Bellevue College — Principal Program Manager, Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT)

Principal Program Manager, Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT)

Job ID: 11001
Location: Bellevue College
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Position Summary
Under the direction of the Dean of the Institute for Business and Information Technology (iBIT), the Principal Program Manager oversees and manages each iBIT Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) Program Manager to support the BAS programs' mission and goals, and to recruit and retain students into the applied baccalaureate programs. The Principal Program Manager organizes and provides supportive management functions for one or more BAS degrees in accordance with divisional and program guidelines. The Principal Program Manager provides information and academic advising services to both current and prospective students, and assists in creating a seamless pathway for students in associate programs to enter into the BAS degree.

Pay, Benefits & Work Schedule
Salary range begins at $70,000.

Annual salary will be commensurate with candidate's qualifications and related experience.

We offer comprehensive compensation package with salary and benefits as the main components. Generous benefits package is offered through Washington State plans that includes multiple medical, dental, life and disability coverage choices for employees and dependents; choices of retirement and deferred compensation plans; paid holidays, sick, and vacation plans; transit program, reduced tuition, employee discounts and memberships, etc.

The employee is scheduled to work 40 hours per workweek. This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which means that you are not eligible for overtime pay.

About The College
Bellevue College is a diverse student-centered, comprehensive and innovative college, committed to teaching excellence that advances the life-long educational development of its students while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of its diverse community. Bellevue College is located just 10 miles east of Seattle where we serve a student population of over 44% students of color and over 1,100 international students. The college promotes student success by providing high-quality, flexible, accessible educational programs and services; advancing pluralism, inclusion and global awareness; and acting as a catalyst and collaborator for a vibrant region.

We strive to create a vibrant and inclusive campus community that supports a diverse student body, faculty and staff. As an essential part of our mission and goals, diversity, equity and pluralism are promoted and fostered in all aspects of college life. By enriching student life through leadership opportunities, personal learning and cultural experiences, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse campus community that fosters creativity, innovation and student success.

About the Department
The Institute for Business and Information Technology (IBIT) encompasses both Instructional and Professional/Technical degree and certificate options crossing multiple program areas. IBIT serves a diverse student population which has wide-ranging interests focusing on academic preparation to career progression, and encompassing high-school students to adult learners with a wide range of student abilities from at-risk to advanced, along with sometimes shortened cycles of impact due to completion of certificates or the securing of employment during the program. This places additional demands and pressures on faculty in Professional/Technical programs while also adding significant value to students by way of opportunity creation in challenging economic times.

Essential Functions

  • Provide BAS program direction/supervision to all iBIT BAS programs
  • Supervise BAS program managers and program assistant, which includes: interviewing prospective employees; providing and/or recommending training; coordinating, scheduling and assigning work product; establishing performance measures, goals, objectives and priorities; evaluating work performance; providing feedback, direction and guidance; keeping personnel abreast of new or revised information; answering questions; and recommending and/or implementing personnel actions.
  • Manage and direct BAS program manager activities to provide timely services and ensure efficient daily operation of the work unit and accountability and adherence to applicable laws, policies and procedures.
  • Serve as a liaison between iBIT BAS programs, other Bellevue College departments and other agencies/associations and facilitate the proper flow of information.
  • Once approved by The Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), coordinate with program manager to implement new iBIT BAS program
  • Track and review work progress and final work product to assure accurate and timely completion of work.
  • Provide program management to one or more iBIT BAS programs.

Data Tracking

  • Collect and track general iBIT BAS student data that is used for program planning, assessing effectiveness, enrollment projections and state reporting; coordinate with Enrollment Services as needed.
  • Coordinate iBIT BAS graduate and employer surveys, current student and/or exit interviews
  • Process data to develop program's information for quarterly academic class schedule and annual catalogue.


  • Advise students, work with them to create an educational plan, and assist them with other needs they have to facilitate their success in the program.
  • Develop, monitor and implement a student retention plan; coordinate with Student Services as necessary.

Marketing and Recruiting

  • Develop annual marketing and recruitment plan for BAS programs.
  • Provide prospective students with accurate information regarding baccalaureate program(s), admission process, prerequisites, financial aid and student services.


