Program Manager, Data Science and Applied Computing

Madison, Wisconsin
Jan 11, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The University of Wisconsin Extended Campus is currently seeking a Program Manager to serve as a primary contact with partner campuses for the online BS in Applied Computing and MS in Data Science programs. Through our collaborative model, the University of Wisconsin Extended Campus administers a number of interdisciplinary programs that combine curriculum, faculty, and academic support services at multiple campuses. Each collaborative program has a Program Manager who is the primary contact with the partner campuses. Each program is also supported through marketing, instructional design, media, and student services.

The Program Manager will work in concert with campus academic leads, faculty and other campus support staff at collaborating UW institutions to provide administrative oversight and direction to assigned fully online programs and to other subject-related offerings. The Program Manager serves as a liaison to these campuses to establish systems, policies, procedures, and business practices that support collaboration and their effective operation. The Program Manager will also collaborate with internal team members in the development of marketing, recruitment, student services, and online courses that deliver curriculum and services consistent with the collaboration/authorization agreement, service objectives, partner needs, and operational goals of these programs.

The program manager will oversee two fully online collaborative degree offerings to include the following:

• Bachelor of Science in Applied Computing – Introduced in fall 2017, this degree-completion program represents 61 credits (21 courses) focused primarily in the areas of computer programming and business information systems. The degree is designed to provide students with a foundation in computer systems, hardware, and software while also teaching students how to apply this foundation to a specific computer-related career. This program is being developed and offered in collaboration with UW-Milwaukee, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Platteville, UW-River Falls, and UW-Stevens Point.

• Master of Science in Data Science - Launched in fall 2016, this graduate degree program focuses primarily on adult and nontraditional students who hold an undergraduate degree and have the desire to continue their education toward a graduate degree in this exciting new field. The multidisciplinary curriculum has been designed to prepare data science professionals to solve real-world problems as part of an interdisciplinary team using structured and unstructured data. This degree is a fully online 36-credit (12 three-credit courses to include a capstone course) graduate program offered jointly by UW-Eau Claire, UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Stevens Point, and UW-Superior.



• Supervises and monitors of all program functions, activities, and outcomes to an assigned subject area degree program(s).

• Develops and implements annual program goals/business objectives and associated timelines

• Collaborates with administrative personnel at the campuses to develop and maintain systems that align Extended Campus program efforts with campus processes for admissions, transfers, degree and credit review, registration, and course scheduling.

• Reports routinely on program performance metrics in areas including, but not limited to, marketing, registration, recruitment (enrollment numbers), curriculum, instruction, academic support, student services, student success, registration statistics, and budget snapshots.

• Develops, implements and monitors program growth strategies and effectiveness of marketing and recruitment strategies

• Identifies opportunities for program and service improvement and leads the development of new subject area programs from concept through implementation and integration into the program array.

• Builds strong, collaborative, interpersonal relationships and provide regular communication with program stakeholders to include Extended Campus staff, designated partners and students.

• Monitors program budgets and ensure that expenditure limits are not exceeded and revenue targets are met.



• Bachelor’s degree in related field

• Subject matter expertise in the program content area

• 3-5 years’ experience in project or program management

• Ability to travel up to 20%, mainly in Wisconsin



• Master’s degree in a related field

• Program management experience in higher education or other educational services setting

• Outstanding interpersonal skills and commitment to clarity, simplicity, and transparency

• Excellent and flexible communication skills matching the message to audience needs

• Demonstrated skills and experience providing excellent service to others

• Excellent time management and project management skills; can effectively direct and integrate all aspects of a project or program, ensuring that work progresses toward achieving goals and objectives on time and on budget.

• Able to use knowledge and understanding of climate to make decisions and take actions that satisfy diverse interests and contribute effectively to program and division goals.

• Fundamental understanding of higher education



A complete application will include the following:

1. A letter of interest addressing applicant qualifications and experience as they relate to the responsibilities of the position.

2. A professional resume.

3. References include names, email, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references including at least one current or past supervisor.



For consideration, complete applications must be submitted by February 15, 2019.

Location of position:

Madison, WI 53719

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