Program Manager

University of Iowa

Iowa City, IA Administrative & Clerical / Education & Training $58,000 to $63,000 yearly

Job Reference #: 19002936

Ensure the successful operation of highly regarded writer-oriented exchange programs by being part of the Leadership Team to assist the Director in all aspects of planning, development, coordination and administration, including: supervising (directly and indirectly) permanent and temporary employees, and by liaising with and representing the program to granting agencies, university departments, and the public. May include some travel.
Operational and Financial Management:
  • Direct oversight of all financial management which include developing budgets, monitor expenditures, and resolution of issues related to financial issues. Prepare financial reports. Liaison with Department of Education, Grant Accounting, and Graduate College regarding all financial aspects.
  • Oversee, and implement programs taking place on campus and abroad.
  •  Train, schedule, assign and evaluate work of support staff and coordinators of International Writing Programs.
Strategic Planning:
  • Research and coordinate efforts to examine new opportunities for grant dollars specific to program growth.
  • Provide vision and direction for short and long-term objectives, including for program growth and for the recruitment and selection of participants.
  •  Recommend, and assist with the development of, new program and funding opportunities.
Communication and Outreach:
  • Represent IWP and its programs to the participating writers and the general public.
  • Represent the Director to other units and outside agencies, with the authority to make program commitments.
  • Review, delegate, evaluate, and finalize articles and reports for publication and distribution, including the annual report.
  • Review brochures, application materials, course materials, technical manuals, etc.
  •  Serve as liaison to specialists, agencies and organizations interested in program participation including the US Department of State, national and international agencies and foundations; as well as other university units and local agencies and institutions (which have ranged from the Iowa City Public Library and CIVIC to Mission Creek Festival and the Center for Afrofuturist Studies).
  • Ensure applicable compliance standards are met. 
  •  Recommend changes in policies and procedures.
Quality Improvement:
  • Implement initiatives targeted at optimizing organizational efficiency. 
  • Facilitate and evaluate quality improvement efforts.
  •  Develop quality improvement tools.
Leadership / Supervision:
  • Develop and implement policies and practices of a culture that supports staff engagement in the workplace.
  •  Provide functional and administrative supervision for IWP Administrative support staff and Program Coordinators.

Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check.
Education Requirement
  • A Master’s degree in the field of Arts Administration, Business Administration, or related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience Required
  • Considerable (3-5 years) program management experience is required.
  • Administrative and supervisory experience is required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
Highly Desirable Qualifications
  • Master’s or BA in the field of Creative Writing, English or related field is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of University of Iowa policies, procedures and regulations is highly desired.
Desirable Qualifications
  • Project management experience is desirable.
  • Teaching experience is desirable
  • Publication in a creative genre is desirable.
  • Experience in successful grant writing is desirable.
  • Ability to communicate in a second language is desirable.
  • Demonstrated job-related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment is desired.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected

Application Instructions:

Please attach a cover letter and resume as part of the application process. This job may be filled or removed at any time
For questions or additional information, please contact Tanesha Herman

Job ID: 68451

Posted 13 days ago

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