Requisition ID:  29129

Senior Program Manager

Job Summary

REVISED: 11/14/23


The Senior Program Manager will work with the academic units and colleges in carrying out the various duties associated with managing and leading master's programs, graduate certificates, and noncredit professional development online. This includes coordinating with various campus offices, recruiting and marketing, program development, and faculty coordination.   This includes but is not limited to coordinating logistics related to program delivery, strategizing with academic units, and managing program budgets.


About Purdue University Online
Building on Purdue University's historic land-grant mission, Purdue University offers online programs designed to make a high-quality Purdue education accessible to students no matter their location. We offer over 200 online degrees and certificates taught by prestigious, internationally recognized Purdue University faculty, with the same rigorous, accredited programs offered on our flagship campus.


This position may be filled as hybrid or fully remote.

What We’re Looking For:

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, management, higher education, or related field
  • Four (4) years of professional office experience related to outreach, teaching, presenting, and/or education
  • Office management experience 


What is helpful (Preferred):

  • Master’s degree 
  • Purdue University work experience 
  • Experience working with departments on campus (e.g., Graduate School, Registrar's Office, Bursar's Office, and International Student Services) 
  • Experience with/in online degree programs


Skills Needed: 

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to self-motivate, work independently and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Knowledge of computer databases and word processing
  • Skilled in the use of educational technology applications (e.g., LMS, SIS, CRM, and other computer applications)


What is helpful (Preferred):

  • Supervisor experience with ability to motivate direct reports

Additional Information:

  • Purdue will not sponsor an employment authorization for this position
  • A Background Check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package, including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days

Nearest Major Market: Lafayette