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The Foster School of Business has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Program Operations Specialist.
This position works closely with the Sr. Associate Director to plan, execute, and manage program engagement with Black-led nonprofits and Black-owned businesses in Washington State through a 2-year grant awarded by the Black Future Co-op Fund. The purpose of the Black Future Co-op Fund is to acknowledge the harm that systemic racism has done to the Black community in our state. The Fund will be a collective hub for efforts to eradicate poverty, build generational wealth, preserve Black Culture, and celebrate the incredible resilience of the Black community. It will uplift the Black community across Washington through intentional investments in areas such as health, housing, education, art, criminal justice reform, and civic engagement.
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 all 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.
Lead graduate and under-graduate student programs which support Black-led nonprofits and small businesses across Washington (85%)
Plan, execute and manage day-to-day operations of the projects and programs for the center, including the Center's student- and faculty-led programs.
Work with faculty to deliver business seminars, workshops, and classes.
Recruit students, volunteers, and Black-led small business and NPO participants for student consulting programs
Recruit African-American and other under-represented students to engage in the Center's undergraduate and graduate 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
Help Coordinate fundraising activities in partnership with the Center's corporate sponsors (i.e. Black Futures Co-op Fund) (10%)
Assist the Sr. Associate Director in fund raising related to the Center's work with nonprofits and small businesses in underserved communities. This will include the Center's Student Consulting Programs, Board Fellows Program, and educational programs.
Secure program sponsors for programs
Evaluate existing programs to produce sponsor reports for donors
Deliver presentations about the Center and its programs to business owners, CEO, nonprofit executives, civic leaders and elected officials
Develop and administer the program’s budget (5%)
Lead responsibilities for several programs within the Consulting & Business Development Center. 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, summer internship programs for undergraduate students, scholarship programs for students, consulting projects for undergraduate and the Board Fellows Program for MBA students.
Additionally, this position will engage with Black-led businesses and nonprofits across Washington in the development and delivery of new and existing programs.
This position supervises a number of student assistants working on business and nonprofit projects.
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.
Bachelor's Degree in Business, Communications, Education, Economics, Ethnic Studies or similar, plus a minimum of 3 years professional experience.
The person hired for this position must have demonstrated experience working in Black/African American communities and with individuals from under-represented minority backgrounds as defined by the University of Washington's Diversity Blueprint.
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 skills and proficiency with MS office software.
This position also requires travel throughout Washington and across the US which includes some overnight trips.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Prior experience in working with students and/or small businesses is also desirable.
The Center is a team-oriented environment where we have shared goals and individual accountability in contributing to reaching those goals. Work is fast-paced and highly variable with significant room for professional growth and development. Travel (primarily within Washington though occasionally outside of Washington to assist in the Center's national programs) and evening and weekend work on occasion will be required.
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