Essential Functions: Job Purpose:Reporting to the Program Director, the Program Manager for the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights is responsible for managing program functions that promote the educational, economic and political power of underrepresented communities in urban communities. The Program Manager develops, coordinates and executes projects, events and activities that align with the program mission, initiatives and objectives. Essential Functions:Serve as a program champion by promoting and communicating the program's mission, initiatives and objectives to internal and external advisory boards, colleges and university administrations, students and communities. Develop, plan, organize and participate in programmatic activities that include workshops, discussion panels, conferences, seminars, capacity building activities, learning modules and fundraising activities in accordance with the center's mission.Lead program's projects aligning with program objectives, from planning to closing, ensuring budget and target date attainment. Utilize fundamental project management processes, methodologies, tools and techniques to ensure project success. Communicate project progress and milestones to stakeholders.Partner with marketing to create promotion materials aimed at enhancing and cultivating program awareness and increasing and expanding program participation, retention and acquisition. Utilize communication tools, including social media outlets to promote program's mission, initiatives and objectives.Manage program's budget, non-general fund and grant accounts; process, monitor and approve expenditures according to program requirements. Provide leadership to program staff and volunteers. Responsible for staff hiring, coaching and counseling. Ensure staff and volunteers are effectively trained to support the program's mission, initiatives and objectives.Conduct statistical and qualitative analysis of program's outcomes/performance; identify areas of opportunities and recommend solutions.Perform related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Education:Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be accepted. Advanced degree (JD, MBA, MA) preferred.Experience:Five years' progressive experience in managing projects or social programs; in an urban, nonprofit sector preferred. Experience in budgeting and fiscal management. Experience in a leadership role preferred.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:BUSINESS SKILLS: General business, analytical and financial skills. Must be able to handle financial transactions and budgets.PROBLEM SOLVING ABILITIES: Ability to analyze data, identify areas of opportunity and make recommendations for improvement using good judgment, high ethical standards, and common sense.ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS: Strong organizational skills and organizational experience, including program development, communications, marketing and fundraising. Ability to liaison with multiple groups and individuals, carry out complex scheduling. Able to set priorities, monitor progress toward goals, and drive strategies to move organization forward. COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work successfully with diverse groups of students, faculty, staff, and outside parties. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills including the ability to effectively and passionately speak in front of groups. TECHNOLOGY SKILLS: Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite. Working knowledge and ability to utilize social media sites as promotional tools.Able to work evening and weekend hours. Local travel up to 20% required.
Internal Number: 76_205561
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