The EMPA Program Manager will have primary responsibility for supporting co-managing of the Executive Master of Public Administration (EMPA) Program. The Program Manager manages the EMPA program recruitment and student process retention management from admissions through graduation, as well as maintaining an EMPA alumni network. The Program Manager works with faculty, staff, consultants, students, alumni, and community partners to assist with the development, implementation, and evaluation of CPS programs and projects. The Center's portfolio includes professional development certificates, non-credit seminars and conferences, degree and certificate programs, fellowship programs, international programs, as well as research and consulting projects.
Bachelors degree and 3+ years related experience.
Excellent oral and written skills.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated organizational skills with a focus on managing needs of multiple programs, deadlines, and program leaders, staff, and participants.
Experience and high comfort level with technology and ability to quickly learn new software. Knowledge of document creation, word processing, data entry, record keeping via various software applications; intermediate MS Office skills.
Ability to prepare budgets and implement programs within budget.
Successful completion of background check.
Masters degree with 1+ year in adult education or a related field.
Experience with recruitment and student process management from admissions through graduation.
Ability to work interdependently in a team environment and effectively engage and collaborate with diverse people.
Experience and high comfort level communicating with senior level leaders at local, state, federal, tribal, and international levels of government and nonprofit organizations.
Strong analytic skills and creative problem-solving skills.
Working knowledge of Salesforce, Emma, Drupal, Adobe Acrobat Professional, BANNER, Destiny, and Cognos preferred.
Ability to forecast program revenue and expenses and to implement programs within budget.
Marketing experience and ability to effectively leverage social media channels (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn) to achieve program marketing and recruitment goals.
Experience working in higher education and/or knowledge of academic and administrative procedures and practices within universities.
Located in Portland, Oregon, one of the nation's most livable cities, the University's innovative approach to education combines academic rigor in the classroom with field-based experiences through internships and classroom projects with community partners. The University's 49-acre downtown campus exhibits Portland State's commitment to sustainability with green buildings, while many of the 124 bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees incorporate sustainability into the curriculum. PSU's motto, "Let Knowledge Serve the City," inspires the teaching and research of an accomplished faculty whose work and students span the globe. PSU seeks talented individuals who understand our values and strategic goals and enjoy sharing ideas and collaborating in an environment of mutual respect to achieve those values and goals. We are committed to leading through engagement and seek individuals who support this strategy. Engagement describes Portland State's collaborative approach to the exchange of knowledge and resources with local, regional, national, and global partners for mutual benefit of students, faculty, and the community. As a component of the Diversity Action Plan and the President's... Strategic Mission of achieving global excellence, Portland State University strives to become an institution that is recognized nationally and internationally for the accomplishments of its faculty, the reputation of its programs, and the preparation of it students as world citizens. For more information visit http://www.pdx.edu/about-portland-state