Program Associate
University of Minnesota - Duluth, MN

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PLEASE NOTE: The application is the official document used to determine that the applicant meets minimum qualifications to be considered for the position. Therefore, the application must demonstrate the applicant meets all required qualifications.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
**BA/BS degree in adult education, gerontology or related field and at least one years' administrative experience working with adults in a learning setting, or education and relevant experience to equal at least five years. Relevant experience includes experience such as
**Documented experience creating and managing budgets;
**Documented experience coordinating groups and managing volunteers;
**Documented experience with boards or councils.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
**Master's degree in related field;
**Documented supervisory experience;
**Documented experience managing education programs for older adults;
**Documented experience working in a continuing education environment at a college or university;
**Demonstrated experience in analyzing and evaluating educational programs.

SELECTION CRITERIA:
**Ability to accomplish goals successfully with a minimum of supervision;
**Ability to interact collaboratively with diverse constituencies
**Ability to combine broad contextual perspective with attention to detail;
**Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and successfully;
**Experience defining and successfully attaining long-range objectives;
**Leadership experience developing and implementing educational programming;
**Experience with community organizations providing services or education for older adults;
**Experience writing text for print and web-based formats;
**Thorough understanding of finances, including developing, managing and reconciling budgets;
**Critical thinking/analysis skills;
**Computer and web literacy;
**Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills;
**Success in working independently and in a team environment.

Duties/Responsibilities
This position has primary leadership responsibilities for all aspects of the UMD Continuing Education University for Seniors program, an institute for learning in retirement. This position reports to the Continuing Education Operations Manager.

DUTIES:
Program Administration (40%):
**Supervising and directing the work of CE staff members and student workers assigned to the US program;
**Guiding the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the US program;
**Ensuring all program activities and processes comply with University/CE requirements and policies;
**Advising the US Council regarding the strategic plan and the setting of annual goals and objectives;
**In alignment with the strategic plan, implementing strategies and goals for the recruitment of members and the growth of the program;
**Maintaining professional contacts and networks, and staying current with trends relevant to learning in retirement programs;
**Analyzing and improving program operations and business practices;
**Developing and monitoring the US budgets in accordance with UM, UMD, and CE accounting practices:
**Overseeing all financial processes for the program;
**Directing the preparation of Council meeting agendas in consultation with the US President, and presenting reports on timely issues and monetary balances;
**Overseeing the US fund accounts, including monetary transfers;
**Advocating for the US program to internal and external constituencies.

Program Activities (60%):
**Facilitating the work of core US committees, including curriculum, marketing, convocation, and membership
**Overseeing program registration and enrollment processes, including the production of class schedules;
**Advising and supporting the US convocation committee in the annual planning and speaker selection;
**Serving on the Brownlee Advisory Board, and assisting US members/committees with the preparation of grant requests to the Board;
**Directing the completion of promotional materials and reports;
**Overseeing the creation and dissemination of US print and electronic materials;
**Planning and presenting trainings for new study group leaders and assistants, and assisting the US President with orientations for new Council members;
**Overseeing the selection of award recipients;
**Managing the Hub and US classroom spaces;
**Overseeing the US website.

Other Duties (10%):
**Participating in professional development activities as approved;
**Participating in CE staff meetings and other unit-wide planning initiatives;
**Other duties as assigned.

Occasional evening and weekend work is required.

Program/Unit Description
University for Seniors (US) is a humanities centered noncredit educational program for people over the age of fifty who are seeking a continuing education program with both academic and social components. The US program offers three eight-week terms in fall, winter, and spring with options of choosing from 35-40 study groups per term. Annually the program attracts nearly 400 memberships. The US program also offers many social events for its members and provides volunteer opportunities for interaction with UMD students.

Application Instructions
Application Deadline: February 15, 2013.

Resumes and references will be accepted at the time of interview only.

Evidence of satisfying the required qualifications MUST be present in the application form itself.

***FINAL JOB OFFER CONTINGENT UPON PASSING COMPLETE BACKGROUND CHECK***

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the University of Minnesota Disability Specialist at 218-726-7725.

***Smoking is prohibited on all UMD property. The smoking ban includes indoor facilities and the campus grounds, as well as all University vehicles***

Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

Does this position require a background check?
Yes

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