Company Name:

Arizona State University


Tempe, Arizona

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Program / Project Management

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree


August 24, 2018

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Program Manager, National Accelerator for Cultural Innovation & Inclusion

Arizona State University

Herberger Inst Design & Arts

Campus: Tempe



Job Description:

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Office of the Dean is seeking a Program Manager to support the National Accelerator for Cultural Innovation & Inclusion. The Accelerator works across the Institute’s academic units and network of national partners to advance ideas, cultural practices and policies that advance the role of artists and designers in transforming public good.  This includes working with National Policy Fellows, residencies, special projects, digital learning and public events that highlight how artists and designers are advancing new ways of work and policy within justice, public health, sustainability, creative placemaking and equitable community development. The Program Manager will report to the Executive Director of the National Accelerator and Chief of Staff and to build faculty work groups, online learning strategy, design/develop residencies and fellowship programs, and lead community advisory groups that advance new practices and ways of imagining arts and design for public good. The Program Manager will lead daily program management of Accelerator operations and support the Dean’s Office in marketing, communications and development for the Accelerator. This position will require some regional and national travel.


Salary Range:

Depends on experience


Close Date:



Essential Duties:

Design/develop the annual work plan for two study “labs” within the Accelerator focused on new trans-disciplinary artistic practice and non-arts public policy.

Create framework for national fellowship and residency programs within the Accelerator.

Coordinate and support the annual work of Institute Professors within the Accelerator.

Establish and support the work of faculty advisory council and community-facing program design teams.

Cultivate and maintain deep partnerships across the university within schools and centers that support new ways of artists working/practicing and transforming non-arts fields (e.g. Artists working with urban planners on urban heat impacts or designers working with criminal justice leaders to reimagine trauma informed care practices and spaces in court settings)

Partner with Herberger online and EdPlus (ASU online learning platforms) to create Assist in the cultivation of national partnerships that broaden arts and design alignment for public good

With Communications Team, supports national media and branding strategy for the Accelerator including traditional media, social media and special events.

With Development Team, assists with identification and cultivation of donor prospects including individuals, foundations and federal support.

Draft proposals for partnerships and grants.

Manage grant and research compliance as necessary with Research staff from the Dean’s office.

May supervise Accelerator staff or student workers.

May work with Dean’s Office staff to identify opportunities for degree and non-degree certificates through new Accelerator-developed content.

Tracks public impact and program progress; provides reports as necessary to Supervisor, Dean’s Office and President’s Office.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and eight (8) years related experience; 3 of which include project management of technical or scientific endeavors, OR, any equivalent combination of experience, and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


Desired Qualifications:

Experience in project management in arts, culture, creative placemaking or community program design/development

Evidence of having clear track record in program management with artists/designers in public/social/civic practice.

Experience in a start-up or new program development helpful. 

Demonstrated knowledge of equitable engagement, community organizing, and community asset theory.

Educational or practical knowledge of non-arts fields including justice, public health, sustainability, creative placemaking and community development.

Demonstrated knowledge of relevant national networks, partners and key investors a plus.

Demonstrated knowledge of project management principles, change management practices, and techniques needed for large, complex projects

Experience in program development, grants management, community engaged-practice and work with artists/designers in community/social/civic practice.

Evidence of being an effective public communicator who can work across numerous sectors including—artistic/cultural, nonprofit, education and government.

Experience in being committed  to equity and community-centered practice. Bridge builder, connector, motivator and visionary.


Working Environment:

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 verbally in English, read, write, see and hear to perform essential duties. Review of completed tasks; provides and reviews assigned work activities to team members for quality and achievement of set goals. This position will require some regional and national travel.


Department Statement:

Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, with 4,700+ students, nearly 400 faculty members, 125 program options and a tradition of top-ranked programs, we are committed to redefining the 21st-century design and arts school.


Mission: To position designers, artists, scholars and educators at the center of public life and prepare them to use their creative capacities to advance culture, build community and imaginatively address today’s most pressing challenges.

Vision:To advance the New American University by embedding designers, artists and arts-based inquiry at its core and throughout the communities it serves locally, nationally and internationally.



    Creativity as a core 21st-century competency.

    Design and the arts as critical resources for transforming our society.

    Innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship.

    Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary collaboration and research.

    Social embeddedness.

    Projecting all voices.



Why work @ASU -


Total compensation at ASU is defined as more than the salary paid for the valuable work performed to support the success of our ASU students.


It includes:


    Salary and wages paid


    Comprehensive package of affordable benefit plans and programs


    Access to world-class educational opportunities at deeply discounted rates


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ASU Statement:

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.


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Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.


ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.


Background Check Statement:

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.


Instructions to Apply:

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.


Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.


Resume should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.


ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.


Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.


To apply please go to click "External Applicant" under Jobs at ASU, enter Req Id# 44942BR or go directly to:

Company Name:

Arizona State University


Tempe, Arizona

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Program / Project Management

Position Type:

Full Time

Required Education:

Bachelor's Degree


August 24, 2018

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