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Program Manager-- The Center for Black Entrepreneurship (Grant-Funded)

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Program Manager-- The Center for Black Entrepreneurship (Grant-Funded)

Position Summary:

The mission of The Center for Black Entrepreneurship (CBE) is to create a well-equipped cohort of Black entrepreneurs with skills and talents to better navigate the gap between entrepreneurs and capital and commercial markets. Additionally, the CBE wants to instill entrepreneurial thinking in all students at Spelman College and Morehouse College and to create a community of business practitioners with a lifelong commitment to achieving social and economic progress through innovation. The CBE approach to developing the entrepreneurial mindset is both broad and encompasses both the undergraduate minor (across both campuses) and an online offering for adult learners. For students interested in launching or investing in ventures, the CBE offers a suite of co-curricular programs, events, and other resources including fellowships.

The Program Manager is a grant-funded position that reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for maintaining an integrated project plan including implementation, operational and evaluation activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Works closely with the Executive Director to coordinate project milestones, constraints, solutions, and status of active and future high-visibility projects.
  • Leads CBE evaluation activities.
  • Works with key team members to ensure the timely execution and successful implementation of program components.
  • Supports the authorization of program expenditures to stay within budget limits.
  • Prepares financial statements and maintains records of program activities.
  • Leads or assists in the preparation of funding requests from outside sponsors and agencies.
  • Tracks success and outcomes on co-curricular programs including post-event surveys, and suggests interventions based on feedback including student engagement strategies (info sessions, workshops, etc.)
  • Prepares reports capturing program efficacy including compiling success and outcome data for curricular and co-curricular programming.
  • Contributes as a pro-active team member to additional projects with other staff, as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Minimum 3 years of project management experience required.
  • Must have excellent organizational skills and detail-orientation. Must have strong written, visual, and oral communication skills. Must be proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Must be able to work independently and under pressure, managing multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to manage multiple projects with changing deadlines. High level of professionalism needed. Tact, diplomacy, and the ability to exercise discretion and judgment in matters that are sensitive and confidential is required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree
  • PMP certification.
  • Prior work in matrixed organization.
  • Experience working in innovation & entrepreneurship ecosystem. (e.g., incubators, accelerators, advisory services, etc.)
  • Demonstrated commitment to DEI.

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Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to: sit, talk, hear, use hands to handle office supplies, operate computer and other office equipment. The employee is frequently required to: reach with hands and arms, walk, and stand. The employee is occasionally required to: stoop, climb, and lift and/or move up to 15 pounds without assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include the ability to adjust focus.



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This position is eligible for a hybrid work arrangement.



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EEO Statement:

Spelman College is an EEO/Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Title IX Employer and we participate in E-Verify. We are a smoke-free campus.

COVID-19 Vaccination Protocol:

Due to the heightened risk of contracting COVID-19 and the spread of variants, Spelman College requires up to date COVID-19 vaccination of all faculty, staff, and students (collectively “Campus Community”) that have job duties, attend classes, or are otherwise present on campus. You will need to submit proof of up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination: full vaccination and a booster (when eligible) or a single dose of the bivalent vaccine) prior to your first day on campus or you may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement by providing the necessary documentation to: Yemi Brown, PharmD Manager of COVID-19 Operations, at Upon receiving your Spelman Technology log-in credentials, please keep your vaccination or exemptions records up-to-date using Etrieve.


Working at Spelman College

Spelman College is a prestigious, highly selective historically Black college that prepares women to change the world. Spelman’s holistic liberal arts education empowers women to excel intellectually, think creatively, serve wholeheartedly, act globally, and lead boldly. Located in Atlanta, Spelman College’s multifaceted, person-centered learning community creates lasting bonds of sisterhood and support. Providing an educational experience unlike any other, Spelman embraces a long-standing and life-changing commitment to academic rigor, career development, community involvement, and positive social impact.

Spelman is part of the Atlanta University Center, the largest consortium of historically Black institutions of higher learning in the world. Its partner institutions include Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and Morehouse School of Medicine. Spelman shares cross-registration with its undergraduate partners. The AUC institutions also share the newly renovated Robert W. Woodruff Library.

A historic campus of 32 acres, dating back to 1883, Spelman is five minutes west of downtown Atlanta. There are 25 buildings on the lush, well-manicured campus, including a new, silver LEED- certified green residence hall, The Suites, and The Camille O. Hanks Cosby Academic Center, which houses the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art and the state-of-the-art College Archives.

As a result of its dedicated faculty and staff, Spelman College has gained an excellent national reputation and high rankings in the media’s annual college guides. The College ranks among the top 70 Best Liberal Arts Colleges, consistently ranks as a top producer of Fulbright Fellows and Teach For America candidates, and has the distinction of being the leading producer of Black females who go on to earn doctoral degrees in science and engineering.

Spelman College is also home to SpelBots, the first all-women, African-American robotics team to take part in the international RoboCup competition in 2005, long considered the Olympics of Robotics and artificial intelligence. In addition, the Women’s Research and Resource Center, the WISDOM Center and Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement, as well as the College’s departments of art and drama and dance, are among the many esteemed programs that showcase the College’s strengths in the humanities, arts and service leadership.

Dedicated, talented, and well-qualified faculty members are a hallmark of Spelman College. Home to 183 full-time faculty members, Spelman boasts an 11:1 student/faculty ratio, providing students with greater opportunities to engage with professors across disciplines. The William and Camille Cosby Endowed Professorship Program, for example, supports professorships in the fine arts, humanities and the social sciences. It is a multidisciplinary initiative designed to enhance the intellectual, cultural and creative life of Spelman College and its surrounding community. Previous Cosby Chairs include former Atlanta mayor Shirley Franklin; award-winning author and poet Pearl Cleage, C’71; the Rev. Renita Weems; distinguished scholar and economist William Darity, Ph.D.; and Bernice Johnson Reagon, C'70, an internationally known producer, composer and recording artist, and founder of the Grammy Award-nominated a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey and the Rock.

Spelman faculty have a significant impact on the College’s mission to educate students to lead and serve their communities and the world. To this end, Spelman’s iconic representative is the Millenial professor. The College is strengthening its Faculty Development Program to be comprehensive – recruiting and retaining talented individuals who pursue creative, rigorous scholarship and course development within their disciplines and in multidisciplinary ventures. These professors will also lead the way in internationalizing the curriculum.

As part of the College’s strategic plan for 2015, Spelman’s agenda is to strengthen the academic core of the institution. Constituents such as students, faculty, staff, administrators, alumnae, trustees and community partners participate by taking specific actions called GOALS. Spelman’s faculty goals are: global engagement; ongoing professional development; advising students to prepare not only for careers but for lives of success, leadership, and service; leadership through participation in shared governance; and service learning integrated across the curriculum.

The Spelman MILE – My Integrated Learning Experience – forms the foundation of Spelman College’s strategic plan. Symbolizing a transformational journey of learning, the Spelman MILE will ensure key competencies – such as critical thinking, effective communication, quantitative reasoning, and digital literacy – that Millenial students need for personal success. Student GOALS include: global engagement, including at least one meaningful international travel experience; opportunities for undergraduate research and career-related internships; alumnae connections to strengthen our sisterly bonds early on; leadership development focused on individual potential and best practices; and service learning that pairs hands-on community engagement with coursework shared governance.

Each year, the College hosts Research Day in April, as well as Faculty Research Day in October. Both events are designed to showcase excellence in student and faculty research across academic disciplines.

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