Program Manager

University of Minnesota

Program Manager

  • Institution: University of Minnesota
  • Location: Minneapolis, MN US
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Program Manager

  • University of Minnesota | Minneapolis, MN US
  • Hourglass IconJob Post Expiration: December 03, 2022
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Job TitleProgram Manager

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Staff

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Location Minneapolis, MN US

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Contact Name Kelley Vanda

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Job Description

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Position Overview:

The Program Manager will provide leadership in the operations of BACH and serve as a liaison for industry and University community members. Under the leadership of the Founding Director, this position will provide day to day oversight of BACH and work collaboratively across UMN colleges and programs to ensure faculty, students, and industry and community partners are engaged in the Center’s research initiatives, programs, events, and competitions.

The successful candidate for this position will be capable of building bridges between external and University community members, managing multiple priorities and events, providing great service, engaging with diverse stakeholders within the Carlson School, the University of Minnesota, and the community, and thrive working in an environment that necessitates collaboration.

This is a full-time position, reporting to the Founding Director of the Business Advancement Center for Health.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
The following percentages are based on a 40-hour workweek and are intended as averages over a fiscal year. Actual distribution of effort will fluctuate depending on the cyclical nature of BACH’s calendar and programming. The ideal candidate will be able to work occasional evenings and weekends in order to manage BACH events and programming.

Program and Operations Management (30%)
Work in consultation with the Academic Director to develop, implement, and modify as needed, BACH’s strategic vision and operational plan with respect to BACH’s broad and growing portfolio of activities, programs, and initiatives
Serve as a liaison to various departments and staff within the Carlson School and across the University that are most relevant to BACH
Actively contribute to and execute strategic planning to support BACH growth, outreach, and activities
Develop metrics and reporting processes to document outcomes of grant and gift initiatives. Use data to drive strategies for continuous improvement and program evaluation
Responsible for administrative functions of all BACH programming including creation and management of budget, grant/gift reporting, purchasing, etc. Prepare financial reports and share with program leadership.
Supervise other staff including research assistants, graduate assistants, and event workers

Communications & Outreach (20%)
Develop and execute effective communication strategies and coordinate efforts and priorities across platforms
Develop and maintain content for BACH’s web presence; coordinate communications to promote BACH and its various activities, events, and initiatives (e.g., flyers, invites, newsletters, social media, etc.)
Create materials to promote BACH accomplishments, events, and activities both internally and externally through web content, mass email communications, and social media
Solicit, plan, and coordinate BACH events including consortia, interdisciplinary student competitions, conferences, forums, meetings, and other programs to ensure high attendance and participation in events and activities
Coordinate with internal and external partners to enhance visibility, awareness, and impact of the Center

Supporting and Expanding BACH Programs and Events (30%)
Work with the Academic Director to identify and assess potential engagement opportunities with University and industry partners to build initiatives and programs that foster connections between University, industry, and local communities
Implement and expand BACH cornerstone events including an annual conference and interdisciplinary data competition
Support and maintain the BACH Advisory Committee, including coordinating meetings, communicating with members, and ensuring that they are consulted on and informed about BACH matters
Manage the planning, coordination, and execution of events and programming

Research Project Management (20%)
Organize and manage day-to-day research operations and activities including payments, communications, and budget management
Collaborate with investigators and research staff to manage project planning, evaluate problems and solutions, consult on project design and implementation, and establish efficient processes and best practices
Support the co-PIs in the recruitment and training of research assistants
Coordinate work with the project team including literature reviews, database creation, interview scheduling, etc.
Develop and manage project timelines/schedules to ensure deadlines and objectives are met
Prepare and/or review reports, memos, documents, and other deliverables
Coordinate and participate in team meetings and document meeting notes
Contribute to identifying, preparing, and submitting new grant proposals
Assist in the preparation of manuscripts for publication and lectures for professional presentation
** The employer reserves the right to change or assign other duties to this position **

Starting salary range is: $55,000-$62,000
Required Qualifications:

BA/BS Degree or a combination of related education and work experience equal to at least four years
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication, including the ability to communicate effectively with diverse individuals and constituencies (e.g., community members, faculty, staff, students, alumni, donors, etc.)
Strong problem solving and decision-making skills, and the ability to act independently and proactively while working in a collaborative environment
Experience successfully managing multiple projects simultaneously with attention to details
Experience in event planning and execution
Ability to work occasional nights and weekends as needed
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google Applications, mass communication tools, and website management
Preferred Qualifications:

Master’s degree
Experience collaborating with faculty
Experience supervising employees
Understanding of best practices in building mutually beneficial campus-community partnerships
Experience with the planning, management, and media promotion of events/programming
About the Department
About the Business Advancement Center for Health (BACH)

BACH was launched at the Carlson School of Management in January 2022 with a mission to design business-driven innovations that address gaps in health equity and improve value in healthcare. BACH convenes academia, industry, and community stakeholders to drive innovation and sustainable solutions to critical issues in healthcare. BACH’s framework is built on a principle of 4C’s: CONVENE key stakeholders in the community, academia and industry; CONDUCT collaborative research; CO-CREATE innovative business-driven models; and COMMUNICATE findings. BACH’s hosts the annual Interdisciplinary Health Data Competition and CONVENE Conference , in addition to various seminars, forums, and consortia.
Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you’ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning.  We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
University HSA contributions
Disability and employer-paid life insurance
Employee wellbeing program
Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
Financial counseling services
Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost
Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.
How To Apply
Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).
The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:
Employment Requirements
Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University’s Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:
About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

For complete details about the opening, and to apply, please visit, click on the tab “External Candidates”, then in “Search Jobs” enter number 352193.  To ensure consideration, applications must be received by December 31, 2022; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Additional documents must also be submitted online; please see instructions online. The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

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