Learning@Iowa Program Manager - Psychological and Brain Sciences

The University of Iowa

Job Reference #: 21005450

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences are seeking a Program Manager at The University of Iowa.

Under the general supervision of the program director, the Program Manager will provide managerial and organizational support to the Learning@Iowa project. The goal of the Learning@Iowa project is to develop and curate resources for campus to support undergraduate student learning based on empirically proven methods from cognitive science. The Program Manager will participate in the daily activities of the project and will represent the director and project to units and organizations on campus. This position will be a 3-year specified term with possibility for renewal.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Serve as a point of contact for the Learning@Iowa project by email and social media. Provide information on project status and progress. Answer or direct questions about project content and status.
  • Monitor program expenses and reconcile monthly financial statements; ensure prudent stewardship of funds and compliance with P3 funding mandates.
  • Prepare, draft, and/or co-write quarterly progress reports to the P3 Strategy Team.
  • Prepare, draft, and/or co-write strategic plans to support ongoing Learning@Iowa efforts.
  • Manage the program’s social media content and presence in accordance with university policies and best practices.
  • Creates process flow or workflow diagrams. Identifies and monitors common process bottlenecks.
  • Documents types of process decisions and potential impact of each decision.
  • Coaches others on different methods or techniques of promotional campaigns.

Education Required:

  • Master’s degree in student development administration, higher education administration, student affairs, counseling, educational psychology, or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of oral and written communication techniques and relationship building skills and the ability to clearly communicate and work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and collaborative manner.
  • Minimum of three years of demonstrated experience in working with undergraduate student learning or student success.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule as needed.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, accuracy, strong organizational skills, and accurate record keeping.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use office support tools available on the desktop (e.g., word processing, e-mail, and spreadsheets); ability to learn new web development software and other software as needed.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide high quality customer service in a deadline driven environment.
  • Familiarity with academic program assessment/evaluation and quantitative methods.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based literature on learning and student success in higher education.

Desired Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years’ experience leading/supporting improvement efforts related to student success, particularly as it relates to first-generation and/or underrepresented students, students from low-income backgrounds, and/or students from under-resourced K-12 school systems
  • Experience advising undergraduate students.

To Apply:

  • To be considered for an interview, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a "relevant file" to the submission.
  • Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check and export control screening.
  • Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process. 
  • This position is not eligible for University sponsorship for employment authorization.

About:

The Department and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences are strongly committed to diversity; the strategic plans of the University and College reflect this commitment. 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 veteran. The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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 veteran.

Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended.

Job ID: 77872

Posted 13 days ago

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