  • Evaluate internal and external operations to determine efficiency and compliance with policies and procedures.
  • Gather, summarize and analyze a variety of information to provide accurate information for briefs, reports and correspondence; to draw valid conclusions in support of decision-making recommendations and/or program initiation; to effectively integrate applicable information into planning processes; and to make projections and recommendations to assist management in developing planning strategies and efficient use of funds.
  • Participate in setting long-range plans for the BAS programs in the Department.
  • Supervise the design, direction, coordination and daily operation of BAS services and programs specific to the work unit to ensure timely delivery of services.
  • Develop and update procedures for BAS program. Recommend changes and improvements to management regarding program procedures and issues to improve productivity.
  • Participate on iBIT BAS development teams


  • Coordinate BAS program assessment.
  • Conduct BAS needs assessment of user requirements to determine current and future needs (e.g., for updated equipment, programs, etc.) and develop and/or revise programs specific to assigned work unit.


  • Perform various budgetary functions of the BAS work unit: monitor operating budgets for assigned programs; project future funding; monitor and approve expenditures of funds; direct the payment of invoices; supervise the processing of purchase requisitions and purchase orders; manage open purchase orders; and audit various accounts to ensure accuracy and compliance in the handling and use of funds.
  • Prepare various reports (e.g., monthly activity, budgetary, financial, statistical, etc.) to provide accurate information, to make projections and recommendations, and to identify trends.

Web Manager

  • Direct the development, design, re-design, implementation and/or enhancement of computerized systems applicable to assigned program to enhance customer service and employee productivity.
  • Maintain website and SharePoint portal.

Event Planning

  • Organize special events.


  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or combination of relevant education and/or experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis
  • 3+ years of experience in program or project management
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills; listening and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work on several projects simultaneously
  • Ability to lead and work in a diverse team environment
  • Effective customer service skills
  • Effective organization skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure to resolve program related issues
  • Ability to solve conflict
  • Budget experience
  • 2+ years of managerial experience
  • Experience working across campus multiple departments and stake holders to coordinate program development efforts
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, and SharePoint

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in or with Higher Education institutions
  • Strategic thinker who can develop structured plans, actions, and measurable metrics to execute those plans
  • Experience creating reports, using and analyzing data to drive improvements

Conditions of Employment
Bellevue College intends to provide a drug-free, healthy, safe, and secure work and educational environment. Each employee is expected to report to work in an appropriate mental and physical condition to perform her/his/their assigned duties.

Bellevue College employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Per Governor Inslee's Proclamation 21-14.1, state employees must be fully vaccinated and your vaccine status will be verified upon hire. Please reach out to the HR Office at if you need information on medical or religious accommodation.

Sexual Misconduct and Background Check:

Prior to start of employment, finalists(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington State Law.

Reference Check:

Reference checks may include, but are not limited to, contacting references and verification of work experience, and/or past job duties.

How To Apply
Applications received by 03/24/2022 will be given full consideration. Applications received after that date may be considered until the position is filled.

All individuals interested in this position are encouraged to apply. Your application must include a complete online application and all of the required documents below to be considered complete. Any application that does not provide all requested information will not be considered for the position (only submit required documents with the application, additional documents will not be reviewed.)

Required application materials:

  • Attach a Cover Letter (min 1 pg., max 2 pgs.)
  • Attach a Resume
  • Attach a Diversity Statement (min 1 pg., max 2 pgs.) that addresses the following: Describe and provide specific examples of how your educational and/or professional experiences, background or philosophy demonstrate your commitment to diversity and equity, and how these prepare you to contribute to Bellevue College
  • Complete Job Questionnaires if applicable

If you have questions regards to application or hiring process, please contact Office of Human Resources at 425-564-2274 or email to

EEO Statement
Bellevue College is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal opportunity and nondiscrimination to applicants and employees without regard to race or ethnicity; creed; color; national origin; sex; marital status; sexual orientation; age; religion; genetic information; the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability; or whether a disabled or Vietnam-era veteran. Please see policy 4100 at

Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may contact or 425-564-2271. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Title IX Coordinator, 425-564- 2641, Office C227, and EEOC/504 Compliance Officer, 425-564- 2178, Office R130.

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