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First Ascent Program Manager

University of Utah
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First Ascent Program Manager

Job Summary

Position Summary: The First Ascent Scholars program is seeking a full-time Program Manager. This position focuses on wrap-around support for first-generation, low-income, high-achieving college students in the David Eccles School of Business. The First Ascent Program Manager is primarily responsible for the day-to-day student support and student engagement programming. Importantly, this position is critical in students' social, emotional, and academic success in the First Ascent Program.

Under the supervision of the Belonging Cohort Director, this position will support recruitment, selection, and transition into the Eccles School and the First Ascent Scholars program. The First Ascent Program Manager will coordinate and participate in events and trips, nationally and internationally, and work to ensure scholarships are appropriately administered.

Oversees all daily program operations and coordinates all program activities of the First Ascent Program. Assists students with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the University of Utahs established priority deadline and meeting other campus deadlines. Provides proactive advising and mentorship throughout students college careers. Advises students on program, Eccles, and University-wide policies and processes. Oversees administration of Canvas and other student-facing systems for the program. Develop student retention- and community- based engagement activities for FAS students. Ensures students have the resources they need to be successful in college (e.g. counseling, computers, tutoring, academic advising, career coaching, etc.). Monitor student academic progress throughout the semester and develop timely interventions, as needed, to promote and encourage timely graduation. Works closely with the Director of Belonging Cohorts to support and work with the advisory board to ensure student success. Nurtures collaborative relationships with Eccles Schools and university community members to connect students with opportunities for deep learning and expansion of network. Coordinates and participates in all student engagement events and trips. Must be able to obtain a passport to travel internationally. Helps build student pathways throughout undergraduate student offices, resources, events and opportunities in the David Eccles School of Business. Works with Director of Belonging Cohorts to assess and maintain the programs quality. As requested, prepares reports and records on program status and progress. Participates as an ex-officio member of the First Ascent Scholars Board of Advisors.
Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required: Nearly Continuously: Office environment.
Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required: Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking. Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking. Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelors degree in a related area plus three years of experience in budget, grant and program management or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience) required. Develops and implements program ideas into successful academic and research programs; demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills also required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.

MEd or Masters degree in Education, Business, Policy and Public Administration, Communication, or similar. 3+ years of experience working with undergraduate students 3+ years of experience in project or program management, preferably in collaboration with academic, industry, and community entities. 3+ years of experience supervising or mentoring students. Understanding of how to apply student development theory to programmatic and curricular-focused trainings and events.

Special Instructions

Requisition Number: PRN39100B
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Work Schedule Summary: Monday Through Friday Sam to 5pm. Occasional weekend obligations for events, trips, and etc.
Department: 01420 - Advising (Sch of Business)
Location: Campus
Pay Rate Range: $58,000 - $62,000
Close Date: 7/19/2024
Open Until Filled: No

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