University of St. Thomas

Program Manager II, HHMI Inclusive Excellence Grant Program

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Minneapolis, MN
Sep 21, 2019
Oct 21, 2019
University of St. Thomas
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Program Manager II, HHMI Inclusive Excellence Grant Program
Posted Date 1 month ago(9/13/2019 8:05 AM)
Number of Openings 1
Closing Date Open until Filled
Type of Search Staff
Who May Apply This position is open to all qualified applicants.
Position Number 330188
St Paul
Department/Unit College of Arts and Sciences
FLSA Status Exempt/Salaried
Employment Type Full-Time Staff
Assigned Months per Year 12
Benefits Eligible Yes


The University of St. Thomas invites qualified candidates to apply for a Program Manager II of the HHMI Inclusive Excellence Grant Program.

This is anticipated to be a four year, grant-funded position. The position is subject to ongoing funding during that period. To learn more about the HHMI Inclusive Excellence Grant, click HERE.

The University of St. Thomas embraces diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity for all. Our convictions of dignity, diversity and personal attention call us to embody and champion a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment. We welcome applicants of diverse races, ethnicities, geographic origins, gender identities, ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, religions, work experience, physical and intellectual abilities, and financial means. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. This commitment is consistent with our mission to inspire our students, using the Catholic intellectual tradition, to think critically, work skillfully, and act wisely – all for the common good. A successful candidate will possess a commitment to the ideals of this mission.

The University of St. Thomas offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits program, which includes:

  • Up to 100% tuition remission for employees, spouses, and dependents upon eligibility
  • A generous Employer retirement contribution of 9.4% of annual salary upon eligibility
  • Medical, dental, and vision options
  • Employer-paid disability, life, and AD&D benefits


In fall 2018, the University of St. Thomas was awarded a four-year HHMI Inclusive Excellence grant to improve inclusivity in the STEM education environment. The Program Manager of the grant program will help administer, coordinate, and assess grant related programs at the University of St. Thomas. The Program Manager will support multiple organizations, help build bridges between programs, and create new opportunities related to inclusive excellence and STEM education. The Program Manager will facilitate opportunities for multidisciplinary inquiry across courses by strategically leveraging existing curricular and co-curricular programs. The Program Manager will collaborate with internal stakeholders (e.g., Center for Faculty Development, Grants and Research Office, Student Diversity and Inclusion Services, Center for Student Achievement, Center for the Common Good, Office of Student Affairs, and academic departments and programs) to enrich STEM student experiences and leverage opportunities to improve inclusion in STEM education and university culture. The Program Manager will develop means of sharing inclusive excellence projects and findings with internal and external stakeholders and professional networks including, for example, a web presence, project displays, academic papers and presentations, or related products. The Program Manager will apply results from student and faculty program evaluations to continually improve the program. The Program Manager will also provide leadership and input in conceptualizing, planning, implementing, and grant writing for additional university-wide curricular inclusion-related initiatives.


  • Help coordinate, oversee and further develop a STEM inclusive Excellence mentoring program, including faculty and peer mentor training and program planning, recruitment, and assessment

  • Research and collect data to analyze grant progress toward grant objectives; evaluate impact of programming on faculty, students, staff; and produce other reports as requested

  • Network, recruit from and act as liaison with STEM departments, faculty, staff and student organizations to promote inclusive excellence. Develop collaborations with related organizations and programs, both on and off campus, to enrich student experiences and leverage opportunities that arise.

  • Develop means of sharing projects and findings with internal and external stakeholders and professional networks including, for example, a web presence, project displays, academic papers and presentations, and related products.

  • Develop and maintain Inclusive Excellence communications including websites, internal communication programs, and social media

  • Provide leadership and input in conceptualizing, planning, and implementing additional inclusivity-related initiatives connected to teaching, research, policy, and service

  • Supervise student workers and other staff, as appropriate


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field
  • Five years of program management experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree or greater from an accredited college or university in a field with an emphasis on Inclusion and Diversity, Organizational Learning, STEM Education, or a related field
  • Three years of recent experience in higher education or in a similar role
  • Knowledge of issues, trends, and needs of higher education programs
  • Effective written and oral communication methods; project management and analytical techniques
  • Mentor-training, experience working directly with under-represented student populations
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, including public speaking, and intercultural competency
  • Ability to use creativity, leadership, and problem-solving skills to foster curricular inclusion-related engagement on campus and with campus stakeholders
  • Ability to develop collaborations with diverse community and university stakeholders using exceptional interpersonal communication skills

On the University of St. Thomas Jobs page, follow the instructions to complete an online application which includes uploading a resume and copy/pasting a job specific cover letter.

In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with the University of St. Thomas requires consent and successful completion of a background screening.

The University of St. Thomas, Minnesota Human Resources Department advertises the official job listing on its website at

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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