URBAN Graduate Program Manager



Boston, MA
United States

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Boston University’s URBAN Program seeks to hire a Program Manager. The URBAN Program prepares graduate students to tackle urban environmental challenges using interdisciplinary methods centered on student partnerships with governments, non-governmental organizations, and the private sector. The Program Manager is responsible for the programming, communication, and implementation of this interdisciplinary program. Specific activities include recruiting students into the program and providing mentorship and advising to current students, managing workshops and the program’s website and social media, coordinating program evaluation efforts, and cultivating student internships. The Program Manager interacts regularly with internship partners, communicating, fostering, and maintaining relationships with them, as well as faculty and staff across multiple departments and units at Boston University. The Program Manager participates as an active team member in the development, refinement, and maintenance of program processes, organizational structures, and strategy, and manages the budget and fundraising efforts.

This position offers an opportunity that fuses creativity and leadership at the interface of graduate education, science, and urban governance. Most importantly, the program values diversity, equity, and inclusion across every aspect of its operations, and the Program Manager is tasked with implementing these values and developing new initiatives.

Qualifications: Applicants with MA/MS/MPH/MBA/MSW in fields related to Higher Education Administration, Public Policy, Biogeoscience, Biology, Biogeochemistry, Environmental Policy and/or Planning, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, or Environmental Health or at least three years of professional experience are desired. Relevant experience in program management is highly desirable.

Experience in science communication, field-based or experiential education, curriculum development, working with cities, and/or program assessment are a plus. Successful candidates need to have excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, and have ability to work independently. They need to communicate effectively and diplomatically with people from a variety of different backgrounds. We encourage you to apply, even if you don’t believe you meet all our described qualifications as we appreciate that a diversity of life and professional experiences may make a candidate competitive for this role.

Boston University embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will create a climate that attracts students, staff, and faculty of all races, nationalities, and genders. Boston University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Full job posting here: https://sites.bu.edu/urban/2022/07/28/join-our-team-as-bu-urban-program-manager/

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should send their letter of interest and resume and contact information of 2-3 professional references to Pamela Templer at ptempler@bu.edu. Please use “BU URBAN Program Manager” in the Subject of your email message.