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Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates residential students, leading both military and civilian lifestyles, and working adults across the globe. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in baccalaureate and master's degrees, and graduate certificates. Founded in 1819 by U.S. Army Capt. Alden Partridge, Norwich is the oldest private military college in the country and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC).


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Program Manager - Bachelor of Science in Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis


Norwich University seeks an administrator to serve as Manager of the (SSDA) program. The SSDA degree is an undergraduate degree completion program that can be completed in approximately 18 months. The Program Manager (PM) is a twelve-month, full-time administrative position with limited teaching responsibilities. The initial term of appointment is for up to two years and may be renewed.

The PM provides oversight for this multidisciplinary program, which was created and tailored to meet the needs of the US Special Operations Forces (SOF) and their supporting units. Students entering the program would be expected to have the equivalent of an Associate’s degree and are, or were, associated with the US military’s SOF community. The PM will be responsible for applying academic and administrative policies, processes, protocols, and tools to support this program and the College at large. The PM will facilitate continuous improvement in administrative support academic quality, integrity, and process and retention; assist in the recruitment and support of students; recruit, orient and manage instructors; coordinate with career counselors/services; provide academic advising; and provide input into the strategic direction of the program.


The candidate should hold at a minimum a master’s degree in a discipline or field related to the program, have excellent communication skills, possess the ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment and have strong people skills. Having experience with the US Special Operations Forces structure in particular or the US military in general would be an advantage.

To apply:

Send letter of interest and resume to BSSSDA Manager Search, via e-mail: The position is open until filled. For more information, e-mail Harold Kearsley, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Academic Programs, College of Graduate and Continuing Studies at All applications must be filed with the Norwich University Human Resources office. Candidates must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.

Sep. 19, 2013

Norwich University is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, group life and long term disability insurance, flexible-spending accounts for health and dependant care, a retirement annuity plan and tuition scholarships for eligible employees and their family members.

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