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Program Manager I, Center for the Common Good
The University of St. Thomas

Date Posted May 8, 2019
Title Program Manager I, Center for the Common Good
University The University of St. Thomas
St. Paul, MN, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
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Program Manager I, Center for the Common Good

The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Program Manager I opportunity within the Center for the Common Good.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.


The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
Medical, dental, and vision options
Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits

Under the direction of the Executive Director, the primary responsibilities of the Program Manager (PM) include: conceptualizing, developing and implementing program work plans and assuring that all programs are collaborative and informed.

The PM serves a key role within the Center for the Common Good (CCG) in co-creating strategy and collaborative opportunities for learning and meaningful impact through fostering ethical partnerships internally and externally, mutually beneficial partnerships internally and externally, particularly with community partners and the particular communities they represent. The PM will create and implement overall policies and procedures, and assure compliance. This person will help construct and implement a strategic plan assuring that key goals are created and met. The PM will create a communications plan including a regular newsletter and use of social media outlets. This person will supervise several per year and the social work student trainee that will be an implementer of the university’s food insecurity initiative. Additionally, the PM will provide assistance with basic administrative duties including scheduling, budgets and reconciliation, data management, and other administrative duties.


Facilitates the CCG’s daily operations: maintaining the Center’s calendar; scheduling and hosting multi-party meetings; arranging for support services, event planning, replenishing office supplies; managing stakeholder inquiries; taking meeting minutes etc.
Coordinates recruitment, hiring, orientation, and supervision of and ongoing support for CCG student workers and volunteers; supervises undergraduate and graduate interns.
Leads the process of designing and implementing a strategic communications and marketing plan for the Center; compiles narratives of community engagement stakeholders in various forms, and shares these stories via appropriate media channels (including social and print media); maintains and contributes to a photo, video, and written library for general communications and marketing purposes. Maintains an active, constantly refreshed web site. This will involve regularly updating content, researching facts, revising web copy, obtaining permissions for posting materials, maintaining consistency in design and editorial standards and resolving technical problems.
Coordinates logistical support for staff and faculty instructors, including, but not exclusive of: processing ACE designation registrations, accessing funding awards, planning transportation for students between UST and engagement sites, reserving space and ordering food, printing course materials, etc. Is also responsible for scheduling meetings, managing and reconciling budgets, organizing events (in coordination with colleagues) and other daily operations management that supports the mission of the Center.
Creates and oversees the university community’s food insecurity initiative. This effort will entail co-creating strategy, fostering and managing external local and global partnerships, and reimagining university policy related to food systems. This position The PM must work collaboratively with the CCG’s Academic Community Engagement (ACE), Tommies Together Volunteer Center (TTVC) and Changemaking for the Common Good initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in management, marketing, communications or a related field
Three years of program administration/office management experience
An equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills have been acquired may be substituted.

Preferred Qualifications

An understanding of and support for the Center’s mission.
Experience in coordinating curricular and co-curricular community engagement programming and support services in a higher education context
Nonprofit experience and someone who is an active volunteer is a plus!
Demonstrates excellent communication skills (both oral and written) and social skills; a strong sense of responsibility, integrity, and self-directedness; adaptability to the evolving needs of the Center; ability to maintain confidentiality; and ease with appropriate technology (social media included) are required.


On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

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The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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