Program Manager Engagement

University of Washington C4C   •  

Seattle, WA

Industry: Education.


Less than 5 years

Posted 348 days ago

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

The Michael G. Foster School of Business has an outstanding opportunity for a Program Manager, Engagement. 

Student Engagement and Advising

  • Advise Foster student organizations social chairs on coordinated activities to build community throughout the undergraduate population for club members and those students not involved in clubs. Counsel and advise prospective students on Foster Admission (i.e. High School, Transfer, Parents, Business LLC Residents) – preparations and prerequisites for the program; provide academic planning advice about transferability of previous academic coursework; respond to inquiries about such topics as application process, financial aid, registration, etc.
  • Create opportunities for prospective students to explore the Foster School.  Advise students their educational options through recruitment and yield events such as Invest in Your Future and Admitted Student Preview Days.
  • Advise Foster Student Ambassadors on how to promote Foster and share their student leadership  experiences and give advice to prospective students and families.
  • Advise Student Resident Advisers on how to enhance the residential experience for students living in the Business Living Learning Community. - Design student engagement opportunities for the Business Living Learning Community.
  • Advise and provide individualized support and resources to the incoming Freshman Direct cohorts and students residing in the Business Living Learning Community.
  • Provide course support for the BA BA capstone course, MGMT 430, which engages all seniors in the Foster School.
  • Advise students during the coaching round.
  • Facilitate logistics for day-of case competition including on-boarding of alumni and corporate volunteer judges, supporting faculty and managing site issues including technical sport not provided by Classroom Support Services.  
  • Develop and administer reports to donors and corporate sponsors.

    Community Building
  • Plan and implement events to integrate new students into the Foster Community:
  • Freshmen Direct: quarterly exclusives and summer orientation
  • UW native and transfer students: Foster Experience(twice a year) and quarterly exclusives for transfer students.
  • On-going community building for all Foster undergraduates:
  • Week of Welcome (twice a year)
  • Dawg Daze activities
  • Business Week
  • UP Student Leadership Meet & Greets.
  • Foster Exclusive Graduation Celebration
  • Develop and administer reports to donors and corporate sponsors.

    For detailed information on Benefits for this position click here.


    Bachelor's Degree in Education, Business or related field
    and at least three years in program coordination, student services, event planning or related experience.   As a role model for prospective students, the candidate should have a strong and positive undergraduate experience as both a student and campus community member.

    •   Self-starter with a get-it done attitude and collaborative disposition.

    •   Proven ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced environments plus an ability to set and meet goals with minimal direction while adapting quickly to changing priorities.

    •   Must be able to work professionally and effectively communicate across various demographics within community organizations, high schools, colleges and the business community (e.g. the Dean and Foster School Leadership, students, alumni, faculty, staff, business partners, donors, and vendors).

    •   Experience building partnerships with external groups and/or organizations.

    •   Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills, including public speaking and articulating ideas clearly.

    •   Excellent customer service skills and conflict resolution skills.

    •   Support Foster Undergraduate Programs wide events and participate fully in a fast-moving team environment where everyone is expected to roll-up her/his sleeves and contribute whenever possible.

    •   Demonstrated ability to successfully organize, plan, and execute small and large-scale projects and events.

    •   Experience managing programs and event budgets.

    •   Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PPT), as well as the web, email, and social media.

    •   Flexibility with work hours - evening and weekends are often required.

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.  

    Desired Requirements:  

    •           Experience creating marketing materials.

    •           Experience autonomously planning events.

    •           Experience working with WA State underrepresented populations.

    •           Familiarity with the administrative structure of a large university, facilitation and/or teaching experience, bilingual, experience working with underserved communities.

Req #: 150014