Jan 24, 2023

Program Manager

  • Yale University
  • New Haven, CT, USA
Full-Time Programs

Job Description

Program Manager


University Job Title: Program Manager 5, Grants


Bargaining Unit: None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)


Time Type: Full time


Duration Type: Regular


Compensation Grade: Administration & Operations


Wage Ranges: Click https://your.yale.edu/work-yale/careers/wage-ranges to see our Wage Ranges


Work Location: Central Campus


Worksite Address: 27 Hillhouse Avenue

New Haven, CT 06511


Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)


Searchable Job Family: Research Res Support, Research/Support


Total # of Hours to be Works: 37.5


Position Focus:


The Economic Growth Center (EGC) is Yale's hub for research and teaching on international development and trade. It aims to leverage economics research and data-driven insights for equitable development. Founded in 1961 as the first research center in a major US university focused on the quantitative study of lower-income economies, and now under new leadership with over 40 faculty affiliates, EGC is at a pivotal point in its organizational growth. EGC, based at the Yale Economics Department, is seeking a Program Manager to facilitate the development and execution of research projects and related policy engagement activities led by faculty affiliates of EGC. The Program Manager will provide hands-on project management, administrative, financial and operational support for a set of activities based at Yale, but operating in close collaboration with other research institutions, in the U.S. and abroad.


The Program Manager will manage project portfolios, including resource allocation, stakeholder coordination, project planning and management, relationship management with partner institutions, and execution of policy-research events. The Program Manager will also manage proposal applications for grants and gifts, including supporting partnership development, formulation of budget assumptions alongside faculty and research staff, preparation of the budget in collaboration with finance staff, compiling proposal components, and coordinating with subcontractors and counterparts for grant submissions; managing grants once awarded, including partnership management, tracking and preparing reports and deliverables, tracking and forecasting budget spending, allocating expenses and financial planning, ensuring compliance with grant requirements, and other project management. The Program Manager will also support protocols for the responsible use of human subjects in research. The Program Manager will also facilitate hiring (including international), vendor agreements, memorandums of understanding (MOUs), and operational aspects of portfolio; provide management support to project staff; coordinate recruitment efforts for project staff and research fellows; and manage the design and delivery of policy research conferences and events. The Program Manager will also help expand partnerships between EGC, other Yale research centers and potentially other collaborating institutions on topics related to high quality research and data management. The position may include travel to the field as needed to ensure robust management of program activities and to problem solve with external vendors and collaborators.


Essential Duties:


1. Leads the identification and evaluation of potential funding sources, the submission of grants and contracts supporting the program. 2. Responsible for disseminating and publishing all program information. 3. Assists in developing and implementing strategic plans. 4. Initiates, designs, and manages the compilation of program communications; identifies outreach potential, and promotes philanthropic and collaborative support of the program. 5. Obtains grant funding through timely submission of well researched, well written and well-documented grant proposals. 6. Maintains and implements a calendar of potential funding activities 7. Utilizes appropriate University and sponsor electronic systems to effectively manage, submit and/or report sponsored projects activity. 8. Assists in guiding and directing policy, procedure, and training of sponsored project activities. 9. May perform other duties as assigned.




Drug Screen: No


Health Screening: No


Background Check Requirements:


All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. For additional information on the background check requirements and process visit "Learn about background checks" under the Applicant Support Resources section of Careers on the It's Your Yale website.


COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement:


Thank you for your interest in employment at Yale University. Please also note that the university has a https://covid19.yale.edu/covid-19-vaccination-policy for all students, staff & faculty which is described in the https://yalehealth.yale.edu/yale-covid-19-vaccine-program As you search our open positions, you will see that all postings list their on-site addresses which gives more detail on the on-campus work location of the role.


Posting Disclaimer:


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.


Yale is a tobacco-free campus.

Hiring Organization

Yale University


Required Education and Experience:


Bachelor's Degree and six years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and related experience.


Required Skill/Ability 1:


Strong skills in administrative and project management.


Required Skill/Ability 2:


Demonstrated ability with grant proposal preparation and/or grant management.


Required Skill/Ability 3:


Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Proven ability to adapt communication style to address the needs of individuals at all levels. Ability to negotiate skillfully with both internal and external constituents. Demonstrated ability to be able to present ideas and communicate effectively, both verbally and in written materials.


Required Skill/Ability 4:


Strong and demonstrated ability to manage financial resources and construct and balance budgets for centers or projects across an array of revenues sources (e.g., grants, gifts, endowments).


Required Skill/Ability 5:


The candidate should be well-organized, be able to prioritize, have strong attention to detail, and manage multiple assignments under simultaneously. There should be demonstrated ability to be able to drive forward project objectives according to set timelines and deliver on project aims.

Industry/Service Area



Mid-Senior level

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