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Program Manager, Iacocca Institute

Apply now Job no: 502874
Work type: Exempt Staff Full-time
Location: Bethlehem
Categories: Management

To plan, organize and implement recruitment for Iacocca Institute programs, as well as implement and support Institute Development partner relationship activities for both internal (Lehigh) and external (institutional and individual) partners. The Lehigh community takes seriously our commitment to antiracism and The Principles of our Equitable Community.

Position Number: S89650

This position is a Grade: 8-40 with an approximate salary range of $46,180-$55,420 and is subject to change based on experience, skills and qualifications

Lehigh University offers a comprehensive and family friendly benefits package which includes but is not limited to Health Care, Retirement and Educational benefits. Information can be found on our website at

1. Organization and implementation of Institute program recruiting and selection efforts

•Work with Institute director and associate director to develop and implement recruiting plans for Iacocca programs
•Create a calendar timeline for recruiting deadlines and major recruiting dates that should be shared with Institute team and OIA. 
•Organize and deliver presentations to all partners and other educational and professional networks, both in-person and virtually. 

2. Manage relationship activities for active Institute partnerships and collaborations

•Track and report partner metrics, progress against goals, and identify priorities and solutions to improve performance..
•Manage communications and process for active collaborations with all partners, working with Institute associate director and OIA director of communication and marketing. 

3. Institute marketing communications plan implementation

•Working with Institute director and Director of OIA communications, develop and implement Institute marketing communication plans that positions the Institute and supports program and partner recruitment.
•Working with Institute director and associate director, program directors, and Director of OIA communications, develop and execute social media and website content strategies.
•Plan and implement Giving Day communications strategy. 

4. Alumni relations support

•Manage Institute communications and information-sharing with program alumni and Lehigh alumni relations.
•Manage and analyze alumni data, with support from Institute coordinator, preparing reports for Institute director and team and alumni relations.

5. New business development support

•Develop and manage partner prospect lists and tracker, working with Institute director and associate director to prioritize and follow up on promising opportunities. 
•Work with the Institute director and OIA director of communications and marketing to determine strategy and approach to Giving Day and coordinate communications and implementation.

6. Strategy and approach to marketing and business development and coordinate communications and implementation.

•Investigate potential funding opportunities and along with the Institute director, apply for grants that leverage Institute strengths and support Lehigh goals. Depending on nature of funding/grants opportunity identified, interact with VP International Affairs, Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, OIA development director, and/or appropriate process and criteria for assessing and pursuing opportunity.

Special Considerations

Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing an accommodation for any part of the interview or hiring process may contact Lehigh's Accommodations Specialist at

This position is funded by soft dollars; there is no severance associated with this position

The duties of the position do not allow for a remote work option; the employee in this position will be required to work on campus where they can be fully accessible to the Lehigh community


•Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience; Master's Degree preferred

•Three to five years of related work experience

•Experience in program or project management

•Experience in recruitment, sales or client relationship management

•Excellent customer relations, communications and marketing skills

Successful completion of standard background checks including but not limited to: social security verification, education verification, national criminal background checks, motor vehicle checks, PATCH, FBI fingerprinting, Child Abuse Clearance and credit history based upon the requirements of the position

Only complete applications will be considered therefore please complete the application in its entirety.  Once the posting is removed from the website applications may no longer be allowed to be completed.

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