Program Manager, Black Student Success Initiative, University Innovation Alliance
Arizona State University
University Innovation Alliance
The UIA Black Student Success Initiative is a collective, grant-funded effort among UIA member institutions to assess and redesign themselves to optimize for long-term Black student success. This initiative seeks to develop a scalable process by which any institution can examine and address the unique needs of communities traditionally underserved by higher education. Alliance institutions are working toward individualized, measurable goals that will result in collective progress serving Black students enrolled within our network.
The Program Manager, UIA Black Student Success Initiative reports to the Director of Alliance Engagement works collaboratively with the UIA central team to develop and facilitate the Black Student Success Initiative’s activities, network engagement opportunities, measurement, and learning capture. This role is responsible for ensuring accountability to project milestones and progress in partnership with the UIA central team, member campuses, and funding partners.
$48,960-$68,000 per year; DOE
- Works with UIA Fellows and campus teams to support progress toward campus-level Black Student Success Initiative action plans.
- Manages campus implementation funding to support ambitious action improving Black student outcomes on UIA member campuses.
- Develops and oversees UIA Community of Practice designed to support campus momentum toward individual and collective initiative goals.
- Manages relationships with and services from consulting partners enlisted to provide technical and adaptive assistance based on emerging UIA member needs.
- Oversees campus-level reporting on initiative progress and facilitates collective UIA progress reporting to project stakeholders.
- Supports the development of new funding proposals for initiative resources.
- Ensures financial accountability to grant commitments, partners, and stakeholders.
- Oversees the development of a change framework and public playbook based on learning and promising practices emerging from the initiative.
- Works with the UIA team to expand University Innovation Lab offerings focused on the Black Student Success Initiative, collaborative knowledge sharing, and dialogue.
- Other duties as needed and assigned based on UIA workflow.
Bachelor's degree in a related field AND five years administrative/coordination experience; OR, Master's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND three years administrative/coordination experience; OR Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.
- Experience in developing proposals for external funding of projects.
- Experience in planning, budgeting, implementing and evaluating projects.
- Demonstrated knowledge of processes to conduct needs assessments.
- Experience in designing training materials and presentations to meet needs assessed.
- Experience in implementing training, session reviews, and follow-up procedures.
- Demonstrated knowledge of processes for dissemination of results through presentations, reports, and publications.
- Evidence of effective communication.
- Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and establishing and facilitating work teams.
- This position is a member of the UIA Central Team based at Arizona State University, but structured as a remote/virtual employee.
- Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate-controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking.
- Visual acuity and manual dexterity associated with daily use of desktop computer; bending, stooping, reaching and lifting up to 20 pounds.
- Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential duties.
- Review of completed tasks; provides and reviews assigned work activities to team members for quality and achievement of set goals.
- May require 25% Domestic travel for this position.
The University Innovation Alliance (UIA) is the leading consortium of large public research universities working together to improve outcomes for all students across the socioeconomic spectrum, particularly low-income students, first-generation students, and students of color. The UIA is designed, organized, and led by our 13 member institutions’ presidents and chancellors. Together, we draw from every region in the country and span the spectrum of U.S. public research universities, from emergent institutions to land grant universities and state flagships
Since its launch in 2014, the UIA has transformed a theoretical concept for collaboration into a nationally recognized community of practice that is driving both institutional transformation and improved student outcomes. Our work is based on the simple proposition that when universities share ideas, experiences, and challenges, and work together, they can accelerate innovations that help students graduate with a college degree.
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
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