflects a changing America, rich in cultural and geographic difference. We are proud of our diversity and our excellence in academic affairs, student affairs, operations, and community advancement.

I am looking for bold, innovative, and courageous faculty and staff to join the outstanding employees of Montgomery College. Are you uncompromising in your focus on student success? Are you rigorous in your attention to equitable outcomes for all students? Do you embrace data, technology, and innovation? Can you stretch to meet the needs of today's and tomorrow's students?

We are truly a unique college. For 70 years, Montgomery College has been on the leading edge, and we intend to stay there. We believe deeply in the mission of community colleges, and we are committed to empowering our students to change their lives and to enrich the life of the community. We hold ourselves accountable for the results.

If any of this resonates with you, I welcome your consideration of the employment announcement below. Make your move-and I look forward to working with you at Montgomery College.

Be well,

DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D.

President, Montgomery College

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Posted: 4/4/2018
Application Due: 4/22/2018
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