Program Manager

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Permanent Staff (SHRA)

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University Program Specialist - Journey

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Program Manager

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Full-Time Permanent

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Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Administrative/Clerical Support

Department Description:

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the number one pharmacy school as ranked by U.S. News & World Report in its 2020 America’s Best Graduate Schools edition. We are a nationally recognized leader in progressive pharmaceutical care practice, education and research. The School enrolls approximately 600 Doctor of Pharmacy students, 80 Ph.D. students, and 20 master’s degree students. We maintain a robust research enterprise dedicated to finding new treatments for diseases and better ways of delivering health care. The School ranks second among the nation’s pharmacy schools in external research funding received. Our mission is to develop leaders in pharmacy education, pharmacy practice and the pharmaceutical sciences who make a difference on human health worldwide.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description:

The Office of Organizational Diversity and Inclusion at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy strives to be an inclusive community that embraces diversity of views, genders, races, ethnic backgrounds, and experiences of its faculty, staff and students. This is essential to allow the School to execute on its mission of developing leaders who have a positive impact on human health worldwide.
The program manager reports to the Associate Dean for Organizational Diversity and Inclusion. The program manager will serve in a key leadership role within the office, helping to advance initiatives of ODI and manage the day-to-day operations and programmatic initiatives. The individual will work closely with the Dean’s office; all divisions, offices, and units throughout the School; and with the School’s faculty, staff, and students, and will engage with key stakeholders within and external to the University to build new collaborations and strengthen existing partnerships.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of emerging trends in the area of diversity and inclusion in higher education and beyond. Demonstrated skills in leadership, ability to lead complex collaborative efforts to achieve desired outcomes; to think strategically and plan; to think critically and creatively. Exceptional communicator and collaborator with a demonstrated ability to handle public contact. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate openly, frankly and respectfully and work well with individuals at all levels of the organization including administration, faculty, students, and staff. Ability to gather, synthesize, and interpret data and information for reporting purposes.
Demonstrated proficiency in proofing documents and computer and data management skills. Ability to multitask and prioritize responsibilities and activities. Can handle multiple ongoing projects with attention to detail and prioritizes activities accordingly to ensure that work gets done in a timely manner. Accuracy and attention to details.
A precise command of grammar, punctuation and spelling. Understanding of, and ability to uphold, the confidentiality of highly sensitive information. Ability to work as part of the team contributing to team efforts. A can-do attitude with a commitment to getting the job done in order to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff, alumni and key constituents. Ability to independently address and resolve complex non-routine issues that require research and review of policy and procedures. Adaptability and ability to be both versatile and flexible, an openness and willingness to the thoughts and opinions of others and openness to change. Quality improvement and ability to recognize opportunities for improvement in processes and efficiencies, create new approaches, and plan accordingly to implement such changes. A desire to learn and a commitment to excellence. Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.

Preferred Qualifications:

3 or more years of relevant experience, Master’s degree in higher education or a related field is preferred.

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Posted: 4/25/2021
Application Due: 7/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time