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The primary role of the Program Associate position is to provide coordination and management of some of the School's annual programs, courses, and conferences. The specific programs assigned vary by position and can change from year to year. Program Associates oversee programs of low to moderate size and complexity. The Program Associate works closely with a lead faculty member for each program to determine location, agenda, presenters, activities, and additional services or functions and then takes the lead coordinating and implementing the program based on those decisions. Decisions must frequently be adjusted as the program develops, and the Program Associate is expected to apply the decisions to new contexts and identify and escalate issues that need further discussion. The Program Associate typically serves as the primary point of contact with program participants and is responsible for working with the Strategic Communications Division to build interest in the program and ensure that all marketing is aligned with the program and implemented correctly.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related discipline; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
The following skills, knowledge, and abilities are essential to meet the needs of the School and this position: ability to effectively plan, prioritize, and organize workload to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment; demonstrated strong interpersonal/customer service skills, including the ability to deal with a variety of people in an effective and diplomatic manner; excellent communication skills, both oral and written; demonstrated strong attention to detail; ability to work independently with minimum directions as well as function successfully as part of a team; demonstrated working knowledge of Microsoft Office software, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; and demonstrated working knowledge of registration software, preferably Learning Stream.
Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of training and experience in hospitality/meeting/event coordination and management, including budget management, contract negotiation, and complex logistics planning is preferred.
At least one year of professional experience preferred in an academic or corporate setting planning multiple events simultaneously.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 148037
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