Minerva Project

Program Title: Academic Program Director
Program Type: Administration
Program Location: San Francisco, California 94103, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Mathematics, Computational Science
Application Deadline: 2021/06/10 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/05/13, finished 2021/12/11)
Program Description:    

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Minerva Project collaborates with educational institutions, corporations, nonprofits, and governments to design and deliver transformational educational programs at the high school, higher education, and professional levels. Our mission is to nurture critical wisdom for the sake of the world, because nothing is more pressing than effectively equipping current and future generations to make wise decisions that positively affect society.

Minerva Project is on a strong growth trajectory fueled by the increased demand for improved learning solutions. We are looking for an Academic Project Manager (APM) who will be responsible for leading Minerva higher education partnership programs, managing and overseeing partner relationships, and serving as a guide to help partners meet their goals and make programs a success.

High level responsibilities include:

  • Building and maintaining a positive and productive relationship with partner administrators and instructors

  • Advising partners on defining program goals and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical and logistical feasibility

  • Supporting partner in completing key projects and meeting program milestones

  • Interacting and coordinating with a range of internal and external stakeholders to manage various aspects of program implementation simultaneously, such as technical setup, enrollments, training, and course management

  • Serving as main point of contact in communication with partner instructors and administrators

  • Supporting impact measurement through surveys and reports to track partner program performance, and evaluate the successful completion of short and long-term goals

  • Addressing program-level academic questions and troubleshooting solutions efficiently

  • Representing Minerva in relevant external events and with partner instructors and learners 

In addition to managing 2-3 partnership programs, APMs typically also occupy the role of Course Manager for one or more courses each semester for programs they manage or other partnership programs. In this capacity, APMs train and support partner instructors to design and/or deliver courses using active learning pedagogy on Minerva’s ForumTM learning platform. APMs may also carry out work on strategic projects and activities such as program design consulting, business development, writing grant and RFP proposals, and thought leadership through research, writing, and conference participation. Finally, occasional teaching opportunities may be available depending on needs.

We are hiring with the future in mind, and candidates hired into this role can anticipate professional growth opportunities. Experienced candidates with the right backgrounds may be considered for positions at more senior levels.


This is a remote position, and we are interested in candidates both within and outside of North America, particularly those based in Europe and Asia.


Minerva Project endeavors for our team to represent the diversity of the partners and students we serve globally. We have worked with partners on six continents and our students come from every walk of life. We strive to create educational and professional environments where everyone feels a sense of belonging and can thrive. Our hiring process is designed intentionally to build a workforce that reflects our commitment that talent is equally distributed but opportunity is not. Members of all underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.


Qualifications/Prior relevant experience


  • Graduate degree in a relevant discipline. Ph.D. strongly preferred, but candidates with Masters degrees along with relevant work experience or training will be considered

  • Prior project management experience

  • Interest or experience in active learning pedagogy

  • Schedule flexibility to work across multiple time zones


  • Coaching and leadership experience

  • Experience managing and interacting with clients

  • Knowledge of project management platforms and methodologies

  • Expertise in Computational Sciences, Arts and Humanities (particularly writing and communication), or Business.

Skills required:

  • Proven leadership and collaboration skills

  • Proactive problem solving mindset

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and negotiation skills

  • Effective collaboration and delegation skills

  • Knowledge of active learning techniques

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Excellent time-management skills

  • Ability to make decisions and execute tasks independently


Interested candidates should submit: 

  • A cover letter explaining their interest in the position, and relevant experience and skills related to active learning, project management, and client relations.

  • Contact information for three references. 

  • A current CV.

We are not accepting applications for this job through Mathjobs.Org right now. Please apply at https://minerva-project.breezy.hr/p/4c0b7fcdc736-academic-program-manager .
Contact: Scott Wisor, 3038477543
Postal Mail:
1145 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94103
Web Page: minervaproject.com