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UW Continuum College (UWC²) expands the reach of the University of Washington with programs like UW Professional & Continuing Education, International & English Language Programs, Summer Youth and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the UW that meet the needs of various learners at all phases of their lives. We’re focused on removing obstacles to relevant educational opportunities by addressing geographic, financial, length of commitment and time constraints, increasing access to knowledge for more people. As a diverse community that values inclusivity and collaboration, we foster a respectful, supportive workplace where innovation comes to life. By looking ahead and experimenting with new approaches, we’re creating new educational opportunities to help people thrive in a world of change.
Diversity and respect for all, is a core value of UW Continuum College. We are committed to improving access to education, removing barriers to entry, and viewing our work through an equity lens. We believe our organization is better when diversity of thought, practice, and experiences are not only welcomed but celebrated. We are passionate about creating, and supporting an inclusive working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty.
UW Continuum College (UWC²) has an outstanding opportunity for a Program Manager to join the Academic Programs (AP) team!
The Program Manager manages, implements, maintains, expands, delivers, evaluates, and revises a portfolio of high-quality, university-level non-credit educational programs (see www.pce.uw.edu). The Program Manager manages all aspects of their portfolio of programs: from recruiting and working with advisory boards to ensuring program curricula and format is closely aligned to market demand, hiring and supervising program instructional teams, ensuring each program meets academic quality targets, and full program budget management and oversight. This work entails close collaboration with external subject matter experts and internal partners including learning design, marketing, operations, HR, and IT.
This position provides an opportunity to work in a high-impact organization that operates primarily from funds generated by user fees; emphasizing both high-quality educational experiences and fiscal sustainability. The successful candidate has experience such as program development, project management, program management, leadership, or teaching, and a passion for our values: diversity and respect for all, equity and inclusivity, a never-ending pursuit of excellence, integrity, and trust & openness.
PROGRAM PLANNING & IMPLEMENTATION
Manage, deliver, evaluate, and revise a portfolio of high-quality non-credit educational programs in a variety of formats including classroom, blended, and online (excluding self-paced online)
Determine optimum program format: certificate, traditional length course, short course, conference, online learning, etc.
Update program learning objectives in response to changing market needs and conduct regular strategic program planning for the next 1-3 years in collaboration with advisory boards, instructors, and internal staff
Research data, examine the environment, survey students and instructors to understand issues, and propose solutions for programs that are struggling
Recruit, hire, train, manage, and evaluate up to 30 contracted instructors, developers, and other instructional team members for portfolio of certificates and courses
Primarily use existing training materials to onboard and coach instructional team members and work closely with UWC² Learning Experience Instructor Development team to ensure instructors receive ongoing training and support for all program formats
Develop and manage annual program budgets that total of roughly $500,000, set instructor compensation within established guidelines, and make responsible fiscal decisions that balance goals of maximizing program value to students, optimizing enrollments, and minimizing financial risk to UWC²
Recruit and engage with 25-50 advisory board members composed of external industry professionals to support programs
Actively network and participate in professional communities of practice within the scope of the assigned portfolio to build relationships that contribute to program growth
Work cross-functionally within UWC² to implement program logistics, instructor hiring, program promotion, and improvements to the student experience
NEW PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND EXPANSION OF EXISTING OFFERINGS
Plan and manage curriculum revision projects that involve a variety of stakeholders including contracted content developers and instructors, advisory board members, learning designers, videographers, and operational staff
Expand existing offerings to meet market demand as needed
Contribute new program development ideas and subject matter expert connections to the Professional Programs team
Bachelor’s degree, ideally in management, education, law, or technology, or related field, AND 3 years of experience, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience
Experience with program development, project management, program management, leadership, teaching, or related
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
The ability to work in a professional manner as both a self-starter and a team member
Desired The ideal candidate will have one or more of the following
Experience managing multiple programs with demonstrated success in program planning, administration, meeting facilitation, and budgeting
Experience in educational program design, online learning, or teaching
A record of success of operating in a team environment to achieve organizational goals
Demonstrated effectiveness in managing multiple priorities and programs
Strong organizational skills
Experience in recruiting, evaluation, and development of professional or academic staff
Knowledge of unique needs of adult learners and the field of professional and continuing education
Dedication to increasing access to education to greater populations of adult learners, especially those from underserved populations
Commitment to enacting diversity, equity and inclusion into all aspects of work
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