How to Hire a Program Manager

Does your growing business need a program manager? A program manager is responsible for developing, promoting and executing productive program initiatives.

Here are some tips to help you find great program manager candidates and make the right hire for your company.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $30.94 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $8.00$87.50 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Program Manager?

A talented Program Manager helps to analyse customer behavior to derive insights and use them to make the program delivery more effective.

• Review different demographic areas for the clients’ businesses to determine their needs
• Develop new program initiatives for clients to make their businesses more effective and productive
• Responsible for the efficient allocation of the company resources to all programs

Skills to look for in a great Program Manager

Program Managers are key members of a program team. It is crucial to note which qualifications and skills are vital for hiring a suitable Program Manager.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or in a related discipline (MBA is an asset)
• More than 6 years experience in program management
• Proficient in Customer Relationship Software and MS Office
• Comfortable to work in the office and the field as required
• In-depth digital marketing knowledge
• Strong organizational, problem-solving and communication skills

Writing a Program Manager job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Program Manager candidates. A Program Manager job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Program Manager jobs, such as:

• Senior Program Manager
• Clinical Program Manager
• Program Administrator

Interviewing Program Manager candidates

To hire a suitable Program Manager, take the time to vet candidates and asking detailed interview questions to understand their knowledge and skills.

• Experience in managing program staff for effective program delivery as per plan
• Develop and maintain the client project and review their demographic needs and other requirements
• How they’ve contributed to achieving smooth program operations by efficiently managing all project resources to help achieve current and future project goals.

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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