Manager, Program

Job description

Job Title: Manager, Program
Location: W A Franke College of Business
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 605157
Workplace Culture

NAU is a community devoted to student success and sustained by an unshakable commitment to our shared mission, vision, and values. We—faculty, staff, and administrators—thrive by combining our efforts and working side by side to further NAU’s culture of excellence.

Core Values One NAU side by side Student Centered | Integrity | Diversity | Service | Discovery | Excellence Northern Arizona University

Immigration Suppt/Sponsorship

NAU will not provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.

Furlough/Pay Reduction Program

Northern Arizona University has implemented a salary reduction with personal flex time program in fiscal year 2021, as a result of COVID-19. It is possible for this position to be subject to this program. Details can be found on the HR website.

Job Description
This is a professional management and leadership position for the Center for American Indian Economic Development (CAIED) within the Economic Policy Institute of the Franke College of Business. The Program Manager drives the development, oversees the program budget, and maintains the staffing requirements to ensure the program meets detailed objectives.

    With guidance from the Director of the Economic Policy Institute, the CAIED Manager performs difficult and complex analyses related to the planning, development, delivery, and monitoring of economic development programs and activities on and off Arizona Indian reservations.Establishes and maintains communication and cooperation with a wide variety of groups, profit and non-profit organizations, to further the planning and execution of economic development projects on Arizona Indian reservations.Coordinates the efforts of the Franke College of Business Administration and Northern Arizona University to plan, develop and implement economic and business development assistance programs. This includes interacting with high level corporate executives, business leaders, deans and facultyAssists tribal entities to develop and implement marketing programs to attract businesses to Arizona Indian reservations, coordinates economic development projects, conducts studies and prepares reports and other documents for action by the Franke College of Business.Collaborates with other EPI units (AZ Hospitality Research & Resource Center, Rural Policy Institute, Road Scholar) to aid in there in missions when the Managers experience, connections, and expertise warrants.Identifies and pursues contract, grant, and or state funding opportunities. Approves and monitors budget expenditures; prepares budget revisions; provides interim status reports on all accounts; oversees, coordinates, and/or assists with proposal writing to develop additional funding.Directs others to gather, analyze, and model various scenarios related to the program(s) or project(s) to make recommendations to key stakeholders for decision making and/or to improve the processes of the program.Analyzes and recommends changes to current and proposed economic development initiatives, programs, or legislation which may impact economic development activities on Arizona reservations.Serves as tribal liaison for the NAU Franke College of Business.Serves as mentor to Native American students enrolled in the Franke College of Business, working with the associate dean and the advising center, NAU Faculty and Staff.Serves as a mentor to the Native American Business Organization (NABO).Collaborates with Applied Indigenous Studies (AIS) academic programs and faculty.Acts as Native American economic development liaison with Arizona's twenty-one nations and communities, state and federal agencies, Arizona universities, and similar state and national organizations.Principle objective is to enable clients to achieve economic self-sufficiency by stimulating individual and tribal entrepreneurship by providing technical assistance, business consulting, training, and educational workshops.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree in related field.
  • 4+ years of management or supervisory experience.
  • 6 years of relevant experience.
*A combination of related education, experience, and training may be used as an equivalent to the above Minimum Requirements.

Preferred Qualifications
  • PhD
  • Juris Doctor degree

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

    Experience working with Native American tribes, nations, and their communities.Knowledge of organizational practices and principles.Knowledge of laws, rules, ordinances, regulations, and standards affecting economic development on Arizona reservation lands.Knowledge of zoning procedures, hearing procedures, permit processes, and land-use planning.Knowledge in research methods and techniques. Statistical analysis of socio-economic data for planning purposes.

    Planning, organizing, coordinating, facilitating, people management and team leadership skills.Coordination of activities, evaluating data, and establishing priorities.Demonstrates the ability to make effective oral and written presentations to third parties.Excellent communications and human relations skills for dealing with a wide range of institutions in the public and private sectors.Demonstrates skill in organizing and managing work, project management, and supervision of staff.Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

    Ability to span the boundaries between cultures through knowledgeable and respectful communication, both written and oral.Ability to analyze and recommend changes to current and proposed economic development initiatives, programs or legislation which may impact economic development activities on Arizona reservations.Works independently.Coaches and mentors others; trains staff.Demonstrates the ability to acquire funds (grants) from external sources.Exercises good judgment and professionalism.Promotes a diverse, inclusive environment.

Background Information

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States.

Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus and NAU-Fort Defiance as these campuses have on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities.

If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.


$65,000-$75,000 Commensurate with experience.

**The starting salary will be determined by the qualifications of the selected applicant balanced with departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information.

FLSA Status

This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.


This is a Service Professional (SPF) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System or the Optional Retirement Program; 22 days of vacation and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified dependents. More information on benefits at NAU is available on the Human Resources benefits website.

NAU is a tobacco and smoke-free campus.

Service Professionals are hired on a contract basis, renewable each 6 months according to terms of the Conditions of Professional Service.

Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). New employees are eligible for benefits on the first day of the pay period following their enrollment, after their employment date. Employees will have 31 days from their start date to enroll in benefits. If a new employee chooses the ASRS retirement option, participation in the Arizona State Retirement System, and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it, will begin on the first of the pay period following 6 months after the new employee's start date. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP), which is an alternative to the ASRS plan for faculty and other appointed staff, will begin to participate on the first day of employment. Additionally, the long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of employment.

Learning and Development

Your career at Northern Arizona University includes the opportunity for professional development. New employee on-boarding training includes courses to be completed within the first 30 days. If your position includes the supervision of a benefit-eligible employee, we offer the NAU Supervisors Academy for you to complete within your first 2 years.

Application Deadline

January 19, 2021 at 11:59PM.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply" button on this page. You must submit your application by clicking on the "Submit" button by midnight of the application deadline. If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on the Human Resources website or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.

If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Office of Equity and Access at: 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements

NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.




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Posted: 12/22/2020
Application Due: 2/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time