West Virginia University
The College of Business and Economics at West Virginia
University is seeking applications for a Senior Program Manager for the Brickstreet Center for Innovation and
This position is responsible for providing critical
management for the development and implementation of the programs set forth to
achieve the goals of the Center. In addition to the management of programs, the incumbent will represent
the Center by performing community outreach to various populations including
students, alumni, and potential center clients.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Coordinate the Statewide Collegiate Business Plan Competition, the Statewide High School Business Plan Competition, Health Sciences Technology Academy (HSTA) Business Plan Competition, Lemonade Day, and Experiential Learning Program by overseeing advertising, event planning, sponsorship and execution of competitions.
Manage a collaborative environment by making new contacts and building relationships with representatives from universities, colleges and high schools to enhance and promote program participation; occasionally traveling to higher education institutions and several secondary education institutions within the state.
Organize, plan and coordinate events hosted by the programs such as public lectures, conferences, information sessions, forums, luncheons, workshops, competitions, and other functions on and off campus.
Coordinate the Center’s scholarships and internships by advertising, managing submissions and announce recipients. Ensure that recipients maintain requirements in regards to scholarships.
Advertise and promote programs and accomplishments including creating and posting flyers and placing advertisements in college and local newspapers and other appropriate outlets. Manages the center’s website.
Manage office staff including supervision of classified staff, graduate, and undergraduate student workers associated with the Brickstreet center programs.
Develop all program proposals including timetables, budgets, and related elements critical to obtaining funding for the center.
Manage center budgets and program finances, negotiating contracts for event sites in collaboration with B&E event planning personnel.
Bachelor’s degree in business, communications, public
relations or related field is required.
Previous employment in a state agency or state university in
administrative support and budgeting preferred.
Three (3) years of experience in program management,
coordination of multifaceted large events, or high-level administrative support
Ability to utilize technology to accomplish duties including
the use of a computer for database management programs, collaborative internet
applications and Microsoft Office products
Ability to research information and analyze data to arrive
at valid conclusions, recommendations, and plans of action
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a land-grant university. In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Act, offering land grants of 30,000 acres of federally owned land to each state that agreed to establish a college to teach agriculture and the “mechanic arts” (engineering). The State of West Virginia was formed the following year and, shortly thereafter, the state’s legislature accepted the terms for the Morrill Act to raise the money to start the new land-grant college they called the Agricultural College of West Virginia. In 1868, the school’s name was changed to West Virginia University. WVU Presidents Rhodes Scholars History of the Mountaineer The information below is taken from Dream Big, Dream Here: Welcome to West Virginia University (Littleton, MA: Tapestry, 2007), chap. 8. Photos provided by WVU Photography.