RISE-29 Program Manager

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Job Title:

RISE-29 Program Manager

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Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates



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Research Economic Development & Engagement

Classification Title:

10301 University Program Speci

Competency Level:

2 - Journey

Working Title:

RISE-29 Program Manager

Number of Vacancies:


Full Time Equivalent (FTE):


Full Time or Part Time:

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

$31,888 - $64,115

Anticipated Hiring Range:

$49,100 - $54,875

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Job Category:

Staff - Professional

Organizational Unit Overview:

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Economic Development and Engagement (REDE) is responsible for research policy and integrity, research administration and contract negotiations across ECU for both the main campus and the health sciences campus. The division directs new intellectual enterprises, including technology transfer. Industry, military and government agency research partnerships and community engagement and economic development activities across the eastern half of North Carolina are also managed by the division. The vice chancellor leads the development of ECU’s new 328-acre millennial campus, which will drive public-private partnerships, innovation and investment in the region. REDE is responsible for the following units under its umbrella: Office of Research Administration, Office of Research Integrity & Compliance, Office of Export Controls & Customs, Office of National Security & Industry Initiatives, Office of Licensing & Commercialization, Office of Community Engagement & Research, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Office of Undergraduate Research, and the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee.

Job Duties :

The Program Manager is responsible for planning, developing, and implementing the Rural Innovations Strengthening Eastern North Carolina 29 Counties (RISE-29) program which represents a partnership between ECU and Beaufort, Hyde, Martin, and Pitt counties. The heart of RISE-29 lies with student entrepreneurs responding to the community-driven needs with the goal of stimulating economic growth and job creation. RISE-29 partners will gather community input to target projects within each county and across the region to strengthen rural economies. Advanced tools for data analytics housed at the Economic Growth Collaboratory will provide economic development intelligence for economic growth and educational achievement. RISE-29 will leverage investments made by ECU and regional partners. Notable among them are opportunities to work in new facilities including laboratories, greenhouses, and collaborative spaces at ECU. Regional partners will provide expertise alongside regional assets and infrastructure.

The responsibilities of the Program Manager are both strategic, in developing best practices and business processes, and operational, in creating quality, consistency, and accountability among RISE-29 student participants and partners. Duties will include overseeing all program logistics, creating SOPs, recruiting and counseling community partners and student interns, marketing and communications, meeting and event management, tracking student achievements and credentials, conducting program evaluations, developing and maintaining databases, and analyzing data. The Program Manager reports to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Economic & Community Engagement.

Minimum Education/Experience:

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.

License or Certification required by statute or regulation:


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education:

-Master’s degree in business, public administration, entrepreneurship, regional and urban planning, political science, or related fields.
-Experience in new business development, community engagement, economic development, program management, and entrepreneurship.
-Experience developing, implementing, and analyzing survey data.
-A strong ability to acquire, use, and manipulate data to make fact-based decisions.
-Ability to think innovatively and generate new ideas that can translate directly into results.
-Flexible, adaptable, customer-focused, and goal oriented with a commitment to high standards of excellence.
-Ability to communicate effectively through written and verbal presentations.
-Leadership ability and demonstrated success in environments with multiple stakeholders, dueling priorities, challenging goals, and deadlines.

License or Certification required by the Department:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

  • Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience, and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.
  • If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).
  • Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Job Open Date:


Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date; If no closing date is indicated, the position will be posted until filled and may close at any time after the recruitment has been completed. :


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Alternate option:

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.


East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment:

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. If highest degree earned is from an institution outside of the U.S. and its territories, final candidates are required to have their degree validated as equivalent to the degree conferred by a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information:

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.




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Job No:
Posted: 5/6/2021
Application Due: 6/4/2021
Work Type: Full Time