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The Michael G. Foster School of Business currently has an outstanding opportunity for a PROGRAM OPERATIONS SPECIALIST.
This position works closely with the Senior Associate Director to plan, execute and manage the Consulting and Business Development Center's student consulting projects, student scholarship recipients’ projects, the Board Fellows program and business seminars for the center. The center’s core programs have undergraduate and MBA students work on consulting projects with small businesses in diverse, under-served communities and with other small businesses and non-profit organizations in Washington State. This position will oversee the daily program management of these projects representing the center with a wide variety of students, faculty, business owners, CEO’s and civic leaders. This is a detail-oriented position and requires someone capable of multi-tasking and the ability to evaluate program effectiveness and continually improve program design and delivery. They must be able to communicate effectively with a wide variety of individuals.
Responsibilities: Lead projects and programs for the center in collaboration with other staff:
Plan, execute and manage day-to-day operations of the projects and programs for the center, including our annual Impact Awards.
Work with faculty to deliver business seminars and classes.
Assist the Sr. Associate Director in providing technical assistance to university partners across the US seeking to learn from the center's programs
Evaluate existing programs to make sure they are adding to the competitiveness of businesses in under-served communities.
Recruit students, volunteers, and small business participants for the programs:
Recruit students to participate in the center programs
Recruit and manage volunteers who assist in the student consulting teams
Secure sufficient small business and nonprofit participation in each program to insure that we meet and exceed donor requirements and to insure financial self-sufficiency for each program
Expand partnerships with alumni and other key partners to continue to grow the programs
Develop and administer the program’s budget:
Help Coordinate fundraising activities for the center:
Assist the Sr. Associate Director in fund raising
Secure program sponsors for programs
Produce reports for donors
Deliver presentations about the center and its programs to business owners, CEO, nonprofit executives, civic leaders and elected officials
Responsibilities: The person hired for this position will have lead responsibilities for a number of programs. The lead responsibilities change from time to time given changes in the center's priorities and workload among other program managers. Typically this position has lead responsibilities for business education programs offered in Seattle, summer internship programs for undergraduate students offered across Washington, scholarship programs for students, consulting competitions for undergraduate and MBA students.
Bachelor's Degree in business, communications, education, economics, ethnic studies or similar field, plus 2-3 minimum years professional experience.
Must have demonstrated experience working in multicultural communities and with individuals from racial and ethnic diverse backgrounds in a domestic US context. The person will have at least two years of experience in managing programs and projects, have experience in marketing and promoting programs, strong verbal and written communications skills, demonstrated ability to execute and manage a wide range of projects, a demonstrated ability to learn new sills and proficiency with MS office software. This position also requires travel throughout Washington which includes some overnight trips.
Bilingual (English-Spanish) speaking and written communication skills are highly desirable. Prior experience in working with students and/or small businesses is also desirable.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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