Customer Service and Support, Membership, Project Management/Program Development
4 Year Degree
The Manager of Programs supports a variety of projects within the Professions department, including membership. This role requires an efficient and resourceful individual with excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills, attention to detail, flexibility, independence, and the ability to analyze and translate basic processes and functions into functional and repeatable workflows. The position also requires an ability to interact with external constituents and internal staff (at all levels). Familiarity with computer technology, project management, and problem-solving skills are equally important. This is a full-time position reporting to the Director of Programs.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS include the following:
Independently compose responses to inquires through routine general and complex correspondence (mainly emails) from verbal direction or from knowledge of processes and procedures and in accordance with program-related policies
Maintains, verifies, and researches pertinent information for programs and membership databases.
Assists with all aspects of project and committee correspondence including notifications, distribution of materials, writing meeting minutes, and follow-up.
Manages workflow for specific projects as assigned.
Manages communication related to volunteers and partner institutions.
Participates in regular team, staff, and other meetings as requested.
Prepares accounts payable invoices and various documents for member correspondence.
Conducts research as requested to support department programs and projects.
Performs other duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree (B.A.) or equivalent from four-year college or technical school
Organized self-starter, ability to work independently; prioritizes workload, manages multiple projects, and meets deadlines with minimal supervision
Strong interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills, with sensitivity to confidentiality
Strong writing skills with an ability to prepare clear, concise reports and documentation.
Excellent skills in MS Office programs (Excel, Outlook, and Word).
Work involves using standard office computer equipment (i.e.; monitors, keyboards, mice, etc.) at least 80% of the time. The work is sedentary, requiring walking and standing only occasionally and a negligible amount of force infrequently to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience.
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Developing resources for diverse audiences, including students, religious communities, and the general public.
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Organizing congresses for scholarly exchange.
Publishing biblical scholarship.
Promoting cooperation across global boundaries.