A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The Economic Growth Institute (EGI), reports to the Office of the Vice President for Government Relations. EGI works to leverage the University of Michigan and other public/private resources, research, technologies, and expertise to foster innovation and equitable economic growth. EGI transforms these resources into programs that provide business and communities’ assistance, support, and intervention.
EGI is seeking a Program Manager for its new Legacy & Transition (L&T) Program which will support the manufacturing supply chain transitioning from the internal combustion engine to electric vehicles. This position will manage the day to day operations and staff within the program and is responsible for proper fiscal and programmatic compliance. The Program Manager will manage and mentor student graduate and undergraduate research associates in the development and execution of associated projects. This position is also responsible for cross-functional program leadership within EGI and with its external partners as assigned.
This position will heavily be remote based with travel across Michigan as needed and is term limited ending 9/30/25 with the possibility for continued funding.
Program planning & implementation
Ensure effective program processes and policies are developed and implemented
Review program deliverables to ensure quality outcomes before delivery to the client
Develop and manage program timelines, evaluation and budgets
Manage effectiveness of outreach and engagement plans
Manage required reporting processes and deadlines
Review and approve project contract justification and invoice packages
Coordinate with and monitor activities and projects of subcontract institutions
Outreach & engagement
Maintain liaison with sponsors, organizations and public agencies
Lead cross collaboration with other grant co-recipients
Attend meetings and events to represent the program and EGI
Supervise professional staff and student research associates
Ensure an effective staffing plan is in place to execute the programs scope
Coach staff in client management, project management and professional development
Manage a valuable student experience
A Master's degree in business or related sciences or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary
A minimum of 10 years’ experience in managing professional staff and program operations
Substantial business experience with progressively increasing responsibilities (5+ years)
Considerable knowledge and experience in program development and management, grant management, project management, manufacturing operations, marketing, administration and finance experience is necessary
Ability to set priorities, exercise initiative, solve problems, adapt to changes quickly, make independent judgments, and work effectively both independently and collaboratively as part of a team
Excellent written and verbal communication skills; timely and consistent communication and follow-through with the leadership, the team and stakeholders
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
Professionalism, strong work ethic, demonstrated sense of responsibility, discretion and reliability
Ability to travel
Experience with managing graduate or undergraduate student researchers
Significant experience in manufacturing environments
Experience working across multiple industry sectors and programs
Term Limited Appointment 10/1/22-9/30/25: with possibility of continued funding.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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