Program Manager of Educational Initiatives (Finance)
All interested applicants should attach a cover letter and a resume in the Supporting Documents section of the application, preferably in a PDF format to avoid any formatting issues. Applications are due by 11:59pm on December 8, 2023.
We are seeking a dynamic and visionary Program Manager to facilitate educational/academic initiatives in the Provost's office. The Program Manager for Educational Initiatives will be a critical addition to the successful operationalization of various educational initiatives with a primary focus on the Moody Foundation gift, an extraordinary $100 million commitment to Rice University to support the construction of a new student center and student experiences beyond the classroom. In addition, the Program Manager will support the other student initiatives such as the Take Flight Program, the REU Support Program, student success activities, and other emerging projects.
The Program Manager, reporting directly to the Associate Provost, will collaborate closely with the deans' offices, academic schools, central administration (including development and admissions offices), and external partners to coordinate programs that support strategic undergraduate priorities. As Program Manager for the Moody Foundation gift, they will work closely with the Provost and the Moody fund leads in the units and Development and Alumni Relations to enhance the impact of the gift, ensure alignment with objectives, and communicate the collective impact. This role demands a strategic leader with experience and passion for student programs and the ability to provide operational oversight for various funds and programs involving multiple stakeholders, while also cultivating enduring academic partnerships for the long-term.
The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker with strong relationship building skills and excellent judgment; and a skilled manager able to oversee multiple programs simultaneously and to drive the work of multiple people and units. This is a highly interactive role that requires initiative, problem solving, and creativity in addition to effective communication skills, organization, and strategic planning. This position requires the ability to play an active behind-the-scenes role in leadership to implement and communicate a shared vision.
The ideal candidate will be creative, confident, collaborative, self-motivated, persistent, and comfortable working in, and leading within, a diffuse academic environment.
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
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