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Our program areas encompass diverse aspects of global health, anthropology, environmental social science, museum studies and applied mathematics for the life and social sciences. Whether exploring food deserts, water scarcity or epidemiology, bioarchaeology, human origins or the human-land relationship, we are pushing social science boundaries and effecting change. Join us.


Program Manager

Job Description
The School of Human Evolution & Social Change is seeking a Program Manager for the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve located in North Phoenix.  This position supervises the day-to-day operations of the Preserve and the implementation of public programs, events, and interpretive materials to provide a rich experience to all of its visitors.  Under administrative direction, performs work of considerable difficulty in coordinating and directing the activities and functions of the projects/programs at Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve. Independently ensures that the goals and objectives of the projects/programs are accomplished in accordance with priorities, time limitations, funding limitations or other specifications.

Salary Range: $48,960 - $60,000 per year; DOE
Close Date: 24-September-2018
Category: 02

Essential Duties

  • Manages DVPP staff, including direct supervision of the Education and Program Coordinator (EPC), Office Assistant, student interns, and hourly workers.  Supervises the activities of the volunteers, docent, and membership program.  Responsibilities include hiring, training, planning, scheduling, performance improvement, development, and evaluation of staff.
  • Develops and monitors daily operations, including onsite staff scheduling, maintenance issues, and coordination of external contractors and resources supporting onsite activities and events.
  • Supervises and facilitates the development of high impact materials, content, delivery modes, or workshops, meetings and conferences with program/project participants; oversees logistics, scheduling and target audience communications.   Including; organize and supervise DVPP special events, opening of temporary exhibitions, educational workshops, guest speakers, develop exhibits and trail-related materials
  • Oversees targeted programming for visitor groups, and other educational, school, and volunteer organizations that fit the role and purpose of DVPP.
  • Oversees the evaluation of programs /projects' effectiveness to develop and implement the goals and objectives of the program/project including improved methods of program/project delivery; evaluation methodology design and implementation including analysis of results and takes or recommends proper action based on outcomes.
  • Develops and maintains community relationships and partnerships through active engagement in local and national associations, memberships and community/university outreach events
  • Develop and maintain proposals for continued funding including operational budgets; acts as the primary liaison with current funding source. 
  • Ensure effective financial management and human resource resolutions in accordance with ASU policies.
  • Directs the recruitment of local participants within the region utilizing the most appropriate promotional and marketing methods.  Liaise with local police agencies, ASU West facilities staff, and the Maricopa County Flood Control District to ensure operational safety and security of the site for staff and visitors.
  • Work with SHESC communications and marketing staff to develop content for web, Facebook, and other media.

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

  • Demonstrated knowledge of management and supervisory principles and practices
  • Demonstrated knowledge of budget management methods and techniques
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning principles and practices
  • Experience in problem solving and decision-making
  • Experience in planning, analyzing and coordinating activities and establishing priorities
  • Experience in effectively managing, supervising and evaluating assigned staff
  • Experience in program design and development
  • Experience in budget preparation and forecasting
  • Evidence of effective verbal and written communication
  • Experience in  in establishing, maintaining effective working relationships, establishing, and facilitating work teams

Working Environment

  • We are a nature preserve in a desert environment with unpaved trails
  • Transportation is a must – we are located 35 miles from Tempe Campus and the nearest bus stop is over 1 mile away (35th Ave and Deer Valley Rd)
  • Activities performed in an office setting are subject to extended periods of sitting, computer usage, keyboarding, and manipulating a computer mouse
  • Required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 25 pounds
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts
  • Ability to clearly communicate in verbal and/or written formats

Department Statement

Known for its leadership in innovative education and research, the School of Human Evolution and Social Change includes one of the nation's top-ranked anthropology programs and the largest and most research-productive transdisciplinary anthropology faculty in the nation. Staying true to our four-field anthropological origins means we remain committed to leveraging a long-term, comparative, and holistic perspective on human origins and diversity as a way to understand and address complex problems, now and for the future, and a deep concern for community engagement and social justice. In addition to anthropology, our students can earn degrees in global health, applied mathematics for the life and social sciences and museum studies. We are also known for our high quality study abroad, field school programs and research apprenticeship opportunities for our ~1,000 undergraduate majors and ~125 graduate students.

We offer a dynamic, collegial, and challenging work environment due to the pace of innovation, complex array of research and academic programs, and high profile initiatives. SHESC is the largest social science unit in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, ASU's largest and most diverse college. For complete information see http://shesc.asu.edu/.

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Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Background Check Statement
ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply


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

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.