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Boston University PROGRAM MANAGER, College of Arts & Sciences, Biology in BOSTON, Massachusetts

Established in 1873, Arts and Sciences is Boston University's largest and most academically diverse unit, encompassing over 8,400 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 800 faculty members, and 300 staff across 50 departments, programs, centers, and institutes. Our faculty are award-winning researchers, innovative teachers, and dedicated mentors committed to exploring the complexities of our present and past, uncovering new perspectives, and crafting creative solutions to real-world problems. Our staff are dynamic, mission-driven professionals who foster community, inclusion, and belonging to advance every aspect of the college enterprise. Our community thrives on collaboration, bold ideas, and interdisciplinary exploration. Join us in supporting the pursuit of knowledge that changes the world and provides boundless opportunities to inspire the next generation of leaders. We offer generous benefits, including health, dental, and life insurance, tuition remission, retirement savings, paid time off, and holiday leave.

A Graduate Program Manager position is available for someone to help manage URBAN (sites.bu.edu/urban), a graduate program that was established with a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded Research Traineeship (NRT) grant that partners Ph.D. students in Biogeoscience and Environmental Health with cities to tackle urban environmental challenges. The Program Manager within the Department of Biology will be responsible for helping with development, planning, strategy, programming, communication, implementation, and assessment of an interdisciplinary graduate program, working under the direction of the Director. The Program Manager will cultivate critical relationships, develop and maintain communication with our partners across government, non-governmental, and private sector organizations, as well as faculty and staff across departments and units at BU and the public through website creation and social media. The Program Manager will manage and coordinate workshops, develop outreach and educational materials, and help coordinate placement of place students in internships and teach the companion internship course, with cities, non-governmental organization, and/or the private sector and facilitate competitive research and travel awards, and advance fundraising efforts.

The Program Manager will also provide support for recruitment, mentoring, and retention of graduate students in the program following our student-centered approach with an emphasis on broadening participation or underrepresented groups. The Program Manager will prepare monthly budgets and annual reports. The Program Manager will also be responsible for advertising and tracking participation in all events and ensure students are making satisfactory progress towards completing program requirements.

Required Skills

  • Applicants with a MA/MS/MPH/MBA/MSW with three years of experience.

  • MA or MS in fields related to Higher Education Administration, Public Policy, Biogeoscience, Biology, Biogeochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Science, or Environmental Health are desired.

  • A cover letter is required for this position.

    We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor .

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