Arizona State University
Arizona, United States
$48,960.00 - $87,000.00
Posted date
Sep 17, 2021

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs
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Employment Type
Full Time

Program Manager - Professional Development

Arizona State University

Graduate College

Campus: Tempe



Job Description

The Graduate College seeks a Program Manager, Professional Development to collaborate with the Professional Development and Engagement team on initiatives that serve the ASU Charter and Design Aspirations. The successful applicant will plan, direct, organize and execute initiatives supporting pedagogical training for programs ranging from TA orientation to professional development for graduate students and postdocs interested in pursuing academic careers.


This position reports to the Director, Student Support Resources. This position provides program management and coordination related to professional development initiatives. Responsibilities include coordination with faculty and staff across ASU, management and monitoring of program expectations and results, design and implementation of communication, planning and execution of activities and events, and support of initiatives within the team and the college.


Salary Range

$48,960 - $65,000 per year; DOE


Close Date



Essential Duties

  • Coordinates and facilitates the development of workshops, meetings and seminars with program participants, both internal and external to ASU; oversees logistics, scheduling and target audience communications
  • Conducts end-of-program evaluation and continuous improvement planning 
  • Manages a portfolio of programs supporting graduate student preparation for academic and pedagogical positions 
  • Examples include: “Preparing Future Faculty and Scholars (PFx)”, Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL) and New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS)
  • Creates and maintains infrastructure for graduate student instructional support to promote principles of learning through diversity
  • Serves as co-instructor for credit-bearing course for graduate student professional development
  • Develops and coordinates creation of learning communities
  • Collaboratively develops credit and non-credit programming for graduate students
  • Participates effectively, professionally and collaboratively on a team of Program Managers, Managers, Directors and Faculty
  • Cross-trains with other members of the team for potential coverage 
  • Manages event planning, marketing and logistics
  • Oversees the preparation of proposals for continued funding; acts as the primary liaison with current funding source; or contributes to such as needed
  • Understands expenditure controls and recommends the allocation of resources within the limitations of the budget when planning
  • Manages relationships with graduate students, faculty and staff in the advancement of the programs
  • Supports campus leadership networks to foster collaboration and innovation in the development of training programs for future faculty
  • Stays abreast of emerging pedagogies, technologies and trends in the scholarship of curriculum and instruction
  • Stays abreast of higher education professional and career development trends
  • All other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

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.


Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of an advanced graduate degree preferred (master's or doctorate)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of principles and practices of training, development and evaluation
  • Demonstrated knowledge of teaching and learning principles, curriculum design methods, evaluation and/or teacher training
  • Experience working with diverse populations and cultures
  • Experience in presenting to diverse groups
  • Experience with program planning, evaluation and student services (3 years)
  • Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships (3 years)
  • Experience working with advanced graduate students (1 year)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of academic professions and hiring practices


Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in environmentally controlled office and classroom settings, including student-facing and shared office spaces. 
  • Activities subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse; required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work. 
  • Infrequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds. 
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills on the telephone, in email, in public and interpersonal settings with diverse audiences
  • Business hours for the Graduate College are Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m


Department Statement

The ASU Graduate College works collaboratively across all colleges to promote and support the integrity, quality, and vitality of ASU graduate programs including master’s degrees, professional degrees, and doctoral degrees. Our goal is to ensure university-wide standards of academic excellence, access, and equity in graduate programs and to enhance the impact of ASU’s graduate students and graduate education within the state, national, and global arenas. Central to this vision is the enhancement of the diversity of ASU’s graduate population as well as the development of innovative transdisciplinary graduate programs across the university.


ASU Statement

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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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


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ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.


Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00 p.m. Arizona time on the date indicated.


Only electronic applications are accepted. Attach Word or PDF documents, which include:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Three professional references (if not already supplied during the application process)


Please include all employment information in month/year format (ex: 6/88 to 8/94), and include job title, job duties, and name of employer for EACH position listed. Not providing this information could result in your application not being considered.


Cover letter and resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meet the minimum and desired qualifications stated in this requisition.


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education (or 24 credit hours) is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.


ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.


To apply please go to see Req Id# 71963BR

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