The Graduate College's Interdisciplinary Grad Degree Program is seeking a Program Manager to join the team. The individual in this role will provide oversight and coordination for the Interdisciplinary Graduate Degree Programs of Neuroscience and Molecular Medicine by overseeing the budgets and grants; managing recruitment, admissions and enrollment; monitoring course registration and curriculum; serving as a liaison; and administering the compliance and reporting requirements for the programs. Remote work may be considered for this position depending on the candidate's location and interest.
About the Graduate Program in Molecular Medicine:
The Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Molecular Medicine is one of the first cross-departmental graduate programs at The University of Iowa. It was founded by John Menninger in 1974, and funded by a National Research Service Award Training Program in Molecular Medicine from 1975-1992. This initial Program did not admit students or grant degrees. Instead, after their first year of graduate study, students from various departments were chosen and awarded stipends based on merit. Today, the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Molecular and Cellular Biology still fosters the interdisciplinary efforts of a diverse group of investigators-both faculty and students-with common interests in molecular and cellular biology. Currently the program faculty represent the departments of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Dows Institute for Dental Research, Internal Medicine, Microbiology, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences, Otolaryngology, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacology, Psychiatry, Radiation Oncology, and Surgery. The program actively recruits new students with diverse research interests.
About the Graduate Program in Neuroscience:
The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Graduate Program was established in 1984 to foster interdisciplinary collaboration and training in neural and behavioral sciences. The first PhD degree was awarded in 1989. Since 1998, the Program has graduated more than 125 students with a PhD; twenty-three of these graduates earned the combined MD/PhD degree. A signature feature of the Program is a strong tradition of close connections between the basic and clinical sciences that are relevant to the field of neuroscience, and the strong translational emphasis that emerges from this basic science-clinical science link. This focus keeps Iowa Neuroscience squarely where it has always enjoyed its greatest strengths: at the intersection of the basic and clinical sciences relevant to diagnosing, treating, and preventing diseases of the nervous system, and in translational applications. The Program has over 100 faculty members from departments across the entire campus, and about 60 PhD students are training in labs that run the gamut from Psychology and Biology to Neurology and Psychiatry.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
Recruit, Admit and Retain Prospective and Current Students for Programs, Major Departments or College
Direct and oversee the recruitment activities for respective programs. Advise current and prospective students regarding admission, registration, course selections, and graduation requirements.
Manage scholarships, research assistantships, fellowships from internal and external funding.
Serve as the Designated School Official (DSO) for program or college.
Manage the admission, enrollment, appointment, and orientation of graduate students
Administer tuition payments, short-hour workflow forms, and submission of research. grades.
Gather and prepare HR data. Initiate, review, edit and approve routine HR transactions at the unit level. Maintain confidential personnel records and reports. Respond to questions from students, employees, program directors, and others that require independent judgement.
Academic Standards and Curricular Policies
Develop and maintain accurate program materials, and update and incorporate changes into internal and external documents.
Interpret and inform students and faculty regarding University academic policies and procedures
Administer program policies and procedures.
Academic Program Management (Planning, Designing, Integrating and Evaluating Program Activities)
Interpret and implement collegiate regulations and procedures.
Engage in administrative oversight to an academic program. Oversee and participate in the planning of program events, student/faculty committee meetings.
Administer compliance and reporting requirements specific to the academic programs.
Budget Oversight and Management
Develop budget proposals for IDGP programs; and provide direction, assignments, feedback, coaching and counseling to assure outcomes are achieved.
Develop and monitor financial reports to assess alignment with program goals. Administer program budget and monitor expenditures.
Manage funding for and facilitate submission of internal and external scholarships and awards (e.g., Graduate College awards and fellowships, Fulbright, American Heart Association, National Sciences Foundation, NIH).
A Master's degree in an appropriate discipline or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
Minimum of 2 years' experience related administrative, accounting, supervisory and program experience including: preparing grant applications; developing and monitoring budgets and grants; serving as a liaison; and higher education program management is required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
Proficiency in computer software applications, including word processing, spreadsheet, and database software is required.
Experience with graduate student program recruitment, admission, enrollment, orientation and liaison is highly desired.
Demonstrated job-related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment is desired.
Knowledge of University of Iowa policies, procedures and regulations is desired.
In order to be considered for an interview, applicants must upload a resume and cover letter and mark them as a "Relevant File" to the submission.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of 14 calendar days and may be removed from posting and filled any time after the original posting period has ended. Successful candidates will be subject to a criminal background check. Up to 5 professional references will be requested at a later step in the recruitment process.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.