PROGRAM MANAGER

University of Washington - Seattle, WA (30+ days ago)4.2


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.

Priority consideration will be given to those who apply by June 20, 2018.
The University of Washington Bothell is one of the most dynamic public universities in the state of Washington. We offer a participatory student experience grounded in hands-on learning, close relationships with faculty members as teachers and mentors, and the personalized support of staff who are dedicated to student success. The academic work of the campus focuses on cross-disciplinary research and creative practice, connected learning, and community engagement. UW Bothell’s current enrollment is approximately 5,500 students. More than 90 percent of undergraduates are from Washington State, and approximately half are first-generation college attendees or come from underrepresented groups. Located along wetlands and a river north of Seattle, UW Bothell builds vibrant regional partnerships, creates and disseminates new knowledge, and prepares students for leadership throughout Washington and beyond.

Diversity is a core value of University of WA Bothell. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design and deliver solutions. To learn more, read our Diversity Statement.

UW Bothell, has an outstanding opportunity for a Program Manager for the Diversity Center.

Under the direction of the Director of the Diversity Center, the Program Manager will have the primary responsibility for the development and implementation of educational and social justice programming as well as a large role in providing direct support and advocacy for minoritized students at UW Bothell. The program manager plans and manages Diversity Center events that are student centered which include internal and external participants. The individual helps manage the work flow in the office and assists the Director in creating pathways for students to locate resources on campus or in the community. The Program Manager will also supervise student staff and assist with student organization outreach and engagement while serving as a resource for students in regards to their academic, personal and social needs. The Program Manager will develop and deliver programming and trainings for the Diversity Center in collaboration with other UW Bothell departments, student organizations, faculty and the larger UW Bothell community. This program manager will oversee the intergroup dialogue program and work with Diversity Center students to build and deliver curriculum. This position will supervise student employees and provide ongoing feedback regarding performance. The Program Manager will assist the Director in coordinating office communications and logistics.

Student Advocacy, Education and Training

  • Provide a support network including outreach, advocacy, and other support services for all minoritized students on campus. This includes providing referrals and connections to on-campus and external resources.
  • Support affiliated student clubs and originations by providing advising and training to the clubs and organizations.
  • Meet with students individually and in small groups to provide organization and event programming management.
  • Design, coordinate, and deliver educational, cultural and social workshops and events which focus on diversity, inclusion and social justice along with facilitating diversity and social justice trainings and workshops for the UW Bothell community.
  • Lead Intergroup Dialogue program for students with the assistance of the Diversity Center student staff. The Program Manager will train students along with the Director of the Diversity Center. Utilize national best practices to develop program and implement fall of 2018.
  • Coordinate a comprehensive series of student social justice and diversity programs and activities for students which include preparation of contracts and other related documents as necessary.
  • Serve as the primary supervisor of student assistant workers and offer weekly supervision of student employee projects. Oversee employees’ quarterly work schedules.
  • Train student staff and student leaders of applicable Federal, State, University, and departmental policies, procedures, and rules regarding operations and expenditures of funds as well as the intent and rational behind regulations.
Office Operations

  • Develop onboarding and training to assist student employees in developing the necessary skills to be a successful employee.
  • Conduct ongoing program review and assessment of all programs and services in the Diversity Center.
  • Oversee Center reservation process, maintenance requests, and troubleshooting of facilities-related issues.
  • Manage budget allocations, expenditures, and fund balances.
Collaboration with University Partners

  • Collaborate with student organizations, faculty, staff, and members of the community in the development of Diversity Center events to foster a sense of belonging. Create a more inclusive campus environment and support students from diverse backgrounds and identities.
  • Work with faculty at UW Bothell to build strong relationships with all the schools. Develop joint programming between the Diversity Center and faculty to create facilitated dialogues between faculty and students of the Diversity Center. The Program Manager will assist faculty in connecting them and their students to ongoing Diversity Center programming.
  • Maintain high level of accessibility to departments, students, and external partners, and respond in an appropriate and timely manner to questions, concerns, requests, feedback, and billing inquiries.
  • Develop and maintain a strong network of campus partners to design and implement pathways for minoritized students to fully engage in all aspects of their educational experience and achieve their educational goals.
  • Develop new and expand current resource and program delivery to support the growth and success of minoritized students.
  • Collaborate with campus partners, staff, and faculty to offer educational opportunities to the broader campus about minoritized identities and social justice issues, both independently and through partnerships that support student success.
Curriculum Development

  • Assist with the design and implementation of a campus-wide curriculum for student-run dialogue and discussion initiatives around diversity, inclusion and social justice.
  • Assist the Director of the Diversity Center in creating the curriculum for the Intergroup Dialogue program.
  • Creates student success programs that foster persistence and retention for the students at UW Bothell. These programs will focus on social belonging and academic success beyond UW Bothell transition and financial literacy.
  • Draw from UW Bothell, local, and national best practices to assist the Director in developing a robust departmental foundational document that outlines learning outcomes, goals and action steps.
Marketing and Publicity

  • Oversee event publicity, online calendar, social media, and update website.
  • Oversee creation and dissemination of bi-monthly e-Newsletter during the academic year which includes events and announcements from across campus and the Bothell, greater Seattle community.
  • Help develop a communication strategy for the Diversity Center that touches on social media and public relations. Manage social media accounts for the Diversity Center.
Other duties as Assigned

  • Serve and participate on University committees as assigned or designated.
REQUIRED:
  • Bachelor's degree in College Student Development, Education, Counseling, or related field.
  • At least three years of experience working with students from low income, traditionally underserved, and traditionally disadvantaged backgrounds (e.g. former foster youth, undocumented students, etc.).
  • Proven commitment to diversity, inclusion, and social justice and to serving the needs of a diverse population with cultural competence and sensitivity.
  • Requires exceptional and effective communication skills, including listening, written and verbal with a broadly diverse student population. High level of courtesy, and patience and ability to work well in a team environment.
  • Experience developing, planning, and implementing social justice workshops or other programming aimed at supporting minoritized students, including undocumented students.
  • Experience with social media and marketing.
  • Must be able to manage highly sensitive and confidential communications with discretion and integrity.
  • Excellent judgment, initiative, and independence.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

DESIRED:
  • Intergroup Dialogue familiarity both building the program and facilitating.
  • General knowledge with budgets such as monitoring budget allocations, expenditures, fund balances and related financial activities for the purpose of ensuring that allocations are accurate, expenses are within limits or financial practices followed.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
This position requires occasional evening and limited weekend commitments that relate directly to programming responsibilities. There are periods of intensive programming throughout the year, which may require additional hours beyond the normal work week.