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The UIA Black Student Success Initiative (BSSI) is a collective, grant-funded effort among UIA member institutions to assess and redesign themselves to optimize for long-term Black student success. This initiative seeks to develop a scalable process by which any institution can examine and address the unique needs of communities traditionally underserved by higher education. Alliance institutions are working toward individualized, measurable goals that will result in collective progress serving Black students enrolled within our network.

The Program Manager, UIA Black Student Success Initiative will report to the Director of Alliance Engagement and work collaboratively with the UIA central team to develop and facilitate the Black Student Success Initiative’s activities, network engagement opportunities, measurement, and learning capture. This role is responsible for ensuring accountability to project milestones and progress in partnership with the UIA central team, member campuses, and funding partners.

Essential Duties

  • Works with UIA Fellows and campus teams to support progress toward campus-level Black Student Success Initiative action plans. 
  • Manages campus implementation funding to support ambitious action improving Black student outcomes on UIA member campuses. 
  • Develops and oversees UIA Community of Practice designed to support campus momentum toward individual and collective initiative goals.
  • Manages relationships with and services from consulting partners enlisted to provide technical and adaptive assistance based on emerging UIA member needs.
  • Oversees campus-level reporting on initiative progress and facilitates collective UIA progress reporting to project stakeholders.
  • Supports the development of new funding proposals for initiative resources.
  • Ensures financial accountability to grant commitments, partners, and stakeholders.
  • Oversees the development of a change framework and public playbook based on learning and promising practices emerging from the initiative. 
  • Works with the UIA team to expand University Innovation Lab offerings focused on the Black Student Success Initiative, collaborative knowledge sharing, and dialogue. 
  • Other duties as needed and assigned based on UIA workflow.

How to Apply

All applications should be submitted online directly to ASU no later than 3:00 PM Arizona Time on August 15, 2022. To apply, please visit the ASU Careers Website. Information below provides details on the exact posting at ASU.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in a related field AND five years administrative/coordination experience; OR, Master's degree in field appropriate to area of assignment AND three years administrative/coordination experience; OR Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in developing proposals for external funding of projects.
  • Experience in planning, budgeting, implementing and evaluating projects.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of processes to conduct needs assessments.
  • Experience in designing training materials and presentations to meet needs assessed.
  • Experience in implementing training, session reviews, and follow-up procedures.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of processes for dissemination of results through presentations, reports, and publications.
  • Evidence of effective communication.
  • Experience in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and establishing and facilitating work teams.

Working Environment

  • This position is a member of the UIA Central Team based at Arizona State University, but structured as a remote/virtual employee.
  • Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate-controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, standing, walking. 
  • Visual acuity and manual dexterity associated with daily use of desktop computer; bending, stooping, reaching and lifting up to 20 pounds. 
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential duties. 
  • Review of completed tasks; provides and reviews assigned work activities to team members for quality and achievement of set goals.
  • May require 25% Domestic travel for this position.


  • Questions about the position can be addressed to Candice Staples, Director of Alliance Engagement, at

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