Program Manager, Warriors at Work
Position Overview: Under the direction of the Director, the Program Manager will coordinate and manage portions of the Warriors at Work program. The Program Manager will work with the O’Brien Center, Residential Life, faculty, employers, and community partners to establish, expand, and promote career development opportunities for all students. The Program Manager will be an innovative, self-directed, connected professional with a demonstrated ability to lead the operations of a large, multi-faceted program in collaboration with partners on- and off-campus.
- Support the Director in the overall operations and perform administrative duties associated with the program.
- Organize and coordinate key components of the program including: Career Advisors, Industry Mentors, StrengthsFinder assessments, offsite visits to companies and organizations, professional development retreats, externship/shadowing and workshops, etc.
- Collaborate with faculty on the creation and implementation of a Warriors at Work curriculum, including expected outcomes and reflections.
- Coordinate with the Office of Residential Life to create a meaningful and defined experience for the Warriors at Work Living and Learning Community.
- Guide students through their academic and professional development.
- Under the director of the Director, partner with the O’Brien Center, faculty, school program managers and alumni to develop career development programming and networking opportunities.
- Under the direction of the Director and in partnership with the O’Brien Center, maintain strong working relationships with area employers to promote internship, co-ops, mentoring and employment opportunities.
- In partnership with the O’Brien Center, ensure complete and accurate input and analysis of Warriors at Work experiential education data in Handshake (career development database) and associated website content. Create marketing and communications content to promote the program. Regularly contribute to online presence and publications both internally and externally to showcase the student experiences.
- Collect, review, analyze and report out on data collected and feedback obtained from all stakeholders.
- In collaboration with the O’Brien Center conducts location assessments through off-site visits.
- B.S or B.A. in related field.
- Three to five years of relevant experience.
- Demonstrated ability to manage the operations of a multi-faceted program
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with students, faculty, staff and employer partners; demonstrated understanding of experiential education theories and models of practice as it relates to college students
- Experience coordinating community partnerships and student opportunities
- Experience developing and maintaining policies and procedures relevant to experiential education programs.
- Excellent presentation and coaching skills required
- Ability to successfully work with a diverse population of students
- Strong verbal/written communication skills essential.
- Strong follow-through, initiative, and willingness to work in a team in a flexible work environment
- Strong technology skills required
Merrimack College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.