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Plan, coordinate, and administer graduate and undergraduate programs and other activities and events within the Kenan Institute for Ethics, with specific responsibility for administration and growth of The Purpose Project and related programming. The position reports to the Program Manager of the Kenan Institute and will work closely with a team of program coordinators working across Kenan’s portfolio.
Work Performed Make operational and logistical decisions for undergraduate and graduate programming, including planning, recruitment and logistical details, with input from key stakeholders, faculty and contributors; convene collaborators to establish pace and direction of the program’s growth, to develop and revise program plans and curriculum, and to facilitate program priorities, funding opportunities, and goals.Provide consistent presence and communication among students, presenters, and collaborators for undergraduate and graduate programming; disseminate program updates and information as needed to inform stakeholders; assist presenters with preparation for sessions (materials, methods, connections with other presenters); facilitate administrative and reflective sessions during program (orientation, evaluation, debrief, etc.) to provide an organized, cohesive structure for all programs.Assist with programmatic planning and logistical implementation of pre-orientation programs by assisting with recruitment, planning daily schedule with community partners, student leaders, staff and faculty, and facilitating other activities throughout the weeklong program. Manage budget and financial duties associated with all programs and activities including creating cost projections, developing year-to-year budgets, establishing contracts/MOU’s with presenters and staff, and processing student stipend payments, expense reports and other related financial reports; Monitor, verify and reconcile expenditure of budgeted funds as appropriate.Coordinate with KIE Communications Manager to promote and document programs, including conceptualizing and writing newsletter articles, promotional materials, publications, press releases, ads and fliers. Develop plans and schedules for release of publicity materials.Work with evaluators to monitor and assess program effectiveness using qualitative and quantitative research techniques; consolidate and distribute results of student surveys to leaders and stakeholders; compile presenter/instructor feedback and summarize presenter recommendations; assist with the establishment of processes, metrics and tools for any longitudinal evaluation process, including IRB approval as needed; identify trends, and recommend and implement modifications to improve program effectiveness.Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.
Ability to provide guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting standards and monitoring performance.
Skills using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions to problems.
Skills evaluating program performance, summarizing findings, communicating results, and forming an action plan.
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, and coordination of people and
Work requires analytical, communications and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a bachelor's degree program.
Work requires one year of experience in program administration or involving academic, instructional or counseling activities to acquire skills necessary to plan, coordinate and implement a variety of program activities and events. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
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