The Program Manager is responsible for planning, developing and implementing the Rural Innovations Strengthening Eastern North Carolina 29 Counties (RISE-29) program which represents a partnership between ECU and Beaufort, Hyde, Martin and Pitt counties. The heart of RISE-29 lies with student entrepreneurs responding to community-driven need with the goal of stimulating economic growth and job creation. RISE-29 partners will gather community input to target projects within each county and across the region to strengthen rural economies. Advanced tools for data analytics housed at the Economic Growth Collaboratory will provide economic develop intelligence for economic growth and educational achievement. RISE-29 will leverage investments made by ECU and regional partners. Notable among them are opportunities to work in new facilities including laboratories, greenhouses, and collaborative spaces at ECU. Regional partners will provide expertise alongside regional assets and infrastructure.
The responsibilities of the Program Manager are both strategic, in developing best practices and business processes, and operational, in creating quality, consistency and accountability among RISE-29 student participants and partners. Duties will include overseeing all program logistics, creating SOPs, recruiting and counseling community partners and student interns, marketing and communications, meeting and event management, tracking student achievements and credentials, conducting program evaluations, developing and maintaining databases, and analyzing data. The Program Manager reports to the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Economic and Community Engagement.
Special Instructions To Application:
This is a time-limited vacancy.
Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience and education are listed on your application. Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.
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Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full time basis.
Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience related to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Full time or Part time: Full Time
Position Location (city): Greenville
Position Number: 400219
Organizational Unit Overview:
The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, Economic Development and Engagement (REDE) is responsible for research policy and integrity, research administration and contract negotiations across ECU for both the main campus and the health sciences campus. The division directs new intellectual enterprises, including technology transfer. Industry, military and government agency research partnerships and community engagement and economic development activities across the eastern half of North Carolina are also managed by the division. The vice chancellor leads the development of ECU's new 328-acre millennial campus, which will drive public-private partnerships, innovation and investment in the region. REDE is responsible for the following units under its umbrella: Office of Research Administration, Office of Research Integrity & Compliance, Office of Export Controls & Customs, Office of National Security & Industry Initiatives, Office of Innovation & New Ventures, Office of Licensing & Commercialization, Office of Community Engagement & Research, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, Office of Undergraduate Research, and the Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee.
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