iLEAD Positions

Program Manager (PM)

General Purpose

Program Managers (PM) serve in a leadership position within the MICA Program Board (MPB), and support the planning and implementation of major campus programs on behalf of the Center for Student Engagement (CSE). This position will begin in mid-August and end the day after Commencement.

Summary of Essential Functions 

  • Program Manager are part-time, 4-6 hour per week student staff members in the Center for Student Engagement and are hired for a 1-year commitment

  • The MICA Program Board consists of four committees, each co-chaired by two Program Managers who oversee the planning, marketing, and implementation of a minimum of five events per year

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serve as a committee co-chair with one other PM, collectively overseeing a group of volunteer committee members (i.e. Program Assistants)

  • Collaborate with assigned committee to plan, market, and implement a minimum of two (2) programs in the fall and three (3) programs in the spring

  • Coordinate all activities in conjunction with planned events, including set-up, tear down, and clean up

  • Participate in weekly MICA Program Board staff meetings, every Wednesday from 2:15 -3:45 pm (1.5 hour)

  • Attend weekly supervisory meeting (alternating weekly between 1 hour triad with co-chair and Program Director and 30 minute one-on-one with Program Director) 

  • Maintain two (2) weekly office hours in CSE with your co-chair

  • Assist with the planning & implementation of all major CSE events including:

    • Halloween Party

    • Last Blast

  • Assist as needed with general office representation (e.g. Open House, Portfolio Day, iLEAD, etc)

  • Support Fall Orientation, which may include serving as an Orientation Leader and/or coordinating evening programs and events

  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

  • Demonstrates efficient time management while prioritizing workload 

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail 

  • Ability to communicate effectively with collaborators and teammates, via email and in-person

  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills and the ability to work collaboratively with others

  • Ability to consider the diverse needs and interests of the MICA student body, and address these through intentional and thoughtful programming

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a currently enrolled MICA undergraduate student at time of employment

  • Must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities

  • A desire to serve the MICA community 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in program/event planning preferred but not required


  • Time commitment: 8-10 hours per week

  • $13.25 per hour

  • Meals during trainings and retreats

  • MICA Program Board t-shirt

Conditions of Employment 

  • Program Managers are expected to attend mandatory trainings in fall and spring, as outlined below:

    • Fall Training: Program Managers must be available for training during the two weeks prior to the first week of Fall classes. Exact dates and times to be determined. 

    • Spring Retreat: Program Managers must be available for training during the first weekend following the first week of Spring classes. Exact dates and times to be determined. 

  • Following Fall Training, all Program Managers are expected to support Fall Orientation.

  • Student employees may work no more than 20 hours per week across all on-campus positions. 

Application Timeline & Details

  • Applications close March 1

  • Interviews will take place throughout the month of March. 

  • For more information, please contact the MICA Program Board at 

Physical demands and work environment:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical Demands: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

  • Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal.