Program Manager, Student Development and Curriculum

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 01 Dec 2023


Campus: Tempe

Program Manager

Job Description

The W. P. Carey School of Business, Undergraduate Programs area is seeking an energetic, outgoing, and self-motivated individual to work on its First-Year Experiences team. The FYE team works to implement programming aimed at the persistence, retention, connection, and engagement of first-year students (i.e., freshmen). This position manages the WPC 101 program, a first-year student success course for 4,000+ immersion and online business students, and WPC 484, a course for student leaders who facilitate WPC 101. This includes but is not limited to, oversight and management of daily operations of the WPC 101 program including training student leaders and professional staff, curriculum development and design, teaching first-year students, facilitating, data collection and analysis, academic intervention recommendations, budgeting, and strategic planning. The position is responsible for recruiting and overseeing student and staff facilitators who facilitate the 200+ WPC 101 sections that are both immersion and online each fall semester and additional sections each spring semester. Along with the undergraduate program dean and directors, this position determines and implements unit goals and objectives for WPC 101. Supervise professional staff and student workers. Develop strong working relationships with WPC deans, directors, colleagues, faculty, staff, and students while also maintaining important cross-university relationships. 

Additionally, this individual will provide in-person support for undergraduate programs events such as Business Community Advantage activities, Fall Welcome, Family Weekend, and Convocation, and will work with a variety of other staff members – both at W. P. Carey and across campus. This individual must successfully manage many details in a timely manner, take initiative, and demonstrate integrity.

Days and Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm; in person/on campus; work hours may also include some evenings and weekends. 

Department Name

WPC UPO Academic Services



Grant Funded Position

This is not a grant funded position and is not contingent on future grant funding.

Salary Range

$49,000 - $53,000 per year; DOE

Close Date


Essential Duties

  • Support First-Year student programming through the WPC 101 program to allow students to make meaningful connections and learn about university and academic resources 
  • Track, analyze, and report data
  • Evidence of effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Will recruit, select, train, teach, and manage student leaders
  • May support and train professional staff who facilitate WPC 101 
  • Support student leaders participating in new WPC initiatives for first-year students (Business Community Advantage)
  • Budgeting, forecasting, expense management, and payment processing for programs/events
  • Manage, coordinate, and oversee tasks related to WPC 101 and WPC 484, such as building timelines, lesson plans, LMS management, assignment modules, and data assessment
  • May provide training, information, and guidance to faculty, staff, students, and external partners about WPC 101 program
  • Actively participate in and attend events such as Fall Welcome, Family Weekend, Convocation, etc.
  • Other duties, as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related field AND five years administrative/coordination experience; OR, Master's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND three years administrative/coordination experience; OR Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Higher Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Educational Leadership or similar
  • Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with peers, faculty, students, administration, and others 
  • Experience using Learning Management Systems (e.g., Canvas) and student information systems (PeopleSoft, Salesforce, etc.) 
  • Knowledge of retention practices and techniques 
  • Skill in designing and implementing academic support programming 
  • Demonstrated skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, and time management
  • Ability to rapidly adapt and effectively utilize new technology, practices, and policies 
  • Skill in budget preparation and management 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ASU academic structure and organization 
  • Knowledge of student development theory and practices 
  • Knowledge and understanding of diversity/equity/inclusion student issues 
  • Experience teaching students in higher education/collegiate level
  • Skill in coordinating programs 
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Applications (i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

Working Environment

Work with university students one-on-one and in group/class settings in-person, virtually (Zoom), via phone, and e-mail. Communicate effectively - in writing, verbally, and visually - to develop marketing materials; create metrics; provide reports in various formats (electronic, hard-copy, etc.); and present information to faculty, administrators, staff, campus partners, and students. Lift/move up to 30 pounds (materials, brochures, boxes, etc.). Utilize computer, phone, and various technologies (Zoom, Google, Dropbox, Canvas, PeopleSoft, etc.), and office equipment (fax, copier, etc.). May work occasional extended hours, including evenings and weekends, as needed.

ASU is a diverse enterprise with a wide variety of work and learning modes, locations and a commitment to sustainability, innovation and employee work-life balance. We are determined to maintain our position as an employer of choice in a competitive labor market.

Flexible work options

  • Alternative work schedules can include four, 10-hour workdays in a workweek; a nine-day, 80-hour schedule over two workweeks for exempt employees only; and staggered start and stop times.
  • Hybrid work is an arrangement where employees spend a minimum of 60% of their regular workweek at their primary ASU work location. Dean or vice president-level approval is required

Department Statement

The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is the largest business school in the United States with more than 20,000 students and 120,000+ alumni worldwide. From our world-renowned faculty representing six continents to thousands of outstanding students who join us every year, the W. P. Carey School welcomes diversity and encourages global thinking. The W. P. Carey School is internationally recognized for its leadership in business education, groundbreaking research and innovation, and renowned faculty, making us one of the top-ranked business schools in the country. 

W. P. Carey prides itself on being a place “where business is personal.” Business is personal means that kindness, courtesy, and respect lead our actions. We care for each other and support one another. We’re proud of that commitment, and look forward to it shaping your experience at W. P. Carey.  Learn more at

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The W. P. Carey School of Business values our cultural and intellectual diversity and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment.

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Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

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