Huriot — BTP/CBI Strategic Comm. Program Manager at UMASS Amherst

BTP/CBI Strategic Comm. Program Manager

UMASS Amherst

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AMHERST BTP/CBI Strategic Communication Program Manager - Chemistry Department Job Summary As a member of the Program Leadership team, the Strategic Communication and Program Manager will direct all program management activities including program operations, grant renewals, budget management, program assessments, recruiting, and processing appointments. In collaboration with CNS Communication staff, this role will be responsible for integrated communication initiatives and event planning to promote the program at the campus, regional, and national level. Essential Functions Program Leadership, Vision, and Culture Implement the programs\' missions among faculty, staff, and students; support the training of ethics to students; organize opportunities for students to learn scientific presentation skills, and track the training of faculty mentors. Strategically support the development and growth of program educational initiatives including, establishing mutually beneficial relationships with industrial partners in order to identify industrial internships for students, coordinate industrial visits, and engage industrial partners in course designs. Coordinate internship opportunities with off-campus partners and on-campus entities. Program Administration, Oversight, and Growth Administer two independent, large and complex graduate training grants. Research and develop policy and solutions for existing and emerging program needs. Report financial data to the Controller\'s Office. Create, manage, and monitor annual budgets. Perform financial administrative tasks including, but not limited to, request carryover funds into new fiscal years, account reconciliation, maintain accurate financial records for grant expenditures, ensure charges are properly allocated per grant guidelines. Track, compile, and prepare data for annual reports and for five-year renewals. Prepare and provide periodic reports such as trainee payment reports and unliquidated obligations reports. Maintain accurate records of grant expenditures, purchase orders and other fund transfer mechanisms. Program Assessment Collaborate in the strategic planning, development, and execution of the program assessments. Administer, collect, and archive the annual assessments, maintaining confidentially, for all program trainees and faculty. Interface with partners in the execution and evaluation of program assessments, and publication of findings. Preferred Qualifications Master\'s degree in business, social sciences, or STEM field. Experience working in an academic setting. Excellent facilitation skills with high-level attention to detail and strong follow-through. Excellent organizational skills, able to prioritize workload under variable time constraints. Experience with strategic communications and/or social media promotion. Knowledge and experience with university financial systems and grant administration. Excellent record keeping, able to maintain clear computer files for all tasks such that others can collaborate effectively and/or continue tasks. Excellent communication skills including written, verbal and interpersonal; able to work collaboratively with all internal and external stakeholders and team members. Ability to exercise and maintain discretion in handling confidential information. Ability to perform mathematical computations as well as make and use budgets accurately. Ability to demonstrate initiative and independent decision making.

UMASS Amherst provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

  • Published on: Mar 23, 2023
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Job Location: Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Salary: negotiable
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