Program Manager II - (STA007461)

Manages the day-to-day operations of a large university program or department, including the supervision of staff employees, student workers, programs or processes.Job Duties

  1. Plans and develops procedures for administering a large or complex department or program.
  2. Manages fiscal activities, including procurement and budget analysis.
  3. Provides guidance to subordinate staff and evaluates performance.
  4. Prepares abstracts, research reports, funding proposals, operations and procedure manuals, and other written material and documentation.
  5. Creates and reviews reports of expenditures and activities.
  6. May administer grants and grant-related related communications, scholarships and other operations.
  7. Develops, implements and maintains appropriate policies and procedures.
  8. May serve as property custodian for the department.
  9. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.


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Qualifications :

Bachelors and 1 year experience

Education: Requires a thorough understanding of both theoretical and practical aspects of an analytical, technical or professional discipline; or the basic knowledge of more than one professional discipline. Knowledge of the discipline is normally obtained through a formal, directly job-related 4 year degree from a college or university or an equivalent in-depth specialized training program that is directly related to the type of work being performed. Experience: Requires a minimum of one (1) year of directly job-related experience. Certification/Licensing: None.

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El Proyecto de literatura puertorriqueña/Puerto Rican Literature Project (PLPR) Program Manager / Full time position

Manages the day-to-day operations of the El Proyecto de literatura puertorriqueña/Puerto Rican Literature Project (PLPR). This position will include project management, program coordination, research and outreach.

The University of Houston’s Recovering the US Hispanic Literary Heritage (Recovery) is an interdisciplinary digital repository whose aim is to locate, recovery and make available the written legacy of Latinas and Latinos in the US since colonial times until 1980. US Latino Digital Humanities (USLDH) is Recovery’s Digital Humanities initiative to develop digital resources, educational materials and projects to highlight historical materials produced by the Latino community and to provide spaces for project development, community collaborations and training with a digital US Latino perspective.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The Recovery/USLDH community is interdisciplinary with participation of specialists in diverse areas of the humanities (History, religion, women studies, Spanish, literature, anthropology, etc.) and diverse fields, such as library science. This community includes more than 5,000 scholars who create scholarship, share knowledge at the biennial conference, and conferences in related fields, through listserves, etc., and researching and providing resources for others in the field.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Knowledge of project management strategies.
  • Knowledge of open source digital tools to be implemented in the project.
  • Knowledge of processes to conduct needs assessments.
  • Knowledge of processes for dissemination of results through presentations, reports and publications.
  • Skills in planning, implementing and evaluating projects.
  • Skills in both verbal and written communication.
  • Skills in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and establishing and facilitating work teams.
  • Ability to develop proposals for external funding of projects.
  • Ability to work with a broad range of participants, including students (at different stages of their careers), staff, faculty and community.

Duties and responsibilities include the following:

Work in collaboration with PLPR team and under the supervision of the Director of Research to ensure completion of grant project activities.

  • Manage day-to-day operations for PRLP, including development, planning, implementation, creation and support of digital projects (metadata creation, database record set creation, scanning, recording, uploading, visualizations, book reviews, publications, etc.).
  • Plan, implement and create workflows for project tasks.
  • Track the phases and completion of project tasks.
  • Write and submit status reports to the PLPR team.
  • Schedule and participate in PLPR meetings.
  • Collaborate with the PLPR team to develop digital projects.
  • Collaborate with PLPR team to organize events related to the project.
  • Manage social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter accounts) for PLPR.
  • Investigate and share information regarding funding opportunities and participate in grant-writing and grants administration.
  • Participate in yearly evaluation on the direction of the PLPR initiative and planning.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned or directed.

Minimum Experience

One year of directly job-related experience

Preferred candidates will have two (2) years of project management experience; OR, any equivalent experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved; experience in Puerto Rican studies, data curation and digital tools for usage in humanities projects and be b ilingual in English and Spanish.

Minimum Education

BA in any area of the humanities

*This position is funded for 3 years with an approximate end date of 3/31/2024*

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