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Position Information

Position Information:

Working Title: Program Manager
Faculty Rank: Senior Project Associate
Posting Number: SR0160149
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Position Summary:

The Department of Human Development invites applications for a Program Manager position at the rank of Senior Project Associate. The Program Manager is responsible for oversight of program operations in Virginia and Maryland for the department’s federally funded grant titled “TOGETHER: A Couple’s Model to Enhance Relationships and Economic Stability.” Tasks include the (a) liaison between principal investigators and community agencies; (b) coordination with community partners of meetings, trainings, schedules of TOGETHER program, booster sessions, and financial literacy workshops, and reports; © coordination of assessment activities between community agencies and program evaluators; (d) oversight of operations of all project activities; (e) administrative support to community partners for their activities; (f) ensuring that university and federal policies and guidelines are observed; (g) oversight, accounting, and reporting of grant expenses and payments; (h) anticipation of needs of the grant and development of recommendations for filling those needs; (i) contribution to federal and scientific reports and presentations; (j) direct supervision of graduate assistants; (k) coordination and preparation of advertising and marketing; (l) coordination of advertising, recruitment, and retention plan; (m) oversight of participant tracking system; (l) responding to complaints and suggestions from participants and staff; (n) weekly updates to PIs about key aspects of the project (e.g., adherence to timeline, cases of domestic violence, etc.); (o) supervision of Quality Assurance and Operations Coordinators; (p) attending all required trainings and ACF sponsored workshops/conferences/grantee orientation/roundtables; and (q) the direct oversight of three subcontractors in VA (Skillsource Group, Inc., The Women’s Center’ MacroSys).

Required Qualifications:

-Strong organizational, interpersonal, and leadership skills
-Excellent communication skills
-Outstanding analytical skills and ability
-High level of initiative and commitment
-Attention to detail
-Proficient computer skills
-Doctorate/terminal master’s degree in social sciences (human development, psychology, family studies), business, or other related disciplines
-program management experience

Preferred Qualifications:

-Significant program management experience

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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Employment Comments:

Personal vehicle is required to drive between offices and to visit local community partners

How to Apply for this Job:

For a complete listing of position qualifications, and to apply, please visit, and search for posting #SR0160149. Review of applications will begin on October 24, 2016.

Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
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FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Department: Human Development
Location: National Capital Region
Location, if not Blacksburg: Falls Church, VA and University of Maryland at College Park
Location Zip Code: 22043
Work Schedule: M-F 8-5
Job Posting Date: 10/10/2016
Review Begin Date: 10/24/2016
Job Close Date(if applicable):
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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