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Senior Program Administrator

The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio
Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 17, 2023

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Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
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Employment Type
Full Time

Senior Program Administrator

The Ohio State University  

Columbus, OH



Fisher College | Real Estate Center


The Ohio State University Center for Real Estate at Fisher College of Business is a leading international provider of transformative educational and networking experiences that draw upon the University's strong tradition of excellence.  The Center fosters opportunities for connectivity among individuals, industry, and government through all phases of a professional's career and life cycle.  We provide a bridge to interdisciplinary disciplines throughout the University to promote cutting-edge, relevant research and educational opportunities for all.


Provides administrative oversight of the day-to-day operations of their Center, including formulation and implementation of administrative procedures to streamline the Center’s operations. Works closely with the Center's Executive Director to develop, plan, and execute numerous Center events that involve students, faculty, alumni, and industry professionals.  Creates and assists with the Center's web and social media presence and ensures the effectiveness of all Center communications. Establishes and maintains innovative multimedia endeavors including podcasts, recurring commentaries, research dissemination, and other related areas. Partners with the Executive Director to support the Center's vision and organizational structure that enables mutually beneficial relationships with key partners, including key agreements and workflow practices, defining key roles and responsibilities, and creation of a variety of virtual platforms. Represents the Center at industry events and on local boards and professional committees. Meets with possible industry partners and potential members of the Center to effectively market the Center. Develops relationships with a variety of companies to facilitate career advancement opportunities for our students and alumni. Supports research, business development, and fundraising efforts for the Center. Coordinates event details and plans with multiple stakeholders within limited timeframes and budget; Partners with sponsors and internal team to identify event opportunities and assists with organizing logistics.


Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and/or experience in business administration or related field of study. A minimum of 4 years’ experience in business operations, communications, project management or a related area. Experience managing a board, stewarding donors, building relationships with prospective partners, and holistic management of large-scale programs. Ability to collaborate and work well in a diverse, team-oriented environment. Proven success in delivering quality experiences to clients, particularly external stakeholders, donors, and business partners. Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Facile in a variety of information technology platforms and able to find areas to improve the delivery of the Center’s initiatives via technology. Self-starter with ability to manage multiple complex, time-sensitive workstreams simultaneously.


Desired Qualifications

Master’s degree or equivalent education and/or experience. 4-8 years’ experience business operations, communications, project management or a related area. Confidence in composing proposals, reports, board or program materials, and other documents for internal and external audiences. Experience working in academic environments to drive proactively results by interfacing across departments and administrative offices.


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The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other bases under the law. Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the Equal Employment Identification form.


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