AISES Hiring Program Manager in Colorado Field Office

POSITION: Program Manager              
SUPERVISED BY: Director of Special Projects and Research
STATUS: Regular, Full-Time
SALARY:  $35,000-$45,000 Annual    
LOCATION: Longmont, Colorado
DEADLINE: March 15, 2017

Position Summary: Under the direction of the Director of Special Projects and Research, the Program Manager performs a wide variety of administrative and managerial duties to support the Director in carrying out programmatic operations. The Program Manager is required to work within the specified parameters of grant funded programs and projects and in accordance with AISES policies and procedures. Primary duties focus on administering all program related activities including the management of program deliverables, reporting, relationship-building, and budgets within the department.

This position actively supports the Programs Team in identifying member needs, designing and evaluating a portfolio of program and projects, and implementation of all daily activities to meet those changing needs. The position is also a key participant in annual planning, implementing, and evaluating annual programs and projects’ goals/objectives within that plan. Requires consistent travel for organizational meetings, events, and programs. Reliable attendance and punctuality are mandatory.


  • Administration of program related activities including planning, outreach and recruitment, delivery, and reporting for projects including but not limited to: Scholarships, Internships, Science Fair, Science Bowl, Robotics, Student Research, and Power-Ups.
  • Contribute to the development of program and event content (i.e. webinars, conference sessions, curriculum, etc.)
  • Estimate the resources and participants needed to achieve project goals, and conduct all administrative responsibilities necessary to secure resources and participations including ordering equipment and supplies and conducting outreach and recruitment.
  • When necessary, work with consultants or contract staff to implement their role in programs and projects.
  • Responsible for the reports on program, project, and grant performance for use within AISES and for strategic planning purposes.
  • Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of projects.
  • Help to develop and maintain the AISES Archival Database.
  • Create and maintain relationships with program liaisons, program participants, and project stakeholders on an ongoing basis.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to plan and deliver annual events.
  • Advocate for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians in pursuing educational and career goals.Assist in the design, implementation and analysis of program and project evaluations; troubleshoot problem areas.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • The position requires moderate travel.


  • BA or BS is required.
  • Experience in managing and developing grants, budgets, and programs, including evaluation and reporting.
  • Understanding and sensitivity to Native American history and culture and an awareness of the role and importance of traditional culture in the contemporary Native community.
  • Proficient in computer operations and use of software to include MS Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint& Access), online application management systems, communication tools/applications, social media tools, other databases, .html and software.
  • Working with databases and other related tracking systems.


  • Must have excellent communication (verbal and oral) and customer service skills for internal and external interactions, correspondences, and presentations.
  • Must possess strong initiative and be results-oriented.
  • Must be able to multitask and manage multiple on-going projects and deadlines.
  • Must work well in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Must be customer-focused and possess strong customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated track record as a team-member and project leader.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
  • Must be enthusiastic, positive, tactful, mature, flexible, and creative.
  • Must be detail orientated, resourceful, and well organized.
  • Must be committed to incorporating appropriate quality control and customer service principles into all aspects of his/her work.
  • Must have a high energy level; must have the physical ability to stand for long periods of time, lift up to 25 lbs.  
  • Requires moderate out of town travel, including AISES events.

Interested candidates must send cover letter, resume, and three professional references via email to:

Kathy DeerInWater, Director of Special Projects and Research at:

Position is opened until filled. AISES will begin reviewing resumes immediately.

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