Program Manager or Senior Program Manager for Training Programs

POSTED: May 20, 2022
BUSINESS: Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue
START DATE: Immediate Availability

Essential Functions

  • Direct and implement training programs through which the Institute educates policymakers and diplomats about critical and emerging technologies.
  • Help to identify, recruit, onboard, and manage Senior Fellows, particularly faculty from Purdue University, who will lead the development and implementation of in-person, virtual, and hybrid training programs.
  • Coordinate with Purdue Online to craft and launch the Institute’s virtual and hybrid training modules.
  • Communicate and coordinate key milestones, strategic objectives, and accomplishments to the Director, and represent the Director’s vision and requests throughout execution of the role.
  • Research and assess the specific training and onboarding needs of technical training among government agencies.
  • Conduct market research to identify strategic competitors and refine the unique selling proposition of Institute training programs in comparison to other academic or policy entities.
  • Assist in the planning and execution of events at Purdue University and in Washington, D.C., to further the educational objectives of the Institute.  

Additional Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate understanding of and ability to communicate the Institute’s mission and objectives to high-level stakeholders from academia, government, industry, and other sectors. 


  • A commitment to the organization's mission.
  • A start-up mentality, possessing the initiative and the ability to collaborate effectively as part of a team.
  • Ability to interact with stakeholders from a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds.
  • Familiarity with academic and/or government professional environments.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to travel as needed. 


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience in program management, preferably in an academic or government environment.
  • Sales experience is a plus.
  • Three to five years’ experience for Program Manager. Five to seven years’ experience for Senior Program Manager.

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A criminal conviction check and negative controlled substance test are required for employment in this position. 

The Krach Institute of Tech Diplomacy at Purdue is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. KITD views, evaluates, and treats all persons in all KITD-related activities solely as individuals on the basis of their own personal abilities, qualifications, and other relevant characteristics.  All qualified applicants for employment will receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, gender, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, or status as a veteran.        


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