The College of Performing Arts seeks a Program and Administration Manager. The successful candidate will be a strong leader and collaborator who thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced and highly team-oriented environment. She/he will possess an extremely positive disposition, be nimble and adaptable, and will approach her/his work with a sense of humor and positivity. She/he will take initiative and demonstrate great empathy and honesty as a leader and within her/his work with colleagues across CoPA and the university. Reporting to the Chief of Staff/Assistant Dean, The Program and Administration Manager provides core support and guidance for the day to day operations of the College of Performing Arts, leads projects initiated by the Deans Council, including controlling budgets and hiring for select projects. S/he acts as the primary point of contact between the College of Performing Arts and other university offices, departments, divisions, and external partners. The Program & Administration Manager anticipates internal or external issues that may impact programs or work processes and works with others to resolve problems or improve processes accordingly.
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to
Direct supervision of staff on programs and projects as envisioned by the Deans Council. Examples include but are not limited to orientation week, commencement week, town halls, and faculty governance meetings.
Responsible for managing the CoPA Welcome Desk, including direct supervision of Welcome Desk staff
Lead the onboarding of staff and faculty
Hire, train, schedule, and supervise student office workers
Manage daily operations of a busy Dean's office
With the Vice Dean, represents the school in resolving Human Resources and Payroll issues.
Interface with the Board of Governors for communication and meetings
Maintain Executive Dean’s calendar, arrange meetings and other special events, coordinate the agenda or program
Prepare detailed briefing materials for meetings, reports, inquiries, agendas, and presentations.
Manage vendor relationships, accounts, and invoice reconciliation
Provide high-level oversight and support for the executive leadership
● Bachelor's degree required ● Proven office management experience ● Knowledge of office management skills and ability to multitask and prioritize work ● Excellent verbal and written communication skills ● Proficient in MS Office and Google Suite
Internal Number: 17195
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