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Program Manager I
  • Requisition ID #: 29393
  • Job Category: Program Coordination
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Experience Level: Manager
  • City, State: Milwaukee, WI
  • Work Location: Medical Education Building
  • Department: Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment
  • Education: Bachelors Degree

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Position Description:

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) brings a synergy between the best medical education, research and patient care. Tomorrow’s discoveries happen right here alongside the very people who bring those lessons to our students. Every bit of knowledge, and every advancement, provides our students with an unprecedented, collaborative learning environment, and helps improve the vitality and care of our communities.

In the role of Program Manager I you will work independently, under the direction of the Program Director and functional unit lead Program Manager to carry out grants management activities for AHW’s community-academic partnership investment initiatives. Provide guidance to and engage with the team to facilitate the achievement of AHW’s grants management functional unit goals.


  • Maintain program timelines and deadlines for grants management deliverables, including application and competitive review processes, project outcome reporting, and compliance activities for assigned grants management processes.
  • Lead the development and continuous enhancement of program materials including outreach materials, external forms and instructions, internal process documents, and reports.
  • Maintain comprehensive databases and files, in consistent collaboration with the AHW team, related to grants management activities, ensuring accuracy, consistency, and compliance with stewardship objectives and principles.
  • Coordinate and manage program outreach activities including acting as a liaison with community organizations and academic faculty and staff.
  • Oversee and support grantees and the AHW team in the collection, analysis, and dissemination of program data.
  • Organize internal and external meetings, site visits, and special events for applicants and grantees, in collaboration with the AHW team.
  • Participate in the development of grants management resources through literature searches, contact with outside programs, and review of resources used by peer funders.
  • Develop and manage program budget.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory and institutional policies.
  • Participate on appropriate committees relevant to the advancement of AHW’s grants management activities and the profession.
  • Collaborate across AHW functional units and the organization to uphold stewardship objectives and principles

Preferred Schedule:

Position Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:
Appropriate experience may be substituted for education on an equivalent basis

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 6 years
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree  
  • Experience with grant administration, working with diverse community-based nonprofit and/or governmental organizations, working in an academic setting with faculty and/or staff, and/or experience working in a community-based or community engaged research environment
  • Knowledge of and experience with implementing project management tools and best practices to track and manage competing priorities individually and collaboratively with a team and continuous process improvement concepts.
  • Customer focus, building trust, written and verbal communication, critical thinking, collaborative problem solving, detail-oriented, self-starter, positive conflict resolution, and influencing skills.
  • Exercise confidentiality and a high degree of discretion and cultural awareness.

About AHW Endowment

About AHW Endowment – The Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment was established by the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2004 to receive a portion of the charitable funds from the conversion of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wisconsin from a nonprofit organization to a for-profit corporation. The proceeds of the sale were generously gifted to Wisconsin’s two medical schools – MCW and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health – on behalf of the people of Wisconsin.  AHW proudly calls the MCW School of Medicine home. It is this strategic placement in the third largest private medical school in the nation – within Wisconsin’s largest private research institution – that enables us to steward this gift, combining the power of philanthropy with that of academic medicine to serve as a catalyst for positive change statewide.  Learn more at and learn how you can be a part of the AHW team!

Why MCW?

  • Outstanding Healthcare Coverage, including but not limited to Health, Vision, and Dental. Along with Flexible Spending options
  • 403B Retirement Package
  • Competitive Vacation and Paid Holidays offered
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • On campus Fitness Facility, offering onsite classes.
  • Additional discounted rates on items such as: Select cell phone plans, local fitness facilities, Milwaukee recreation and entertainment etc. 

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Eastern Wisconsin is a vibrant, diverse metropolitan area.  MCW is intent on attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce and faculty body that reflects the community we serve. We value diversity of backgrounds, experience, thought, and perspectives to advance excellence in science and medicine.  MCW is a welcoming campus community with a strong culture of collaboration, partnership, and engagement with our surrounding community.

MCW as an Equal Opportunity Employer and Commitment to Non-Discrimination
The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristic, or military status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the MCW community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely or retaliated against based upon a protected characteristic.