Program Manager – PD HUB

Job description



Under the direction of the pd|hub Principal Investigator or designee, the Program Manager for the Professional Development Hub (pd|hub) will oversee project management, communications, relationship management, fundraising, and sustainability for multiple programs, and contribute to strategic thinking for program development and evolution.



  • Coordinate activities of pd|hub, managing day-to-day logistics and operations
  • Document and maintain timelines and milestones
  • Create project reports for stakeholders
  • Ensure that project development and completion is timely, successful, and meets expectations
  • Oversee and manage pd/hub event logistics
  • Assist in strategic planning for the growth and sustainability of pd|hub projects
  • Perform background research and landscape analyses
  • Anticipate and mitigate program opportunities and risks related to deliverables and program growth
  • Manage and support working groups, committees, and advisory board(s)
  • Develop and maintain relationships and correspondence with key partners and stakeholders, including leaders in the public and private sector, to advance pd|hub goals
  • Develop internal tracking systems
  • Plan events, including project workshops, presentations, and community discussions
  • Represent pd|hub on committees and at external meetings and conferences 
  • Respond to external inquiries 
  • Strategize and coordinate pd|hub communications, dissemination and outreach, including joint communications with stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain communication materials, including pd|hub newsletters, marketing materials, website content, and social media
  • Develop and draft white papers, grants, business proposals, and fundraising materials
  • Performs other duties and/or projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline, education, business, leadership, communication, or a related degree or equivalent experience.
  • 5-7 years of related experience.
  • Demonstrated skills managing multi-year projects.
  • Demonstrated skills working with and/or guiding individuals, teams, and volunteers.
  • Strong writing skills, including a variety of communications from social media and marketing materials to reports, white papers, and grant proposals.
  • Experience managing and developing communications strategies.
  • Knowledge of higher education.
Additional Information


  • PhD preferred in a STEM discipline along with at least one year of policy/administrative experience.
  • Experience working in an early-stage organization, office, or initiative.
  • Ability to travel for meetings, conferences, etc.





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Posted: 10/27/2020
Application Due: 12/26/2020
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