Program Manager - Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs New York

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Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, New York

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Skidmore College is a highly regarded, selective, independent, coeducational, residential, liberal arts College. Located in beautiful Saratoga Springs, New York, Skidmore sits on a pristine campus of over 750 acres near the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Saratoga Springs is a not-so-well-guarded secret of rich tradition accented with an abounding youthful feeling. The college's unique location makes it the perfect place for those who desire the peace of country-like living as well as the excitement and activity accessible in nearby larger cities. Skidmore College offers its employees opportunities for professional and personal growth, a very competitive benefits package, and the ability to positively impact the community.

The Skidmore College community awaits your arrival, so if you welcome challenges and are interested in making a difference, come join us!

Job Summary

The Program Manager (PM) provides vital administrative support to the Office of Off-Campus Study & Exchanges and its Director. The PM manages a portfolio of 2-4 Skidmore programs which support institutional enrollment goals. (The PM's portfolio will changed based on office needs and program enrollments.) In managing these programs, the PM is given authority over all operational aspects of the programs and is expected to make recommendations to the Director of OCSE regarding growth and program development. The PM is expected to be self-directed and to work directly with various academic and student affairs units, as well as outside constituents (parents, international and national partners, etc.), to deliver the highest quality student experience possible and to achieve established institutional learning and enrollment goals. This work calls for the PM to think creatively and to develop innovative programming to reach new audiences. The PM advises on all off-campus programs (international and domestic) and serves as primary student contact for inquiries during application and acceptance stages. Finally, the PM supports office-wide marketing and promotion efforts to ensure OCSE and institutional goals are met. This includes overseeing 1-2 major events each year, as well as providing assistance to the Associate Director of Programs and Outreach with additional projects.  

Minimum Qualifications

BA in related field with minimum three years of professional experience in international education. MA preferred. Demonstrated strengths in administration in the field of international education/study abroad required. Experience in advising undergraduate students in a higher education setting is critical. Proven ability to work effectively and cooperatively with college students, faculty, staff, and parents. Excellent organizational skills required. Proven attention to detail and strong follow through. Strong oral and written communication skills required. Study abroad experience or significant travel and work abroad required. Should be energetic, self-directed, flexible, and extremely well-organized and hard working. Ability to work effectively in intercultural situations and in dynamic, fast-paced atmosphere in which expectations are high. Must be able to handle multiple and complex responsibilities with grace and a good sense of humor. Willingness to travel domestically and internationally.  

Preferred Qualifications

MA preferred. Knowledge of a foreign language desirable.  

Required Applicant Documents

Cover Letter
List of Three References

Skidmore College is committed to being an inclusive campus community and, as an Equal Opportunity Employer, does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of gender, race or ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, military or marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic violence victim status, predisposing genetic characteristics or prior arrest or conviction record or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.

Employment at Skidmore College is contingent upon an acceptable background check result.


Keyword Phrases

  • Off-Campus Study & Exchanges
  • Program Manager
  • Creative Thought Matters
  • Fostering a Diverse & Inclusive Community
  • Country-style living; big city access
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Manager
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: See Job Description