Program Manager, Student Affairs

Bethesda, MD, US
Feb 17, 2021
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

We are currently searching for a Program Manager, Student Affairs to provide support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a full-time position with MSC and is onsite in Bethesda MD, with an option for telework.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support the Executive Director and Executive Committee by running the Operational and Administrative aspects of the program.
  • Serve as the central contact regarding policies for student stipends, travel, and tuition.
  • Coordinate onboarding process for students including stipend determination.
  • In collaboration with Executive Director, track and project budget of approximately $2 Million.
  • Oversee NIH MD PhD slot tracker, coordinate tuition payments the program and participating ICs.
  • Liaise with partnering Medical Schools, provide subject matter expertise, create MOUs for each student.
  • Serve as point of contact between programs regarding budgetary matters
  • Create, renew and maintain MOUs with External stakeholders including scholarship entities such as Rhodes, Gates, Marshall and the International Biomedical Research Alliance.
  • Serve as the point of contact for NIH Administrative Officers, and counterparts in England.
  • Act as point of contact for logistics contractors who coordinate student travel and events. In collaboration with the Executive Director renew annual travel and logistics contracts.
  • Coordinate response to legal concerns by interacting with NIH Office of General Counsel, and other stakeholders.
  • Update Executive Committee Charter yearly.
  • Collect and collate data including student publications, and awards, and create annual report.
  • Participate in monthly student town halls to discuss new program information.
  • Aid planning the annual workshop, a 3-day event with 200-300 attendees.
  • Aid planning annual interview activities, a 3-day event with 100 attendees.
  • Place orders for supplies, pay tuition, and act as a travel planner for Executive Staff.


  • Ph.D. degree is required.
  • Minimum three (3) years of Business training or experience working in a program management role supporting budgets, contracts and logistics.
  • Previous experience in student training or mentoring is preferred.
  • Experience working in the NIH environment is highly desirable.
  • Travel to England and NIH laboratories located in Montana, Arizona, and North Carolina may be required.


Company Description

We are a trusted government partner that blends deep domain expertise with advanced technologies to help our customers solve complex problems that improve, protect, and save lives. As a rapidly growing company, we combine entrepreneurial spirit, customer focus, and an outcomes-based approach to support agency missions in health IT, life sciences, public safety, and grants management.

The Dovel Family of Companies offers employees an opportunity to advance beyond a specific role or contract, we offer a path to develop an enriching career. We believe in empowering a culture of innovation, customer success, and employee growth.

What you'll get...
  • Time Off! Flexible schedules and company paid holidays allow you to take the time you need.
  • Investment in YOU! 401(K) company contributions are yours to keep with no waiting period.
  • Choices! Unique healthcare plans to choose from with options like fertility and orthodontia benefits.
  • Discovery! With our tuition assistance and training programs, we support your career advancement.
  • Tax Savings! Enroll in pre-tax Health or Dependent Care Flexible Spending, HSA with company contributions, parking, and/or transit commuter benefits.
  • Support! Working parents and busy professionals - we've got you covered with a supportive culture, confidential Employee Assistance Program and a membership to
  • Perks! Employee discounts, peer recognition programs, company-wide wellness challenges, and fun community events.
  • A Voice! A unique culture where you can influence decisions and have your voice heard.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or veteran status.