Job Details

Program Manager

Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR

Job - Education

Close Date: 01/21/2019

Working at Lewis & Clark College

The campus is located on 137 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds in Portland’s southwest hills. Our strong commitment to sustainability is reinforced through recycling programs, energy conservation, alternative transportation options, and farm to fork initiatives. For benefit-eligible positions, we offer a competitive benefits package that includes options for health, dental, vision, tuition, life insurance, retirement and more.

Lewis & Clark College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status, such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status or age.

Job Purpose
This position coordinates and project manages Center for Community Engagement (CCE) programming and special projects including grants and contracted training services. This position will work with significant independence as well as collaboratively with the CCE team, faculty, and community partners.

The program manager is responsible for initiating and maintaining organizational systems and operational approaches that support and advance CCE’s programs. This position will substantively participate in the development and implementation of new programs and initiatives that advance CCE’s strategic plan. Program management activities will include: establishing project plans, timelines and calendars, drafting administrative/business procedures, MOUs, contracts and budgets, coordinating logistical needs, and serving as a point of contact for selected programs and projects.

The program manager will support, collaborate in and in some instances lead CCE program evaluation activities including survey development, data analysis, formatting and summarizing data for internal and external reporting and to inform recruiting and marketing strategies.


The CCE is a fast-paced, high-volume, service-oriented department at the graduate school. The CCE collaborates with faculty, professional organizations, educational institutions, community groups, and more to offer equity-driven continuing education programming and other professional development opportunities in the greater Portland area and beyond. The CCE is committed to enhancing the effectiveness of education and mental health professionals as agents of social change.

What You'll Do

* Project manage the implementation and execution of CCE programming, grants, contracted training services, and other special projects.
* Program evaluation: develop evaluation plans for new initiatives; analyze and compile/format data for purposes of further program development, budget tracking, and reporting to internal and external parties.
* Program development activity will include participation in planning meetings and research.
* Attend and/or host CCE sponsored trainings and events.
* Ability to honor and work with all identities and individuals, particularly those who are underrepresented in the country and/or at Lewis & Clark College.

Must Haves

* Bachelor’s degree.
* Familiarity with the field(s) of social services, K-12 and/or higher education.
* Extensive experience in project management and/or demonstrated excellence in organizing, planning and prioritizing complex tasks with dynamic demands and deadlines, interruptions and changing priorities.
* Demonstrated experience working in a professional setting with complex and sensitive data.
* Demonstrated experience analyzing and compiling data in a format useful to stakeholders; as well as experience with developing and/or adapting evaluation instruments.
* Experience working in a service-oriented environment.
* Demonstrated ability to initiate and perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy, often in situations requiring thoughtful analysis to determine appropriate and effective actions.
* Must be computer literate with intermediate to advanced proficiency with Excel and Word. Familiarity with database management systems.
* Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality. This position deals with confidential and sensitive information.
* Ability to meet timelines, deliverables, critically think, and exercise independent judgment while recognizing when additional input is needed to make a decision.
* Excellent written and oral communication, interpersonal, and diplomacy skills.
* Ability to initiate and maintain cooperative relationships with students, faculty, staff, visitors, and colleagues in service areas across campus.
* Available to work a flexible schedule that includes occasional early morning, evening and weekend hours.
* Ability to carry out responsibilities in alignment with the social justice mission of the graduate school.

Nice to Haves

* 3-5 years’ experience working in a social service, K-12, higher education, or an environment that serves adult learners.
* 3-5 years’ experience with project management.
* 3-5 years’ experience analyzing and compiling data in a format useful to stakeholders; as well as developing and/or adapting evaluation instruments.
* 5-7 years of program or project management experience in a social service and/or K-12 or higher education setting.

Work Schedule

* 37.5 hours per week
* Benefits Eligible: Yes

Pay Rate

* Commensurate with experience

Physical Requirements

* The job works primarily at a desk or is otherwise involved in activities requiring little lifting, climbing or working in tiring positions
* Twisting, sitting, walking, grasping/gripping, pinching/squeezing, reaching, pushing/pulling, repetitive hand movements (e.g., typing), seeing, talking, hearing

The College explicitly acknowledges and affirms its conviction that diversity with respect to race, ethnicity, national origin, socio-economic background, religious orientation or spirituality, physical or sensory disability, gender, and sexual orientation on the Lewis & Clark campus provides an educational benefit for all students that can be realized only if students and education professionals from diverse backgrounds are present in significant numbers within our learning community. In creating and sustaining such a community, we engage, to the extent possible, in practices that will ensure a high degree of diversity on our campus, simultaneously meeting the highest standards of academic excellence of which we are capable.

Reasonable Accommodation

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment.

Background Check

Lewis & Clark College will conduct a background check on the finalist, which will include a criminal record check. If a conviction is discovered, a determination will be made whether the conviction is related to the position for which the individual is applying or would present safety or security risks before an employment decision is made. A criminal conviction does not necessarily automatically bar an applicant from employment.

Eligibility to Work

In order to comply with US Homeland Security Department regulations, all employees must complete an I-9 form in Workday prior to or no later than the first day of work and bring originals (no photocopies) of their supporting documentation to Human Resources no later than the 3rd business day of employment. Failure to have a completed I-9 form on file with the College will result in immediate termination of employment.

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