Program Manager
Job ID: R0029380 | Project Management | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The school of Data Science at the University of Virginia seeks a new Program Manager to support the administration and operation of academic programs in the School of Data Science. Programs include the residential and/or online MS in Data Science programs, the PhD program (once approved by SCHEV) or the undergraduate BS/BA programs (currently in the development stage). The program manager will work closely with their respective program directors to be responsible for the following:
  • Providing high-level administrative support to program directors.
  • Facilitating academic planning and term preparation, including course offerings and faculty teaching assignments.
  • Supporting the recruitment, admission and enrollment processes in their program and in collaboration with the program director and the director of admissions and financial aid.
  • Supporting admission review meetings and provide necessary award data to the Admission Team for decision letters.
  • Helping maintain the program websites and liaising with the Communications department to grow the program visibility.
  • Helping foster and shape the program culture with the program director.
  • Coordinating program-related events, including orientation, prospective student visits, mid-year student evaluations, thesis presentations and graduation activities.
  • Establishing, maintaining and communicating program policies.
  • Managing student communications from pre-orientation to degree completion.
  • Tracking and facilitating student progress from pre-orientation to degree completion.
  • Coordinating and soliciting student feedback from students about the program.
  • Using existing systems, such as Slate, to prepare various status reports for the program.
  • Managing program budgets at the direction of the program director and participating in budget planning.
  • Connecting students with career services resources and programming.
  • Supporting the administration of comprehensive exam (where applicable).
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor's degree required and at least 2 years of related experience.
  • The ability to create and maintain organized workflows and processes.
  • The ability to meet competing deadlines and maintain accuracy.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ease working with students with underrepresented backgrounds in STEM: women, first-generation, underrepresented minorities.
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Master of Science degree preferred

The School of Data Science (SDS) — UVA's 12th school, established in 2019 — is positioning the University as a global leader in efforts to improve society through teaching, research and service based on the powerful, emerging field of data science. SDS is a school without walls and seeks to establish new and exciting types of relationships to achieve excellence in collaborative, open and interdisciplinary research. SDS helps to meet the soaring demand for qualified data science professionals as responsible and diverse leaders in a field that plays a key role in the global information-based economy. The work crosses disciplines, departments, schools and colleges to leverage UVA's combined capabilities in data science and to create meaningful partnerships with government, corporate and community partners committed to responsible, collaborative, open and inclusive data science.

The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check prior to their first day of employment per university policy.

Review of applicants will begin October 18, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled.

For questions about the application process, please contact Rhiannon O'Coin, Senior Academic Recruiter,

COVID Vaccination Requirement

Due to the scope of President Biden's Executive Order 14042 issued in early September, all University employees, including remote employees, must receive their final vaccination dose by January 4, 2022, unless they have a University-approved religious or medical exemption. The University has updated policy SEC-045 to reflect these new requirements.

If hired by the Academic Division, excluding School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UVA Physicians Group, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to be vaccinated by January 4, 2022. Academic employees may apply for a University-approved medical or religious exemption.

Note: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how vaccination requirements will apply to you, please visit the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.

Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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