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Academic Program Development Manager
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University of Idaho | Moscow, ID
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Academic Program Development Manager
University Outreach - Northern Idaho

Facilitates the expansion and continuous improvement of academic program offerings in response to local need and the strategic objectives of the University. This position requires an earned Bachelor’s degree; preferred knowledge of the University of Idaho programs, policies, regulations and procedures.

Salary range: $48,872 annually or higher commensurate with experience. 

Position Summary:

Located at the University of Idaho at Coeur d’Alene (UICDA/Center), the Academic Program Development Manager facilitates the expansion and continuous improvement of academic program offerings in response to local need and the strategic objectives of the University. Primary responsibilities include: providing advisory assistance for faculty and staff on academic policies and procedures; identifying and coordinating expansion of and/or creation of new UICDA program offerings by working with associate deans, department chairs, and faculty in Moscow, Boise and other locations; assessing viability and improvement of existing offerings through analysis of in-house and market data. In addition, s/he will independently manage diverse Center projects and regularly engage in and organize meetings and other communications with business and public sector representatives, students and potential students. Expert knowledge of academic program parameters, distance delivery, program assessment, and analysis of local program demand is necessary.

The Academic Program Development Manager will represent UICDA among other local higher education institutions in the northern Idaho and Spokane area in coordinating program offerings and leading both internal and external collaborative efforts towards academic program development.


Job Duty Function: Increase enrollment by:

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

• Identifying, analyzing and executing program growth and interdisciplinary opportunities in northern Idaho among colleges, agency, non-profit and industry partners and others.

• Leading the establishment of specialized credit and non-credit offerings and coordinating UI resources to address community needs and enrollment growth.

• Collecting and effectively analyzing data on program capacity for expansion.

• Implementing strategically focused programmatic needs assessment consistent with the UICDA mission and strategic plan.

• Establishing and implementing UICDA strategic enrollment initiatives in cooperation with central Strategic Enrollment Management unit.

• Collaborate with regional colleges and universities to connect and encourage academic partnerships, utilizing a thorough knowledge of curriculum, academic policy, procedures and graduation requirements.

• Making recommendations to UICDA Associate VP, College Deans and other UI programmatic leadership on enrollment opportunities specific to northern Idaho.

Job Duty Function: Promote the image of the Center in northern Idaho by:

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

• Collaborating with the UICDA team to ensure that the Center is well represented to diverse sectors through active participation in community events.

• Cultivating new programmatic markets for UICDA as liaison with outside entities and the Moscow main campus, coordinating faculty guest speakers for local forums and other appropriate venues, managing recruitment and execution of UI continuing education credits/offerings as well as other program development opportunities.

• Coordinating with university marketing and communications in design of promotional materials focused on strategic markets.

• Occasionally addressing potential student and parent groups

• Collaborating with diverse UI programs, such as Extension, to increase enrollment, service to the community, and visibility.

• Participating in northern Idaho events as an official representative of UICDA.

• Serving as a UICDA participant in career fairs and other external promotional events.

Job Duty Function: Manage diverse, multi-partner projects for the Center:

Job Duties/Responsibilities:

• Take primary responsibility for managing short- and long term projects that include multiple academic and community partners. Ensure that project goals are articulated, understood and achieved.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

• Education/Experience: Earned Bachelor’s degree

• Demonstrated experience in leading initiatives, excellent interpersonal communication skills, experience in consensus building.

• Excellent writing and organizational skills.

• Experience in facilitating group discussion and consensus.

• Demonstrated project management experience.

• Demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.

• Ability to conduct independent research, collect and analyze data, and to deliver concise and accurate written and oral reports.

• Demonstrated ability in designing and organizing effective and educational presentations.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Knowledge of the University of Idaho programs, policies, regulations and procedures.

• Knowledge of issues pertaining to part-time, working students at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

• Grant writing, program development and administration experience.

• Knowledge of northern Idaho community businesses and non-profit organizations.

• Experience in advising students.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:

• Daily office hours, however occasional evening and weekend work is required.

• Local and out of state travel may be required.

Announcement #SP001673P. Equal opportunity employer/affirmative action/minority/female/disability/veteran.

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