Program Manager - Global, Corporate & Community Relations

Athens State University
February 19, 2023
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Position Information

Department/College Center for Lifelong Learning

Position Title Program Manager - Global, Corporate & Community Relations Job Category Staff Posting Number 00381 FLSA Exempt Full or Part Time Full-Time Other Temporary No If Temporary, number of months

Position Summary Information


The Program Manager-Global, Corporate & Community Relations plays a critical and instrumental role in the development, administration, and implementation of continuing education, professional development and training courses and programs, such as those offered through the Athens State University LaunchBox at the Center for Lifelong Learning and other academic, employer, and community-based initiatives through the Department of Global, Corporate and Community Relations. These programs are offered across a variety of modalities including in-person, hybrid, and online and cover a range of disciplines such as leadership, business development, career success, youth enrichment, and entrepreneurship to support the lifetime educational journey of area employers and residents.


  • Develop and implement continuing education and noncredit academic, professional development, personal enrichment, and training programs.

  • Role will require procurement and oversight of contract trainers in noncredit, skill based fields such as business technologies, cyber/IT, and leadership, as well as other programming as determined by the strategic and operational plan, both existing and in the future.
  • Instruction, or instructional support, as appropriate and as needed.
  • Direct a strong summer youth camp program and identify opportunities to expand youth development throughout Limestone County and the surrounding service area.

  • Position will lead the Athens State STEAM Roller–a mobile STEM lab coordinating with local elementary schools and after school organizations.
  • Support LaunchBox efforts through programmatic design in areas such as small business development and entrepreneurship.
  • Position will teach and lead the StartUP Limestone initiative targeting pre-launch entrepreneurs.
  • Possess ability to work directly with academic leadership, career development, faculty, subject matter experts, employers and vendors in the pursuit of microcredentials and training to meet local and regional needs.
  • Identify and respond to strategic opportunities to leverage programs to meet revenue targets, including global markets.
  • Coordination/liaison for Learning Partnerships (prospects/new/established) with Academic Affairs and other stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain an up-to-date course catalog and learning management system.
  • Contribute to the development of external funding alliances and grant opportunities to expand the Center for Lifelong Learning and LaunchBox offerings into new markets and audiences.
  • Track budget, expenditures, and enrollment associated with programs. Negotiate contracts, maintain enrollment and financial records, verify invoices, and provide reports on programs.
  • Recommend for hire and provide oversight of instructional staff through supervision and evaluations.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability to changing work scope and tasks based on need.
  • Actively works towards building cooperative and collaborative relationships with peers and internal faculty and staff.
  • Maintains “open door” to internal and external customers.
  • Identifies opportunities for improvements to work practices and offers viable solutions for implementation.
  • Proactively engages in problem solving related to tasks in this position with internal and external people.
  • Routinely practices self-monitoring by assessing self to make improvements or take
  • corrective action to improve performance.
  • Qualifications


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5+ years of full-time experience directing or leading programs with tangible results.
  • Demonstrable understanding of extended, distance or continuing education.
  • Must be self-motivated, energetic, and creative individual with proven leadership, planning, and administrative skills
  • Ability to work in an ambiguous, shifting environment with little instruction.

    ● Master's degree in related field.

    ● Knowledge and experience of program development and curriculum design.

    ● 8+ years of full-time experience directing programs in one or more of the following: higher. education, corporate training or educational platform providers, program development, design, or operations management.

    ● Experience leading professional development workshops or courses. Teaching experience may substitute.

    ● Experience with employer outreach and programming

    Experience with badging and credentialing

    Salary Schedule

    Salary Band: P275

    To view salary schedules, visit: https: // www. resources/salary-schedule-tables/ Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications

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    University Information

    Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other institutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and degree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportive and exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students are enrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is a working adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources. The University offers undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business. The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several events and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism Society's “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” including the Athens Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

    EEO Statement

    Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.

    Background Check Statement

    In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that criminal background check.

    Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

    Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an offer of employment, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Please provide contact information for three professional references on your application. Include correct email addresses if available.

    Additional Information

    Athens State University participates in the E-verify System to verify employment eligibility for all newly-hired employees.

    To view details or to apply, visit: https: // / Review of applications will begin as soon as possible and remain open until filled.

    For assistance, contact the Human Resources Office at 256-216-3333 or email us at [email protected]

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